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Tourists will have to pay entry fee for visiting Elephant Village in Jaipur

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Elephant Safari has been one of the most preferred activities among the tourists visiting Jaipur. For that reason, Hathi Gaon, the Elephant Village gained popularity in the recent past.

Though, the development of the village is still underway. Only 25 percent of the work related to the Elephant Village project has been completed. So as to fund the remaining development, Rajasthan Forest Department has announced entry fee for tourists visiting Elephant Village in Jaipur. The fee will be charged in the name of maintenance and development of the village. A domestic tourists will have to pay Rs 50 for an entry ticket, while an international tourist will be charged Rs 300.

The new rates have come into effect from Tuesday, August 08, 2017. The administration of Elephant Village was handed over to forest department from the Rajasthan tourism department. On the first day, after the entry fee was announced, around 55 foreign tourists and 53 domestic tourists visited Elephant village and paid for the entry.

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Hathi gaon ( Elephant village ) is a small village that was set up by the government in 2010 to give proper shelter and water facilities to all the families and their elephants that served tourists in and around Amer Fort during the day. Along with all the homes and shelters for the elephants there are big man-made ponds in the village designed specifically for elephants to relax and bathe in it after a long hard day’s work. People can visit the place and enjoy the sight of many elephants playing and bathing in open which is a rare sight in this part of India. It’s a photographers paradise indeed.

A perfect get away from Jaipur, Hathi Gaon is a splendid abode of Elephants for the families with children who can spend good time in the cool breeze and greenery all around with elephants entertaining themselves and their visitors.

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Elephant Festival 2013

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An incredibly entertaining and enthralling festival is held annually during Holi, which is scheduled for March26, 2013 at Rambagh Polo Ground in Jaipur (Rajasthan) where elephants are the centre of attraction. In olden days, huge male elephants were used exclusively for the Maharajas, especially in royal processions. During this festival, Jaipur comes alive with elephants, dancers, musicians and and draws visitors from all over the world.

The elephants stride majestically parading their decorated trunks and tusks. The festival begins with a procession of elephants, camels, and horses, lovingly painted and tastefully attired with glittering ornaments and embroidered velvets, followed by lively folk dancers at their entertaining best. The elephants greet the visitors, offer garlands to the guests and walk past the ramp before a jury of experts and tourists to select the best among them for the ‘Best decorated Elephant’ Shield. Elephant races and elephant polo matches are special features. Dressed in saffron and red turbans, the teams try to score goals with long sticks and a plastic football. The most hilarious highlight of the festival is a tug of war between elephants and men.

Then there is the unique ‘Gaj Shringar’ exhibition displaying everything connected with the elephant-ornaments, textiles (Jhoo), howdahs and carriages, paintings, medicines and food.

The tourists have an opportunity to mount the elephants and play Holi. Participants dance with great vigor-the excitement rising to a crescendo.

Elefantastic !! The real adventure with Elephants in Rajasthan

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Looking for a real elephant – adventure in Rajasthan? Apart from the best tours, rides and safaris in Jaipur, Rajasthan, the amazing place called “Elefantastic” also offers you an opportunity to really experience and witness the lifestyle of an elephant.

Elefantastic is an initiative begun in 2012 to understand and promote the well being of the few surviving giants of the planet. They promote Eco-tourist values and look out for the ones who would want to put their hand forward for the trunk.

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In their elephant programme you can get closer to these magnificent creatures and become their friends….. Wash the elephants, feed and water them. Have a painting-class and learn about elephant-decorations. Learn about elephant medicines and treatments. Ride them to the lake for a swim and a scrub. Watch the elephants fall asleep at night and wake up with them in the early morning hours.

Elefantastic is one such entertaining tourist programme in Rajasthan that would give you a completely different and adventurous experience with elephants, way beyond just riding.

If you wish to visit us and want to enjoy time with the elephants please contact Elefantastic directly through their email or over the phone.

Email: info@elefantastic.in, rahul.elefantastic@gmail.com Ph: +91 8094253150 Address: 90 Chandra Mahal Colony, Delhi Road, Amber- Jaipur India

Elephant Festival Jaipur- March07, 2012

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A festival held annually during Holi, scheduled for March07, 2012 at Rambagh Polo Ground in Jaipur (Rajasthan) where elephants are the centre of attraction. In olden days, huge male elephants were used exclusively for the Maharajas, especially in royal processions. During the festival, Jaipur comes alive with elephants, dancers, musicians and and draws visitors from all over the world.

The elephants stride majestically parading their decorated trunks and tusks. The festival begins with a procession of elephants, camels, and horses, lovingly painted and tastefully attired with glittering ornaments and embroidered velvets, followed by lively folk dancers at their entertaining best. The elephants greet the visitors, offer garlands to the guests and walk past the ramp before a jury of experts and tourists to select the best among them for the ‘Best decorated Elephant’ Shield. Elephant races and elephant polo matches are special features. Dressed in saffron and red turbans, the teams try to score goals with long sticks and a plastic football. The most hilarious highlight of the festival is a tug of war between elephants and men.

Then there is the unique ‘Gaj Shringar’ exhibition displaying everything connected with the elephant-ornaments, textiles (Jhoo), howdahs and carriages, paintings, medicines and food.

The tourists have an opportunity to mount the elephants and play Holi. Participants dance with great vigor-the excitement rising to a crescendo.

Keen on Adventure? Jaipur is your Inspiration!

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If climbing the rocks and flying high in the sky is all you dream every time. Riding on a horse in a battle field  or climbing a mountain on an elephant safari is all you see, then the time has come to feel some thrill and experience some adventure and excitement. Plan your vacations with a different Jaipur this time!

Jaipur is a wonderful destination for many adventures and sports for the adventure lovers. Hop on and get ready to begin the adventurous Journey in Jaipur. Here it goes……

 Rock Climbing

Rock climbing is a sport in which participants climb up or across natural rock formations or man-made rock walls. The goal is to reach the summit of a formation or the endpoint of a pre-defined route.  As Jaipur is surrounded by lush Aravalli Hills, its an amazing destination for rock climbing.

Mountaineering in Jaipur

If you are real adventure lover, unclimbed rock hills invite you for sort of mountaineering.  You can gain lot of excitement during Jaipur adventure tour while climbing on lush green Aravalli hills or rocky one.  If you are lucky, you may find some wildlife i.e. Indian fox, jackal, and panther in shallow but lush green Aravalli hills surrounding Jaipur.

Para Sailing

Parasailing is a recreational activity where a person is towed behind a vehicle while attached to a specially designed parachute, known as a parasail. The vehicle then drives off, carrying the par ascender into the air. The par ascender has little or no control over the parachute.  Thrill seekers can enjoy Para Sailing in the desert area of Jaipur.

Horse Riding

Royal Rajasthan and Rajputs are famous for the stories of battle fields and hunting.  Horses were essentially used for both the purposes. Although no battle fields and no hunting areas remain, but you can enjoy exciting horse riding during your Jaipur tour and feel like a warrior.

Camel Ride

Camel riding is full of enjoyment and excitement.  You can have the pleasure of Camel riding during Jaipur adventure tour.

Elephant Safari

In earlier times, Elephant was considered as royal safari and Maharajas (Kings) were used it for their city tour and inspections.  Now you can feel like a Maharaja and enjoy this majestic Elephant safari while you go on heritage trip of Jaipur, especially during your trip to Amber fort on top of a hill.  This adventure will give you everlasting memories.

This is not all, an adventure seeker will find plethora of several other activities in an around Jaipur like wild tiger sighting at Ranthambore, hot air balloon rides, night safari etc. All you need to do is pack your bags with essentials and head to Jaipur for the journey full of adventures.