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!
Here are the students riding a Hati!
Jesse and August. . .
Pelin and Sarah
Cassie and Sara
Joyful Matt and Jhowan!
This Is Incredible India !
Any of you ridden an elephant?
Images from various students. . . . thanks!