Elephant festival of Jaipur, Rajasthan is one of the biggest elephant festivals. Read more about the famous elephant festival of Jaipur.
Elephant Festival Jaipur
|Significance:||Features Elephant Polo and Elephant Dance.|
|Time of Celebration:||On the eve of Holi, the festival of colors, which usually falls in March.|
The Elephant Festival begins with a beautiful procession of bedecked elephants, camels, horses and folk dancers. The owners proudly embellish their elephants with vibrant colors, jhools (saddle cloth) and heavy jewellery. It is quite a treat to see female elephants wearing anklets, which tinkle as they walk. One can see people sprinkling 'gulaal' (colored powder) perched on top of the elephant. There are prizes for the most beautifully decorated elephant. Elephant polo, Elephant race, the tug-of-war between Elephant and 19 men and women are the featured events of the festival.