Elephant Festival, Jaipur


Celebrated just days before Holi, the Elephant Festival adds a dash of colors to the already vibrant capital city of Rajasthan - Jaipur where it is celebrated with much fervor. The Elephant Festival, Jaipur combines the color of Holi with the colorfully caparisoned elephants and the sight of elaborately decorated elephants marching in rows in the lanes of Jaipur is indeed a spectacular sight to behold.

On the day of the Elephant Festival every road in Jaipur leads to the famous Polo Ground. The festival is flagged off by a huge procession of elaborately decorated elephants, camels and horses followed by a band of folk performers. Music, dancing and color becomes the order of the day with multitudes of people descending upon the venue of the most awaited festival in Jaipur, Rajasthan.

Besides the beautiful elephants themselves, other tourist attractions of the Elephant Festival include the various competitions such as elephant races, elephant-polo matches and even a tug of war between elephants and humans! There is also a unique elephant pageantry show too. The glorious Elephant Festival finally reaches to its conclusion with a brilliant display of fireworks.

Following is the list of the various Fairs and Festivals of Rajasthan: