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Kodanand Elephant Training Centre

#1 of 2 things to do in Kodanad Features Animals
Abhayaranyam, Kaprikad, Kodanad, India
+91 484 2649052
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the old kraal is closed..

people have written mostly about the abhayaranyam wild animal rescue center here.. however thats... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
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such a nice beautiul pace its is so much beautiful from that view from the top most of the hill and... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
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Abhayaranyam, Kaprikad, Kodanad, India
+91 484 2649052
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

people have written mostly about the abhayaranyam wild animal rescue center here.. however thats where the remaining rescued elephants were relocated to, after the old famous elephant kraal (training center) was closed. The huge wooden cages still remain and are accessible to visitors.. good old...More

Thank JoeyMatt
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

such a nice beautiul pace its is so much beautiful from that view from the top most of the hill and the hill is bradth taking and when you stay in the hill the planes goes above you

Thank thanveer t
Reviewed 16 June 2017 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 24 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.

2  Thank Prasanth J
Reviewed 9 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

6  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 31 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 14 May 2016

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

2  Thank PrairieFire1
Reviewed 9 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
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10 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.
Abhimanyu B
16 November 2016|
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.
15 November 2016|
Response from govindan456 | Reviewed this property |