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iXiGOers Dec 09 2012

How is the Elephant Festival celebrated in Jaipur?

Kshitiz Ahuja DEC 10 2012
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So you think you know all about various colorful and grand festivals of Jaipur which add spark to the Pink City? We can’t really wait to tell you that there are more celebrations as well which are quite interesting and and more of a fun activity. Let’s get started with Elephant Festival which is celebrated on the eve of Holi, another colorful festival. It commences with a pompous procession of folk dancers, horses, camels, and elephants. You will simply love the Rajasthani folk dance and music performances which are also an integral part of the celebration. Elephant Polo Matches and elephant shows further spruce up the event. The elephants, especially female elephants are beautifully decked up and even adorned with anklets, jewellery, saddle cloth, paint, and colourful garments. And believe it or not, like a beauty pageant, the best decorated elephant even gets a prize. A major highlight of the event is playing Holi on elephant back. A couple of other interesting events are elephant race and tug of war between elephant and 19 men and women. The venue for this is the Jaipur Chaugan Stadium.

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