Elephant Festival 2009, Jaipur, Rajasthan, India, Mar 2009 - suchitnanda

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Colour being thrown at the crowds from atop the elephants. A few tourists volunteered to be a part of the show. Elephant Festival 2009 being celebrated in Jaipur on 10th Mach 2009. The elephant festival, Jaipur (Hindi: जयपुर),, is one of the most fascinating events organized in Rajasthan. This one day event coincides with Holi, the Indian festival of colors. The handlers or mahouts decorate their elephants in regal attire, and make them walk in procession at the start of the day. The procession heads to the Chaugan, the vast ground in Jaipur where this festival is hosted. The procession is watched by thousands of tourists and locals. Jaipur, Rajasthan, India.

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