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Visit Elephant Camp

A trip to Guruvayoor is more than a spiritual voyage for thousands of devotees irrespective of their caste and class. It is because Guruvayoor in Kerala is the most revered and important places of worship where devotees of Lord Krishna come to wash off their sins, share their pain and grievances with the Lord and worship for peace and happiness. Apart from the shrine of Lord Krishna, another interesting feature of Guruvayoor is the Elephant Camp, located at a distance of around 3km from Guruvayoor Temple.

A trip to Guruvayoor is more than a spiritual voyage for thousands of devotees irrespective of their caste and class. It is because Guruvayoor in Kerala is the most revered and important places of worship where devotees of Lord Krishna come to wash off their sins, share their pain and grievances with the Lord and worship for peace and happiness. Apart from the shrine of Lord Krishna, another interesting feature of Guruvayoor is the Elephant Camp, located at a distance of around 3km from Guruvayoor Temple.

The camp is one of its kind in the world that is spread over an area of 10 acres and houses more than 80 elephants. Interestingly, all elephants in the camp are offerings by devotees. Some of these giant creatures are friendly, some are indifferent, while others are aggressive and are kept in restricted areas. Certain features of the camp and its residents are:

  • it acts as an indirect training school for the elephants,
  • elephants are trained to carry the idols of Guruvayur and
  • they also participate in Elephant Race or ‘Anayottam’ in Guruvayoor temple.


The Elephant Camp is an exotic place to watch the elephants get trained, fed and played with in their natural habitat. This rare experience is a must try not only for animal lovers but also for amateur travellers who love to explore the diversity of Indian soil.  

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  • Attractions

    Pilgrim
  • STD Code

    0487
  • Best Season

    Oct - Mar
  • State/Code

    /680xxx
  • LANGUAGES

    Malayalam, Hindi