Plan a weekend holiday to Kodanad, the land of elephants, just 45 km from Kochi.
If you are looking for a weekend holiday spot, look no further than Kodanad - the land of elephants on the banks of the Periyar about 30 km from Kochi city.
Kodanad has a fascinating sobriquet, an elephants’ orphanage. Tourists from all over the world flock to Kodanad to get a glimpse of the elephants and swim in the river,
which is yet another refreshing experience that you would not want to miss.
The Kodanad Park has facilities for elephant safari and the mahouts would assist you throughout the journey. You can watch elephants being bathed if you reach the park by 8 am. To avoid polluting the water from the Periyar, which is used by the locals in the vicinity, the elephants are brought to the banks of the river about 1 km away from the park. The tourists can lend a helping hand while the mahouts scrub the elephants using coconut husks. Tourists have an opportunity to play with the elephants as they get their morning baths.
You can go for trekking too. The government has also set up an eco-friendly village at Kaprikkad, 3 km from Kodanad, for the tourists.