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Volunteer for Elephants at an Eco-Farm in Jaipur, India - 14 Days

Have you always wanted to volunteer for elephants and make a difference?

To volunteer for elephants is a most joyful way to travel!  As well, you can enjoy the opportunity of having a guided tour of incredible sights and culture in India. You will see 3 amazing cities in India including Delhi, Jaipur as well as visiting the exquisite Taj Mahal in Agra.

What makes this tour special is the opportunity to volunteer at an elephant sanctuary and experience some of the best sightseeing in India. Rahul, your expert guide, has teamed up with TaoWander and created this wonderful experience driven tour.

Animal Volunteer Work

While working alongside these incredible animals you will be helping to make a positive impact on their lives.  There is a great deal of satisfaction working at an eco-farm.  Creativity, patience, a good spirit, proactivity and motivation are very important aspects of animal volunteer work. Some of the volunteer activities include: feeding the elephants, helping to take care of them, painting and bathing them and also receiving the guests at the EcoFarm.  You will help with managing social media, gardening, marketing, and anything to help the organization improve.

For those looking to be in touch with nature, volunteering at an elephant sanctuary provides that as well as a touch of healing.  There is something very healing about spending time with these beautiful creatures.  Just ask me or read my blog on 15 Days of Mysticism and Wildlife Eco Adventures in India!

You will be provided with a branded t-shirt, brochures and some documents to study and learn. This opportunity of a lifetime to learn about these amazing animals, is worth every dollar spent!

Accommodations will be in mixed rooms and you will have very clean bathroom facilities. You will be provided some of the very best home cooked vegetarian meals ever!  As a volunteer for elephants, you will have the option of one of our drivers for anything you need from the city and off course all our support and help during their stay here.

You can send your inquiry via the form below.

Price is $999/one person or $1600/2 people.
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Day 1
Welcome to India!

Meet and Greet on arrival at Delhi International airport and get transfer to your hotel – by On-Tour Executive/Driver. Do check-into the hotel. Stay overnight at the hotel in Delhi.

Day 2
Delhi Full Day of Sightseeing

After breakfast from the hotel, you will proceed to enjoy the full day sightseeing of Delhi city, you will visit some notable attraction of Old Delhi / New Delhi:

Red Fort : The massive Red Fort stands rather forlornly, a sandstone carcass of its former self. In ages past, when Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan paraded out of the fort atop an elephant into the streets of Old Delhi, he and the fort that he built were a grandiose display of pomp and power. Since Independence, many landmark political speeches have taken place at the fort and every year on Independence Day (15 August) it hosts the prime minister’s address to the nation. In 2007, the Red Fort was added to UNESCO’s World Heritage Site list.

Rickshaw Ride in Chadni Chowk : Emperor’s beloved daughter Jahanara designed a major street called Chandni Chowk, known as the ‘Moonlit Square of India’, in front of Red Fort, with a canal running down the center and pools at major intersections reflecting the moonlight. Get transported 400 years back and glide through the narrow lanes of Old Delhi in Clycle Rickshaw. Witness the architectural marvels, the multicolored facades, beautifully decorated shops, ethnically dressed men and women and savor the delicacies from the potpourri of eateries that line these historical alleys.

Humayun’s Tomb : Is the tomb of the Mughal Emperor Humayun, after his death on 20 January 1556, Humayun’s body was first buried in his palace in Purana Quila at Delhi. The tomb was commissioned by Humayun’s son Akbar in 1569-70, and designed by Mirak Mirza Ghiyas, a Persian architect chosen by Bega Begum. It was the first garden-tomb on the Indian subcontinent.

Qutub Minar : At 120 meters, is the tallest brick minaret in the world. Qutb Minar, along with the ancient and medieval monuments surrounding it, which is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The minar was built on the ruins of the Lal Kot, the Red Citadel in the city. It and the complex around it used the ruins of 27 Hindu and Jain temples purposefully destroyed in the Islamic incursions.

Lotus Temple : Notable for its flowerlike shape, it serves as the Mother Temple of the Indian subcontinent and has become a prominent attraction in the city. Temple has won numerous architectural awards and been featured in hundreds of newspaper and magazine articles. Since its inauguration to public worship in December 1986, as of late 2001, attracted more than 70 million visitors, making it one of the most visited buildings in the world.

By the evening you will do check-into the hotel. Stay over night in Delhi.

Day 3
Delhi to Agra Drive Via Mathura & Vrindawan Temple Visit (4 hours)

After breakfast, you will do check-out from the hotel and then, further drive towards Agra ‘The Taj-Mahal city’ via visit of Mathura & Vrindawan en-rotue.

In Mathura, you will visit the famous temple of Lord Krishna and then explore the spirituality of Vrindawan.

On Arrival, do check-into the hotel in Agra and stay overnight at the hotel.

Day 4
Full Day Agra Sightseeing

Before breakfast, you will enjoy the visit of the Taj Mahal to enjoy it’s beauty at the time of sunrise. And then you will get back to the hotel to have breakfast and relax.

Taj Mahal Visit : The magical allure of the Taj Mahal draws tourists to Agra like moths to a wondrous flame. And despite the hype, it’s every bit as good as you’ve heard.

The Taj Mahal Persian for Crown of Palaces is an ivory-white marble mausoleum on the south bank of the Yamuna, was commissioned by Shah Jahan in 1631, to be built in the memory of his wife Mumtaz Mahal, a Persian princess who died giving birth to their 14th child.

Afternoon you will visit to proceed the Agra Fort.

Agra Fort Visit : With the Taj Mahal overshadowing it, one can easily forget that Agra has one of the finest Mughal forts in India. Construction of the massive red-sandstone fort, on the bank of the Yamuna River, was begun by Emperor Akbar in 1565. Agra Fort is the former imperial residence of the Mughal Dynasty.

It is also a UNESCO World Heritage site and is about 2.5 km northwest of its more famous sister monument, the Taj Mahal. The fort can be more accurately described as a walled city.

Later by the evening at 19:00 hours, you will do check-into the hotel. Evening will be free at leisure.

Stay over night in Agra.

Day 5
Agra to Jaipur Drive Via Fatehpur Sikri and Abhaneri Step Wells (5 hours)

Post breakfast, you will drive towards Jaipur via visit of Fatehpur Sikri and Abhaneri step wells en-rotue.

Fatehpur Sikri: Abandoned city of Fatehpur Sikri which used to be the capital of the Mughal empire during the reign of emperor Akbar, but he has to leave the city due to the scarcity of water in the area. Akbar then decided to shift his capital from Agra to a new location 23 miles (37 km).

At Fatehpur Sikri you will see the old fort and the Buland Darwaza which used to serve as a grand entrance to the city during the Mughal rule.

Abhaneri step wells was originally named Abha Nagri, which means “city of brightness,” but due to mispronunciation, the name was changed. The city is now in ruins, but it attracts tourists from across the globe. It is located opposite Harshat Mata Temple and was constructed in AD 800. Chand Baori consists of 3,500 narrow steps over 13 stories. It extends approximately 30 m (100 ft) into the ground making it one of the deepest and largest step wells in India.

Further drive towards Jaipur. En-route you will lunch.

On arrival in Jaipur at 15:30 hours, will be escorted towards at our Elephant Farm to enjoy the Elephant activities.

Elefantastic Farm, India’s leading elephant farm. You will arrive here at 4pm and be met with a welcome drink and the founder of Elefantastic, who will explain your schedule for the next 3 – 4 hours. You will then have your first introduction with the elephants! Each guest is taught the basics of elephant language as spoken by their care-takers (mahout), which helps you to communicate with the elephants during your visit. You will then feed the elephants and learn about their eating habits and favourite foods. After feeding you get the chance to paint the elephant using traditional natural colours. You are then given the opportunity to give the elephant water to drink, through a clean hose pipe. Next it is bath time! Due to safety legislation guidelines, our guests cannot enter the lake with the elephants for this activity so we will scrub and wash them in the garden of our farm instead. During this time you are welcome to sit on the elephants back while it ‘showers’ you from its trunk! And to end our time with these beautiful creatures you will be taken on a bare back ride. Transporting you back to a long lost time. By the evening do check-into the hotel. Stay over night in Jaipur.

Day 6
Day 6 - 12 Volunteering for Elephants! Yay!!!!

This of course will be probably the most fun part of your journey as you get to meet and greet with some beautiful elephants. Be sure to learn a few Sanskrit and Hindi words as that is the language they know :-) I learned something from watching "Water For Elephants".

Water For Elephants MovieWater For Elephants Movie

 

Some of your activities will include:

Distribution of Food to the Elephants

Maintenance of the Enclosures and Facilities

Scrubbing and Bathing the Elephants

Gardening & Grounds Maintenance

Marketing/Social Media

Other duties

Day 7
Jaipur to Bhangarh Day Trip (Haunted Place)

After breakfast, you will drive towards Bhangarh fort. Located at the border of the Sariska Tiger Reserve in the Alwar district of Rajasthan, Bhangarh Fort is a 17th century fort, infamous all over India for being the “Most haunted place in India“. Because of the numerous ghostly experiences and happenings in the fort premises, villages have sprung up far away from the fort, due to the fear of what lies within. Even the Archaeological Survey of India or the ASI has forbidden the locals and tourists from entering the fort at night. This completely ruined, haunted fort of Bhangarh does have a very eerie, negative aura to it. Several legends have attested to the paranormal happenings inside the fort.

After visit of the haunted place, you will drive back to the Jaipur. On arrival in Jaipur, you will be dropped at your hotel for an overnight stay.

Day 8
Jaipur to Delhi Airport Departure For Your Onward Journey (5 hours)

After breakfast, do check-out from the hotel and then drive towards Delhi. On arrival in Delhi after 05 hours road journey, you will be get transferred to the airport as per your flight schedule. The driver will drop you at the Delhi International Airport to board your flight for your onward journey. The tour concludes with the sweet memories.

The Trip Cost Includes

  • Stay in Twin occupancy room at all places
  • Daily Breakfast at all the hotels
  • Elephant activity at Elefantastic in Jaipur.
  • Air conditioned Toyota Innova (MUV) Car for all the sightseeing & ground transfers during the trip
  • An English Speaking driver during the tour, who can understand your needs and requirement.
  • Mineral water bottle during the tour (Unlimited).
  • Daily updated English newspaper in the Car during the trip.
  • An English speaking guide in each city.
  • Rickshaw ride in Delhi vibrant streets of Chandni chock Market.
  • Assistance on arrival and departure point at all the places.

The Trip Cost Excludes

  • Airfare
  • Travel Insurance
  • Personal expenses such as tips, laundry, telephone bills, beverages.
  • Entrance fee to the monument or camera charges (Still or movie)
Price From USD$1,099 USD$999/person
999
Total $ 999 USD

Trip Facts

  • Year Round: Check for Availability
  • Elephant language, connecting, communicating & Indian culture
plant based diet
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