When we visited the temple at Guruvayur, we also visited the attached elephant sanctuary close by. This place houses a large number of these gentle giants. Here, they are taught various activities, besides being pampered with massage and bath everyday. It's nice to watch them lying down without a care in the world, while three to four people clamber tending to them. Sharing a few pictures here.
Agumbe is a tiny village in Shimoga district, and part of the eco-sensitive zone of the Western Ghats, the lifeline of the coast. The region receives very heavy rainfall, and is also referred to as the Cherrapunji of the South. The region has lush beautiful rain forests, and is also home to a number of unique flora and fauna, indigenous to the zone. The enigmatic King Cobra also resides in the in the thick rainforests.