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Kodanand Elephant Training Centre, Kodanad

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Kodanand Elephant Training Centre serves as a training center for elephants rescued from poachers. 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 here. The center also teaches mahouts (elephant handlers) how to handle elephants with more care. However, animal lovers might find this place disturbing because elephants are still kept in captivity, away from their natural habitat, and trained from early age to perform tasks that are not in their nature. 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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  • 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 »
  • The visit to Kodanad Elephant offers nothing fresh. The training centre has been shifted to another place. 
  • 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 an...  more »