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A village famed for elephant carving

Just 26 km away from Thiruvananthapuram, the capital city of Kerala, India and en route to Ponmudi hill station lies the Parandodu village. This village is famous for its many household production units specialized in elephant carving. As you progress through the village, you will come across an array of beautiful elephant carvings in various sizes and ranges carved in teak or rosewood.

The local artisans also favor customers by delivering huge, elegant and magnificent elephants carved to their specifications. The delighted customers make these elephants a part of their drawing room décor.

Several souvenir shops across Kerala sell elephant models made by this well-known rural settlement.