Get up-close & personal with the Elephants
Introduction: First contact is always important! When meeting an elephant for the first time you have to let them catch your smell. Make them feel comfortable by stroking and talking to them while looking into their eyes. Let the elephant feel your energy and spirit.
Elephant language: You might be surprised to know that there is a certain language to communicate with the elephants. To be able to understand them you have to learn the basics of this language.
Feeding: You might have heard of the saying “love goes through the stomach”? Well, elephants are no exception. Feeding is the easiest way to gain their trust. You will get a chance to feed them while learning their feeding habits, and what they enjoy eating the most.
Painting: Learn about the completely natural paint that is used to paint the thick elephant skin. Learn how to create a traditional painting on the elephants face. If you’re not great at drawing don’t worry, we can paint the outlines on their face if you like and then you fill in the gaps with the colors of your choice.
Wash & Scrub: One of favorite activities is taking elephants down to the lake to wash and scrub them! Elephants love to keep clean and our guests love to help. However, the weather will be too cold in winter and it could actually make elephants sick to bath in the cold water. Instead we’d like to offer our guests a chance to ride elephants without a saddle. Most elephant rides incorporate a large saddle, which offers some added comfort, which many guests prefer, but for an even closer experience with elephants we’ll teach you how to ride without the saddle (and without getting too sore).
A Walk: After the Introduction, Feeding and Painting there is nothing more pleasant than a sunset jungle safari. You will take a relaxing one hour ride through the amazing jungle.
About the Jungle: Please read this section carefully, and do not expect to see a lot of wildlife like the African jungles. We are in Rajasthan, which is a very dry state of India, you may see some animals and you may not, unfortunately we can’t make any promises as these are wild animals. The Jungle Safari passes by the Tiger Rescue Center, where sometimes the tigers are outside, sometimes not however you can almost always hear them in the background of your safari ride.
During the safari you will have a great opportunity to get closer not only to nature but also some of the animals we have in the local area. Of course there are many birds living here, some of the species you might be lucky enough to spot are the Golden Oriole, the Asian Paradise Flycatcher and the Black Shouldered Kite. Among many other birds the most fabulous is by far the Peacock, which thrives in this area. Not once have we experienced a tour without seeing Peacocks. Jackals and Antelopes are usual visitors on our tours, and occasionally the Hyena and the Wolf have also been known to show themselves off to our guests. If you are lucky you might even get to see a Leopard, all this while moving smoothly on the top of your elephant.