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Abhayaranyam Zoo

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Good place but not maintained well

Good park with lots of varieties of trees including medicinal plants, birds, butterflies, deers and... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
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Very much worth a visit

We had time on our hand and asked our driver to take to any place of his choice and lucky that he... read more

Reviewed 5 January 2018
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Kodanad, India
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Good park with lots of varieties of trees including medicinal plants, birds, butterflies, deers and elephants. Entry ticket is there can spend 2-3 hrs. We can see elephant bathing some morning. Small kid elephants are there. Not maintained well. Foods are available outside.

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 22 January 2018

Not at all maintained properly.Forest department would have done lots.We saw some elephants.Lots of places to walk.Lots to do

Date of experience: January 2018
Reviewed 12 January 2018

Was not happy to experience the elephant trainer hitting the elephant with a stick to make it stand up after being washed I am appalled to think I visited this so called elephant sanctuary/hospital.

Date of experience: February 2017
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Reviewed 5 January 2018

We had time on our hand and asked our driver to take to any place of his choice and lucky that he took to this place. You can relax at this place and the entry ticket is also less. You can see up close elephants...More

Date of experience: December 2017
2  Thank ravipalla
Reviewed 29 December 2017

This is correctly known as Abhayaranyam Eco Tourism Project. Ok, it is a zoo and non residents to India pay more than locals. However, it is worth pointing out that the elephants are rescued and treated very well and the revenue from visitors seems to...More

Date of experience: December 2017
Thank oldakwasi
Reviewed 22 November 2017 via mobile

It's primarily an elephant training center. We could see some Sambar and dotted deers. Place is large, children could enjoy jungle and elephants. Not many activities for children. There are not many good restaurants any were near so better to carry some food.

Date of experience: November 2017
Thank AnandM704
Reviewed 4 October 2017 via mobile

If you look in tourist guides such as Lonely Planet (South India & Kerala page 303) they talk about the Elephant Training Camp at Kodanadu. That camp closed in March of 2017 and a new premises was opened, slightly closer to Cochin. The new premises...More

Date of experience: October 2017
2  Thank RamsWings
Reviewed 15 September 2017 via mobile

Not really the place what we expected. We saw four elephants chained, couldnt go close, not that much fun.

Date of experience: September 2017
Thank 882krist_fh
Reviewed 7 September 2017 via mobile

We visited Kodand Abahyaranyam near to Ernakulam (40km).Such a wonderful place for being with nature. Basic aminities should be improved.anyway we enjoyed the place as a family. Then we gone to Pnayelil Poru waterfalls it situated a distance around 10km from Kodanad. There is a...More

Date of experience: September 2017
Thank Revdjoby a
Reviewed 26 July 2017

this is all that visitors who wants to see the elephant kraal gets to see now.. they have 4 female elephants and 2 males.. each of them have a story to ell and a chat with the mahouts will give you some interesting perspective on...More

Date of experience: July 2017
Thank Jophy D
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