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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 128 attractions in Jaipur
Certificate of Excellence 2013
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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Dublin, Ireland
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25 reviews 25 reviews
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18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014 NEW

This has being one of the highlights of our trip, getting to spend an entire afternoon interacting with an elephant, feeding it, painting it, riding it,swimming with it and washing it!!! Getting to have a home cooked Indian meal in his house was also an added bonus!the staff are all so friendly and really cared about the welfare of the... More

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Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014 NEW

My 11 year old daughter would say that this was the highlight of her trip to India. She learned first hand about the care and feeding of these massive creatures and even enjoyed a swim in the lake with her favorite.

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW

This was the best day of our holiday. From beginning to end we really enjoyed it. We were a family of four, including two children aged 3 and 5. We were collected from our hotel and taken to see the beautiful and happy and very well looked after elephants. Rahul is a very good host. From beginning to end we... More

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Perpignan, France
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2014 NEW

One of the highlights on our two week trip to India!! We visited Elefantastic in Jaipur with our two daughters aged 8 and 10 and spent a whole afternoon with Shaku, a 24 year old female elephant. We were picked up from the Amber Fort and taken to Elefantastic where we given a welcome drink and invited to spend an... More

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Adealide
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014 NEW via mobile

We visited Elefantastic as a last minute arrangement. We had limited time so Rahul gave us an abbreviated program. We had expected to just drop in and see an elephant, but Rahul's hospitality was outstanding. He spoke to us for an extended period of time, answered questions and arranged for us to feed, ride and paint an elephant. The village... More

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Phnom Penh, Cambodia
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2014

This was by far the best thing I did in Jaipur. I no longer felt like a tourist, away from all the temples, and autos. The conditions the elephants were kept in looked excellent, and the service provided the staff matched this - the food at lunch was great too. The auto driver turned up to pick me up on... More

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Zurich, Switzerland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2014

A very well run experience. Up close and personal with an elephant. They are wonderful creatures. I took the optional safari trip in the evening, which probably wasn't worth the extra cost. You might consider combining your visit to Elefantastic with the Amber Fort and Palace since they are reasonably close to each other. Ask Elefantastic if their driver could... More

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2014

This is well run, informative and you can get up close and personal with the elephants. Plus you get really good time with the elephants. Just fantastic!

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hyderabad
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2014

I have been in Jaipur few times, and did the ride on the elephant back inside the Amber fort (like every tourist)......nothing great at all........; BUT....at ELEPHANTASTIC Rahul is really doing a great job, he loves what he does with elephant and carry that love all around the animals and animals lovers! you will feed, touch, observed and even more... More

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New York, New York, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2014 via mobile

Much has already been said about this so I won't go into the awesomeness that is the elephants besides saying our lovely elephant Masagali was so much fun to spend the day with. But what I want to highlight is the great service from Rahul. He organized a car to pick us up from the train even though we weren't... More

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