COVID-19- Elephant rides in Jaipur’s Amer Fort and Hathi Gaon continue after 9 months


The Rajasthan government has permitted elephant rides inside the renowned Amer Fort of Jaipur. This huge choice was made remembering the prosperity of mahouts, whose jobs are totally subject to elephant the travel industry.

The elephant rides were denied in light of the Coronavirus outbreak. The ban was actualized on March 18 and all the mahouts living close to Amer Fort and Hathi Gaon districts have been battling to get by from that point forward.

Starting at now, the elephant rides at Amber Fort for travelers will be coordinated between 8 AM and 11 AM just that too following strict protocols identified with the pandemic. A Department of Archeology and Museum request, dated November 23 reads, “It would be mandatory for mahouts and tourists to wear face masks. Also, thermal screening is a must before the ride. Before and after, the tourists and mahouts have to sanitise their hands.”

According to the updates, mahouts in the said areas have chosen to follow a willful program consistently as tourist footfall is very low during circumstances such as the present.

As referenced in a TOI report, Mahout Ballu Khan said that there are 100 elephants which they have chosen to split into down the middle batches. Right off the bat, a clump of 50 elephants will go, and the next lot of 50 will go the next day.

Various reports were distributed talking the poor conditions and the situation of mahouts and elephants in view of no business. The issue was brought to Rajasthan’s Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot’s notice.

Elephant safari is one of the prime attractions at the fabulous Amer Fort in Jaipur. These rides make for an intriguing encounter and are viewed as probably the most ideal approaches to explore the fort.

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