Elefantastic 5 Sanctuary

Sanctuary

We have been recognised as #3 thing to do in India by Tripadvisor and proudly the only night stay experience in India!

Padharo sa…welcome! If you’re here, then we can safely assume that like us, you love elephants too!

We invite you to see first-hand the unique Eco-friendly living conditions we have organised for our beloved elephants and the work we are doing to give them a better life. Watch our story on BBC.

Anchored by the conviction that an Elephant Sanctuary provides a critical foundation for breaking the cycle of elephant tourism in Jaipur, Elefantastic works for domesticated elephants of Jaipur with low-income, marginalised caretaker families to run a sanctuary, to provide welfare services and to raise awareness for Asian elephants.

Let’s uncover the sanctuary experience

If you love elephants, then interacting with them for activities such as showering, painting, feeding, touring and playing is going to be a thrilling yet humbling experience.

Day time experience

Because human friends are too mainstream

 

Fun packed activities that give you a chance to meet and feed the elephants. You can enjoy the elefantastic bathing activity as it is the most favourite time of the day of our beloved elephants. Check out the listed activities for more details. Don’t forget to download the activity brochure for further reference!

Night stay with elephants new!

All aboout you, campsite and an Elefantastic company!

 

Enjoy the thrill of a camp night with our majestic friends exclusively with Elefantastic. If a day spend does not feel enough, this experience is certainly for you! Enjoy a night stay with the elephants at the sanctuary. Dine, take a stroll or star gaze with your ele buddy and drift away into sweet dreams knowing your buddy will be there to wish you good morning the next day!

Day time experience

If you love elephants, then interacting with them for activities such as showering, painting, feeding, touring and playing is going to be a thrilling yet humbling experience.

Activities

Be up-close & personal with elephants – 3 hours experience

Meeting & Introduction

The first contact is always important! When meeting an Asian elephant for the first time, you have to let them catch your smell. Make them feel comfortable by stroking and talking to them while looking into their eyes.

Feeding the elephant

You might have heard of the saying, ‘a way to anyone’s heart is through the stomach’. Well, elephants are no exception. Feeding is the easiest way to gain their trust. You will get a chance to feed them while learning their feeding habits and what they enjoy eating the most.

Painting on elephants

Learn about the completely natural paint used to paint the thick elephant skin. Learn how to create a traditional painting on the elephant’s face. If you’re not great at drawing, don’t worry! We can paint the outlines on their face if you like, and you fill in the gaps with the colors of your choice. As for painting them, we use organic stone colors that are safe and do no harm. But this is an optional activity, so if you are uncomfortable, you can choose to skip this.

Walking with the elephants in the village

Instead of elephant rides, we promote an alternative experience at Elefantastic, where guests get to walk with our elephants in our town. This initiative will hopefully set the precedence to raise awareness towards elephant welfare.

Elephant washing & shower

In the late afternoon, we wash and scrub our elephants. As per the Forest Department of India guidelines, we cannot let you in the Lake with elephants for safety purposes. So instead, you wash and scrub them at the sanctuary. During the shower, guests can sit on the elephant’s back while the elephant sprays water from her trunk on them.

Home-cooked vegetarian meal

A delicious home-cooked vegetarian meal awaits you at my home. You don’t need to worry about hygiene and cleanliness; my mother cooks it herself and takes the utmost care when preparing food. This experience will also give you a chance to see a slice of real Indian hospitality.

Night stay with elephants new!

The newest addition to our boutique of experiences, Elefantastic presents a first ever, night stay with elephants! Enjoy camping with the our permanent residents.

Activities

All about you, campsite and an Elefantastic company!

Luxury dine-in experience

Included in the camping experience is a unique opportunity to dine with the elephants under the stars. Swapping a banana or two will surely seal the deal. Sharing is caring, after all…

Walking and Star gazing

A post dinner stroll with your ele friend beckons. Gaze at the bejewelled sky, relishing the cool breeze. A perfect end to a Elefantastic evening!

Overnight stay in tent

A tent stay at the sanctuary, with your elephant friend sleeping outside. The world’s largest land mammal will keep a watch. Let’s just hope your snoring isn’t too loud!

Elefantastic x BBC

Watch our founder Rahul Choudhary conversing with Michael and the BBC team about the Elefantastic journey, human-elephant interaction

I am ready for Elefantastic !

People travel to faraway places to watch, feel, taste and live in fascination, the kind of life they haven’t explored yet. In early 2015, our founder – Rahul Sharma made it his personal mission to provide an enjoyable travel experience.

Now that you’re here, we are excited to host you. Let’s help you plan your very own Elefantastic adventure! Magic awaits…

I am ready for Elefantastic !

People travel to faraway places to watch, feel, taste and live in fascination, the kind of life they haven’t explored yet. In early 2015, our founder – Rahul Sharma made it his personal mission to provide an enjoyable travel experience.

Now that you’re here, we are excited to host you. Let’s help you plan your very own Elefantastic adventure! Magic awaits…

Elefantastic gallery

Enough said! Check out the photos of guests enjoying their Elefantastic experience. All the content below is sourced from real guests. The only thing missing here is YOU…
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