Places to Visit » Elephant sanctuary

Thrissur is home to a beautiful elephant sanctuary that plays host to nearly 60 elephants ranging from new borns to old ones who are part of temple. Punnathurkotta Elephant Sanctuary, located at a distance of about 23 km from Thrissur city and 2 km from Guruvayur Sri Krishna Temple at Kottapadi, is home to about 60 elephants which belong to the Guruvayur temple. This sanctuary, which was once the fort and the palace of Punnathur Raja, consists of shrines dedicated to Lord Shiva and Bhagavathy. Known also as Elephant Fort or Anakotta, Punnathurkotta Elephant Sanctuary is regarded as the largest elephant sanctuary in the world.