The Elephant Ride at Amber Fort, Jaipur

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Seeing visitors on elephant back up to the Amber Fort was a sight to see. Its a bit of a touristy thing to travel up to the main gate and courtyard on the back of an elephant, but its part of the fun – and yes I’ve done it. The ride on elephant back was very thrilling with a great view of the lake and town beneath as you move your up the winding path to the fort uphill. Some may feel uncomfortable  due to animal rights issue, but I heard that their local government had strict guidance for all elephants here such as they only allowed a certain number of rides in one day. Overall, it was a pleasant experience, except for the harrassement by photographers who take your photo while going up on the elephant.

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