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Timings changed for Elephant Safari in Amer

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Timings changed for Elephant Safari in Amer

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The Rajasthan forest department has asked the archaeology department to change the timing of elephant safari at elephant village and Amer Fort, amid complaints that the elephants were being used for taking tourists on a tour throughout the day. The new timing will be from 8 am to 12 pm. There will be no elephant safari thereafter.

The officials said that currently the elephants are being used for safaris throughout the day at Amber Fort as well as the Elephant Village.

“The animals have no time for rest, so they become aggressive. We have seen some instances of tourists getting hurt during elephant safaris. These incidents are few and far between, but they are definitely avoidable,” said a forest department officer.

He added that the elephant safari will not be allowed between 12 pm and 3 pm at Amber Fort and Elephant Village.

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When tourists and tour agencies can’t get an elephant safari at Amer Palace, they go to the Elephant Village and pay mahouts for a safari on the village premises.

“This practice should be discouraged. We have written to the archaeology department to check in on this practice on Amer Fort premises as it exhausts the elephants. We will make sure that the new timing is enforced strictly at Elephant Village,” said the officer.

Amer Night Tourism and Elephant Safari to remain closed from 9th -19th October 2018

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Navratri Sthapna marks the beginning of festivities in almost all the states of India. While some travel buffs see this season as the season to travel to different parts of the world. If you are traveling to Rajasthan’s capital city Jaipur in the upcoming week and have elephant ride and night visit to Amer, then you need to skip that from the list as on the occasion of Navratri, the elephant rides and night tourism will remain closed from 9 to 19 October at Amer Fort. These facilities will remain closed owing to the security of tourists and arrangements of Shardiya Navratra Mela at the Shilamata Mandir located at Jaleb Chowk in Amer Fort.

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Moreover, from 10 to 18 October, the booking facility for the entry to the Amber Fort has been facilitated at Singh pole and Tripolia Gate. The exit for the tourists is from Tripoliya Gate now.

Early Mornings For An Elephant Ride At Amber Fort

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Early Mornings For An Elephant Ride At Amber Fort

Located 11kms away from the hubbub city of Jaipur on the Aravalli hilltop lies the UNESCO World Heritage Site, one of Hill Forts of Rajasthan – Amber Fort. As regal as can be, Jaipur’s magnificent Amber Fort rightly personifies the state’s rich culture.

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But there is something enchanting and delighting when you are in Jaipur and to be more precise – at Amber Fort. Elephants – beautifully painted and richly ornamented are the most adored creatures in Rajasthan. These elephants are used in providing rides to the tourists to make there journey pleasant and amusing. These rides tend to transform you into a regal era of Maharajas when they used to commute with pride on these adorned elephant backs.

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With the increased influx of tourists in Jaipur, the timings of elephant ride at Amer Fort will now be open a little early, between 7.00 am to 11.30 am in the mornings.

So now you can take an elephant ride up the cobbled path on the fort and truly feel like you deserve all the royal treatment that is being bestowed upon you.

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.