For the adventure lover, an elephant ride in Jaipur is a must. Elephants are majestic creatures and were among the most valuable assets of the maharajas in the olden times. Gifting and receiving elephants was highly beneficial for the maharajas and the chiefs. The elephant rides at Amer Fort in Jaipur is among the top most activities that have boosted tourism in Jaipur. Imagine sitting on an elephant and being shown around a fort. All these experiences make the trip to Jaipur a memorable one. The elephants take the visitors up the hill of Amer Fort. This is a government sanctioned activity and has a fixed price of Rs.1000 for two people. Anyone trying to charge more than that is simply conning their way into making money.
The Amer Fort is itself a majestic and magnificent place. It has historical significance and is ideal for some great photography. You will need at least 3 hours to visit the fort and since the visiting hours are from 10am to 5pm, you should reach the fort in time (by 8:30am or 9am) to make it to the elephant ride (which gets over by 11am). The tour will begin from the banks of Maota lake and then reach the slope area of the Amer Fort. You can either make bookings in advance or enquire about this from the locals. The elephant ride in Jaipur offers a mesmerising view of the skyline of Jaipur and a spectacular view of the Maota Lake.