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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  • Punnathoor Kotta is a beautiful sanctuary of elephants amidst vibrant greenery. It houses more than 50 elephants of Lord Guruvayoorappan. You can see them so close, you can see them being bathed, you ...  more »
  • A place we must visit ... love for elephants . Well maintained hub of mammals . You can see them so close , we see them bathed ... good to go with kids . Real elephant experience.  more »
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  • Perfect place for Elephant lovers to see huge number of counts in one place. Everywhere you can see the big animal taking rest, bathing or eating something..if you want to know/study the elephant life, this is the right place. Hats off to the people who are managing all the Giants with responsibility and care..
  • Wonderful place, all the Temple elephants are being tended and we'll looked after here. The paths have been laid out nicely for visitors to see the majestic animals up close. The elephants seem at ease, look well fed and in good health !!!
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