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Address: Kottapadi, Guruvayur, India
Phone Number: 914872556335
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Lots of Elephants!

The elephants belonging to the Sree Krishna Temple, Guruvayur are housed here. It is a big area where nearly 60 elephants are held. They have recently banned photography in the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
Nikhil S
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Chennai (Madras), India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Anakotta, the Guruvayur Devaswom's elephant captivity, is an excellent picnic spot near Guruvayur. The elephant reside in their own natural habitat (forest atmosphere). Visitors are not allowed to photograph or feed the elephants. I just escaped a throw from a naughty elephants. I saw elephants bathing and being fed. It is a must-do activity.

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Thank Aaqarsh
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Here you can see elephants... a lot of them. It's a visual treat... it's best to visit and experience it.

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Thank Vijesh A
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The elephants belonging to the Sree Krishna Temple, Guruvayur are housed here. It is a big area where nearly 60 elephants are held. They have recently banned photography in the premises. The elephants are tame, but not so tame that you can go near or touch them. The bad part is that all the elephants are kept chained up most... More 

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Thank Nikhil S
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Defenitely a must visit if you are in Guruvayoor. We spent about an hour there and my 3 year old Daughter was absolutely thrilled. I had also been to 2 more elephant camps at Thekkady and Munnar. However this was the best facility for Elephants. Some Elephants were in chains however many were roaming freely. They all looked healthy in... More 

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Thank Nischal K
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2016

We could see more than 30 elephants in this place. No camera allowed, even mobile cameras. But this is worth visiting as we can get to see so many huge elephants in one single place.

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Kochi (Cochin), India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2016 via mobile

This is a must visit destination for all elephant lovers. A place which houses the elephants of Guruvayur temple. One km walk around this elephant camp is an experience for the kids. Photos and videos are not allowed in here.

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Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2016

Its an average park with few elephants in them, u just have to take a walk around the park and see different sizes of elephant tied in chains. most of the elephants are in bad shape. none look healthy. its supposed to be a elephant rehab center, but looks more like elephant trauma center. over all kids might enjoy it.... More 

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Thank Sree K
Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum), India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2016

A great place to visit in Guruvayur. Located about 2-3 KM away from the Guruvayur temple, this old palace is made as a home for the elephants of Guruvayur devaswom. Almost all of these elephants are given as offering to the temple by different people. There are 54 (that is what I could remember) living here now. I don't think... More 

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Kozhikode, India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2016 via mobile

This is one place where you can see around 30-40 elephants together, where they take bath, eat, and sleep. This is one elephant sanctuary which is owned by guruvayur devasom (temple) and all the elephants here are owned by guruvayur temple..kids will like this place for sure where in which they will get excited by seeing these many elephants together.... More 

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Chennai (Madras), India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2016

I visited the punnathur anna kota during my visit to guruvayur. It was a nice experience to visit the place with family. Its very stunning to see the elephants in such a huge number (about 54 of them as i was told by the guard)

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