Elephant Festival

By: Madeline Ortiz

Long ago kings and queens in India ride on elephants to delight the people with there cool designs. Today in Jaipur, India the indians celebrate the elephants with the Elephant festival. Tourists from all over the world go to that festival to see the elephants. There are many games to play in the festival like elephant polo ( like polo ponies but with elephants), elephant tug of war, and elephant beauty contest ( elephants with the most pretty designs wins.

Elephant polo in Jaipur


In the festival there are many kinds of colors and designs on elephants that are very neat.

Watch these men decorating an elephant


Trainers use this to paint the elephants

Where is Jaipur?

India is a very good place to be if you want to go to the elephant festival in the spring before Holi (the Indian festival of colors) starts.