Theppakadu Elephant Camp

Theppakadu Elephant Camp

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The Theppakadu Elephant Camp was officially established in 1972 although a similar predecessor existed nearby since 1910. This camp allows people to interact with elephants in a controlled environment. The camp is used to train as well as house elephants. Today there are 23 elephants that reside in the camp. Every day two of the elephants perform pooja to Lord Vinayaka inside the camp. The elephants are used to provide joy rides for a fee early in the morning and then again in the evening. Tourists are also welcome to come and see the elephants fed during their evening feeding time.

A documentary of the park in English language is screened. The park authorities organise the Elephant Show on Saturday and Sunday evenings. The elephant race and elephant soccer performed by elephants are quite popular.