Kodanad is an elephant rescue and training centre which specialises in rescuing and training stranded baby elephants rescued from forests. Located on the banks of the periyar river, it offers a great elephant safari alongside the river. The original Kraal, a tall structure made of wood compartments capable of accommodating upto 4 elephants has been well preserved. There is also a 'mini zoo' which shelters wild animals who have become unfit for survival in the local forest and some of the inmates of the zoo are very rare species.
In addition to the elephant safari, the elephant kraal offers, the options of riverside walks with great rustic and green view, the mini zoo, country boat tour to Malayatoor Church, boat tour to the picnic spot Kaprikad and natural waterfall called “Poru”.