ELEPHANT SAFARI

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Photo of ELEPHANT SAFARI by Dr Neeraj Garg
Day 1

Elephant safari is popuar in Kerala-God's own country. There are many places in Kerala where you can do it like Kottayam,Thekkeday and Kodanand. There are different costs  for the ride depending on the duration and type of package you choose. Packages may include only ride or with showering by the elephant and feeding the elephant. Rates varies from Rs1000-1500 for 20 mintutes ride. I did it in Thekkady (ride through the spice gardens). After the ride i noted that a small tied elephant was shedding tears in the elephant junction. So i got little sad and after coming back to hotel i searched on google. I found out that elephants are not domestic animals. They are culprit of a process called " Phajaan" (breaking the spirit) in which baby elephants are taken away from their mother and then brutally trained with chains tied to their legs till they get depressed.  Some says you shouldn't ride an elephant. Science says that their back bones (spines) are weak so you shouldn't sit on their backs ( sit near to their necks).

Sit near to neck from now on if you do elephant safari

Photo of Thekkady, Kerala, India by Dr Neeraj Garg
Photo of Thekkady, Kerala, India by Dr Neeraj Garg

This is how you sit on elephant

Photo of Thekkady, Kerala, India by Dr Neeraj Garg

Elephant baby

Photo of Thekkady, Kerala, India by Dr Neeraj Garg

Ride through gardens

Photo of Thekkady, Kerala, India by Dr Neeraj Garg
Photo of Thekkady, Kerala, India by Dr Neeraj Garg
Photo of Thekkady, Kerala, India by Dr Neeraj Garg
Photo of Thekkady, Kerala, India by Dr Neeraj Garg
Photo of Thekkady, Kerala, India by Dr Neeraj Garg
Photo of Thekkady, Kerala, India by Dr Neeraj Garg
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