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Konni Elephant Training Centre in Pathanamthitta

Konni is among the most prominent elephant training centres in Kerala. Located in Pathanamthitta district, it attracts visitors in large numbers throughout the year. One of the major attractions here are the giant wooden cages used to house the elephants. Locally known as Aanakoodu, they can house up to 3 to 4 elephants at a time.

The primary focus of the trainers here is to deal with the development of baby elephants that have been separated from their herd or been found hurt somewhere. The trainers have traditional methods that have been passed down through generations to deal with these situations. The elephants are taught to obey specific commands and are taken for special exercise walks in the morning, are given baths and specific diets.

At Konni, one gets to observe this training procedure in person. The baby elephants love playing with the guests and are especially friendly with children. Bigger elephants are used for rides around the place and are a favourite among all who visit the place.

Contact details:
Phone: + 91 468 2247645

Getting there

Nearest railway station: Chengannur, about 35 km

Nearest airport: Trivandrum International Airport, about 100 km

  Topics: Forest     Picnic Spot     Elephant     Pathanamthitta    


Latitude: 9.228182, Longitude: 76.851883

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