Elephant Festival

March

Jaipur, Rajasthan

Fall into a trance as you view a procession of caparisoned elephants, camels and horses parade through the decorated streets of Jaipur, a day before the fun-filled festival of Holi. Sporting vibrant attire, traditional jewellery from head to toe, these artfully painted elephants vie to win the best Elephant award. Mahouts sprinkle gulaal from atop these beasts as folk dancers announce the arrival of this charming brigade.


Fall into a trance as you view a procession of caparisoned elephants, camels and horses parade through the decorated streets of Jaipur, a day before the fun-filled festival of Holi. Sporting vibrant attire, traditional jewellery from head to toe, these artfully painted elephants vie to win the best Elephant award. Mahouts sprinkle gulaal from atop these beasts as folk dancers announce the arrival of this charming brigade.

These tuskers also indulge in games of tug-of-war against 19 humans each and elephant-back polo and races are held to the chargin of the animated crowd. Representing royal Rajasthan, these elephants attract enthusiasts from around the world.

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