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“Much better options available” 1 of 5 stars
Review of Elephant Junction

Elephant Junction
Farm Tourism, Murukkady PO, Thekkady, India
04869 224142
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Ranked #5 of 19 things to do in Thekkady
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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London, United Kingdom
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“Much better options available”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2013

Not a particularly attractive setting. It feels very run down, staffed by a couple of wide-boys and the elephant ride is up a lane with barbed wire along its edge. You'll find elephant rides on offer in the town at the same price but in far more attractive settings such as the spice plantations. Hard to know why this place even gets considered on any tour itinerary.

Visited January 2013
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“Jumbo Ride”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2013

The place was very serene and cool with abundant vegetation.i.e, cardamom plants.,but, also elephant dungs. Ha Ha..Rs 350/-(7 Doll) for half hour ride. An advice......It s really uncomfortable particularly for women. They have to keep their thighs too wide since the elephants body is also too wide. For kids, OK. For foreigners it will be an experience. But, Indian ladies,do not go with Sarees, have atleast Salvar.

Visited January 2013
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“Highly overrated!!”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2013

They charge you a bomb for elephant ride and this was the most overrated part of our entire Kerala sojourn. Elephants are exploited, this is a complete avoid on the vacation.

Visited January 2013
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“Oops a daisy”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2013

This attraction is mainly about the elephants as you would expect. We were given little time to enjoy the place but I would recommend a longer visit if you are able to do so. The place is given over to a safe haven for the former working elephants, and they are the real stars. Those of us who ventured of the beaten track to capture the once in a lifetime photo, were continually ambushed by the elephants as the walked rythymically and silently through the forest walk. Check out this place.

Visited November 2012
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“Great ride”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2013

Kids and my dad went for the elephant ride. They enjoyed it very much. Would have been more enjoyable if it had been a little longer even though at a higher cost.

Visited December 2012
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