Abhayaranyam is an upcoming project in Kaprikkad village, Ernakulam district of Kerala. Hundreds of deers are kept here and visitors can enjoy the animals roaming around in a natural forest area, with proper fencing for safety of animals and visitors. Kodanad is in the list of Ecotourism destination projects sponsored by the Government of India. As a part of this project, Kaprikkad, a village lying 3 km adjacent to Kodanad on the river bank has been set up in 2006 for entertaining visitors in the most natural and environmental friendly way. The objective of Abhayaranyam project is to develop an animal rescue centre for the rescue and rehabilitation of wild animals. This project is aimed at housing the elephants and other animals in open area of about two hundred acres with proper fencing to keep the animals safe. Currently, there are about 100 Spotted deers and Sambar deers and no other animals or birds are there. In addition to watching the animals, you can walk around in the natural forest through the trails and enjoy the nature.