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Address: Kishore Niwas | Tripolia Bazaar, Opposite Sargasul, Jaipur 302002, 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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Pure Elephant Magic!

We had the most amazing afternoon, feeding the elephants, painting them (with natural paint!) , giving them water and riding them. We had a tour of their facilities as well as... read more

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Phenom Penh
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

We had the most amazing afternoon, feeding the elephants, painting them (with natural paint!) , giving them water and riding them. We had a tour of their facilities as well as lunch. We were taken very good care of and left feeling like the Elephants were truly cared for which was very important to us.

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They were very hospitable and offered us water and soft drinks numerous times. One of the owners, Raul, spoke decent English and was eager to answer our questions. The drive and the tour guide didn't understand English and tried to be helpful, but often misunderstood the question being asked. Riding the elephant was cool. We also got to feed and... More 

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I am from Mumbai, and this makes me skeptical about the quality of the experience with Indian tourist attractions -- particularly those off the beaten path. This changed my view. We had 2 elephants for our group of 4 -- Rupa and Radha. Both were awesome. It was a humbling experience to be so close and speak to these gentle... More 

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I was introduced to Rahul by my driver. As i was the only one at the farm, he took real trouble to explain how the 20 elephants were cared fro na dhow much food each elephant was given. He had a teenager elephant 7yrs old, and one bull - rest were all female. Mainly females as they are less aggressive.... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Yes, the reviews are true - a visit to Elefantastic is truly an amazing experience. Rahul makes arrangements so easy: pickup from the Jaipur hotel, a delicious lunch outside the city, and a warm welcome to the farm. I visited Elefantastic by myself and I felt safe and and confident the whole time. I can't really explain how special it... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I had heard so many good reviews about Elefantastic before even arriving to India. I made sure to check out the reviews and to make sure the elephants were been cared for as I understand there is a lot of people who do not treat elephants right. A beautiful tranquil place, elephants are such majestic animals I will never forget... More 

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Jaipur, India
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Congratulations Rahul and all your staff for the rescue and wonderful rehabilitation of so many elephants, and almost as importantly for educating your visitors so well and encouraging every person to develop a real bond with one of your majestic creatures. All the positive comments by other trip advisers are really true. I visited Amer Fort this morning and was... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Elefantastic provided my parents and I with a wonderful and unforgettable afternoon. Getting close to the elephants and being able to hug and pet them was a unique experience. We also painted the elephants (using all natural paints) so by the end of the tour, we felt as if we had bonded with them. All the elephants seem very happy... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

A wonderful contrast to bustling busy India! We were collected from our hotel and taken to the quiet calm of the farm. Rahul made us very welcome and clearly explained how to approach the elephants. We had Nellie (not her real name). My husband very quickly fell in love with her! We fed her and had great fun painting her.... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Wow, what a day. Rahul from Elefantastic arranged a Jaipur in a day tour for us because we were on a tight time schedule. The guide was very informative and we were able to knock out the main sights in Jaipur in a day. We ended the day at Elefantastic were we were able feed, paint and wash Lakshmi, our... 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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