Elephant Festival, Jaipur, Rajasthan, India
Elephant festival takes place every on the eve of Holi in Jaipur, Rajasthan. Holi being India’s national festival of colors. As one can easily guess, the main attraction is these royal animals. These animals take center stage and become a major attraction for festival visitors. Elephant owners take great pride in decorating them with colors, jewelry, and jhools (saddle cloths). Visitors can gaze at these beautiful animals and witness elephant beauty contest. Besides beauty contest, the festival offers many other activities with elephants. Some of them are such as parades, races, polo matches and elephant vs. man tug-of-war. Along with elephants, visitors also have a glimpse of other typical animals of Rajasthan such as camels and horses. Last but not least, visitors can also enjoy various artists performing folk dances and playing traditional music from Rajasthan.
The Royal Chaugan stadium of Jaipur is the setting for this spectacular show. The event reaches its peak when people start throwing flowers and colors at each other to celebrate the festival of Holi.
Golden Triangle – Delhi, Agra, and Jaipur
Besides festival experience, visitors can also experience Golden Triangle of India, which includes Delhi, Agra, and Jaipur. New Delhi is India’s capital city, third largest urban area in the world, and also a real historic wonder. It is also one of the oldest cities in the world, rebuilt at least eleven times after destruction. Jaipur is another architectural wonder. In 1876, the city gets a makeover in the pink color to commemorate the visit of Prince Welsh. Hence, Jaipur is often called the Pink City. Agra is famous for Taj Mahal. Emperor Shah Jahan built Taj Mahal in 1631 in memory of his beloved wife, Mumtaz, who died while giving birth. Come join us and experience the rich history and culture of the Golden Triangle!
[timeline_item item_number=”1″ title=”Day 1″] New Delhi
[timeline_item item_number=”2″ title=”Day 2″] New Delhi
We visit Delhi, the wonders of the Indian capital. We start the day by visiting brilliant red sandstone fort, the Red Fort (Lal Qila) built in 1648. Later, we visit other interesting sites like the Jama Masjid, Raj Ghat, Qutub Minar and Humayun’s tomb. We also drive through the colonial buildings, which still retain its complete charm.
[timeline_item item_number=”3″ title=”Day 3″] Agra
We travel to Agra, the Mughal city. Upon arrival in Agra, we go to Taj Mahal, one of the Seven Wonders of the World. We also visit the Agra Fort and if time permits, we also visit the tomb of Itmadullah.
[/timeline_item][timeline_item item_number=”4″ title=”Day 4″] Festival Day! We travel towards the west to visit the beautiful pink city of Jaipur. In the evening, we enjoy the festivities at the Chaugan Stadium. Holi is a festival of colors and so is the Elephant festival.
[/timeline_item][timeline_item item_number=”5″ title=”Day 5″] Jaipur
We will have a guided sightseeing tour of Jaipur including a visit to the Amber Fort. We reach the fort with the help of elephant or jeep. Sukh Mandir (temple of contentment) and Sheesh Mahal (Mirror Palace) are some of the attractions of this area. Besides these attractions, we also stop by the palace of wind, Jantar Mantar (the observatory) and the city palace complex. In the evening, we enjoy a traditional Rajasthani meal at an ethnic resort.
[/timeline_item][timeline_item item_number=”6″ title=”Day 6″] You will have some free time until we drive you to the Jaipur airport for your onward journey.
Include the following:
- Daily breakfast
- Transfers and sightseeing travel as per the itinerary
- English speaking guide for sightseeing
Does not include the following:
- Anything not mentioned in the Tour cost includes section
- Entrance charges to monuments
- Expenses of personal nature such as tips, unspecified meals, telephone, alcoholic beverages etc.
- Camera fees at monuments or wherever applicable
Further customization is possible, please contact us.