Jaipur, the capital of Rajasthan is one of the most colorful cities of Rajasthan and is popularly known as the “Pink City”. Besides the wonderful architectural structures it comprises, it is also famous for culture, traditions and rituals. There are a number of festivals such as Kite Festival, Gangaur Festival, Literature Festival, Shitla Mata Fair Teej Festival and Elephant Fair are celebrated with gusto at different times throughout the year. Of all the festivals, the Elephant Festival is the most lovable and is celebrated in a scintillating manner.
This year, Elephant Festival Jaipur is going to be held on 26th March 2013 at Jaipur’s polo grounds near the Rambagh Hotel. The best part of this festival is that entrance is free, so you can expect a huge crowd over here. It starts with a traditional procession and decorated elephants (with heavy jewelry and flowers) march along in a parade. Later, it is followed by many different elephant games like best decorated elephant, elephant polo, elephant decoration exhibition and elephant races. Most of the elephants, which take part in the festival, are female. The elephant Polo game is the most important feature of this festival, where the players are dressed in saffron and red turbans and try to score goals with long Polo sticks.
The elephant festival is celebrated on the eve of Holi, a festival of colors. According to the Hindu calendar, it signifies the New Year and also signals the end of winter and starts the spring season. This festival is an event not to be missed. Every Year, it is organized by Rajasthan Tourism Development Corporations and attracts tourists from every nook of the world. Rajasthan Travel and Tourism ensure gaiety and care for all the tourists who participate in the festival.
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