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Elephant Junction

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We were a little unsure about elephant experience as we had seen evidence of them being mistreated... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
GlobetrotterSue
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Sunderland, Tyne and Wear
"had a great time with elephants"

Through the spice gardens the ride is really exciting and the elephants are well tamed, even kids... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Joji J
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Kochi (Cochin), India
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Reviewed 4 days ago

We were a little unsure about elephant experience as we had seen evidence of them being mistreated on our 3 week tour. We spoke with the guide and had a look around before satisfying our concerns and paying our money. Some of our party rode...More

Date of experience: April 2019
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

We went but did not get on elephant riding because they said per person it Costs 400 Rs. As we are from the place, we think they are quoting way too much

Date of experience: April 2019
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Our guide misunderstood us when we said that we wanted to see ‘wild elephants’ which are available to see at the nearby park! We arrived to elephant junction to see staff smaking the elephants with large sticks. There were over 10 elephants all tied up...More

Date of experience: April 2019
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The experience is good. There are different options available for different activities with elephants which may include an elephant bath and feeding the elephants alongwith an elephant ride. The animals are treated very badly with the trainer trashing the elephant with a metal spike and...More

Date of experience: April 2019
2  Thank sidhant m
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

one of the best place we visited during our Kerala trip.we all enjoyed a lot. Specially if u r traveling with child don't miss it...our campanion was Minakshi and she was superb..

Date of experience: March 2019
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

They have a small path where they take u for a round & just to make it longer, they stop unnecessarily for photo ops when there are none. My daughter also did the elephant washing thing where u wash him first while he lies down...More

Date of experience: March 2019
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Through the spice gardens the ride is really exciting and the elephants are well tamed, even kids can enjoy the ride. Though some prohibition was there in using elephants for ride, it seems they have lifted it now. The mahouts treat the elephants like kids...More

Date of experience: September 2018
2  Thank Joji J
Reviewed March 13, 2019

We enjoyed our time with the elephants. We though felt a little rushed, and not as interactive as I would have liked (we did this in Jaipur and it was a must better experience). The ride was nice, more into the 'jungle' experience. The shower...More

Date of experience: March 2019
1  Thank Susan B
Reviewed March 12, 2019 via mobile

My husband and I visited elephant junction after being told it was an elephant ‘sanctuary’ sadly after we bought our tickets it was clear it is far from a sanctuary, the animals were looked poorly treated and were chained up or being beaten by sticks...More

Date of experience: March 2019
1  Thank Pneems
Reviewed March 4, 2019 via mobile

We reached there around 3pm and did 30 mins elephant ride. Our elephant named Rane was too cute. I loved spending time with those beautiful creatures over there. The ride was very exciting also. They will take you through the spice plantations and you will...More

Date of experience: February 2019
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thilip901
August 5, 2018|
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Response from Aryaputhra888 | Reviewed this property |
For a family of 4 (2 adults & 2 kids) it came to Rs. 1400.
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SakshiS497
February 15, 2018|
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Booking is the wise thing to do.
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SakshiS497
February 15, 2018|
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Response from ankurb133 | Reviewed this property |
no specific time as such. I would suggest you pre-book the first session of the day. we booked the 8:30 session and enjoyed the activities to the fullest since there was nobody else there at that time.
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