Answered: The burning question of what is one top thing to do in Jaipur?
If there was one fantastic thing you wanted to do in India’s incredible state Rajasthan, It is - Elefantastic as listed under top 10 things to do in Jaipur by Trip Advisor's discerning travellers. Despite its baking heat, withering winds and near permanent drought, state of Rajasthan houses the most striking city painted in pink called – Jaipur. This city is full of life, It’s a hot spot for history lovers, shopaholics, photographer’s retreat and surprisingly home to some of the toughest creatures like Elephants on earth. Millions of people live here too.
Rajasthan – a state brimming with sand dunes, striking traditions and high temperatures that soar to over 50 degrees C. with very little rain each year. Undoubtedly it’s one of the most difficult places to live on the planet. Yet, somehow life has existed here for millennia. And not just typically tough desert characters. Beyond the dunes lies a tapestry of landscapes, the woodlands, scrubs, dry forest and even cities. These habitats provide homes for an incredible array of animals. Humans have flourished here since the Stone Age and so has these giant yet friendly animals. Locals with coulourful histories and ancient traditions share a spiritual connection with nature and elephants. Together they have made this most crowded dessert an oasis to thrive. Exploring India’s pink city will help you uncover its hidden secrets and the unique spiritual relationship between an animal and human that exists here.
Jaipur offers a contrasting canvas to celebrate the traditional and modern way of life. Amidst all these old and new rulebooks, lies the ancient alliance of an elephant and man. If you are looking for a truly unique, cool and exciting way to spend a day in Jaipur – Look only at Elefantastic.in Eelfantastic is arguably India's first elephant farm nestled in suburbs of Jaipur, makes it a must have elephant experience when visiting India. Here at Elefantastic, I was invited to spend a day in the life of Chanchal, a former artist elephant at a circus that cost her eye and was rescued later.
Colour Me Happy
Time for some colouring with Chanchal. Yes, I was skeptical as you might be at first but be rest assured, the colours used here are pure organic carefully prepared by the mahouts. Be prepared to witness some of the most emotional moments in your life here at the elephant farm n jaipur. Elefantastic makes it possible to bring out the inner child in you so play along.
One of the most interesting revelation here was the female elephants are obedient and more acceptable of humans than the male elephants. So the owners take immense care of keeping the human interaction limited to the loving females in the herd. Come to think of it – isn’t it true for all the species including humans?:)
No one is spared from elephants shower at Elefantastic, so if water is not your thing, you are sure to miss out on this once in a lifetime shower! Statistically an elephant can siphon up to 9 litres of water in one go which is 3 times more than what a human drink in a day. Therefore, you will be soaked not once but as long as your elephant is having a jolly good time with you. Make sure you carry a pair of extra clothes as they provide pretty good facility to change after you are literally drenched.
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