Punnathur Kotta (Anakkotta), Guruvayur

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Watch elephants munch on palm leaves or play in the mud at Punnathur Kotta (Anakkotta), an elephant sanctuary housing 58 animals. Owned and managed by a nearby Hindu temple staff, these elephants take part in various religious festivities, and they are also adorned and lent to other temples. Walk amidst these giant animals through this 4.6 hectares (11.5 acres) of coconut grove and watch them feed and bathe. See baby elephant and very old ones, including some over 80 years of age, and learn their names. A number of them are tied to a concrete stump, especially those in must. Our Guruvayur trip planner makes visiting Punnathur Kotta (Anakkotta) and other Guruvayur attractions simple, and helps you make a travel plan personal to you.
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  • See fettered elephants front leg and rear... puzzled. See elephants in a cage with impossibility to move... even more puzzled. This Center is a center where elephants come to end their lives... Do not.
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  • This place is not so far from the famous Guruvayur Temple where elephants are taken care off and trained for various activities. One can enter the sanctuary on a visitor fee and photography is strictl...  more »
  • Animal lovers - will enjoy this definitely. One can see elephant's bath etc. It will take at least 1 hour to visit. 10 Rs per head is the entry fee. Photography is prohibited. No baby elephants we can...  more »
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  • Great place to spot 60+ jumbos in a single campus. Kids will definitely enjoy watching elephants taking bath and playing. Good place to spend an hour with kids/family. Important notice : You are not allowed to feed or disturb the lovely creatures. Photography is very stricitly prohibited and attracts penalty and confiscation of device if found violating laws.
  • Fantastic place to visit... Elephant Kings and Queens... A place where you can feel fear, happiness, curiosity, excitement etc at the same time.. it open at 9 in the morning and entry fee is RS 10 above 9 years.. Photography including mobile photography is restricted... Pay and park is available...
  • Only one place in the world, this much elephants gathered in a spot where the public is allowed to meet the domesticated elephants. The elephants are tamed. So it is not dangerous if the tourists do not cross the line of biological circle of each elephant.
  • Can't get more closer to elephants than this. It is an amazing place for humans and elephants to coexist peacefully. The place is an experience all must have. The giant animals are much more smarter than what one thinks. You have to visit Punnathur Kotta to testify that. Photography is strictly prohibited. One can see all the 50 odd elephants by walking on a circular pedestrian path that covers the whole park.
  • Very good park to see so many elephants at one site. No baby elephants here. Photos not allowed which is discouraging. Very nominal entry fee. Can be made much better by investing in creative initiatives using elephants also revenues can be generated for maintaining elephants
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