A Day with The Elephants in Jaipur
The mighty elephant is considered a symbol of royal grandeur and prestige in the Land of Kings, Rajasthan. It is emblazoned on the Coat of Armour and Flags of many of the princely states of Rajasthan.
Not only have these gentle giants historically performed feats of brute labor to build the region’s magnificent palaces, Havelis, and forts, but elephants also feature prominently in the cultural and religious life of Rajasthan.
These include leading religious processions, cultural festivals, celebrations, and national events.
Our exclusive and ethical “A Day with the Elephants” Tour in Jaipur takes you up close with these gentle giants at the Elefantastic Sanctuary in Jaipur.
The organization looks after domesticated elephants of Jaipur and helps the poor caretaker families of these elephants to make ends meet. Another important function the organization performs is to raise social awareness about these magnificent creatures.
Their work has earned them laurels from animal rights organizations, and an exclusive feature from the BBC.
Highlights of the Tour
- A day of up close and personal interaction with elephants.
- A walk with the elephants in the village.
- A feeding session with the gentle giants.
- Showering and painting of Elephants.
- A vegetarian home-cooked meal at the Elephant Sanctuary with the family that runs the splendid establishment.
- Entrance and interaction with the elephants.
- Meal at the Sanctuary.
Elephant tourism in India has traditionally been plagued by concerns and question marks over how these animals are treated. You will be taking part in such activities as feeding, playing, painting, and showering with the Rajasthani elephants.
Beginning at the iconic City Palace in Jaipur, our tour is ethical, sensitive, and elephant-friendly.
Meet & Greet
The first thing you’ll do is to introduce yourself and make friends with the elephants. They do that by catching your smell first before they are comfortable around you. Once you have made them comfortable, you can start to look them in the eyes and stroke and pat them.
Don’t worry, your guide will walk you through the entire process.
Feeding the Elephants
That’s how you gain their trust. Your guide will educate you about the feeding habits of elephants, and all you need to know before you feed the animals.
Painting on Elephants
Traditional plant-based paint is used to paint on elephants in Rajasthan. Adorning the elephant is considered a form of showing love and care for your animal.
Note: It is an optional activity. You can opt-out if you do not want to do it.
Walk with the Elephants in the Village
We are against riding elephants. We think the right way is to walk with them. During this part of the tour, you will walk through the countryside. This activity is also meant to evoke awareness about the elephants.
Elephants love to shower and scrub. They do not mind if you play with them. They often play along throwing water back at you through their trunks.
Home-Cooked Vegetarian Meal
The final highlight of the tour is a home-cooked and organic meal prepared by the family that runs the sanctuary. They are known for their hospitality and warmth.