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Address: 90 Chandra Mahal Colony, Delhi Road, Amer, Jaipur 302002, India
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+91 98285 35777
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12:30 pm - 5:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 12:30 pm - 5:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
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Elefantastic Elephant Farm is a unique and inspiring experience that is a...

Elefantastic Elephant Farm is a unique and inspiring experience that is a must do for anyone visiting India. Elefantastic Elephant Farm 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 Elephant Farm was only born on 21st February 2012, my family's involvement with our elephants backdate to over 4 generations ago. Before Elefantastic Elephant Farm 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 Elephant Farm, 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.

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We loved our day visiting this Center. They really care about the elephants and the guests. From washing and feeding the elephants to learning more about them!

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We loved our day visiting this Center. They really care about the elephants and the guests. From washing and feeding the elephants to learning more about them!

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We took an all day tour with Elefantastic. The highlights for me were Jantar Mantar (the observatory), Amber Fort (the weapons gallery was super cool! I couldn't stop thinking of Game of Thrones haha), and of course the elephants at the end. Our tour was 6000 rupees. It included a private car (which was well-stocked with water, juice, hard candies,... More 

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When planning our trip to India, we knew we wanted to visit Jaipur - one of my favorite tourist destinations in India. With our 2 boys (ages 10 and 7), we wanted to mix things up where I started looking for activities enjoyable for young children and families. Elefantastic received rave reviews and multiple Trip Advisor awards. In contacting Rahul... More 

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After researching, we built our Jaipur time around Elefantastic visit. It is possibly the most organized place in India. Sunny and Rahul showed us a bit behind the scenes of the 22 females and 2 male elephants there. Most have been born on the farm to Rahul's family - he is fifth generation of elephant trainers but several have been... More 

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This place is awesome, the time spent with the elephants is truly special, we all loved painting the elephants then taking them for a walk and finished up giving them a scrub with a hose. We were all very impressed with the handlers & how friendly they all were, if you are in this part of India you must go.

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This is one of the best things I did in India. I knew I wanted to see elephants but I am very concerned of animal attractions because I do not want to support any kind of tourism that comes from abuse and chaining up animals. I'm so glad I found Elefantastic, Rahul's first email to me confirmed I made the... More 

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We visited Elefantastic with some trepidation. We were a bit concerned about the conditions the elephants would be kept in and whether or not it would be like a circus. We need not have worried at all. It is clear that the elephants are very well looked after and are happy. We chose not to do the painting, but the... More 

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Visited Jaipur twice during Feb 2017 and on both occassions spent an amazing afternoon at Elefantastic. After being picked up by car from our accommodation we were taken to see the owner Rahul's Mother who is a lovely lady and treated us to some great Indian food. From there we were taken to spend time with the Elephants, it is... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We had a perfect day with Sampa. We could feed, paint and wash her and also had a long ride. We enjoyed also the lunch and the pic up service worked wery well. A memorable day to our son and us. We can highly recomend daytrip to Elefantastic.

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Before my trip when I was searching for things to do in Jaipur and came across Elefantastic, I could not believe such a place existed. I am typically extremely wary of animal tourism, but the reviews were so good I became curious. I had to see it for myself and with it being a short drive from Amer Fort, there... More 

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Sutton Coldfield, United Kingdom

Is this ethical?

I found this website on Trip advisor and was astonished to see.....elephant painting and elephant bare back rides? What are the policies on animal welfare? How are they cared for?

Many tourists are animal lovers who don't realize that elephant rides and other wildlife attractions can cause harm to the animals

Travel companies around the world profit from some of the cruellest types of wildlife tourist attractions on earth.

Whether it is riding elephants, taking selfies with tigers, or performing dolphin shows, these activities can cause lifelong suffering for wild animals.

Last year Oxford University’s Wildlife Conservation Research Unit (WildCRU) analysed 24 different types of wildlife attractions across the world. They rated them based on welfare and conservation criteria - this information was combined with recent research to identify 10 of the world’s cruellest types of attractions.....number one being elephant rides.

Riding elephants

In order to make elephants submit to elephant rides and other human interactions, they are taken from their mothers when babies and forced through a horrific training process known as ‘the crush’. It involves physical restraints, inflicting severe pain and withholding food and water. By the time tourist come to ride an elephant, it may look at peace, but this is because it’s spirit has been broken. The bullhook used permanently reminds the animal of human dominance.

The cruelty does not end after the crush. When not performing or used for rides most elephants are kept on chains, unable to socially interact with one another. This is hugely damaging to their physical and psychological wellbeing.

Up to 550,000 wild animals are currently enduring lifetimes of suffering at tourist entertainment venues globally.

Please do not promote animals in tours or as attractions but let's embrace them in their natural habitats.

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