Elephant abuse is on the rise and authorities are constantly trying to put an end to it. Circuses and tourist rides lead to added numbers of elephants being picked from the wild to undergo a lifetime of misery. The memorial reflects on the sacrifice of these gentle giants who lost their lives due to suffering and brutality at the hands of humans.
The memorial is around 34 km away from Taj Mahal. It was inaugurated by additional principal chief conservator of forests, UP K Praveen Rao, earlier this month. The building has five stone boulders with engraved names of some elephants, which had to face this cruelty. Most elephants often give in to physical ailments and psychological wounds sustained through the brutally painful training process in captivity.
Opening Hours: 10 am - 5 pm
Entry Fee: Rs 1,500
A reminder for responsible tourism: