Comments on: An Elephant Encounter in Udaipur (India): Panorama of the Week http://uncorneredmarket.com/elephant-panorama-udaipur/ travel wide, live deep Tue, 22 Apr 2014 14:31:12 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.8.3 By: Daniel Nollhttp://uncorneredmarket.com/elephant-panorama-udaipur/#comment-564521 Mon, 07 Jan 2013 13:47:23 +0000 http://www.uncorneredmarket.com/?p=11458#comment-564521 @Gerd: I appreciate that perhaps proper treatment of elephants was the aim of the Indian elephant project in Jaipur, but when I read this account (of the apparently new center opened in 2010), my skepticism remains:
http://www.rebeccayale.com/2010/12/elephant-village-of-jaipur.html

This sounds a lot like elephant mistreatment to me.

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By: Gerdhttp://uncorneredmarket.com/elephant-panorama-udaipur/#comment-564299 Mon, 07 Jan 2013 10:33:43 +0000 http://www.uncorneredmarket.com/?p=11458#comment-564299 Hathi Goan was built just for that reason; new stables for the elephants, new homes for the mahouts. There is a vet on the site, and this way there is more control over the way the animals are treated, fed, housed… They also built this giant pool so the elephants can have a bath every day to cool down and generally enjoy them selves. It’s a government scheme that took some time to take of, but now more and more mahouts are leaving their homes to relocate here and enjoy the benefits offered there. It seems to work very well for both the elephants and their owners!

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By: Daniel Nollhttp://uncorneredmarket.com/elephant-panorama-udaipur/#comment-513446 Mon, 26 Nov 2012 16:55:13 +0000 http://www.uncorneredmarket.com/?p=11458#comment-513446 @Gerd: I’ve read really mixed reviews (some really terrible, quite honestly) of the elephant “villages” in Jaipur — particularly with respect to their awful treatment of the elephants. I’d be interested to see your response, particularly since you are in the business of selling tours in the area.

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By: Gerdhttp://uncorneredmarket.com/elephant-panorama-udaipur/#comment-513268 Mon, 26 Nov 2012 13:38:44 +0000 http://www.uncorneredmarket.com/?p=11458#comment-513268 I spent quite some time bathing (playing) with elephants in Hathi Goan, Elephant Village in Jaipur. Such a great way to end the day! It’s not a tourist trap (yet!) so you get great interactions with the mahouts, and the elephants of course!
Udaipur is an amazing city; been there several times and just love the atmosphere, can’t wait te get back!

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By: Daniel Nollhttp://uncorneredmarket.com/elephant-panorama-udaipur/#comment-458374 Sat, 11 Aug 2012 06:07:05 +0000 http://www.uncorneredmarket.com/?p=11458#comment-458374 @Shalu: Glad you enjoyed it. And glad you opened it to full screen…that’s the idea! Udaipur for us was a real gem.

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By: Shalu Sharmahttp://uncorneredmarket.com/elephant-panorama-udaipur/#comment-456960 Mon, 06 Aug 2012 18:34:57 +0000 http://www.uncorneredmarket.com/?p=11458#comment-456960 I love the panoramic view of the place. When I made it to the whole screen, it felt that I was there. Udaipur is like a typical Indian city with narrow lanes and bustling shops. Thanks for this amazing view. I really liked it.

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By: Audrey Scotthttp://uncorneredmarket.com/elephant-panorama-udaipur/#comment-456779 Mon, 06 Aug 2012 07:30:55 +0000 http://www.uncorneredmarket.com/?p=11458#comment-456779 @Sara: Glad you enjoyed the spherical panorama – the goal is to make you feel like you’re in the middle of it all. Not as good as actually being there, but a proxy until someone can travel there. And, congrats on your upcoming trip to India! It’s such a fascinating place, especially if you will be focusing on spiritual centers. Safe travels and enjoy!

@Meenakshi: What is incredible is seeing a full-sized elephant on the streets – they are such huge animals, but are also so gentle at the same time. Thanks for sharing information about the Kerala elephant festival – sounds like it would be a wonderful event.

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By: Meenakshihttp://uncorneredmarket.com/elephant-panorama-udaipur/#comment-455796 Fri, 03 Aug 2012 07:27:32 +0000 http://www.uncorneredmarket.com/?p=11458#comment-455796 Hi Daniel & Audrey

The magnificent elephants are found in many parts of India. Some have their secured homes in many of the renowned wildlife sanctuaries and some are spotted on busy streets like you spotted one in Udaipur.

@Katie : Kerala is the best destination if you want be around elephants all the time. Try visiting Thrissur (Kerala) in Mid April – Mid-May. That is the time for Kerala Elephant Festival. You will enjoy it for sure

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By: Sarahttp://uncorneredmarket.com/elephant-panorama-udaipur/#comment-455723 Fri, 03 Aug 2012 01:29:58 +0000 http://www.uncorneredmarket.com/?p=11458#comment-455723 Wow…what technology! Being able to have 360 degree views is the nest best thing to being there, certainly better than just 3-D. India is just such a thrilling and adventurous place to travel to, at least for this girl. I am actually planning a trip to India myself, no other travel buddies to bog me down, so I can come and go as I please. This trip for me is more a pilgrimage to various spiritual centers; something I have wanted to do as a little girl. Thanks for your wonderful post about India– Cheers, Sara J

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