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Kodanand Elephant Training Centre

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Abhayaranyam, Kaprikad, Kodanad, India
+91 484 264 9052
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Not maintained to standards

Travelling along the Angamaly- Muvattupuzha road, there is a lot of sign posted of the Kodanad... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Donald D
Kollam, India
Small place, not much to see

Few elephants and a herd of Sambhar and Spotted Deer is all that's there. Good for school visits... read more

Reviewed 6 September 2017
Shimla, India
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Abhayaranyam, Kaprikad, Kodanad, India
+91 484 264 9052
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Travelling along the Angamaly- Muvattupuzha road, there is a lot of sign posted of the Kodanad training camp and the wildlife preserve. But the facilities and attractions within the sanctuary are not to the standards for an average tourist destination. We found about three elephants...More

Thank Donald D
Reviewed 6 September 2017

Few elephants and a herd of Sambhar and Spotted Deer is all that's there. Good for school visits and locals. A big no for the tourists. The location is hard to find. No eating joints and public transport.

Thank goakshat
Reviewed 21 August 2017 via mobile

I had been really looking forward to this visit during my five weeks travelling India but, like the Chinese fishing nets in Kochi surrounded by filth and plastic trash, this was another crashing disappointment. It goes without saying that the elephants were beautiful and peaceful....More

6  Thank Hope S
Reviewed 26 July 2017

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

1  Thank JoeyMatt
Reviewed 16 July 2017

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

3  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 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
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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 |