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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. Make Punnathur Kotta (Anakkotta) a part of your Guruvayur vacation plans using our Guruvayur vacation planner.
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  • It's a mini sanctuary and resting place for all the elephants of Guruvayur Devaswom. There are about 52 elephants within this place with the main elephant "Padmanabhan" also present here who is assign...  more »
  • Worth visiting to see several elephants at one place. One has to be careful and move cautiously and do not go near the Elephants.  more »
  • Lot of huge divine Elephants in one place, all belong to Guruvayur devaswam Board. Can go with kids,  more »
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  • Such a lovely place to walk around with your kids and family. Fully surrounded by elephants of different looks and character. Had a lot of fun in here with my family. Also, they have got ample space for parking.
  • A place filled with elephants - all sizes, shapes and colours. Good to spend a few hours here. The mammoths seem to be well taken care of. Nevertheless, they are still captive and chained - probably not how they would be in their natural habitats. There are nominal fees on parking and entry. Also, light snacks are available here.
  • A must visit place to see Elephants. My childs are really happy to see so many elephants at a time
  • Great place to visit with your children .. Now photography prohibited .. Ticket charge 10 Rs / head .. Parking facilities available ..
  • Centre of city . Good parking area. Peaceful temple