Elephant Festival, Jaipur Rajasthan

  • Start Date: Mon, 13 Mar 2017

  • End Date: Mon, 13 Mar 2017

  • Venue: Jaipur, Rajasthan, India

About Festival

Respect towards every living being whether it is human or an animal has been the base of Indian society. This base is again related to various Indian festivals that form the essential part of the cultural society. Elephant festival celebrated in the Pink city of Rajasthan is the best example of Indian beliefs. It is the famous festivals of Rajasthan in which Elephant is considered as the deity of Lord Ganesha. This popular festivals of Rajasthan is held every year on the day of Holi in March.

The Elephant Festival in Jaipur is one of the most awaited and popular festival. When is the Elephant festival has its own charm which is organized every year in month of March on occasion of Holi festival(the festival of colors) in the famous Chaugan ground of Jaipur. In this festival the Elephants become the major attractions. The Elephant Festival is begins with a beautiful procession of bedecked elephants, camels, horses, folk dancers and with full of music programs. The owners of the Elephant proudly decorate their elephants with vibrant colors, jhools (saddle clothes) and heavy jewellery.

Generally the female elephants wearing anklets, which tinkle when they walk. The prizes are distributed for the most beautiful decorated elephant. Different competitions are organized to enjoy the festival to its full such as Elephant polo, Elephant race, the tug-of-war between Elephant and 19 men and women are the attractive events of the festival in Rajasthan. The Elephant Festival in Rajasthan is very different and special for the tourists.

Top attractions:

Featuring Elephant as its major highlight the Elephant festival includes many interesting events as part of the cultural festivals Rajasthan. Elephants being the center of attraction are decorated in a most amazing style. Mahouts the caretakers of elephants decorate the foreheads, ears, tusks and other parts of elephants in gorgeous way. Elephants groomed in an exceptional style along with other animals like camels and horses is the main reason that inspires tourists to visit Rajasthan every year.

How it is celebrated:

The exclusive range of upcoming fairs and festivals Rajasthan consists of several cheerful events. Elephant polo, Elephant dance along with the eye-catching procession of aesthetically adorned horses, camels and folk dancers wins the heart of many visitors. Elephant festival included in the Rajasthan festival list also embrace events like tug of war, worship of Elephant as Lord of Ganesha and much more activities performed by the locals.

What people do:

Elephant festival is marked in the list of festivals of Rajasthan in March which includes many events. The festival has many things to do for tourists where they can treat their eyes with glorious visual sights of bedecked elephants with gulaal sprinkled over their head. Apart from sightseeing tourist can enjoy special tours in Rajasthan and take along with them some of the souvenirs from festival though shopping. Last but not the least, mouth-watering cuisine on the special occasion can also be the main attraction. With all this fantastic things festival calendar Rajasthan 2017 is going to be one of its kind.

Location : 

Jaipur, Rajasthan India.

Time of Festival :

 Every year generally in month of March on the eve of Holi which is well known as the festival of colors.

Significance of the Festival :

 Features Elephant Polo, Elephant Dance, camels, horses, folk dancers and with full of music programs.