Great Himalayan Drive Day 24: The games elephants play at Manas National Park in Assam

Elephants playing with one another at the Manas National Park in Assam, India
Elephants playing with one another at the Manas National Park in Assam, India

This will go down as probably the best moment of all my travels. Setting out early to spot wildlife and birds at the Manas National Park in Assam, I came across a herd of elephants on a dirt track about 50 metres away from me. Initially they seemed just like a couple till I realized they were a full herd – and hidden in the trees and foliage around the track. And what do I see?

They kept coming in and out of the greenery, from babies to giant male members. And all seemed in a jovial mood. They were playing together, pushing each other into the bushes, climbing on top of the other and engaging in friendly duels. I could have watched them for hours – you rarely see such sights. Don’t miss out on their expressions – some are actually laughing.

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This trip was sponsored by TripAdvisor.in and Yatra.com.

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  1. Elephants although are gigantic it is very lovable animal. I always had wondered about their love passion with each other and the love of mom to their babies…

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