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Elephant Rehabilitation Centre Tour

day tour
  • Starting from

    USD 20
  • Highlights

    elephant rehabilitation centre in Kottur, elephant safari, joyful dip of elephants
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For those interested in having a close interaction with the elephants can do so at the elephant rehabilitation centre in Kottur (around 40 kms). Here, visitors can have a close look at aged elephants leading a retired life and young ones being trained in welcoming visitors. Elephant safari is also possible here from 1100 - 1700 hrs.

The morning sun in its juvenile drive draws countless figures in the water reservoir to which the black beauties, both big and small, plunge in for their joyful dip and redraw the figures in the water. To watch these jumbos having their ceremonious bath is not enough for the spectators. Some of them cheerfully get into the water to help the mahouts in scrubbing the tough skin of these peace loving mammals.

This is not an intro of a fairy tale that we are discussing here, these are some of the routine visuals that one will come across in the Elephant Rehabilitation Centre at Kottur near Kappukadu in Thiruvananthapuram district.

Flanked by the water of the Neyyar reservoir and the moist deciduous forest and grass lands, the Elephant Rehabilitation Centre at Kottur spreads over 56 hectares and is surrounded by trenches to keep wild animals at bay. This provides enough space for all the elephants accommodated here. One of the major highlights of the centre is the chain-free life these mammals enjoy.

The ideal time to visit the centre is between 9:30 a.m. and 11:30 a.m., when the elephants are bathed and fed. Visitors can lend a hand to the mahouts in these activities. The elephants are fed with cooked rice and jaggery made in to the shape of balls. It is quite amazing to watch mahouts feeding the elephants. Visitors are allowed to go near and enjoy this wonderful spectacle. Elephant ride is another entertainment provided in the centre. For researchers and students this is an ideal place to observe and study the behaviour of the giant mammals.


Vehicle Used Medium Car Innova Car Tempo Traveller
No. Of Pax 01 - 02 Pax 03 - 04 Pax 05 - 08 Pax
Per Person $ 45 $ 30 $ 20


Rate is Inclusive of the Following:

  • Air-conditioned Vehicle, an English Speaking Guide, Entrance Tickets.
  • All taxes.
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