Kodanad is located 30 km from Ernakulam town and lies on the high ranges on the southern bank of the river Periyar. The beautiful high ranges near Kodanad is famous for training center of elephants. The famous Malayatoor Church is located near Kodanad. Elephants specially trained for safari are provided with saddles for riding. There is also a mini zoo for wild animals here. Muthanga of Wayanad district and Konni of Pathanamthitta district are two other such centres. Another attraction for elephant lovers is Punnathur kotta, of the neighbouring Thrissur district, where some 40 elephants of the Guruvayoor temple are groomed.
Tourist Attraction in Kodanad
The church named Malayatoor is one of the ancient churches in Kerala. The church bears the old religious significances of the place. Apart from that there is a park where elephants are trained for various safaris and other activities. There is a small zoo which is the best place to spot typical flora and fauna of Kerala
How to Reach
Nearest Railway Station:
Ernakulam, about 30 km
Cochin International Airport, about 65 km