Elephant Care & Mahouts Community Development, Jaipur, India

Company : Aii Group
Location : Jaipur, Rajasthan
Duration: 1 week to 6 weeks
Approx Costs: 250 to 1000 $ Dollars (US)

Volunteer for the Elephants in need in India. Help underpaid mahouts in their daily duties and learn about this mightly gentle beast; elephants. Also teach the kids and families of mahouts (elephant riders and caretakers)

The project is located in the Amber region of Jaipur district of Rajasthan state. The Project has around 50 female Elephants & 02 male Elephants. The Elephants have their owners who brought them from different places to use them in riding the tourists in nearby Amber Fort (A World heritage site).

The Elephants are taking care by their mahouts (The employees of owners). The mahouts are living with their families on the project site. The project site is famous by the name of ‘Elephant Village’ & the land, building to keep Elephants & the shelter to mahout’s families has been given by the Government of Rajasthan.

The mahouts use to get up early in the morning at 04 AM to get the Elephants bath & they paint their body with beautiful folk paintings illustrating the lifestyles of the Maharajas of Jaipur. Then they take them to Amber fort for ride. After the completion of the ride the Elephants again come to the village & eat for the day & stay in their shelters.

The bond between the Elephants and mahouts is really appreciable.

Start Dates

Any day, round the year

Costs / Benefits

The fee includes:
Airport pickup from Jaipur airport
Orientation about the country and project
Shared accommodation in volunteer's house
All time Indian authentic meals
Project visit
Emergency assistance
Drop at Jaipur airport at the end
Certificate of volunteering

Requirements

ACTIVITIES (MOST POSSIBLE)
• Visiting the Elephant village
• Accessing the needs of caring Elephants
• Interaction with the Mahouts & identifying their needs
• Meetings with children & motivate them to learn
• Cleaning the Elephants
• Assist the mahout while getting a bath to the Elephants
• Foot trimming of Elephants & Feeding the sugarcanes to them
• Cleaning their living areas
• Helping the mahouts while making folk designs on Elephants before going for a ride
• Teaching the mahouts children
• Many others to explore by you!!

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