Carmelagiri Elephant Park

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Nithin Mathew

Visited on Jul 2012

The first (and only so far) time I rode an elephant! This was such an exciting event. Since childhood I wanted to ride on one and that finally happend in 2012. Honestly, it did not disappoint at all. Felt like a king ;P The elephants are very gentle, they would even pose for photos and you can hold their trunks!! (just ask the mahouts before you do anything though). The ride last only 3-5 minutes and its a bit on the pricey side but the experience really worth it. One strange thing I found about elephants that day was that they smell of urine. I do not know if its because they are not washed in a while, but I particularly remember the smell.

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