Art + Travel Adventure to Nepal – Chitwan Day 2

We continue our journey through Nepal and find our way around Chitwan – Day Two

We walk to the Rapti river and watch the elephants bathe. I certainly had fun watching the elephants use their trunks to spray water on their riders and  being tossed from the elephants back and hurled into the river, splashing in utter delight.

Terra firma for me!

Art + Travel Adventure to Nepal - Chitwan Day 2 Bathing with the elephants
Elephant Fun
Art + Travel Adventure to Nepal - Chitwan Day 2 Bathing with the elephants
Oops!
Art + Travel Adventure to Nepal - Chitwan Day 2 Bathing with the elephants
Upright Again!
Art + Travel Adventure to Nepal - Chitwan Day 2 Bathing with the elephants
How about this for balance

We buy bananas and feed them to the elephants.  What joy, what big old wise animals!

Art + Travel Adventure to Nepal - Chitwan Day 2 Bathing with the elephants
How many bananas can an elephant eat?

The afternoon brings us to an elephant safari.  A driver and three of us climb into a cage on the elephant’s back and off he goes!

Strange how the other animals react to us when we are on the elephants back – instead of darting off into the undergrowth, we can now observe the animals grazing from high.  It’s as if they don’t see us and the elephant is their best friend.

One of our group dropped his hat and the elephant picked up the hat with his trunk and returned it – wow!

Art + Travel Adventure to Nepal - Chitwan Day 2 Fun with the elephants
A big gentle giant

Art + Travel Adventure to Nepal - Chitwan Day 2 Fun with the elephants

Lots of animals were seen including Mammy Rhino and her baby – this time no threat whatsoever as she seemed totally comfortable in the company of the elephants and continued on about her way.

 

Art + Travel Adventure to Nepal - Chitwan Day 2 Mammy Rhino with her baby
+ Travel Adventure to Nepal – Chitwan Day 2 Mammy Rhino with her baby
+ Travel Adventure to Nepal - Chitwan Day 2 Jungle Trekking
Jungle trekking
+ Travel Adventure to Nepal - Chitwan Day 2 Jungle Trekking
+ Travel Adventure to Nepal – Chitwan Day 2 Jungle Trekking

 

A walk back to the hotel through a charming rural village, we observed families working together in the fields, children playing and laughing, normal basic living and very much in tune with nature.

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Author: Donna McGee

Capturing and sharing the timeless beauty of the Irish landscape in paint !

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