Mangalamkunnu brothers (MA Haridas and MA Parameswaran) in India

Mangalamkunnu brothers (MA Haridas and MA Parameswaran)
Typeprivate
Founded0
First elephant1978
AddressAngadiyil House, Mangalamkunnu, Sreekrishnapuram
PlacePalakkad
RegionKerala
CountryIndia

The Mangalamkunnu brothers had purchased the first elephant, Ayyappan, in 1978 from Uttar Pradesh, followed by Ganapathy. Until then, it was a provision shop run by their father, Velupillai, which kept the family going. For Shakunthalamma, their mother, the elephants were an extended family.

In 1996, the elephants of Mangalamkunnu brothers were the main attraction in the Miss Universe competition organised by Amitabh Bachan in Bangalore.

Contact details:
Ph: +91 466 2260603, 2261243

Getting there:

Nearest railway stations: Ottapalam railway station about 19 km

Nearest airports: Karipur International Airport, about 70 km; Coimbatore International Airport, about 95 km in neighboring state, Tamil Nadu.

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