An hour’s drive out of our beach resort in Kovalam, through rubber plantations, is located one of Kerala’s secret nature hideaways. A Dam across the Neyyar river has created a scenic reservoir that teams with wildlife. While enlightened founders have built a Lion safari nearby, the outstanding feature is the Elephant Rehabilitation Centre near Kottur camp a short 7 kms away.
Here you have a rare chance of a close encounter with Asia’s behemoth. Elephas Maximas. This camp of tamed elephants spends their leisure time here when they are free of their Festival duties. Join the elephant trainers in helping bathe these animals.
Look out for baby elephants frolicking while being trained and muster the courage to go on atop the magnificent Asian Elephant for a twenty-minute unforgettable ride. Our Team will put together a Picnic Lunch Hamper with a Chilled bottle of Wine for your enjoyment in these natural surroundings, as well as take care of all park entry, safari and elephant ride fees.
Spend the day at relaxing and return back to the Retreat in the evening