Kodanand Elephant Training Centre

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Kodanand Elephant Training Centre

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Zac Chacko
Jamshedpur, India10 contributions
Family
We were a group of five including two children and it was a weekday. Having read other reviews we decided best to reach there in the morning. We reached around 8:30 and we're in time to see the elephants doing there chores around the park and then getting fed.
As it was monsoon time and as the river was up a little they said they would not be taking the elephants to the river for a bath but would be just hosing them down.
The deer park was a nice to see.
It was 10am by the time we finished seeing the bathing area, the children's corner and the deer park.
Overall a good experience. The park is done up well and is well maintained. The toilet was clean. The pathways were bricked and maintained.
There weren't too many signs pointing towards it on the way but Google maps was spot on. The parking fare was 40rupees for a car and entrance ticket was 30 for adults and 20 for under 13s.
Written 3 June 2022
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Amit P
25 contributions
Family
Bathing the elephants and scrubbing them was an amazing experience. Go early in the day to do this activity. It is quite disheartening to read the views of some Western tourists. Horse breaking is considered ok and even an art in the west but they don't make an effort to look at elephants and camels from eastern view. This is probably because there aren't any elephants left alive in their lands. Pachyderm are part of Bhartiya Civilisation- they are enmeshed with human beings ( hard for western people to imagine as no Pagan /Greek civilization survives there anymore). Elephants have been used for Riding, War fighting, Polo, Logging etc. for many millennium in India. They are worshipped, cared for and protected too. I don't think Eastern people need to take lessons from those who have hunted their own animals to extinction or have Zero idea about animals not found on their land. Vice versa is also true- let western people manage their animal the way they deem fit.
Written 31 December 2021
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Arup C
Kolkata (Calcutta), India10,277 contributions
A less popular n less visited place, though not much far from Kochi..
We also missed this place on our 1st time Kochi trip..but we made it this time..
A place..within forest ..beside Periyar river..a good place to rerach early n watching the activity of Elephants..
When we visit..there r about 7-8 Elephants in the camp..when we visit..we closly watched bathing of one elephant on bathing ghat of River..while other one taking bath under shower..some elephants already complete bath n having their food..
Elephants after bath.. move to spot where bundle of grass.leaves r kept..they carry it by own trunk to their shelter n having food..
If one miss early morning bathing event..then it is nothing more than a zoo..so rush there early morning to closely watch the life of elephant..live..
Red Sandalwood plantation..mini zoo with deers and butterfly garden is additional attractions..a walk through forest is a good charming experience here..
Include this spot on your Kochi trip...
Written 14 May 2020
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Captain Shankar
Ernakulam, India117 contributions
Solo
Did a biking trip to the kodanad elephant training academy about two hours from cochin. Although there were only 3/4 elephants today they were well fed and cared for by the forest mahout's and administration. Deers were the other draw and looked healthy and happy in the cozy foresty environmental park. Visit is best done with before the sun beats you down...0900 to 1100h and carry White floppy caps or umbrellas for sure! Nature walking is about 45min to generally see the deers and elephants. No training or guide staff was present today.. maybe they should structure the tourist visit better because even a whole lot of foreigners present were eager to get acquainted but...no way!
A small cafeteria gives tea and light snacks.Birds really chirped away to glory on the forest greens making me feel nice but heat and humidity killed me though. Overall good trip.
Written 1 March 2020
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benjac0b1977
Dubai, United Arab Emirates8 contributions
Friends
The kaprikad elephant camp is perfect for an outing. This place is completely inside jungle and animals are kept with maximum nature friendly. The fresh air, nice walk way and river side give us more relaxing experience. Perfect location for all.
Written 8 February 2020
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Jishnu R
Bangalore District, India136 contributions
Couples
It used to be an elephant training centre, now more of a rehabilitation centre. There are about 10 elephants. Good for a casual walk with family. Entrance fee is there.
Written 30 December 2019
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LisaT
2 contributions
The Elephant tourist industry (in Asia) is HIGHLY abusive; Im ABSOLUTELY appalled!!
People (including me) dont see how these beautiful creatures are treated!
Written 26 October 2019
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KartikSharma2612
Mumbai, India88 contributions
Family
You can take it as an off track nature walk.... shouldn't expect anything more. I went with my children to show them elephant bathing and interaction, but it's nothing like that.
There is no elephant bathing, no interaction, only like zoo, and going that far just to see a zoo with only few deer and numbered elephant is no worth. Good walk to Periyar river shore..but very dissapointing visit..
Written 17 September 2019
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Hotrod2711
Swan Hill, Australia44 contributions
Couples
We made the day trip to ths Kodanard Elephant camp and the Athirapilly falls.
At the Elephant camp we could from a close proximity, watch the elephants doing their daily work. Deers, birds and butterlies are also located within the park grounds. Entry fees are minimal and this camp is off the beaten track, so it is not as commercialised as some. Well worth a look!
Written 1 September 2019
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Ushasivadas
Bengaluru, India249 contributions
Couples
Though we are Keralites and knew about this location never had a chance to go there till date. Surprisingly a well kept place with hardly any plastics littered in the area. This place comes under Abhayaranyam echo system and besides elephant training centre there are few animals like deer, butterfly garden and plenty of medicinal plants. The elephant taming is not very regular at present.
Written 13 July 2019
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