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Elefantastic

90, Chandra Mahal Colony, Delhi Rd, Amber, Jaipur 302028, India
+91 98 28 535777
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Ranked #1 of 142 Activities in Jaipur
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Zoos
Owner description: Experience the Heart of Giving for the Heart of Living at The Elefantastic. Elefantastic is a unique and inspiring experience that is a must do for... more » Owner description: Experience the Heart of Giving for the Heart of Living at The Elefantastic. Elefantastic is a unique and inspiring experience that is a must do for anyone visiting India. Elefantastic is owned and managed by a former Elephant Rider ( Mahut), farm focusing on health-care and breeding management for friendly, beautiful and special elephants to produce healthy elephants to live on Earth. Although Elefantastic was only born on 21st February 2012, my family's involvement with our elephants backdate to over 4 generations ago. Before Elefantastic materialised, I was an elephant rider at amber palace for 9 years, providing riding tours for the many tourists that visited amber palace. Although I enjoyed being an elephant rider at amber palace & met many tourists, I couldn't help wanting something more meaningful, not for me, but for my elephants. Many of the tourists I met were interested in the day to day life of elephants and what I do with them, rather than just wanting an ordinary ride. As I pondered on the possible opportunities, I realized that I wanted to show people a more in depth insight into the lives of my elephants. There are vast misconceptions across India that animals - especially elephants - are very badly mistreated. I decided that I want to prove to people that this is not always the case and take a step forward in eradicating these misconceptions.This decision inspired me to start Elefantastic, which gives an insight into the daily lives of our elephants. You will see that all of our elephants are well fed, with spacious rooms, attentive vet check ups every week to make sure they're all at the peak of their health, with loving and caring riders. « less
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014 NEW via mobile

At 4500/- per head one might find it a bit pricey, but for an animal and nature lover like me it was absolutely worth it. We spent a good 4 hours with Rahul and his team and we were well looked after. We interacted, fed, rode and bathed the elephants and then were served the most delicious home cooked indian... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014 NEW via mobile

As an animal lover this is one of the things that I enjoyed without feeling guilty. The elephants were very gentle and fun to be with. RAHUL and his team have put up a great thing which treats these gentle giants very well.I loved the part where we ride the elephants and gave them a bath. Quite exciting.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

We skipped Elephant ride at Amber to meet Elephants at Elefantastic and we are glad we did That. Simply wonderful and amazing experience !! Initially all of us were little scared and were keeping a distance of 3-4 ft but after an hour or so we all were hugging and kissing the elephants. It was hard to keep my daughter... More

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Chicago, Illinois, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

Elefantastic provided a full afternoon's worth of learning and fun. Feeding, riding, painting and washing these gentle giants was a learning experience. It was also enjoyable to have a home-cooked meal in the home of the host/manager, Rahul. Rahul and his team think of every detail.

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Maidstone, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

We (two adults & 12 & 8 year old daughters) thoroughly enjoyed the afternoon. I was a bit sceptical about the experience initially, but enjoyed it. My daughters absolutely loved it and didnt want to leave even after they had finished. They spent time feeding the elephants - we had Shaku & Shampa.The elephant ride was good but the highlight... More

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Ann Arbor, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

I came with a group of college students volunteering abroad in India. We heard about Elefantastic through Tripadvisor in Jaipur after looking into some options for riding elephants and wanting to choose an experience where the animals are treated well. We are absolutely blown away with the overall experience with the elephants and the hospitality of the Elefantastic team. We... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

Our experience was great. Rahul and his staff were marvelous and make You feel welcome, they provide food/beverage to their visitors and they encourage everybody to make as much questions as you like.. It is fantastic to interact with this animals and realize how well taken care of are them and how they are a part or there keepers family.... More

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New Delhi, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

We had a wonderful experience at Elefantastic. Our 10 year old absolutely loved the experience & although I was worried about him, the experience suited my 19 months old too!( so families with young children do not hesitate !) Highlights of our experience were: feeding and showering our lovely elephant! I would definitely recommend this experience while in Jaipur !... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

Elefantastic was certainly the most memorable experience in our whole India trip! You get the chance to truly live with the elephants. We learned how to communicate with Shaku, we fed her, went for a ride, painted her and washed her. It is so funny to see how these huge but supersweet animals interact with people and behave. Rahul is... More

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Princeton, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

Elefantastic provides an absolutely amazing, intimate experience with elephants unlike any other. The entire experience is serene and enjoyable. Rahul and his staff make you feel very welcome, provide drinks/food to keep you satisfied, and encourage you to ask as many questions as you'd like. Easily one of my favorite days in India.

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