Thrissur- Punnathur Kotta Elephant Sanctuary

The excursions from Thrissur- Punnathur Kotta Elephant Sanctuary are one of the most exciting and fun filled tours that enables tourists to explore the trailblazing thoroughfares from South India. The Punnathur Kotta Elephant Sanctuary vividly illustrates the diverse natural heritage of the state of Kerala.

Punathurkotta is a charming and picture perfect town sited at a distance of 40 km from the sacred town of Guruvayoor. The sanctuary has many a claim to its fame, being one of the largest elephant parks in the world. The sanctuary, an oasis of idyllic green has attracted legions of aficionados who flock to Punathurkotta to catch a glimpse of the elephants in their natural habitat.

The sanctuary houses, one of the largest of its kinds offers refuge to more than 60 elephants. An interesting feature of this wildlife reserve is that all the pachyderms have been denoted by the pious devotees of Lord Guruvayoorappan and are consecrated to the same. Popularly recognized as a sacrosanct sanctum for elephants, the sanctuary is teeming with elephants of all ages. The temple authorities have prepared 40 of the elephants to serve the venerable Lord Krishna as well as the significant Guruvayoor festivals that occur throughout the year and are celebrated with lots of pomp and grandeur. It is indeed a spectacle to watch the elephant race followed by a gala feast for the proboscideans in progress.

In short, the tours from Thrissur to Punnathur Kotta Elephant Sanctuary open up a treasure trove of natural delights and offer a fascinating insight into the Kerala culture.

Last Updated on 15/06/2013