Imagine climbing on onto the back of a mighty elephant as you make your way through breathtaking sights. If you’re visiting India, that dream can become a reality and an experience of a lifetime.
Elephants Create the Experience of a Lifetime
Elephants aren’t just a part of zoos and national parks, anymore. Now you can enjoy your vacation with elephants in more ways than you can imagine.
Elephant Safaris In India
One of the most popular ways to get up close and personal with these magnificent beasts is to take a safari through forest-filled destinations like Kerala, Assam, Madhya Pradesh, Uttar Pradesh, and others. In fact, they’re offered through almost all the national parks and sanctuaries in India.
It’s best to watch big jungle mammals from close quarters, and if you’re on a lion or rhino safari, staying on top of the elephant keeps you safer than if you were traveling by foot or low to the ground.
Some things to keep in mind:
- Some safaris will not be available throughout the year. They’re usually closed during monsoon season, and for good reason, so be sure to inquire about the availability of the service.
- Because a safari can last more than two hours, it’s important to carry water with you and stay hydrated.
- With that said, don’t over-pack and bring more than necessary. Your bag should be compact and easily fastened to the back of the animal.
- Never try to feed the elephant and always treat it with respect. Trying to get on its back on your own, or kicking/hitting the animal can have dangerous consequences.
Elephant Camps In India
If you want to get really up close and personal with these magnificent beasts, elephant camps are the best way to go. The elephants in the camp are trained to play with both children and adults, meaning you can help bathe them, feed them, play with them, learn about them, and go on a safari in the camp.
Some of the top camps are Sakrebailu, Punnathur Kotta, Theppakadu, and Dubare.
If you’re at an elephant camp, keep in mind:
- You should never feed any outside food or snacks to elephant — only what the caretaker provides you.
- Do not irritate the animal or hurt it in any way, always show it the utmost respect.
- Do not approach the elephants without a caretaker and their approval.
- If you want to bathe the elephants, it’s best to reach the camp as early as possible.
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