The chances of actually seeing an elephant were better in the morning so we (four solo travelers united by a desire to see an elephant in the wild) had an early start from the Ashram in Rishikesh.
Early, for typical travelers but late for us. We wanted to get our first yoga practice of the day in first so 8am was our pick up time (after our 6am yoga).
The drive to Rajiji National Park took us out of Rishikesh and into the countryside which, itself, was worth the trip. It was beautiful. At the park we changed to a jeep and went with our guide into the jungle. Here are some of the photos from the experience and a video at the end in which a huge male elephant chased us.
He decided to turn our way. Our guide waited for him knowing just when he had to move quickly.