Kodanad, set on the Southern banks of the Periyar River amid the beautiful high ranges near Perumbavoor, is one of the largest elephant training centres in Kerala. Earlier elephants captured from the Malayatoor forests (the forests in the East and North of Kodanad) were trained here. Since the introduction of a ban on elephant capture Kodanad has been reduced to a training centre.
Nearest railway station: Ernakulam, about 45 km
Nearest airport: Cochin International Airport, via Vallom – Kodanad Rd, about 20 km