Volunteering with Elephants

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The project is located in the Amber region of Jaipur district of Rajasthan state. The Project has around 50 female Elephants & 02 male Elephants. The Elephants have their owners who brought them from different places to use them in riding the tourists in nearby Amber Fort (A World heritage site). The Elephants are taking care by their mahouts (The employees of owners). The mahouts are living with their families on the project site. The project site is famous by the name of ‘Elephant Village’ & the land, building to keep Elephants & the shelter to mahout’s families has been given by the Government of Rajasthan. The mahouts use to get up early in the morning at 04 AM to get the Elephants bath & they paint their body with beautiful folk paintings illustrating the lifestyles of the Maharajas of Jaipur. Then they take them to Amber fort for ride. After the completion of the ride the Elephants again come to the village & eat for the day & stay in their shelters.

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