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Punnathur Kotta (Anakkotta)

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Elephant Shelter of guruvayoor Devaswom board

Nice experience especially for kids.. You may see the elephants getting bathed and if you wish to... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
RejeeshRajendran
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Kochi (Cochin), India
Good Peaceful Shelter for Elephants

Visited near by Annakota where all the elephants of Guruvayur devasom board is maintained, nearly... read more

Reviewed December 13, 2018
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Reviewed 5 days ago

About 50 elephants are maintained by Guruvayur Dewaswom board here in a natural environment. We can have a leisurely strole and enjoy the activiteis of the elephants inclding their bathing, feeding and their non stop swaying. The elephants here belong to the Guruvayurappan temple and...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank JayanthiNov2015
Reviewed 1 week ago

Home to more than 40 odd elephasnts, Punnathur Kota or colloquially Aana kota is located 3 KM from Guruvayoor temple. The spacious place was a palace for the local kings, fragments of which could be experienced in the palace complex on site. Visit here 9AM-5PM...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank arvindsub
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Nice experience especially for kids.. You may see the elephants getting bathed and if you wish to take a photo with them just ask the mahouts and give them a handsome tip.. Timing is upto 5 pm in the evening. Photography using mobile phones is...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank RejeeshRajendran
Reviewed January 5, 2019

Must visit place in Guruvayur tourism.visited this place in december 2018.best place to short visit with young kids and families.hardly 3kms from guruvayoor. Entry fee 20 rs for adults.for kids 10 rs . Photography you have to pay rs extra100.

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed December 13, 2018

Visited near by Annakota where all the elephants of Guruvayur devasom board is maintained, nearly around 51 elephants are there while we visited during Dec of 2018. There are no photographs are allowed, but need to pay 100 for camera in mobile or still camera....More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank sivalingam s
Reviewed December 4, 2018 via mobile

Must visit place in Thrissur tourism.visited this place in december 2018.can find nearly 30-40 elephants closely in off season.best place to short visit with young kids and families.hardly 3kms from guruvayoor. Entry fee 20 rs for adults.for kids 10 rs . Photography you have to...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank munaspk2018
Reviewed October 29, 2018

Really it would be a wonderful experience if you go there. There will be about 40-50 elephants in an average. All are given to the Guruayur Devaswam by the believers .So they are maintained by the Devaswam. Actually this is a fort constructed by the...More

Date of experience: February 2018
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Reviewed October 28, 2018

The complex houses the elephants of temple. But I did not find it very attractive. Photography was not allowed.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Bikash D
Reviewed October 14, 2018

This place houses the elephants belonging to the Guruvayoor temple. Kids will really enjoy the visit and get a chance to view the elephants ,calf elephants

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Rajesh_RT
Reviewed October 6, 2018

Its just few kms from Guruvayur Temple and I must say you should keep it in your itinerary. A must visit if you @ Guruvayur.

Date of experience: September 2018
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Fawaz A
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Response from Deepa S | Reviewed this property |
I wouldn't go here. Unless you want to see elephants that have suffered a lifetime of abuse. It is a concentration camp for wildlife illegally poached and forced into captivity.
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