Monday, November 22, 2010

Home of Elephants...

We have visited Punnathurkotta a sanctuary for elephants maintained by Guruvayoor Devaswam.  Here more than 50 elephants which were donated (in actual sense given as offerings to the Lord Guruvayoorappan) by devotees of Guruvayoorappan.  This place was a palace under the 'Punnathoor Rajas'.  This 10 acre compound is about 3kms away from Guruvayoor which is situated in Trichur District in Kerala.  All the facilities are provided for the well being of the elephants.  There is a temple in this compound also.

a view of the sanctuary...


elephant taking a bath in the sanctuary...


another view of the elephants...

the palace...

this is a place which no traveler with a bend for nature can miss...

6 comments:

Phivos Nicolaides said...

Namaste! This is a great place to be and to live. Please have a look at a Greek article about this beautiful region in my travelling blog. Thank you and warm greetings from Cyprus! KERALA

Penny said...

thank you for visiting my blog, i will now follow yours.

Mayte_DALIANEGRA said...

Oh, I like it!!! I want visit India, and Kerala, it's very lovely.

Many kisses, dear friend!

Kelly said...

How wonderful...I can't imagine seeing so many elephants together. I would love it!

Mona said...

wonderful elephants never see anyone in my whole life ..

jyothisethu said...

thanks phivos, penny, mayte and kelly for the kind words...