· Introduction with Elephant
Before the beginning of the elephant ride in Jaipur, the tourists are made to have a friendly meet with the elephant, so that the animal can catch the smell of the humans. At the same instant, the tourists have to stroke on the trunk of the elephant so as to make him comfortable. There is a different language which is understood by the elephants. The tourists are even given certain keywords through which they can interact with the elephant.
When you take the safari you get the golden opportunity of feeding the elephants, their favourite food i.e. bananas and sugar cane. Because of the big appetite, the elephants can eat even for hours. At night the elephant takes giant chapatis prepared from wheat. The tourists can feed them to the elephant.
· Painting the Elephant
This is one of the most enticing things about being part of the safari. The tourists get a chance of painting the skin of the elephant using water colors. The underlying exciting fact here is that when you paint the elephant, they keep on moving. The rhythmic movements that are created add to the charm of this activity.
The elephants are usually given a wash in the morning by their riders. They also take a wash during the day, that time the tourists are also allowed to help with the washing of the elephant.
The elephants usually sleep by 23.00 hrs. in night. It is completely at the will of the tourists to stay till that time and catch a glimpse of the sleeping elephant or leave the place once the safari comes to an end.