Missing going on elephants in Jaipur and experiencing the visit to fort? Here is a good news. The Rajasthan government has allowed elephant rides inside the Amer Fort of Jaipur. The decision was made keeping the mahouts in mind, whose livelihoods are dependent on elephant tourism.
Due to pandemic, the elephant rides were shut.
For now, the elephant rides at Amber Fort for tourists will be between 8 AM and 11 AM. Also, with strict protocols.
A Department of Archaeology and Museum order, on November 23 reads,
“It would be mandatory for mahouts and tourists to wear face masks. Also, thermal screening is a must before the ride. Before and after, the tourists and mahouts have to sanitise their hands.”
The mahouts in the said regions have made a decision to self-imposed roster on a daily basis as tourist footfall is quite low in these times. As per TOI report, Mahout Ballu Khan mentions that there are 100 elephants which they will divide into 50-50 batches. On the first day, a batch of 50 elephants will go, and the next lot of 50 will go the next day.
Also, many new stories are there talking about the poor conditions and the plight of mahouts and elephants.
Elephant safari is one of the main attractions at the Amer Fort in Jaipur. These rides are a great experience and are one of the best ways to explore the fort.
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