Jaipur Elephant Festival
March 7, 2012 by staff
Jaipur Elephant Festival, Rajasthan is the land of kings and queens and one of the most charming states of India. It has been known worldwide as a tourism destination as it has lots of tourist attraction and tourist facilities.
A Rajasthan Tour packages provides the tourists its rich culture, tradition, heritage and monuments. It’s also popular for its wildlife national parks and sanctuaries. The “Elephant Festival in Jaipur” is an amazing event of the elephants which is organized on the eve of Holi in Jaipur, a capital city of Rajasthan.
The festival begins with a parade with rows upon rows of elephants trained to perfection, decorated in gold and embellished velvets, catwalk before an enchanted audience. The elephants are followed by camels, horses and Rajasthani folk dancers. The amazing sound of the musical instrument bankiya or the trumpet makes the ambience so live.
This program is organized in Chaugan Stadium or the Polo ground of the Jaipur, the festival is celebrated by hundreds of visitors from India as well as from other country. Most of the participated elephants are female.The elephants are painted on foreheads, trunks and feet with several themes and decorated with jewelry and ornaments from ivory to tail.
These elephants are also gifted with awards for the best dressed category as well. Elephant has always been a source of luxury ride of kings, members of the royal family, nobles and dignitaries mounting it in the past eras. Jaipur Tourism has reminded the age-old tradition of associations of elephants by allowing the Elephant Festival in the list of the cultural calendar.
The elephants participate in various events like races; the game of polo forms the major highlight of the festival. Dressed in colorful saffron and red hat, the teams try to goals to acquire scores with long sticks and a plastic football. Everyone is concentrate on these sports and wants to win the race.
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