The Theppakadu Elephant Camp, established in 1972, allows visitors to mingle with nature’s largest land animal in a restricted environment. Elephants are trained as well as housed in the Theppakadu Elephant Camp. Every day, a couple of the elephants do pooja to Lord Vinayaka inside the structure.
Elephant rides are offered early in the morning as well as the evening at the Theppakadu Elephant Camp. During the evenings, the Elephants have their routine feeding time and visitors are welcome to watch this. With the visitor count exceeding a lakh per year, the camp serves as an important educational hub for spreading awareness about the pachyderms. The Theppakadu Elephant Camp is thus, mainly used for eco tourism, patrolling, resolving man-elephant conflicts and promoting understanding about the animal.
Timings: 5.30 AM – 6.00 PM