a major center of forest activities in Pathanamthitta
District. Konni is about 11 kms from the
district headquarters . Konni elephant Kraal used for
training wild elephants is the major attraction. Pampa, on
way to Sabarimala temple, Kochu pampa, are also tourist
destination endowed with the sylvan beauty. An agricultural
region, Konni is rich in cash crops like rubber, pepper,
coffee, ginger etc. Konni is also known for its elephant
rides and the Anakoodu where elephants are tamed and trained
Konni is the gate-way to the forest bordering the district.
In the past, wild elephants caught from the forests were
brought here and put in wooden cages known as 'Aanakoodu' to
be tamed and trained for work.
Konni offers something unusual to visitors. The place is
synonymous with 'aanakoodu' or the elephant cage. The main
attraction here is the huge wooden cages where wild
elephants are put in and trained for various purposes. One
can often find herds of elephants roaming about in the
nearby forest area.
Nearest Bus station - Pathanamthitta
Pathanamthitta to Konni - 11kms.