At a distance of 43 kms from Kochi, Kodanad situated on the banks of Periyar River near Perumbavoor town (3 Kms) is famous for Elephant Training Center.
Kodanad is the headquarters of Malayatoor forest division. Earlier elephants were captured from the nearby Malayatoor forest and were trained in Kodanad Elephant Training Center. Now, elephants of different ages are trained at this center and supplied for festivals & celebrations for procession in different areas of kerala.
Elephant rides can be taken with in the training center. The Elephant Training Center also has a small wildlife park inside which accommodates number of animals and birds.
Timings: 8 AM to 6 PM. Closed on Mondays.