Embark on an elephant safari and venture to places where no men have dared to tread. The mighty animal is the best and probably the only bet that will take you to the densest and remotest areas of the wild. It can go to places where jeeps cannot. Interestingly, these majestic beasts have royal lineage. They were used by kings in ancient times and were heavily decorated for royal use. Though the modern day elephants are not as glamorous one cannot help but feel like royalty as you sit on the howdah or the large seat. They move slow but only to let its rider get the best of the place even to the minute detail. It is a surprise watching the gigantic animal obediently follow the orders of its much smaller mahout.
General Information On Elephant Safari: There are certain things one should keep in mind before going on an elephant safari. If the route is in the tropical climate zone or desertic, weather conditions can vary greatly. So it is wise to carry plenty of water, sunscreen and sunglasses and first aid kit. Wear clothes like cotton that will allow your skin to breathe, and a hat and modest clothes. A lot of effort goes into making the elephant safari so it can quite pretty expensive. It is best done in a group.
Popular Elephant Safari Destinations In India: The forest of Uttar Pradesh and Kerala and the jungles of Assam are famous for its wildlife sanctuaries that are explored with the help of these massive beasts. Exploring the verdant forest of the Periyar Widlife Sanctuary is quite an interesting experience. The forest is flooded with hordes of wild animals like wild pig, sambar and guar along with an assortment of birds. The Corbett National Park, in UP is the first national park of India spread along the banks of Ramganga River at the foothills of the Himalayas. It is a well-protected natural habitat teeming with both wildlife and birdlife perfect for an elephant safari. At the far northeastern edge of India, explore the thriving wildlife in Kaziranga and Manas National Park on an elephant safari and watch out especially for the one-horned rhino. The other popular routes for elephant safari are Delhi - Pangot – Corbett, Hardwar - Kotdwar - Kalagarh - Ramnagar - Kaladhungi - Haldwani (Uttaranchal), Amber Fort, Jaipur (Rajasthan), Harmara Lake (Rajasthan), Bangalore - Mysore - Nagarhole - Bangalore - Kochi (Cochin).