Kodanad Elephant Sanctuary, Kochi

Kodanad Elephant Sanctuary | One of the best places to visit in Kochi

LocationVallom Panamkuzhi Road, Malayattoor PO, Kaprikad, Kochi (Map)
Entry Fee & TimingsKodanad Elephant Sanctuary open 08.00 am to 05.00 pm all days except Monday, Entry fee for Indian adult Rs 20, child Rs 10 and Foreigner all Rs 100.
Place TypeZoo, Nature Sites and Parks
Place visit withFriends, Siblings, Youngsters
Best time to visitJanuary, February, March, April, May, June

About Kodanad Elephant Sanctuary

Kodanad Elephant Sanctuary is an animal shelter mini zoo that functions under the eco-tourism project of the Government of Kerala. It was the first elephant training center in Kerala, started in 1895. Kodanad Elephant Training Center was one of the famous and largest elephant training center in Kerala. The most important feature of Kodanad is that, it is the only elephant rescue and training center in Kerala which is specialized for rescue and training.

Architecture of Kodanad Elephant Sanctuary

The Kodanad Elephant Center covered an area of 2 acres and when the number of animals kept increasing there, all the animals were gradually shifted to the sanctuary, which has an area of 123 hectares.

Interesting facts about Kodanad Elephant Sanctuary

  1. This place is a popular picnic spot for both domestic and foreign tourists. It trains both adult and baby elephants from the forest areas of Kerala.
  2. The Elephant Sanctuary is situated on the southern bank of the Periyar River. This place is about 42 km east of Kochi city. Being away from the congested air of city life, Kodnad gives a healthy breath to the tourists.
  3. Kodanad is such a wonderful place, where tourists can enjoy the beautiful forests, elephant rescue center near the zoo and can reach the seasonal pilgrimage center of Malayattoor via river boats.
  4. Kodanad Anakkalari has well trained mahouts to train wild elephants. The mahouts are locally called pappans. There we can see Onnan Pappan and Randam Pappan, Onnam Pappan being the main mahout responsible for training the elephant, while Randam Pappan looks after the food and other needs of the elephants.
  5. Catching of elephants was banned in Kerala in the year 1970. Since then, Kodnad has been treated as an elephant sanctuary rather than an elephant training institute. There are more than 40 elephants in Kodanad Elephant Sanctuary.

How to reach Kodanad Elephant Sanctuary

By Air:- Nearest airport is Cochin Airport (COK) which is located at Nedumbassery 22 KM from here you can book cab.

By Train: The nearest railway station is Aluva, 25 km away from Kodanad. You can take a taxi from Aluva.

By Road: The nearest town to Kodanad is Perumbavoor at a distance of 11 km and connects to Kodanad by regular operated passenger bus services.

Nearby famous places

  • Malayattoor Pilgrim 3 km away
  • Kaprikad 3 km away
  • Paniyeli poru 15 km away
  • Airport 16 km away
  • Angamaly 19 km away
  • Muvattupuzha 21 km away
  • Varapuzha (Paravur) 33 km away
  • Piravom 34 km away
  • North Paravur 36 km away
  • Kochi City 38 km away
  • Poochackal പൂച്ചാക്കല് 43 km away
  • Aroor 43 km away

Kodanad Elephant Sanctuary FAQs:

𝒜. It is located at Vallom Panamkuzhi Road, Malayattoor PO, Kaprikad, Kochi.

𝒜. Entry fee and timings information of the Kodanad Elephant Sanctuary: Kodanad Elephant Sanctuary open 08.00 am to 05.00 pm all days except Monday, Entry fee for Indian adult Rs 20, child Rs 10 and Foreigner all Rs 100. .

𝒜. You should visit Kodanad Elephant Sanctuary during January, February, March, April, May, June months for best experience.

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