Punnathurkotta Elephant Palace is
situated at a distance of 3 km from the westward gate of the famous Guruvayoor
temple. Interestingly, these were the ruins of Punathur that stand transformed
into the magnificent palace with the luxurious and gorgeously beautiful
There are 65 elephants gifted by
the devotees. The elephants are not made use of anywhere except during the
temple ceremonies and processions. Many of these magnificent elephants have a
considerable fan-following and thus, they are termed as star elephants.