Elephant Joy in Jaipur, India is a fantastic way for you to get hands on experience and make a real difference to the lives of our elephants. Experience the most exciting, innovative, working elephant village in India, dedicated to conserving elephants. You can learn about their basic habits of food, life and traditional decoration.
People from Elephant Joy is engaged with elephant by birth not by profession. Our family have been riding and taking care of elephants since 6 generations but nowadays we have very different world where everyone have busy life. So we have created this activities for people who want to be a Mahout(Rider) of a beautiful and gentle animal.
A word from Owner
We are a little upset to put this on our website but it came to our notice that many people at Elephant Village and other places are using our name and charging our guests. Some Drivers and Tour guides are taking people to different places where they pretend to be Elephant Joy and drivers and guides are getting commissions.
So please double check with prices and the places you are visiting be sure you meet me at farm.
thanks for reading this. Jamil : Founder Elephant Joy
Introduction & Elephant Language
Everything begins with introduction! At the very instant you meet an elephant you have to let him/her catch your smell, that is how they know you. After that you need to comfort the elephant by stroking on trunk and talking at the same time. The contact here we are talking about is more spiritual than physical let the elephant feel your positive energy.
The most astonishing thing here is that to communicate with elephants there is a certain language that they understand very well.We teach you some basics of this language so that you can communicate to elephants yourself.
FOOD!! To tell you elephants love this part especially when the see bananas.The next Favorite in the list is Sugarcane. Elephants can eat continuously for hours!! yes they have a big appetite. At our farm we'll give you information on what and how we feed them what all special herbs we give them to beat the heat.
Well painting will be one of the most intriguing part of your visit. We call them as "MOVING CANVAS", as when you paint them you will experience the same. The color we use here are water/herbal colors easy to put easy to wash away, keeping the skin of elephant safe.
The day of elephants begins with a shower by their respective Rider[Mahawat or Mahout].Later when you will paint them you can give them a bath and get more close to them. you will be very surprise that they love to get a bath.
Take A walk with Elephants
Every elephant needs to walk at least 8 kilometers as they have very poor digestion system so it's always better for them to take walk instead of riding them. Taking an elephant for a walk is a lot different then riding them. Elephants may feel better and better connected with a person if you take them for a walk.
Note: Washing in winter season (November to March) is not possible as Elephants can get cold very Fast
WHAT OUR GUEST THINK
Elephants were nice and save!
They live in very good and full of nice treating environment ! It was great time for us, elephants were so cute!!! The person who was in charge of it - very comunicative and open for guests! it was pleasure!
JUSTYA & DOROTA & SEBASTIAN & FINIAN FROM POLAND
Rohini the elephant! How can a huge and heavy creature be so kind and gentle... This is due to the amazing and dedicated staff, such good care and compassion towards the elephants and of course with whom ever come across elephant joy!! They were over the top! Perfect and unexpected day ;)
SORAIYA FROM IRAN
A ne pas louper! Une après-midi de partage avec les éléphants, l'occasion ne se présente pas deux fois dans une vie. Quel moment magique de les nourrir, de les caresser, de monter sur eux le temps d'une balade. N'hésitez pas, c'est un de mes meilleurs souvenirs de vacances. Merci pour votre accueil et ce moment inoubliable.
Things To Do
A Day With An Elephant
One day with an Elephant is a unique and heart melting experience, that we have put together with love. It’s a activity with elephants which is quite special and we are sure you would not have experienced like this before. You will experience a warm interaction with elephants stroking and talking to them while looking in the eyes.
We have these activities at our farm in elephant village that you would experience.
Please feel free to write us your concern or questions, We are always happy to assist you :)