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Address: 90 Chandra Mahal Colony, Delhi Road, Amer, Jaipur 302002, India
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+91 80942 53150
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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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The trip advisor reviews do not lie! We had an absolutely superb time at Mr Rahul's elephant farm. We got to water, feed, paint, bathe and ride our amazing elephant Menna. Mr... read more

Reviewed 12 September 2016
Ben N
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Reviewed 12 September 2016 via mobile

The trip advisor reviews do not lie! We had an absolutely superb time at Mr Rahul's elephant farm. We got to water, feed, paint, bathe and ride our amazing elephant Menna. Mr Rahul was always around to ask any questions and the refreshments were limitless. The elephants are well cared for and I would recommend this experience to anyone! Thank... More 

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Reviewed 12 September 2016

This place made me feel so good about others in this world that love and care foe animals. It was clean and the animals where well cared for and it showed. It was a great way to spend a afternoon.....a yummy lunch was also included.

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New York City, New York
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Reviewed 11 September 2016 via mobile

We had a really great afternoon with "our" elephant at Elefantastic. Just to get up close and personal with this wonderful animal was amazing. Feeding, painting, washing and riding the elephant was a great experience. We are ex-pats living in India so we know that the quality of the website, responsiveness and customer service offered by Elefantastic are above the... More 

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Bengaluru, India
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Reviewed 11 September 2016 via mobile

We used Elefantastic for city tours in Jaipur and Agra. I can't say enough good things about Rahul (owner) since he was extremely responsive and genuinely concerned after we indicated our disappointment with our guide in Jaipur. He quickly gave us a new guide for the remaining sights in Jaipur and that helped make up for our earlier frustrations. The... More 

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Bristol
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Reviewed 10 September 2016 via mobile

If you are looking for something different to do in Jaipur area this is well worth it! Free hotel pick up and drop off provided and was about 30 mins to countryside where elephants are. We contacted Rahul via email on the day and he replied straight away. The elephants are clearly well cared for Rahul and his team are... More 

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Reviewed 9 September 2016 via mobile

Could not have had a better experience from the driver that picked us up the meal served in their home to the staff that helped us get comfortable with these amazing animals. The lady of the house was so gracious and made us feel completely welcomed and at ease her cooking was delicious as well. The elephants were well cared... More 

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Reviewed 7 September 2016 via mobile

It was our very first travel to India. I reviewed many different tours, but they were either too expensive or would not customize my trip. I read excellent reviews on "Elefantastic"and when I contacted them was amazed at their prompt reply and willingness to go out of their way to set up my trip. Rahul was very professional from the... More 

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Reviewed 6 September 2016

We have visited Jaipur before, but spending a better part of our afternoon at Elefantastic was the best experience we have had so far. Rahul and his team were super attentive, and so genuine with the animals. It was a real joy playing, bathing, feeding and riding the elephant. Our toddler could not get enough and the elephants just seemed... More 

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Reviewed 6 September 2016

Although I was a little intimidated initially by the elephants, Rahul and his team are very skilled at making you feel comfortable and in good hands at the farm. I had been sick the night before and during the ride I started to feel a little faint (I had not eaten that day and it was very warm). Rahul and... More 

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Reviewed 4 September 2016

I have just spent two weeks travelling around North India with my family. The ages of our group ranged from 6 to 70. We booked a one day tour with Rahul's team and from the moment the tour guide Abdul met us bright and early - he was brimming full of facts. The Monkey temple was amazing. We then had... 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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