Travelers from all over the world pay frequent visits to Jaipur to see its heritage attractions and of course witness the colorful celebrations that are celebrated here with great zeal & enthusiasm and occur on an extensive and expansive scale.
The fabulous elephant festival in Jaipur is celebrated annually and attracts tourists from all over the world. During this event (celebration) beautifully and richly caparisoned elephants march in a line and form a breathtaking sight that never fails to capture the hearts of visitors.
Jaipur elephant festival Rajasthan
During this Jaipur elephant festival, different kinds of events take place such as run race, elephant march, elephant race, polo game, tug of war (war between elephants & men).
The elephant festival is celebrated along with the Holi – the festival of colors.
Visitors have a wonderful opportunity to see and witness processions of elephants and camels followed by animated folk dance performances. You will not miss the opportunity, I am sure. The fantastic celebration of the elephant festival of Jaipur holds its place in the very famous Jataka stories of Buddhism where the tradition of Hastimangala or the Elephant Festival is referred to.
Elephants are a symbolic representation of strength and wealth. In fact, the brave Rajput rulers have assigned special significance for elephants not only in wars but in royal festivities also. In the royal & imperial pageants, the presence of the elephants was an absolute must.
Rajasthan tourism promotes this fabulous elephant festival of Jaipur greatly. The present-day pageant and the game of polo that are an integral part of this festival were organized in the past by the Rajput kings. The famous site for the elephant festival is the old stadium at Jaipur. The site is called the Chaugan.
How To reach Jaipur Elephent Festival
Jaipur is well connected by rail, road, and air. Delhi is the most convenient base to arrive in Jaipur, the Pink City of India.
My self Dev Satish. I’m an Author and Founder of tourism-rajasthan.com. I’m from Rajasthan and If I talk about my Education then I’m Law Graduate. I love doing work that makes me happy, that’s why I love traveling. you will find Rajasthan travel ideas & tips on this blog.