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Address: 90 Chandra Mahal Colony, Delhi Road, Amer 302028, India
Phone Number:
+91 98285 35777
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12:30 - 17:00
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Sun - Sat 12:30 - 17:00
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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Must Go! Amazing Experience!

Let me start by saying, we hugged an elephant! I wholeheartedly recommend visiting Elefantistic! It was truly an amazing experience. The elephants are treated well and like... read more

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Let me start by saying, we hugged an elephant! I wholeheartedly recommend visiting Elefantistic! It was truly an amazing experience. The elephants are treated well and like family members of the staff. We hadn't planned to visit and found that we had time on our final day in Jaipur. I called Elefantistic around 1pm and Rahul, the owner, told us... More 

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Elephantastic is, as in the last 3 syllables of its name, a fantastic experience. Truly. I never realized how emotional elephants are. I knew they were smart, but wow, I was blown away by feeling the love from "Mayna“, the 18-yer-old “teenager” that my husband and I were paired with. Spending an afternoon with an elephant was a longtime wish... More 

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We saw the reviews for this establishment as rated as #1 thing to do in Jaipur (it seems to now be linked to Amer - but is a quick drive either way). I figured why not - neither I nor my S/O are huge animal people, we have 1 dog and that's about our extent. However, in this experience we... More 

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This was a wonderful experience for us all. To be able to get close to these magnificent animals who have been saved from the circus was memorable for many reasons. The day starts with us being picked up from our hotel, taken to the elephant farm, them proceeding to stroke, feed, paint, wash, ride the elephants before being taken for... More 

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I love elephants and was happy to spend the afternoon with one. However, to my opinion, it wasn't worth the amount we were charged. You pet the elephant for some time, you feed it, you draw on it, go on a ride, wash it and then it's over. Meanwhile, the staff was playing cricket in the field nextdoor and came... More 

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We fell in love with our elephant, Hemma, we had a fantastic afternoon feeding, hugging, painting, washing and riding her. /if you didn't want to ride you could have walked beside her. The staff and mahouts only have the interests of the elephants at heart. It was a very well organised time. It was a refreshing change of activity. My... More 

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This place really looks after its elephants. Each one has been rescued from abuse, so by visiting this farm you actually help out a lot by providing the necessary funding to look after these magnificent animals. The encounter with the elephant was magical. I thought I would be afraid as I am already scared of a big horse, but the... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

If you want to feed, paint, wash, ride and hug an elephant then this is the place for you. We were picked up from the airport with a wonderful welcome, taken to our hotel ( the fab Umaid Bhawan) and then taken for a tasty lunch at owner Raoul's home before going to the Elephant farm. We spent about two... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

We spent a great afternoon with the elephants!:) I was curious about the way how the elephant ladies are treated and got to know the answers. We were offered a lot of fresh cold drinks (which was a good idea - due to the already hot weather in February) The painting and feeding of the elephant, the tasty food (for... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This was my second trip to the elephant farm; I had taken my other niece last year and was back with the younger one this year. It has only improved over the past 12 months. Rahul the owner was on site overseeing things. The farm had moved to a better locationwhich was immaculate, ( a word not often associated with... More 

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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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