The mesmerizing Elephant festival of Jaipur 10th March 2020

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Location: Jaipur,Rajasthan, India

Destination type : Cultural Destination

The Jaipur Elephant Festival is associated with the Holi celebrations in Jaipur, India. Its all about the Pachyderms. A unique ,never to miss event . Decorated elephants, elephant parade, games played by elephant and more to watch in this event. Its celebrated at the Polo ground Jaipur.

History of  Elephant Festival in Jaipur

  1. Elephants were used for battle and travel by the Royalties
  2. In early days before Indian independence the Royalties would celebrate with the elephant parade and elephant polo to entertain themselves and their important guests
  3. The Rajasthan state tourism department turned it into an event to attract tourists to Rajasthan
  4. Until 2011, the festival was celebrated in Chaugan Stadium
  5. On 2011 it was shifted to Jaipur polo stadium

Activities for tourists during Elephant Festival at Jaipur

  1. Reach early and find out a suitable place to sit and watch the show ( the scheduled time to start is 4:00pm IST)
  2. Watch elephant polo, elephant race, tug of war by elephants
  3. Enjoy the Rajasthani traditional food
  4. Go for an elephant ride
  5. Explore the pink city , Jantar mantar, Hawai Mahal etc

How to reach there


Sanganer Airport is 10 Km away from the main city and has both Domestic and International Terminus which is 7 Km and 10 Km far respectively. The major Airlines connects Jaipur with the other major cities in India. Direct flight are there to international destinations like:

  1. Kuala Lumpur
  2. Sharjah
  3. Muscat and
  4. Dubai


Indian Railways has connected this popular tourist place with all the major cities like:

  1. Mumbai
  2. Delhi
  3. Kolkata
  4. Chennai
  5. Bangalore
  6. Agra etc. 


Winter months of November to February is the perfect time for visiting Jaipur

Season Average temperature
Winter ( November to february) 8°C to 31°C
Summer ( March to May) 21°C to 40°C


Nearby destinations for tour operators / travel agents

  1. Agra ( 239 kms away)
  2. Pushkar (151 kms away)
  3. Rathanbore National Park( 190 kms away)
  4. Karauli ( 160 kms away)
  5. Bharatpur (190 kms away)

Some hotels in Jaipur for tourists and tour operators with room tariff less than Rs.5000/- per night

Hotel Sarang Palace

Fort Chandragupt

Golden Tulip Jaipur

Krishna Palace

Heiwa Heaven Resort   

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