Travels to my Elephant is inspired by Elephant Family’s late and very great founder, Mark Shand, and his best-selling book, Travels on my Elephant, which tells the story of Mark’s 1,000-mile journey across India on an Asian Elephant, Tara.
This once-in-a-lifetime race starts in November and will take us on an exciting journey throughout India in an auto-rickshaw. We will be traveling with a fleet of 40 rickshaws across Madhya Pradesh to India’s most famous elephant; Tara.
Elephant Family exists to save this iconic animal from extinction in the wild, along with tigers, orangutans and all the other animals who share their habitat. Working with local people and partnering non-government organizations, they currently fund 20 projects across Asia and invest where they are needed most: protecting habitat, preventing conflict and reconnecting the forest homes of the endangered Asian elephant.