Kasturi posted on 4th February

Bathe, Paint & Feed Jumbos In Jaipur At These Elephant Camps

We were super surprised to learn that Jaipur, apart from it’s cultural and historical heritage, the exciting shops, and of course, JLF also plays host to another one of our favourite activities—Elephant Camps.

If that isn’t making you want to pack your bags right away, then hopefully this list will change your mind.

Eleday

One of the most natural parks, where elephants are just being their usual kindly selves, Eleday provides an introduction to these big, friendly giants with a painting sesh, decoration, feeding of bananas, washing them in a pool, and even cooking for them.

This is one of the most cost-effective ways of beings an elephant-owner for a day. You can also choose a bareback ride or safari. Apart from elephants, the place also offers balloon rides, cooking classes and bicycle tours.

Read more reviews here. 

Timings: 7am – 10pm

Elefun

Set in a working elephant village in Amer, Elefun promotes elephant well-being. You’ll get to learn about their basic habits of food, life, and traditional decoration. Your day will also consist of learning their language, feeding, watering and bathing them and forming your own special bond.

You’ll also get to make gigantic rotis for them! And as they say, an elephant never forgets.

Read more reviews here.

Price: INR 2,000 onwards

Timings: 11am – 10pm

National Parks & Wildlife Sanctuaries

Dera Amer

Situated behind the hills of the famous Amer Fort, Dera Amer is located at the foothills of the Aravali Range and is surrounded by the wilderness of a reserved forest. It offers fun recreational activities, including Elephant Polo {pre-booking advised}, and provisions for all meals. Camel safaris, jeep safaris and living with elephants are the order of the day here. They also have tent accommodation.

Price: Booking enquiries here

Timings: 11am – 10pm

Elefantasy

Like the others, this offers feeding and washing, but they also have a bunch of safaris to choose from. You’ll also get some really yum Rajasthani food post your ele-xperience. Their programmes are flexible and the elephants are well-treated. Truth be told, we’ve heard that it’s quite expensive, and Indians prefer picking other farms over this, but the area is cleaner and bigger than the others.

Read more reviews here. 

Timings: 11am – 10pm

Tourist Attractions

#LBBTip

Elephant bathing is usually not included in packages from mid-November to mid-February since the elephants can fall sick from too much contact with water. Make sure you plan accordingly.