Carmelagiri Elephant Park

Activity Charges / Entry Fee: INR 400 per head.
Time Required
Thirty minutes
9:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Difficulty Level
Best Suited For
People who love bumpy elephant rides.

Quick Info

Carmelagiri Elephant Park is a private park located on the Munnar Top Station highway, offering elephant safaris of short durations through the uneven hilly paths of the Munnar forest. You can also watch elephants bathe, shower and eat. The guides show you how the elephant communicates and obeys commands.

Rankings & Ratings

A thrilling experience where you not only ride the elephants but also get to know them.
Editor's Rankings

#17 in 21 Things to Do in Munnar
#1 in 1 Elephant rides in Munnar

TripAdvisor Ratings

Editor's Review

Carmelagiri Elephant Park offers one of the best elephant ride experiences in Kerala. Getting to see the elephants bathe and getting a chance to feed them makes the activity really fun. You will definitely form a bond with the elephants at the park. You can also pick photographers to take good pictures of your ride.

We, the team at ExperienceKerala, do not encourage our clients to avail the elephant rides. Although these rides are legal in this part of the country, we believe it to be cruelty toward the animals.


  • You get to know elephants better.
  • The ride on the huge elephants is thrilling.
  • Kids will definitely love the ride.
  • You can have your pictures taken during the ride.


  • The rides are overpriced.
  • The queues are extremely lengthy most of the times.

Detailed Info

At Carmelagiri, you can experience elephant rides through the lovely woods and get to know these majestic beings. The private park which is open all through the year offers you a different experience of riding an elephant. In addition to riding the elephants, you can also see the mighty ones taking a dip in the water and having a bath. You can also feed the elephants at an additional cost of INR 50 per basket of fruits. A maximum of three persons can travel at a time on an elephant and there are around eight elephants in total.  

There is a separate entry ticket for entering the park. For short safaris of 15 minutes, the charge is INR 400 per person. You can also hire photographers who will take photographs of the ride at an additional cost of INR 250. If you happen to get stuck in a queue, you may wade off your time by sharpening your shooting skills at a small rifle range here. Kids may be entertained in the small toy train at the venue.