A festival when the mighty mammals claim the center stage. They stride majestically parading their decorated trunks, tusks and bodies. Floral patterns painted on their bodies are popular with tourists.
The festival begins with a procession of elephants, camels and horses, followed by folk dancers at their entertaining best. Spectators are enthralled with the elephant-polo matches. The sight of these heavy animals running to win the famous elephant race is truly amazing. A highlight of the festival is a hilarious tug of war between elephants and men. A special show is also held after which a prize for the best decorated elephant is announced.
Vikram Samwat Lunar Calendar