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No more evening elephant safaris at Amer Fort in Jaipur

The elephant safari will be stopped in the fort premises from 3.30 pm to 5.00 pm.

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September 20, 2018, 6:26 pm

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Tourists at Amber Fort in Jaipur. Image credit: Post Staff

Jaipur: With the introduction of increasing automobile options including recently launched golf carts  at the Amer Fort in Jaipur, the authorities have decided to stop the elephant safaris in the evening at this historical palace. The archeological department has taken this decision considering the popularity of other options available. On Friday the department issued a notice stating that the elephant safari will be stopped in the fort premises from 3.30 pm to 5.00 pm.

The Palace on Wheels train arrives in Jaipur on Thursday every week. So the evening elephant safari will still be operational only on Thursdays. During the elephant safari, the electric vehicles will not be operated on account of security measures.

Amer fort is also popularly known as the Amer Palace. It is situated on a forested hill that extends into Maota Lake near the town of Amer and situated near National Highway 11C to Delhi. A narrow 4WD road, known as the Suraj Pol, leads up to the entrance gate of the fort. Elephant rides are very popular here and are taken through the narrow Sun Gate. Amer fort is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and was built in red sandstone and marble. It was built in 1592 by Raja Man Singh.

First published: November 4, 2017
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