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“Baby Elephants” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Kodanand Elephant Training Centre

Rome, Italy
1 review
“Baby Elephants”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 16, 2013

The two baby elephants mentioned over here in many of the reviews passed away recently. Nowhere else in the world you could go closer to or touch an elephant so dearly. Kodanad is serene and beautiful. It's one hour from Cochin Downtown and half hour away from the international airport. Worth experiencing!

SN

Visited January 2013
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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25 reviews
15 attraction reviews
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“Not as exciting as expected!”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 7, 2013

The trip was not as exciting as I expected, simply because the elephants were all tied down and looked so unhappy. There was a baby elephant that was wailing when we got there because it broke its front left leg and the trainers had put a cast on and was trying to get the litlte guy to stand up and he would'nt. Timings are important- the elephants bathe at 8:00 am so you would need to get there early if you want to see that. And, more importantly, if you want to get on top of one for a ride, don't go during the monsoon. They don't allow the elephants to get wet in the heavy rains- the best time would be December to April (before the showers start). Overall, was depressing to see them in captive and in pain!

Visited June 2013
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São Paulo
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311 reviews
117 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 169 helpful votes
“Don't go”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 7, 2013 via mobile

I read previous comments about, but my friend wanted to go, so we went! Awful place, chains holding the beautiful wild animals, that should be in the Forrest, or at least free in proper parks like the ones in Kaziranga - Assan.
If you want to touch them you have to pay, the bath is an tourist trap.
The elephants are there for work, they were take out of the Forrest and they say that they were founded abandoned......
And they kindly trained them for work........:-(

Visited May 2013
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Brisbane, Australia
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5 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Elephant Lovers will find this distressing”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 19, 2013

We didn't arrive in time to see any elephants being bathed - all we saw were elephants chained up, even while eating. A beautiful big ele at the front entrance standing there with a huge basket on its back, chained, waiting for some eager over-weight tourist to want a ride. How denigrating and cruel to these beautiful animals. I would not recommend this place to anyone. It had a sad and tragic feel about it - even the workers didn't seem enthused. I'd avoid this place and anything like it. Not for animal lovers!

Visited November 2012
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Dalkeith, United Kingdom
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59 reviews
38 attraction reviews
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“Great to watch the elephants bathe”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 16, 2013

We were supposed to vist here on a tour however the tours no longer go into the camp but when the elephants go to the lake to bathe and be washed that's what the tourists get to see. It was nice to see the young elephants but you cannot touch them or stand to close. The trip to the camp is the opposite to the photos the bookers will show you

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