I was so excited to see an elephant!
In reality it was all so different.
After a 2 hour journey we arrived at an elephant 'camp', to find one lonely elephant. It was around 12.30 on a Indian summer day, and for those of you who haven't travelled to India, it gets pretty darn HOT!
The single elephant was in the shade wagging his rugged tale, looking very hot & frustrated, despite this the mahout was super keen to get us on board and told us we were in for a great ride!
We could tell our elephant was very distressed and over heated, regardless we trusted the mahout and struggled on top, with a layer of thin carpet between us and the elephants back.
Our 'elephant ride' of a lifetime turned into a very uncomfortable, concerning ride around a very rocky small back garden!! This was not not what we were expecting at all!
We were left feeling very unhappy, before we left we brought bananas from the local grocer and fed the very sad looking ele.
Not what we'd expected! Not what we thought at all, now when people say they want to ride an elephant, i recommend them to ride a bike and visit elephants in the wild!