Konni, about 11 km from Pathanamthitta is famous for its Anakoodu or elephant training centre which has huge structures built to house elephants. These can accommodate 6-7 elephants at a time. Trainers here train baby elephants who get separated from their herd or are found wounded or roaming in the forest. Experienced trainers using systematic training methods tame these elephants. Built in 1941,this is among the oldest elephant sanctuaries in India. Visitors can ride the elephants and there is an elephant museum too here.