Amer Fort is located in Amer, around 11 kilometers from Jaipur, Rajasthan. It is the principal tourist attractions in the Jaipur area. The Fort was built by Raja Man Singh in 1592 is a perfect blend of Hindu and Muslim architecture.
An elephant ride to the top of this fort is one of the most popular activities in Jaipur. This is the chance to ride an elephant up to the Amer Fort like the royalty of Rajasthan once did. These wonderful animals are decorated with traditional painted patterns and effortlessly transport visitors up the steep slope to the fort.
In Amer fort about 100 elephants were used to ride to the historic fort. There is a limit to the total number of journeys each elephant can do in a day and this has been introduced to prevent over working the elephants, and possible animal cruelty.
The conditions and treatment of the elephants has significantly improved throughout the last years. Initially, the elephants would work throughout the day and carry four travelers in addition to driver. Today the elephants are restricted to five trips and carry just 2 travelers. Elephant ride is definitely not allowed downhill.
The Amer Fort elephant ride is a fantastic experience, but visitors must arrive early to ensure a ride and expect to suffer from touts and haggling. It is therefore suggested to visit the Amer Fort early in the day to ensure a ride and stay away from the queues.
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