Animal lover? Looking for some fun, this summer? If yes, you MUST check this out. Just a few miles away from Jaipur, there are many quaint elephant camps where you can own an elephant for a day and you can literally play with them or bathe them or even paint them with quirky and cute motifs of your choice. No kidding! Here’s a list of 5 such camps which will make your vacations awesome.
Here, you get a chance to observe lifestyle and habits of elephants from close. Your day will comprise of learning their language, feeding, watering and bathing them, thereby forming a special binding with the jumbos. Where: Elefun-Enjoy with Elephants, Ward no.10, Handi Pura, Amer-Jaipur Price: INR 2,000 onwards Timings: 11am – 10pm Contact: +91 9509672632, +91 8890604098
This is a complete fun package, here you get to play with elephants but unlike other camps, at eleday you can also enjoy balloon rides, cooking classes, and bicycle tours. Because you are an elephant owner (unfortunately for a day only!), you get to decorate, feed, bathe, paint and ride them. Choose amongst bareback ride or a safari and move around in your ultra jumbo carriage. How classy & cool is that! Where: Eleday Near Elephant Village Mansoori Farm, Jaipur Price: INR 3,000 onwards Timings: 7am – 10pm Contact: +91 8955666771 Follow them on facebook or check out their website
This is the biggest, cleanest and most expensive amongst the lot. But frankly, their uber class services speaks it all. Your experience starts with a Rajasthani welcome followed by the fun activities with their well groomed and trained elephants and terminates with a scrumptious Rajasthani meal. They also offer a couple of fantastic safaris, cooking classes, pottery making. Where: Women’s Craft, Plot No. 77, Second floor, Opposite Jain Mandir, Amer Price: INR 3,500 onwards Timings: 11am – 10pm Contact: +91 9887488777, +91 9602521760 Check out their website here
Besides usual services of elephant safari, elephant ride, elephant polo, feeding, painting, and bathing, what’s special about this particular camp is their award winning elephants. One of their elephants has been winning the prestigious Elephant Competition organized in Jaipur since past 7 years. They also house some little baby elephants who attract eyeballs of the visitors with their cutesy showcase. Where: Hathi Walo Ki Gali, Phool Baag Colony, Near Gas Agency, Delhi Road Price: Write at email@example.com for details Contact: +91 8560040165, +91 7014728772 Check out their website or follow them on facebook
Set up amidst the Aravali Range and wild green forests, this elephant camp offers a wide range of activities like elephant Polo, jeep safari, camel safari, delectable meals and living in a modest tent house. You may even move around the goofy forests seeking peace in the wilds. Where: Village Khurad, Kukas, Tehsil – Amer, Jaipur Price: Booking inquiries here Timings: 11am – 10pm Contact: +91 9001512512 Check out their website here.
Watch this video of Glamping with Elephant at Dera Amer