About Punnathur KottaNot so far away from the Guruvayoor Temple lies one of the best Thrissur tourist places. An Elephant Sanctuary, the Punnathur Kotta was initially a palace belonging to a local ruler. It was then converted to a house of elephants and now has the highest number captive elephant, about 59 of them.
This is where these beasts are trained to participate in several festivals. Apart from this, the Punnathur Kotta also has a training centre for Elephant Riders (Mahouts), and temples dedicated to Lord Shiva and Bhagavati.
Location: 28.5 km from Thrissur bus stand.
Timings: Everyday, 9 AM to 5 PM
Entry fees: INR 10 per person, and INR 25 for the camera.