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Elephant Festival Rajasthan


 Elephant festival Jaipur, India, Ashoka holidays

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India's national festival of Colours, Holi, in Jaipur, is the day to witness yet another kind of festival. Amazingly caparisoned elephants, the symbol of strength, take the center stage - elephant parades, elephant races, elephant polo matches, elephant beauty pageant and elephant vs. man tug-of-war. The Royal Chaugan stadium of Jaipur is the setting for this spectacular jamboree that culminates with colorful melee created by throwing of flowers and colors at each other to celebrate the festival of spring, Holi,. Folk songs, music, dances, camels, and horses complete the patchwork. 



Dates: Dates vary every year. It coincides with the festival of Holi that is based on Hindu calender

           (13 March 2017, 02 March 2018, 21 March 2019, 10 March 2020) 

Venue: Chaugan Stadium, Jaipur 

Timings: 4 pm onwards

 

Entrance Fee: Nil 

   

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ELEPHANT FESTIVAL with golden triangle tour : 6 DAYS ITINERARY  
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This itinerary covers the most popular tourist circiut in India i.e. the Golden Triangle which includes Delhi, Agra and Jaipur along with the festival. The Elephant festival is around 3 hours program so can be easily incorporated with the some sightseeing of the city and without the need for an extra day in Jaipur. The program can, however, be customized as per your requirement.

DAY 1 - New Delhi
Welcome to Incredible India :
Welcome to Incredible India! You are welcomed & picked up by our executive from the International airport and transferred to the hotel in your private car. (Our executive will be waiting outside the custom area with a placard of your name) We will have a welcome briefing covering the various aspects of the tour (ensuring that you have the best of the Indian holiday) and you will be handed over the India travel kit containing all relevant documents of your trip (air/rail tickets, hotel vouchers, transport, guide, sightseeing vouchers, writing pads with other travel related documents). No pre-planned activities for the day but the car & the driver will be at your disposal.

DAY 2 - New Delhi
The splendid capital of India :
New Delhi is a city that breathes history as well as modernity & its architectural masterpieces right from the Mughal era to the British era & present day are all worth a visit.

We start the day by visiting the Red fort (Lal Qila). Built in 1648 this is a brilliant red sandstone fort built by the same Mughal emperor who built the Taj Mahal. We also visit other interesting sites like the Jama Masjid, Raj Ghat, Qutub Minar & the Humanyun's tomb & drive through the colonial buildings with (photo stops en route) which still retain its complete charm.

DAY 3 - New Delhi > Agra (200 km / 5 hrs)
Epitome of love :We drive towards south east to reach Mughal city - Agra. Agra is famous as being home to one of the Seven Wonders of the world-the Taj Mahal. The architectural splendor of the mausoleums, the fort and the palaces is vivid reminder of the opulence of the legendary Mughal emperors.

We will visit the most adorable monument of the World- TAJ MAHAL - the epitome of love. We also visit the Agra Fort & if time permits the tomb of Itmadullah.

DAY 4 - Agra > Jaipur (235 km / 5 hrs)
Elephant Festival : We drive towards west direction for the beautiful pink city - Jaipur, which was painted pink to honor the visit of Prince Albert in 1876 as the Rajputs considered it a color of hospitality & ceremony.
The evening is for you to enjoy the festivities at the Chaugan Stadium. Holi is a festival of colors and so is the Elephant festival. It seems to be all about colors, be they the decked up elephants, dancers in colourful attires or the big colourful turbans (head gears) of the local Rajasthani men.
DAY 5 - Jaipur
Pink City : Enjoy a guided sightseeing tour of city including a visit to the Amber fort, which we climb on an elephant's back or in a jeep. The main attractions are the Sukh Mandir (Temple of Contentment - an aptly named pleasure chamber, cooled by a stunning water cascade) and the Sheesh Mahal (Mirror palace). We also stop to see some of the architectural marvels of Jaipur like the Palace of wind, Jantar Mantar (the observatory) & the city palace complex.

Enjoy a traditional Rajasthani meal for Dinner at an ethnic resort in the evening.

DAY 6 - Jaipur
The way back : Day at your own till drop at Jaipur airport for your onward journey.

 

 
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