Kottur is around 35 kilometers from Trivandrum. It takes only one hour from Trivandrum to reach the place. 


Cruise in Neyyar Reservoir 

Flanked by the water of the Neyyar reservoir and the moist deciduous forest and grass lands, Kottur offers cruise programme. 

Bamboo Rafting

Kottur offers bamboo rafting through the green waters of Neyyar. The rafting is for 30 minutes and while rafting you can have some visuals and captivating sounds. 

Cost of the package

Rs. 500/- for 5 persons
Rs. 100/- for extra person 

Pedal Boating

You can also avail boating in Neyyar reservoir of Kottur. The place offer two-seater and four-seater pedal boats. The boating is for 30 minutes. 

Cost of the package

Rs. 200/- for two-seater
Rs. 400/- for four-seater

Bowl Boating (Kuttavanchi)

Stretch and broadened by the waters of Neyyar, Kallar welcomes you to experience nature at its best through its bowl boating cruise (Kuttavanchi Safari).  The boating is for 30 minutes. 

Cost of the package

Rs. 400/- for four persons


Stay in the cottages of Kottur

Stay for a night or two at Kappukad to see how rapturous an experience is to let yourself get woken up by the birds of a jungle. You have never been pampered by nature before, you’d think. But if you’re of the adventurous kind, the woods don’t stop at the elephant centre, but they grow wilder beyond the river offering long and arduous trekking trails inside where you might get across elephants who are not as friendly with humans like those you watch now.

There are six cottages available here – Barbler, Peacock, Barbet, Robin, Koel and Hornbill. The accommodation doesn’t include food, but the place has a good canteen which offers homely food for the guests. 
Check in and Check out: By Noon (02.00 PM) and Check out after 23 hours 

Cost of the package

Rs. 1600/- for 4 persons (Weekdays)
Rs. 2100/- for 4 persons (Holidays)

The elephant rehabilitation centre

Kottur elephant rehabilitation centre, nestled in the foothills of the Western Ghats, retains its serenity. Spread over 56 kilometers, the elephant centre in Kottur is surrounded by trenches on all side checking those surprise intrusions from the wild out there. 

Visitors arriving at 09oo hours will get to watch the elephants taking bath and is one of the most magnificent sights that one shouldn’t miss. If you reach around 1030 hours, you get to watch the elephants being fed by their handlers. 



Getting there

By Road: 33 Kms from Thiruvananthapuram Central Bus Terminal 
By Rail:  33 kms from Thiruvananthapuram Railway Station 
By Air: 37 Kms from Trivandrum International Airport 

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