Monday, March 15, 2010

Rajasthan Special - Elephant Festival Jaipur

Elephant Festival Jaipur

Every year in the month of March Elephant Festival is Celebrated in Jaipur.On the Festival Day the Elephants are decorated beautifully .They are painted in different styles and tattoos.

Also during the festival day many other functions like ELEPHANT POLO and ELEPHANT PARADE is done.

There are around 250 Elephants in Jaipur and most of them come in the Festival.











Elephant and Camel Parade

video

This is the Best Festival I have Enjoyed till date.

122 comments:

Luis G. said...

It is really a fantastic festival, with great wealth(richness) of color and tipismo.

Thank you, Bharat, for spreading it.

Regards.

Hobo ........ ........ ........ said...

If God watching must be thinking Who is creative?

√ Abraham said...

The elephants are beautiful. I hope they like their make up too.

Luciana P. said...

Olá,
Muito interessante esse festival. Deve ser maravilhoso presenciar esse evento.

Uma ótima semana para você.

Beijos

fufu said...

beautiful elephants =p

patricia said...

magnífico espectáculo, también los elefantes parecen disfrutarlo!
saludos.

Olivier said...

tout simplement magnifique ces peintures, j'adore

Everson Russo said...

Very nice post,,,you have a great week,,,hugs my friend.

Lynn said...

The elephants look so majestic and proud. Wonderful.

This Is My Blog - fishing guy said...

Bharat: Amazing paintings on the elephants and what a neat parade.

Carver said...

Sounds like a wonderful festival. I love the ornate coverings for the Elephants.

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Those are the prettiest elephants I have ever seen. I'd love to attend the Elephant Festival sometime. WOW!!!!

Thanks for sharing.
Betsy

Krisno said...

Wow..that's cool..beautiful shots..

Vicki said...

Hello, Bharat,
Thank you for sharing this festival with us! The elephants are magnificent! Have a wonderful week, my friend! Vicki

Jacob said...

Your site is looking very good, Bharat! And the pictures here are bigger so you can enjoy them without enlargement!

Good job!

Have a great day!

arlee bird said...

Great pictures. It looks like quite a unique and amazing festival. I wish I were wealthy enough to travel to India. Perhaps someday.
Lee

Couture Carrie said...

Those elephants are so beautiful! What a wonderful festival!

xoxox,
CC

Amin said...

WOW!WONDERFUL.

George said...

The decorations on the elephants are absolutely gorgeous. This must be fantastic to see in person.

lágrima said...

My God!!!!
Such a beauty!!!
Thanks for spreding

Kiss you!

makistakis said...

Impresionante amigo, BHARAT, impresionante.
Gracias por mostrar e informar.
SALUDOS, desde Europa.

Awesome friend, BHARAT, impressive.
Thanks for showing and information.
SALUDOS, from Europe.

varsha said...

really an elephantine effort... missed it but here i loved it.

amatamari© said...

Ah thanks: the entire series is really beautiful!
:-)

Ñoco Le Bolo said...


Very impressive shots. A very nice festival. I wlould like be there.

best regards

CR ____________________________________
LMA

Barb said...

How spectacularly the elephants are decorated! it must take forever to paint those scenes on their skin! I wonder if they feel as beautiful as they look? I really enjoyed the parade - esp seeing the "baby" elephants.

Clytie said...

The artwork on those elephants is astounding. I would love to see something like this!

Kilauea Poetry said...

Your post is incredible!! I mean..how would one really ever get a grasp of just what these vain elephants put themselves through? Sophia Loren has nothing on them!! I can almost visualize a tussle in the dressing room!! I too hope they like there makeup!
Hope you have a wonderful week!!

Mª Angeles y Jose said...

Un espectaculo precioso...que guapos van los elefantes tan adornados .

Besos

Jagruti said...

Beautiful animal and great pics..elephant is my faviourte animal..my sofas cushions prints are elephants...thanx a lot for sharing this pics!!

Rajesh said...

Beautiful shots.

Mary Stebbins Taitt said...

WOW! Those elephants are wonderfully decorated and gorgeous!!!! Beautiful.

Lucy said...

So very colorful and just spectacular.

Diane AZ said...

Wow, fantastic festival! I have never seen elephants painted like that. The designs are beautiful and unusual.

KaHolly said...

India looks like a beautiful place and lots of celebrations for fun times. I've always been intrigued with India and hope to travel there some day, but not to the city part. I also like The Monk Who Sold His Farrari! Thanks for visiting my blog. It was so nice to see you there! ~karen

Pena said...

Admirável Amigo:
Um blog de fascínio.
MUITO OBRIGADO pela visita e pelo comentário.
Retribuo a simpatia.
Abraço amigo de respeito, estima e consideração.
Delicioso conjunto de deslumbrantes fotos do seu país de sonho.
Sempre a admirá-lo

pena

Bem-Haja, amigo fabuloso!

Amin said...

Beautiful elephants.

Margaret Cloud said...

WOW, these are decorated so beautifully, I like all the decorated faces. Thank you for coming by, have a nice week. Enjoyed the video.

as arteiras said...

Hi!
Interesting this festival. Pretty paintings make in the elephants. Kisses!
As arteiras

Evelyn Howard said...

Wow, you always share the most amazing photos. Thanks.

yyam said...

Oh my! I would love to see this festival in person! Love the beautifully made-up elephants! They look so majestic! :)

Rachana Kothari said...

Beautiful pictures...the elephants are so beautiful.

SandyCarlson said...

They sure do get decorated!

Rebecca said...

Wow, I never saw anything like this before.

Shell Sherree said...

I think I prefer my elephants au naturale, but that's quite a dazzling spectacular! Thank you for showing us, Unseen Rajasthan!

xinex said...

What a fun event to see, so colorful!...Christine

humanobserver said...

What a lovely series man !

Pietro said...

It's a fabulous festival, the elephants are so nicely decorated! Very fine pictures, thanks for sharing!

Stephanie said...

So colourful! The elephants are smart looking.

ruma2008 said...

It is splendid elephants.
Decorations are luxurious.

Rosa's Yummy Yums said...

Stunning! Those elephants are beautiful! I love the face paint!

Cheers,

Rosa

RuneE said...

Impressive indeed - it must have taken moths to prepare each animal.

The Holy Lama said...

Come down and snap some elephants decorated kerala style and put them on a post. Lovely photos, they bring the festival to you.

Talon said...

The elephants are walking artwork! That's beautiful!

claude said...

Wonderful festival Bharat ! Elephant have so beautiful make-ups !

Tammie Lee said...

those are some amazing paintings. I wonder what the elephants think when they look at one another.

Desnuda said...

Beautiful photos! One of the most beautiful festivals of India.

Ronda Laveen said...

Those are the most stunning painted elephants I have ever seen! Beautiful.

Beth Niquette said...

Wow--how colorful! What fun! I wish I lived in a country where elephants walk the streets.

Trotter said...

Hi Bharat! Thgis looks wonderful! I've seen some colour elephants in Jaipur, but not the festival...

Blogtrotter 2 is still in Jamaica. Enjoy and have a great weekend!!

Robert V. Sobczak said...

Looks fun ... and colorful, and a good way to get everyone together.

Babli said...

What a marvellous festival. Elephants are looking very beautiful and gorgeous. Wonderful photos.

Bhavesh Chhatbar said...

This is really amazing! The paintings done on the elephants are just super-creative!!

Dinosaur Chick at Sinhagad Paaytha

 

Sushma Mallya said...

Hearing abt this festival for the first time..all the pictures are very beautiful..

lady macleod said...

Wonderful photographs! You are making me homesick for 'my' India...

Anne Lieri said...

Lindos elefantes!Adorei!Abraços,

Joseph Pulikotil said...

Hi Bharat:)

Greetings:)

It was amazing to see the elephants painted with such lovely drawings. They look fantastic. Something new even for me who is living in the land of elephants:)

Best wishes:)
Joseph

Lindy MacDuff said...

Fantastic images of the festival. Amazing artistry on the elephants. I am surprised the elephants tolerate it, but obviously they do. =)

NatureFootstep said...

cool!

LV said...

What a great feature on your lovely part of the world. Very interesting and informative. Thanks for stopping by my place.

José Ramón said...

Very interesting pictures.
Creativity and imagination from pictures of Jose Ramon Thanks for the comments
Greetings

Ted Roth said...

What a festival! I love elephants. Did you know that the magazine, "Popular Photography," just listed Rajasthan as one of the nine best places to photograph?

Self Sagacity said...

WOW! WHEE! So lovely my dear! I am glad you came by, I love your pictures of the Elephants!

Gisa said...

Helllloo !! I like your pictures !! fantastic festival.

Ruth said...

Wow! You have a great site here. I like learning more about culture and people.
You photos are amazing, very colorful. I can almost feel the festivities you're having there.

Thanks for stopping by my humble blog and for leaving an encouraging note.

God bless you!

Sukhmandir Kaur said...

Absolutely stunning. thank you so much for sharing these!

Maria said...

Hi, thanks for your comment on my blog. What a nice blog you have, and lots of interesting photos and travel tips.

Coffeeveggie addict. said...

this is really beautiful.very creative.thanks for the visit

Eden said...

What a lovely festival! You get to see many artworks. Thanks for sharing this festival. You photos are beautiful.

carol sakurá said...

Thank you for visiting the Le Poete en Fleur!
Congratulations on your bBlog and beautiful pictures!

sideny said...

Ola

Bonitas fotos do festival.

Bonitos elefantes, animal que eu gosto tanto:)

Pam said...

The colors are amazing, well done.

Roses and Lilacs said...

I would love to see that festival in person. All Americans seem to love elephants:)
Marnie

Tricia @ Bluff Area Daily said...

Look at them in all their glory! They look so cool! Neat shots

Keats The Sunshine Girl said...

Simply beautiful! Those gentle creatures, the elephants are the celebrities. I bet they are so well behaved too!

Fernanda said...

Hello dear Unseen Rajasthan,

Amazingly or unfortunately...I have found you only today (^_^) and I'm so happy that I can hardly believe my luck.

I cannot love more your culture, your way of facing life, and above all your attitude towards life.
I love your true colours... I think I have lived, in another previous life, in your country or civilization, as I cannot love you more than I already do.

This text as well as the photos are simply divine.
Thanks for sharing.
Congratulations.

Hugs.

or

Pooch Morning Glory said...

hey from canada.
wow, we sure dont have anything like that here. i love the video , it really adds alot to the experience

and thx for stopping by
~laura

Σταλαγματιά said...

is so beautiful like magic
I would love to be able to see up close.
I am impressed.

Thanks!!

Vagabonde said...

I just saw some elephants in Florida, but they were African elephants. I hear that Asian elephants are more peaceful and reliable. These elephants are magnificent and so colorful.

Carolina said...

Hola! ese desfile es realmente fabuloso!

Saludos!

Asha Letha said...

What a beautiful work of art. The elephants and the artists of course!

roughterrain crane said...

I was surprised to know that around 250 elephants come in the festival!

Radka said...

Hello. How, then, are you. I got well. We finally comes spring. I am looking forward. Hi Radka.

JM said...

I've seen painted elephants in Amber but these are simply gorgeous! Great shots!

netuno artes said...

The art universal and is varied. I found wonderful to see the animals decorated and elegant in worn its. Taste very of your space, therefore we always learn and of an easy form through the computer. a fort I hug
congratulations
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A arte é universal e variada. achei maravilhoso ver os animais enfeitados e elegantes no seu trajado.
Gosto muito do teu espaço , pois aprendemos sempre e de uma forma fácil através do computador.
um forte abraço

RNSANE said...

Bharat, that is simply spectacular. I love elephants and, if I get to do my six month stay in India, it has to coincide with this festival! I would so love to see these beautiful creatures painted so spectacularly!

RNSANE said...

I wanted to give you a Happy Blogger Award but I see you already have one - your posts always make me feel happy - they are so visuallys stunning and enriching and show so much of a country that I love.

Thank you so much, Bharat!

grace said...

Elephant Festival- never even heard of that. Seeing those pics rekindled the pride in the richness of our culture and art. That was truly amazing.
I am sure if ever I get the chance to essay Rajasthan with you, I will have an experience of a life time.

Fernando Santos (Chana) said...

Caro amigo, bela foto-reportagem...Espectacular....
Um abraço

Ane said...

Amo o colorido de tuas fotos e que cultura rica!Obrigada pela visita!

Spiderdama said...

Great color and shot as always!:-)

foongpc said...

Wow! Elephants with make ups! Beautiful and interesting! : )

BlueJayEye said...

enjoyed the elephant art, i think it is the first time i see one, thanks for sharing

Bergson said...

i never see elephant like this
wonderfull

Bergson said...

i never see elephant like this
wonderfull

valeria said...

What a fantastic parade! I love those paintings on the elephants!

blog with no name said...

By the look in the elephant's eyes, they look forward to the festival as much as the people do! They are beautiful!

Jacob said...

Way to go, Bharat! Wonderful selection of photos - very enticing.

Hamaree Rasoi said...

Bharat ,
You won't believe I was thinking last week only that it's been a while since you have posted anything. But the fault was at my end As I had missed this post somehow:-(
Fantastic piece of art work!!I wish I could see the parade!! Such a colourful and wonderful festival.
Thanks a lot for sharing these photos with us.
See U..
Deepa
http://hamareerasoi.blogspot.com/

tossan said...

I would like to be with you enjoying the spectacle that we need here in Brazil.
Here only does Carnival is much the same and boring. Amazing photos. Abraço

Gattina said...

These elephants are so beautiful ! what a fantastic festival !

Julie ScottsdaleDailyPhoto.com said...

fabulous images of painted elephants. such a wonderful series. I am glad you are also enjoying my Biosphere series on my site. they are space buildings!

Friko said...

magnificent!
If only I could be part of it all.

Arasu said...

These huge marvelous elephants with wonderful paintings looks great. I like the seventh photo very much!

Luzia said...

I´ve never seen this bevore and I´m deeply impressed. It seems, that the elephants like their rich and colourful design?! Greetings from Luzia.

Vicktor said...

Dear Bharat

WE should like very mauch a day visit India. So beautifull

Best regards.

Sonia Schmorantz said...

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Nem tão longe e nem tão perto. 
Na medida mais precisa que eu puder. 
Mas amar-te sem medida e ficar na tua vida, 
Da maneira mais discreta que eu souber. 
Sem tirar-te a liberdade, sem jamais te sufocar. 
Sem forçar tua vontade. 
Sem falar, quando for hora de calar. 
E sem calar, quando for hora de falar. 
Nem ausente, nem presente por demais. 
Simplesmente, calmamente, ser-te paz. 
É bonito ser amigo, mas confesso é tão difícil aprender! 
E por isso eu te suplico paciência. 
Vou encher este teu rosto de lembranças, 
Dá-me tempo, de acertar nossas distâncias...
Fernando Pessoa

Um domingo de paz e amor junto aos seus!
abraço

Dani Pedroza said...

Wonderful. I loved the colors are the sounds.

Tinsie said...

WOW! These photos are really impressive.

Friko said...

fantastic, miraculous, breath taking.

aa said...

Authentic works of art!!! Had never seen elephants true with so beautiful pictures... just painted elephants, but the clay... paper... never so... Fantastic work! Thank you for sharing.

Mama Zen said...

Those elephants are amazing!

Espresso said...

Beautifully painted elephants :)
Great photos!