Elephants are considered sacred animals and extensively used in religious ceremonies at big south Indian temples.
So every year, a state law decrees that all these animals must be given a holiday, they are carried off by truck to the rejuvenation camp.
The camp consist of regular bath with thorough cleaning of the animal (elephants love water)….
…healthy diets of of carefully prepared food, as well as little treats such as bananas,
…and plenty of TLC with Ayurvedic medicinal treatment.
…to the market. Bananas are an integral part of the Indian diet. Indian is one of the largest producers in the world…yet the internal consumption is such that none get exported. We love our bananas! (Photo by Bheemeswara)