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Address: Kottapadi, Guruvayur, India
Phone Number: 914872556335

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Good place where we can see lot of elephants

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 4 weeks ago
Sajith S
Kozhikode, India
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Kozhikode, India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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 

Thank Sajith S
Chennai (Madras), India
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

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)

Thank tpsrinivasavaradan
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2016

Horrible yet eye opening experience. It made me realize at what point it is horrific and has to change. The elephants are chained at three legs and cannot move more than 2ft, as well as can not lay down, which they don't do frequently but need to for rest. I also saw an elephant in a cage about 15x15ft and... More 

1 Thank Tom M
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2016 via mobile

Had a very nice trip to Punnathur Kotta. Actually this place is very near by my home., Almost 4 kilo meters. I visit here alone.. with my friends.. family... u can watch and learn more about the Elephants. U can see the training cage.. and trainers.. The pool for the elephants., And more more things are there.. Enjoy..

Thank Noufal K
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2016

it is very much stunning to see a huge family if elephants at one single place along with there mahots (trainers)

Thank MEHER67
Mumbai (Bombay), India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2016

It was a nice experience to visit the place with family. Very informative.We had gone there with parents, brother & my family. My daughter enjoyed a lot.

Thank RakeshG
Vagamon, India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2016 via mobile

It was my sons first time he was seeing elephant in person he was trilled the ticket charge is nominal just Rs. 10. Unfortunately due to hot season elephant scan be bit temperamental so photography was not allowed there are about 56 elephant there we can see mahout giving bath feeding them. Its a were kids and adults will enjoy... More 

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Chennai (Madras), India
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2016

Visited this place last week when we visited Guruvayur Krishnan temple. The timings are 9 AM to 5 PM. The place will be a heaven for elephant lovers since we could spot nearly 40 to 50 elephants being maintained here. There were shelters built but they were not in numbers to match the elephants. Most of the elephants were left... More 

1 Thank harry_2111
Mumbai (Bombay), India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2016

Punnathur Kotta or Anakotta ( Ana- means elephant and kotta means palace or fort) is located about 5-10 minutes drive from Guruvayur temple.It is an amazing place to visit wherein you could see many elephants chained. The entry fee is very nominal. All the elephants belong to the Guruvayur temple. During special ceremonies held inside the temple the elephants are... More 

1 Thank Gopakumar1981
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2016

Punnathur anakotta is the the place where the elephants belonging to Guruvayur temple Devaswom board is sheltered and trained. here we can see around 40 elephants. Food and training for these elephants are provided here by a team of manhots. During the month of Karkitakam all the elephants are given rejuvenation therapies as per Ayurveda.

Thank DrNeeraj_PT

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