Elephant Joy
12:30 PM - 6:00 PM
Monday
12:30 PM - 6:00 PM
Tuesday
12:30 PM - 6:00 PM
Wednesday
12:30 PM - 6:00 PM
Thursday
12:30 PM - 6:00 PM
Friday
12:30 PM - 6:00 PM
Saturday
12:30 PM - 6:00 PM
Sunday
12:00 PM - 6:00 PM
About
Elephant Joy in Jaipur, India is a fantastic way for you to get hands on experience and make a real difference to the lives of our elephants. Experience the most exciting, innovative, working elephant village in India, dedicated to conserving elephants. You can learn about their basic habits of food, life and traditional decoration. People from Elephant Joy are engaged with elephant by birth not by profession. Our family has been riding and taking care of elephants since 6 generations but nowadays we have very different world where everyone has busy life. So we have created these activities for people who want to be a Mahout (Rider) of a beautiful and gentle animal. You will be enjoying with the biggest but the most gentle animal in the world. By learning to take care of them, feeding, watering and bathing you will have a chance to create your own bond with them. Their individuality will teach you about how important it is to contribute to their survival.
Duration: More than 3 hours
Does not meet animal welfare guidelines
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  • Beatrice Valentino
    10 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    AMAZING EXPERIENCE WITH MUDASSIR
    We had the BEST time with Mudassir, we came here with the hope to see elephants but we had a whole day full of emotions instead! The elephants are incredibly friendly and you get to pet, feed, paint, ride and wash them! Definitely reccomend to come here, they treat animals like royalties!
    Visited August 2023
    Traveled with family
    Written August 19, 2023
  • DorMayron
    5 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Amezing experience
    WOW!! Are visit in elephant joy was an amazing experience with both of are children (5) and (2) years old. The elephant was so very gentle, kind and beautiful! We ride on the elephant, feed, pet and shower them. All the elephant was looking very healthy And happy. We also learn and got a lot of knowledge of the elephant way of life. We strongly recommend on this amazing elephant vilage. Thanks for unforgettable experience!🙏
    Visited August 2023
    Traveled with family
    Written August 25, 2023
  • Raffaele muriello
    4 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Best day of the vacation
    We booked this Elephant experience Just One hour before. They were so kind and gentle from the booking ( in which they gave all information and very clear). Once we arrived all the staff was accomodating and the Elephant were very relaxed. It was clear that they were Happy and treated in a proper way. We spent 2 hours petting and feeding and washing Elephants while the guide explained everything about the Animals. After we walked a Path with the Elephant nearby their Place. They Also gave US water bexcause It was so hot. The most important thing Is that you can pay with credit cards. Furthermore in the price tickets was included also pick up from the point we were and After the visit they took us to the hotel Simply the best experience of our entire vacation
    Visited August 2023
    Traveled with friends
    Written August 27, 2023
  • Aina s
    2 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Amazing experience
    I had an amazing experience with elephants and the best thing is that they treat them as their family members and they have been taking care of elephants since 5 generations. We met shanti the elephant she was really friendly and healthy. I would like to recommend this place to everyone.
    Visited August 2023
    Traveled with friends
    Written September 17, 2023
  • Julieta G
    9 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Great experience with elephants!
    Excellent experiencie! You get to pet, feed, ride and spend time with the elephants, they are intelligent and loveable animals. Great service from the staff, they give complimentary tea and food for the elephants. You will love it!
    Visited September 2023
    Traveled with family
    Written September 22, 2023
  • Yasmeen S
    2 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Great time!
    Loved our time with the elephants! Elephant Joy was very responsive leading up to our appt and our guide was extremely knowledgeable and answered all of our questions. We learned a lot about the elephants and had so much fun feeding and washing them!
    Visited October 2023
    Traveled with friends
    Written October 29, 2023
  • Culture31255789395
    4 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Memorable Experience
    Absolutely loved the experience! Definitely a once in a lifetime event and very memorable. I went as a solo female traveler and felt safe the entire time and Mudassir took extremely good care of me. Transportation was arranged and it was a very well priced. I especially loved the opportunity to paint the elephant Shanti for a wedding that same evening. Mudassir was very informative about the elephants and I learned a lot. They took good care of the elephants and I enjoyed being able to go for an elephant ride as well as feed the elephant. Overall, I highly recommend the experience!
    Visited November 2023
    Traveled solo
    Written November 27, 2023
  • Inspire21906711202
    1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Gentle Giants
    If you want to ride elephants, this is not the place for you. If you want to interact respectfully with these gentle giants, I cannot recommend this place highly enough. We did ride elephants. But I suggest you walk along with them instead, which is an option. We were tough a little about how to behave around them and what they like and don’t like, then we got a fair amount of time just to be with them and interact. My feeling was that they enjoyed this encounter almost as much as I did. The guides were friendly and spoke good English, and the atmosphere was friendly and relaxed.
    Visited December 2023
    Traveled with friends
    Written December 13, 2023
  • Tourist675496
    Tervuren, Belgium1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Amazing with family! Must try!
    Excellent experience with family and children or couples. Elephants are well treated and they seem happy. My family rode Rangoli Elephant and she was very sweet. We were able to touch, feed and colour on them.
    Visited January 2024
    Traveled with family
    Written January 4, 2024
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nate-alger
Nashville, TN17 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2021 • Couples
We had an amazing time with the elephant petting, feeding, and even painting with the elephant. It was great to be able to be up close and personal with a safely trained elephant.

Due to conservation, there are no tricks or riding on the elephant. The tour was great though and friendly guide who taught us all about it.
Written December 22, 2021
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Muqaddas
5 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2022 • Friends
Really great elephant farm in Jaipur. They are good elephant caretaker. Elephant are safe this farm. If you are a elephant lover you should have to visit this farm to explore elephant tour from inside. You can do here walking with elephant, wash them , paint them, and feed them, and spend your great time with them , really a good valuable farm in Jaipur ,
Written February 23, 2022
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ashok s
12 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2021 • Friends
Me and my friends first time close with elephant. They are very friendly. I did paint elephant it's that natural colour easy to wash. Feed them and take some beautiful pictures with elephants. I will never forget this experience in my life. Thank you so much joy
Written December 24, 2021
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Raffaele muriello
4 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023 • Friends
We booked this Elephant experience Just One hour before. They were so kind and gentle from the booking ( in which they gave all information and very clear). Once we arrived all the staff was accomodating and the Elephant were very relaxed. It was clear that they were Happy and treated in a proper way. We spent 2 hours petting and feeding and washing Elephants while the guide explained everything about the Animals. After we walked a Path with the Elephant nearby their Place. They Also gave US water bexcause It was so hot. The most important thing Is that you can pay with credit cards. Furthermore in the price tickets was included also pick up from the point we were and After the visit they took us to the hotel

Simply the best experience of our entire vacation
Written August 27, 2023
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Jana S
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2022 • Family
I went with my children aged 7 and 3. We got to meet the 38 year old female elephant Rangoli. We could touch and pet her. Then we went to ride on her back around the area. Afterwards we painted her, fed her and washed her. We could take the time we wanted. My 7 year old daughter was totally happy from the beginning. My 3 year old son was afraid in the beginning, but after he saw us riding around on the elephant, he also want to come and sit on his back. He was also extremely excited about paiting and washing her. The staff picked us up from the bus stop, but they can also arrange pick ups by tuktuk for example. They were very friendly and patient and explained everything to us. It was clear, that the elephant is treated very well.
You can contact the stuff and tell them, when you want to come. When we came, we were the only visitors.
When I was busy riding or holding my son, they took a lot of videos and pictures with my camera for me.
They were extremely friendly and very good to the children. My 3 year old son, that is normally quite shy, would let them help him feet or wash the elephant.
They provide you with water and tea.
Written August 6, 2022
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Hilary V
13 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2022 • Friends
What a magical experience! You can tell these elephants are truly loved and cared for. I have never been around elephants other than at a zoo and they become a new favorite animal of mine. They are so sweet and gentle. The owners love their elephants so much and you can genuinely tell when they speak to you about them. Their elephants are more than a pet, they are their family. I cannot recommend this place enough!
Written November 16, 2022
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Work2travel1997
Plymouth, MN22 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020
My friend and I really enjoyed our visit to this elephant sanctuary. We had a great time feeding, painting and walking Mothi. It was also interesting learning more about the elephants from Raza, who was clearly passionate about caring for them. I am glad we found a humane and ethical place to experience the elephants.
Written January 24, 2020
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Gyallai K
Brussels, Belgium6 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2023 • Friends
We had a great time here with a beautiful elephant: Shanti! It's truly an amazing experience, I could have never imagined you can get so close to a huge creatue without any worry. But she was so gentle, and looked really happy. We could feed her and then took a walk with her. In the meantime we learned a lot about elephants, Raza spoke perfect English so we had a nice chat. The caretaker Raju was also helping us in everything. The whole experience was well organized, with a pickup / drop-off from our hotel, we received delicous tea, and all info was shared beforehand. Very well recommended, you have to try!
Written March 14, 2023
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Ashley D
23 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2022 • Couples
Highly recommend Elephant Joy. Such an amazing and thorough experience. You can tell the elephants are well taken care of and very happy. An enjoyable time for all ages. Had a great time getting to know Shanti and her story about how they rescued her from the circus. Knowing these elephants are so well taken care of makes the experience worth every penny.
Written December 14, 2022
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Culture31255789395
4 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2023 • Solo
Absolutely loved the experience! Definitely a once in a lifetime event and very memorable. I went as a solo female traveler and felt safe the entire time and Mudassir took extremely good care of me. Transportation was arranged and it was a very well priced. I especially loved the opportunity to paint the elephant Shanti for a wedding that same evening. Mudassir was very informative about the elephants and I learned a lot. They took good care of the elephants and I enjoyed being able to go for an elephant ride as well as feed the elephant. Overall, I highly recommend the experience!
Written November 27, 2023
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