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Annual Festival of Elephants in Jaipur

Elephant Festival of Jaipur

Now we’re already well inside the summer and the heat continues rising. Many of you you begin to plan ahead to give the welcome with a true seasonal travel. Well then I suggest one of the most famous festivals in Jaipur which is the capital of the famous city of Rajasthan. Elephant Festival is an rather unique annual celebration that encloses countless traditions such as the Indian itelf, where you can see finely decorated huge elephants with jewelry and lots of gold, processions and then some sports festivals like elephant polo.

Drummers at the Elephant Festival

Drummers at the Elephant Festival

Caparisoned Elephants at Festival

Caparisoned Elephants at Festival

Furthermore you can enjoy rides on the back of elephants or be part of some well crafted floats to reach the top of the Amber Palace which was before an honor for guests of the royal palace.

Elephant Festival Jaipur

Elephant Festival Jaipur

Elephant Festival of Jaipur

Elephant Festival of Jaipur

The Annual Festival Celebration of Elephants which in India is known as hastimangala, a word of Buddhist origin, now takes place on March 21 to commemorate the deity and in turn thank for the wealth and fortune that this animal brings to the people. The elephant which is considered one of the blessings of the animal kingdom in India also symbolizes strength and fortune.

Decorated Elephant at the Festival in Jaipur

Decorated Elephant at the Festival in Jaipur

Massively Decorated Elephant

Massively Decorated Elephant

Elephant Festival photos: steelliott80, Joanna Brookes, Krish, Padam Sherman, Dave Sag.

         

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