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Kodanad Elephant Training Centre

Elephants are considered as auspicious animals in Kerala. No major festival or celebration in Kerala is complete without a massive elephant processions. Considered an important part of our culture, elephants are loved, revered and groomed with the utmost care and respect. 

The Kodanad Elephant Training Centre, which was moved to Abhayaranyam near Kaprikkad, is one of the largest elephant training centres in Kerala. It is flanked by the high ranges and is set near the southern banks of the Periyar River. Since the ban on capturing elephants was enforced, this place now serves as one of the premier elephant training centres in Kerala. Muthanga of Wayanad and Konni of Pathanamthitta are two other elephant training centres. One may also visit PunnathurKotta in Thrissur where over 40 elephants specially groomed for the Guruvayur Temple are kept. It is surely every elephant lover’s paradise to view these magnificent beings up close.

Visiting Time: 08:00 hours to 17:00 hours.

Contact Details:
Elephant Care Centre
Abhayaranyam, Kaprikkad
Phone : + 91 484 2647025
Mobile : + 91 8547603786 

Getting there

Nearest railway station: Ernakulam, about 45 km

Nearest airport: Cochin International Airport, via Vallom - Kodanad Rd, about 20 km


Latitude: 10.153591, Longitude: 76.313981

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