Time Required: 2-3 hrs
Elefantastic, situated at the capital city of Rajasthan, Jaipur, is a place that will change your perception of an elephant sanctuary forever. The elephants here are treated nicely, and it also boasts of its great hospitality, extreme geography, kaleidoscopic culture, deep-rooted spirituality, photogenic chaos and love for animals.
This place was created by Rahul Choudhary, who once was a mahout (elephant rider) himself. His dream was to set up a rehabilitation centre for the elephants and support their respective mahouts and owners who generally hail from a low-income group. Elefantastic provides a safe house for the elephants and also educates about daily life and the events of elephants.
Watch the daily life of the elephants: Here, the main attraction is to present an actual picture of the daily life of the elephant to the tourists. So you can witness what the elephants do right from the beginning of the day, how they shower and cool themselves and are cared with utmost love and dedication by their respective mahouts.
Go for an elephant ride
Elefantastic offers you a unique way of elephant ride that no other can offer. The highly skilled elephants are always ready to take the tourists on their back and upon riding on the back; you can pose for a photo or two. You can even take a shower with the elephant when it washes itself with its trunk.
Interact with the mahouts
If you form a deep sense of love for elephants in your mind, then you can also talk with the mahout of the respective elephants to know about their daily chores and how they maintain their loved jumbo friends.
Get involved in Human-Elephant Interaction
Elefantastic also provides you with the option, where you can support an elephant and adopt it if you are satisfied with the treatment that the elephants get here. Your help will go for not only the well being of the elephants but for the caring of mahouts and their families as well. This process lets you make friends with an elephant.
Go to the genuine spot
As said earlier, there are a number of elephant safari points around the area where Elefantastic is situated. It is requested by the owners that the tourists do not get fooled by the agents or car drivers and reach the genuine spot. For your purpose, you can contact Rahul, who is the owner and caretaker of the elephant farm. Upon reaching Elefantastic, you will see all the staffs wearing T-shirts of Elefantastic farm.
Be careful of the elephants
Always take permission from the mahout while going out with the elephant. Feeding or touching the elephant is not prohibited but make sure you are maintaining a safe distance from the elephants.
Take useful items
You will have a rough day when you visit Elefantastic, especially if you are going for a day long tour at the farm. So pack your bags with cap, dark shades, sunscreen cream, necessary medicines and also a set of extra clothes in case you go for elephant ride and shower. It will be of great help to you.
Air: Jaipur International Airport, the only International Airport of Rajasthan is the nearest airhead from Elefantastic. You need to book a taxi or a jeep to go to Elefantastic, which is just 25 kilometers drive.
Rail: Jaipur Railway station is the most convenient railhead to reach Elefantastic. It is well connected to cities like Delhi, Mumbai, Ahmedabad and Kolkata and is just a little less than 17 kilometers far from the sanctuary of nature.
Road: Elefantastic is located in the Northern Outskirts of Jaipur, right on the Delhi-Jaipur Expressway, very close to the famous Amer Fort. You need to book a jeep or a car to reach this place in case you are staying at the heart of Jaipur. Otherwise, you can take bus service to Amer which would be a much economical option.
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