KODANAD is a rural riverside village of Ernakulam district, Kerala, Southern India. KODANAD is situated on the south bank of Periyar river, about 42 kilometers east of Kochi. The nearest air port is Cochin International Airport which is about 20 km (12 mi) by road. The village is a major tourist destination because it houses an elephant training center.In the 1950–60s, KODANAD used to be the largest of several elephant training centres for captured elephants from the adjoining forest regions.

TIn the 1970s, there was a ban to elephant capture by Government of India and from then on, KODANAD is primarily used as a rescue training centre. KODANAD has got a private bus services to places inside and outside Ernakulam District and run into several neighbouring towns.There is frequent bus services to Perumbavoor from here. AutoRickshaws are commonly used for small distances. The nearest railway stations are Angamaly and Aluva. The Cochin International Airport at Nedumbassery is only 16 km from the KODANAD Elephant training centre.KL-40 is the RTO code for Kunnathunad Taluk and Perumbavoor. Perumbavoor JRTO is situated at Pattal.