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Online booking for elephant ride at Amber Fort
Jan 15, 2007 - 8:39:13 AM

Jaipur, Jan 15 - Enthused by the good response from online booking of wildlife safari in Ranthambore national park, the Rajasthan government plans to have a similar facility for elephant rides at the famous Amber Fort here.

The tourism department is preparing a record of all the 110 elephants to be used for riding. The database involves the name of elephants, mahouts and their rotation number.

'We are planning to systematise the elephant riding here. Special booking counters would be set up. We would also prepare a draft for online booking,' Pawan Jain, assistant director of the department, told IANS.

Most of the mahouts have also welcomed the possible changes in elephant riding at the Amber Fort.

'The online booking facility would certainly increase the customer base as people would be able to book tickets without standing in a queue. It would also give a huge exposure to elephant rides,' says Shayam Gupta, an elephant owner.

The ride in the fort costs Rs.600 per elephant for two persons.

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