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Konni is a small hilly town in the Pathanamthitta district, Kerala state, India. The elephant training centre is about 10Kms from the Pathanamthitta town. In the past, wild elephants caught from the ...

Konni is a small hilly town in the Pathanamthitta district, Kerala state, India. The elephant training centre is about 10Kms from the Pathanamthitta town. In the past, wild elephants caught from the forests were brought here and put in wooden cages known as 'Aanakoodu' (Elephant Cage, or Kraal) to be tamed and trained for work.

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  • 1. Konni Elephant Cage Konni is a small hilly town in the Pathanamthitta district, Kerala state, India. The elephant training centre is about 10Kms from the Pathanamthitta town. In the past, wild elephants caught from the forests were brought here and put in wooden cages known as 'Aanakoodu' (Elephant Cage, or Kraal) to be tamed and trained for work.
  • 2. Entrance to Konni Elephant Sanctuary
  • 3. 'Aanakoodu' (Elephant Cage, or Kraal)
  • 4. Konni Elephant Camp
  • 5. Elephants in Camp
  • 6. Elephants in Camp
  • 7. 'Aanakoodu' (Elephant Cage, or Kraal)
  • 8. Activities to Do in Konni Elephant Camp You can take an elephant ride along with trained mahouts. Elephant Museum : Houses a display of elephant skeleton, various devices used by mahouts to control elephants, details of anatomical features of the elephant etc. with prior arrangement you can watch feeding of elephants, bathing of elephants and go for trekking in the nearby forests.
  • 9. Baby Elephant in the Camp
  • 10. With prior arrangement you can watch feeding of elephants
  • 11. Tourist with Baby Elephant in the Camp
  • 12. Tourist with Elephants in the Camp
  • 13. Tourist watching Elephant in the Camp
  • 14. You can take an elephant ride along with trained mahouts.
  • 15. Elephant is ready for a ride!!!!!!
  • 16. Enjoy Elephant Ride...
  • 17. In the camp the elephants have mahouts and have working schedule and diet guidelines as per the Forest Deptartment. The elephants are allowed to graze in the forest plus a diet that include Palm leaves, Wheat, Ragi, Horse gram and Karipetti (a variety of Jaggery).
  • 18. Elephant Museum : Houses a display of elephant skeleton, various devices used by mahouts to control elephants, details of anatomical features of the elephant etc.
  • 19. Watch bathing of elephants and try by yourselves...
  • 20. Bathing of Elephants
  • 21. IT’S NICE.... YEA!!!!!!!!!
  • 22. Watch the Bathing of Elephants in early morning
  • 23. Trekking to Teak forest in Konni is another activity here
  • 24. Teak Woods stored for sale. Teak wood is a Government property anywhere in Kerala and it is most costly wood here. The selling of Teak Wood doing by special bidding occasions arranged by Government Forest Department of Kerala.
  • 25. Road to Teak Forest, Konni
  • 26. Vechuchira Perunthenaruvi Water falls
  • 27. Konni Forest Trekking
  • 28. Konni Reserve Forest
  • 29. Kumbhavurutty Waterfall is located inside the Konni forest near the Achankovil River.
  • 30. Tourists taking bath in Kumbhavurutty Waterfall
  • 31. Achenkovil River
  • 32. Rubber Plantation near Konni
  • 33. How to Reach The nearest railway station : Chengannur which is at a distance of 34 km . Other stations as well Thiruvalla which is approximately 41 km . Kottayam which is around 60 km away from. The nearest airport : Thiruvananthapuram International Airport which is around 99 km away from here Other airport as well and that is The Cochin International Airport which is approximately 124 km away from Konni.