Elephant Junction, Thekkady

Activity Charges / Entry Fee: INR 400 (0.5 Hours), INR 1000 (1 Hour), INR 1250 (1.5 hours), INR 1500 (2 hours), INR 3000 (Half day), INR 6000 (Full day).
Time Required
Half hour to Full day
8:00 AM to 6:00 PM
Difficulty Level
Best Suited For
Those who love elephants and want to get to know them better.

Quick Info

Elephant Junction, Thekkady, located near Kumily is an excellent place for getting to know elephants, take elephant rides, bathe them and get showered by them. It is a fun activity enjoyable for kids and adults alike. They offer programs of different durations, viz. 30 minutes, 1 hour, 1.5 hours, 2 hours, half day and full day.

Rankings & Ratings

A well-kept home for the elephants where you have superb interaction with them.
Editor's Rankings

#7 in 10 Things to Do in Thekkady
#1 in 1 Elephant rides in Thekkady

TripAdvisor Ratings

Editor's Review

If you love elephants, the Elephant Junction in Thekkady will be the best place for you. Here, you not only get to ride on the elephants but also take part in a number of activities involving them. An advantage is that the activity has different durations depending on the package you choose. So depending on the time and money you have, you can try this experience which is really interesting.  

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 can interact closely with elephants.
  • The place has neat maintenance.
  • The place has good natural surroundings.
  • Elephants are well-treated.


  • Though well-treated, the elephants are still in captivity; hence the place might not be suitable for hard-core animal lovers.
  • In peak season, waiting time is on the higher side.

Detailed Info

Elephant Junction, Thekkady, located about 2 kilometres from Kumily, spread over 16 hectares of forest, is an elephant park which offers you options to familiarise with the elephants in their natural settings. Here you can watch them, feed them, see them at work, ride on them, bathe them and get drenched by them.

Elephant Junction has packages of different durations from 30 minutes to full day programs, to suit the customer requirement. 30 minutes program at INR 400 per head comprises of half an hour ride through the natural setting. The one hour program at INR 1000 per head includes 45 minutes ride, elephant feeding, photo session and complimentary tea or coffee. In addition to these mentioned activities, the option of one and a half hours at INR 1250 includes bathing the elephant and taking a shower with it. The other options are two hour program at INR 1500 per head, half day program at INR 3000 per head and full day program from 8:00 AM to 6:30 PM at INR 6000 per head.

They also have a special half day fishing programme at INR 1500 per person which includes a Jeep Safari, fishing with complementary snacks and lunch.