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Elephant Festival

(28 Feb, 2010)
About the festival Elephant FestivalElephant Festival is celebrated every year in Jaipur, the Pink City of Rajasthan. The festival is marked by the elephant processions in which elephants decorated and bejeweled with gold plated ornaments and the 'Mahaouts' sitting on the elephant's back on the gold and silver 'howda'. The Elephant Festival starts with a graceful procession of the elephants where the tourists can enjoy the newly started game of elephant polo.

The 'Gaj Shringar' exhibition takes place during the festival and displays the various elephant-ornaments; textiles (Jhoo) parapernalic howdahs and carriages, paintings, medicines and food related to the elephants.

The Dhaph and Gair dance mark the end of the Elephant Fair exhibiting the spirit of the festival of Holi. Besides the dance performances, there is a glittering display of fireworks which leaves you with sweet memories lingering in your mind.

Major Events of the Festival Best Elephant Contest
This contest is organised to give away the award for the best male elephant on the basis of his size and beauty of trunk, tusks, tail and ears. The other important events of the elephant festival are elephants' fights, dances and sports.
» Duration : One day
» Time : In the month of March
» Venue : Jaipur, Rajasthan
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