Much Awaited Elephant Festival in Rajasthan, India

Elephant is well illustrated in the Hindu Mythology. As the Elephant was the divine vehicle (Vahan) of God Indra name of that Elephant was “Airawata”. Since then Elephant become the symbol of royalty in Indian culture and most festivals associated with that. Elephant festival is the most popular festival.

This festival celebrated in Jaipur, the capital of Rajasthan .This the festival where elephant are the centre of attraction.Groomed to perfection, glittering with gold looks like row upon row catwalk of elephant safari in front of audience. The elephant moves gracefully in procession, run races and game of polo and play colors of holi. The famous Chaugan ground of Jaipur is the venue for this occasion.

Time to Celebrate

The annual event of Elephant is held at Jaipur ever year. Mainly in the month of March on the day of holi festival in Phagun.Holi is the festival of colors.This festival celebrates in Jaipur, the capital of Rajasthan tour.

This is the festival of elephant so in this elephant are the main center of attraction. This festival commences with elephants, camel , horses parade marching towards the ground which is followed by the folk dancer. Elephant races, elephant polo matches, tug of war with men is the most interesting competition makes the spectators speechless. Here elephant keepers decorate their elephants from head to toe with exceptional things and then the ‘Best decorated Elephant’ contest is also the feature of this fest.

The Rajput kings, treated elephants with special enthusiasm as they not only during war times but also, during royal festivities use the best, which is NIshan-ka-hathi (the flag carrier) to lead the procession. The king always mounted a caparisoned elephant. Special hunting programs and elephant fights were organized to entertain the royal guests. Maharajahs always arranged for their guests of honor, the rides of Elephants up to Amber Palace. Even today , the mahouts carrying elephant rides up to Amber Palace – this tradition carried on till today.

How to reach there
By Air : Different private and government airline are connected to Jaipur from various major cities.
By Road: Rajasthan roadways run daily many regular , deluxe and air conditioned buses from New Delhi. Jaipur is also well connected from otherstates and other cites of Rajasthan.
By Train: Shatabdi and intercity connected Jaipur to Delhi.

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