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Elephants at Punnathoorkotta Anathavalam

Punnathoorkotta is the largest single place for captive elephants (Anathavalam) in the world. It houses more than 60 elephants of Guruvayoor temple. Once this had been the palace of Punnathoor Raja, the Zamorin king and the elephant hostel is located around this old palace.   Within the palace there are water tanks for the elephants to have a bath.

Punnathoorkotta is situated just three kilometres from Guruvayoor Sree Krishna Swamy temple, Thrissur, Kerala.