Jump on to any opportunity you receive for booking and blocking any opportunity you get of the Enriching Elephant Festival in the magnificent Pink City of Jaipur during the colorful time of Holi, early in the month of March. And this Rajasthan Tour Package intends to provide just the perfect experience of the majestic marvelous experience of the royal god-like creatures. The festival is celebrated on Phalgun Purnima which falls in the month of February/March, the eve of Holi.
According to Hindu mythology, the Elephant-headed God, Ganesha, continues to be worshipped for removing obstacles and is foremost to all the gods is at the center of this matchless orchestration. For this festival, elephants are courteously groomed and clothed with colourful and embroidered velvets rugs and parasols and other heavy ornaments and ofcourse anklets decked with bells. Intricate traditional Indian motifs are then painted on their bodies.
This festival begins with a riveting procession of the royal elephants entering the ground with their mahouts (caretakers), thumping to the sound of nagadas and loud blows of bankiya, a musical instrument, and celebrate with dances, music, food and sports.
This Rajasthan Tour Package is the perfect way to celebrate your Holi with a trip to Jaipur from Delhi, celebration of the festival on the Rajasthan Tourism grounds followed by Eleholi in magical and colorful ground of Amber Fort in Jaipur and a sweet ride back after this breathtaking colorful experience.
This mesmerizing Rajasthan Tour Package begins with an early morning road trip for one of the most exciting and enriching experiences of your lifetime to Jaipur. Reach Jaipur, have a grand lunch with the crème de la crème of cuisine and resist all temptations to sleep. We commence towards the Chaugam Stadium grounds for the celebration where not only are the elephants dressed to impress and engulf you in the seduction of their grooves, but their caretakers as well, Mahouts are also dressed in royal attire.
The best part of the festival begins with the procession of the elephants. The mahouts thump their sticks on the ground to create sounds during the procession. Other musical instruments are also used for a lively procession. This is probably the only festival, where only female elephants are allowed to participate (which explains the decoration and dance, right?).
The festival also includes an elephant race, polo match along with the dance and stomping liveliness. The grounds are also famous for their arts and craft, so don’t shy away from taking out your wallet to shop for those perfect keepsakes. The festival ends at about 4 P.M., after which we head back to our hotels for dinner and sleep and prepare ourselves for another elephantastic experience again.
Wear your Holi clothes and gargle your throats to shout out “Eleholi Hai” with a colorful celebration at the Amber Fort. This fantastic once in a lifetime experience has a lot in package for you, such as riding, painting with organic colors, washing, and feeding, shopping, eating gujiyas and sipping bhang for that authentic colorful experience. The grounds are the perfect place for Indian games, food and rain dance. It is also the perfect spot for those photographers who are looking for the perfect shot for a splash of color.
Head back to the hotel in the evening for rest and then on and about towards Choki Dhani for a Royal Rajputana extravaganza.
We begin the day hung over from all the fun and color from the day before and head out for a cosmological majestic experience at the Jantar Mantar, an excellent example of the universe, society and beliefs. It is a culmination of the scientific and technical conceptions of the great observatory devised in the Medieval world. It bears witness to very ancient cosmological, astronomical and scientific traditions shared by a major set of Western, Asian and African religions, over fifteen centuries.
We head towards the City Palace to explore the grounds for the five sections in the museum namely the Textile Gallery, Sarvatobhadra, Sabha Niwas, Sileh Khana, and Painting and Photography Gallery Textile Gallery parades a vast array of Indian textiles from the last three centuries. It also exhibits paintings and photographs from the 18th century to the 20th century. The paintings include Hindu Mythological illustrated manuscript series. It is said that, the museum with its extremely unique collection and caricature was opened only to some special people only with the special permission of the Maharaja at the time
Lunch at the City Palace goes without saying for all those visiting the grounds. We end this wonderful experience of Holi and color and elephants with a sweet road trip back to Delhi.
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