Elephant Ride. . . . . Check!

Near the top of the  list of  desired adventures in India for the students was to ride an elephant.  Jaijpur is  the place to do it..   You can stand in line  for hours at the Amber Fort and have the dramatice ride into the fort.  We chose to visit the fort longer and go to the Elephant Village later in the day. There were all sorts of packages, feed the elephant, paint on the elephant, bathe the elephant for additional money  but our kids only wanted a ride on an elephant.  David and I did this last trip and once was enough, honestly.  Pretty uncomfortable lumbering along. Plus there was some uncomfortable drama with our elephant last time when she couldn’t see her mama in front of her. Loud, head back, trunk up trumping and turning to see mom.. Pretty scary from our position.  Anyway, I was going to ride  this time  if there was a single student who didn’t have a person to ride with , but it wasn’t necessary, and I was fine with the memory of the 2013 trip !  And of course, I had a chance to  meet  an elephant back in Abdavad!

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Here are the students riding a Hati!

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Jesse and August. . .

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Pelin and Sarah

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Cassie and Sara

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Joyful Matt and Jhowan!

This Is Incredible India !

 

Any of you ridden an elephant?

Images from various students. . . . thanks!

 

About annetbell

I am a retired elementary teacher, well seasoned world traveler,new blogger, grandmother, and a new enthusiastic discoverer of the wonderfully complex country of India. Anne
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5 Responses to Elephant Ride. . . . . Check!

  1. wingedprisms says:

    I actually rode one with my oldest son (little then) at the San Diego Zoo. 😀 Love elephants.

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  2. reocochran says:

    My favorite part is the photo of you touching the elephant’s trunk. I enjoyed all the details to this post, too. I am always learning things from your travels, although I don’t always stop to tell you so. My Mom sent me an article awhile back about a place that is a shelter for harmed elephants. I could not imagine wishing to harm these gentle looking giants.

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    • annetbell says:

      Thanks so much for taking the time to comment. I am glad you enjoy my blog. That is why bloggers blog. . . . .writing needs to have readers! In India, it is against the law to kill any animal, so I am not surprised that there is an retirement home for old elephants. Some temples have cows for people to feel hay to as part of their worship. We are getting ready to travel south, and I will try to take some pictures there. Have a wonderful Wednesday !

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