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Kodanand Elephant Training Centre, Kodanad

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Elephant capture was banned in India in 1977, but the long tradition of elephant training--reportedly in a more humane instead of torture-based manner--is still very much alive at Kodanand Elephant Training Centre. The site also teaches mahouts (elephant handlers) how to handle elephants with care. A small adjoining park is home to deer and other wildlife. To visit Kodanand Elephant Training Centre and get the most from your holiday in Kodanad, create itinerary details personal to you using our Kodanad holiday planner.
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  • 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 Sout...  more »
  • 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.  more »
  • 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 bat...  more »