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Elephant Junction - Day Tours

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Address: Alady Rd, Thekkady 685535, India
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A gentle workload for the elephants

I have to say that I had mixed feelings about this attraction in that I am not comfortable with captive animals and especially elephants but they are, undeniably, a tradition of... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
TJA950
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Gillingham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

We went for there full package. Wonderful ride and elephant bath. Very peaceful and scenic. Best among all leading tours.

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Thank 346ranum
Singapore
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Loved the one hour jungle trek and elephant feeding But the best part was elephant shower Was so nice - most memorable experience in Kerala I would love if there was a real river or lake involved

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Barrow-in-Furness, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

We booked the complete package that involved a ride on the elephant, log pulling demo, assisting in the bathing of the elephant and a shower by the elephant. The elephants looked quite well cared for and the area for walking/riding on the elephant was surrounded by trees and it felt quite jungle like. The log pulling demo was ok and... More 

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Hampshire, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

The visit to Elephant Junction was part of a tour that I had paid for. Having previously visited Elefantastic in Jaipur and had a beautiful time with the elephants - the experience at Elephant Junction was completely different. The elephant handlers behaviour shocked me. Unlike the staff at Elefantastic who obviously cared for the welfare of the elephants, from my... More 

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

I have been to other elephant sanctuaries, and even the animals' eyes look different. These elephants looked a little off since I entered the facilities, and to my horror, they were hit repeatedly during the ride. They are (supposedly)rotated but they are in clear submission. The staff was nice...to humans. When bath time came, the animal had the hitting sticks... More 

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Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Having spent three weeks in India, we had a great time everywhere we went except for this experience. I am no elephant expert but, it seemed that the elephants were not happy. At one point one elephant backed away from the Mahout when the Mahout started shouting at her, she was also making a squealing like sound, it was clear... More 

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Gillingham, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I have to say that I had mixed feelings about this attraction in that I am not comfortable with captive animals and especially elephants but they are, undeniably, a tradition of India, There are some distressing stories about cruelty and mistreatment so it was with some apprehension that I went. I have to say that all the animals looked well... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

They offer an elephant ride for almost 30 minutes . Their servant do come with you. They also click pictures of yours if you want. After a ride you can take picture with elephant,giving u blessings. Elephant shower is amazing here.

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Bromley, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Wasn't to sure about riding elephant (I'm from the UK) and read all animal cruelty reports but... elephants looked very well cared for. Not all working all the time. And I got to bath & feed mine (Mia) which I thought compensated for the ride

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Poole, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I don't enjoy seeing wild animals in captivity and had my reservations about visiting Elephant Junction. Since it was part of our hotel package I decided to go and was pleasantly surprised. The 6 female elephants are really well take care of with proper shade to hide from the sun, regular rest breaks to cool down and enjoy some water... More 

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