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Kodanand Elephant Training Centre

#1 of 2 things to do in Kodanad Features Animals
Kodanad, India
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Abhayaranyam, Kerala Tourism very little more attention needed . The Kodanad Elephant training... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Palakkaran
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Pala, Kottayam, Kerala
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Elephants really have fund while bathing at river Periyar

Elephants really have fund while bathing at river Periyar. A must visit place for family with Kids... read more

Reviewed 23 February 2017
Prasanth J
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Kochi (Cochin), India
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8 Dec 2016
“Kodanad Elephant Centre - Moved to Abhayaranyam”
7 Nov 2016
“Average”
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Abhayaranyam, Kerala Tourism very little more attention needed . The Kodanad Elephant training centre, recently shifted to Abhayaranyam at Kaprikkad (which is about 3 km from Kodanad), set on the Southern banks of the Periyar River. It is just 35 Minutes from Cochin International Airport, I am sure...More

Thank Palakkaran
Reviewed 23 February 2017

Elephants really have fund while bathing at river Periyar. A must visit place for family with Kids. Elephants, Deer Park, River side walk, Deer Park Walk way, the fresh air and what not.

1  Thank Prasanth J
Reviewed 8 December 2016

The training centre has been shifted to newly constructed zoo called Abhayaranyam, which is around 3-5 kms from this location. Earlier there were options to feed the elephants; could see them take bath; you could watch their day to day activities. There used to be...More

5  Thank Sc0rpionGal
Reviewed 7 November 2016

The visit to Kodanad Elephant offers nothing fresh. The training centre has been shifted to another place.

1  Thank govindan456
Reviewed 30 October 2016

Good one that is near Cochin. Family day trip is recommended. You can see elephant feeding, bathing etc. Apart from Elephants, deer park is also there. Of course, Kerala government can improve this and make it better.

Thank prashanth18
Reviewed 13 May 2016

Any training being done should happen with compassion and definitely no Elephant riding should ever happen.

2  Thank PrairieFire1
Reviewed 8 May 2016

The Kerala State Forest Department took a decision to move this camp and merge it with a place called Abhayaranya. And seems like it was not a good decision. While Abhayaranya is a good place in itself, the elephants are not in their natural habitat...More

1  Thank kmsquant
Reviewed 26 April 2016 via mobile

A nice place to visit with family. This place have a small park and a zoo. Kids will love this place. If you are lucky enough you can see a one or two week old elephant cubs. The views of malayatoor church from the river...More

Thank Anagha S
Reviewed 11 April 2016

Kodanad Elephant Training Centre, located at walking/swimming distance from my mother's home, is permanently closed as of January 15, 2016. This place was used to train the wild elephants in the past and it started losing its glamour when catching elephants was banned. They started...More

4  Thank Tony J
Reviewed 20 March 2016 via mobile

Poorly maintained government run camp for newly captured elephant from wild.. Early morning elephant bath in river periyar is something special and kids would love it..

1  Thank Praveen C
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pavithralg
Hi Sc0rpionGal, Kodanad staff and Members- Your feedback is helpful. We are planning to visit Kerala July 1st week. If we visit Kodanad training center, would like to know if children feeding baby elephants and interacting is still an option. Thank You.
9 April 2017|
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Response from prashanth18 | Reviewed this property |
There were no baby elephants. Honestly, they were training elephants with cruelty... My son even cried looking at the scene.
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Abhimanyu B
Hi Tony, that means you are saying, there is no as such elephant camp currently to see for visitors?.. can you suggest any other elephant camp to see?
16 November 2016|
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Response from Sc0rpionGal | Reviewed this property |
All the elephants have been moved to the recently opened Eco Tourism Center Abhayaranya, Kaprikad. This new place is around 3-4 kms frm the old place.
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S K
I believe that the Kodanad centre was closed in January. So did you visit the place that it has been relocated to?
14 November 2016|
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Response from govindan456 | Reviewed this property |
Yes
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