Faces of India – 248

Faces of India,

a series through which I intend to portray the various characters of my country whom I met during my travels. See more here

faces of India 248

So many thoughts came to my mind when I witnessed this happening. The elephant under the instructions of mahout was garlanding the lady tourist there. This lady was one of the few brave tourists there that day who got garlanded by the elephant. You can tempt me with anything in this world yet I can never have the courage enough to do something like her. The lady too held her breath waiting for the little game to be over. Her relatives kept cheering and photographing her. I didn’t let the moment slip by, thought she would be perfect for my faces of India series.

At the same time felt so sad for the elephant who had to perform to entertain the tourists. This picture was taken in Sakrebailu Elephant Camp, Shimoga – Karnataka. Is it really necessary to make the elephants perform to entertain tourists?

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