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Asiatic Elephant: SOUTH INDIA / SRILANKA / Nepal

The Indian elephant is a sub-species of the Asian elephant which includes the Indian elephant, the Sumatran elephant, the Sri-Lanka elephant and the Borneo elephant. The Indian elephant is the most widely distributed of the four Asian elephant sub-species.

The Indian elephant is found throughout south-east Asia including Bangladesh, Bhutan, Cambodia, China, Laos, Peninsular Malaysia, Burma, Nepal, Pakistan, Thailand and Vietnam, and although spread out, the wild Indian elephant population is thought to be around just 20,000 individuals.

Indian elephants have been domesticated for hundreds of years for foresting and often battle. There are many places across south-east Asia where Indian elephants are kept for tourists to ride, and are often treated fairly badly. All Asian elephants are well known for their immense strength and friendliness towards humans.

  • Scientific Name: Elephas Maximus Indicus
  • Type: Mammal
  • Diet: Herbivore
  • Size (H):2m - 3m (7ft - 10ft)
  • Weight: 3,000kg - 5,000kg (6,500lbs - 11,000lbs)
  • Life Span: 55 - 70 years
  • Lifestyle: Herd
  • Conservation Status: Endangered

Up & Close

Jungle Trails of South India

Number of days : 13 Nights / 14 Days
Destination covered : Bangalore - Nagarhole-Bandipur - Kabini -Madhumalai - Munnar- Eravikukam -Periyar- Kumarkom Bird Sanctuary- Alappuzha - Kochi

Trip Highlights

  • Bandipur National Park
  • Elephants of Nagarahole
  • Mudumalai, the Wildlife Corridor
  • Kerala's tea city - Munnar
  • Niligiri Tahrs of Eravikulam
  • Periyar National Park
  • Boat ride in Periyar
  • Periyar Elephant Safari
  • Kumarakom Bird Sanctuary
  • Houseboat cruise to Alappuzha

The Sri Lankan Elephant Adventure 9 Nights / 10 Days
Destination : Colombo – Habarana - Wasgamuwa – Kandy – Embilipitiya- Yala National Park-- Negombo

Trip Highlights

  • Polonnaruwa- medieval capital of Sri Lanka
  • Elephants of Minneriya National Park
  • Explore Wasgomuwa National Park
  • Visit to Pinnawela Elephant Orphanage
  • Visit to the Buddhist Temple of Tooth
  • Game Drives in Uda Walawe National Park
  • Wilderness of Yala National Park

In Search of the Wild Creatures in Nepal 12 Nights – 13 Days
Destination: Kathmandu – Chitwan National Park – Bardia National Park– Suklaphanta Wild life Reserve – Kathmandu

Trip Highlights

  • Jungle activities in Chitwan.
  • Visit Elephant Breeding Centre in Chitwan.
  • Experience the Dugout Canoe Ride in Rapti River
  • Help out with bathing Elephants!
  • Rafting down the Karnali River
  • Elephant ride
  • Jeep Safari, Fishing