Elephants are mighty but beautiful giants.
During your travel to India, we aspire to bring you closer to them in a meaningful way so that these become your best memories from India. We donot support using elephants for rides or any activity performed under stress. We have identified Dera Amer and Wildlife SOS to meet our positive intentions.
Dear Amer is a wilderness in the outskirts of Jaipur. The proprietors have rescued 2 elephants who once used to ferry tourists at Amber Fort. Now, they live in open environs and well cared for. You can spend time to see them with close proximity, learn about them and their habits, and see them bathing. We combine the elephant visit with a leisurely lunch.
Wildlife SOS is closer to Agra. It is one of those places where you can interact with elephants in a friendly, ethical and meaningful way. This NGO is considered as India’s first Elephant Conservation and Care Centre. Its primary objective is to rehabilitate severely abused and exploited captive elephants. These elephants here spend their days happily, with frequent baths, a nutritious diet, and good veterinary care.
During your travel, your Indian guide will definitely tell you a mythological story about Lord Ganesha, son of Lord Shiva. Ganesha with an elephant head is believed to remove all obstacles and bring in good luck. Donot forget to carry back Ganesha idol for your home.