The Elephant Festival
is an inimitable event held annually in
A ceremonial procession is recreated with
caparisoned elephants, lancers on horses,
chariots, camels, cannons, and palanquins.
Elephant is the centre of attraction in
the many races and beauty pageants.
Strangely, most of the participants are
female elephants. The mahouts (elephant
keepers) take great care to decorate the
elephants - painting their trunks, foreheads
and feet with floral motifs and adorning
them from tusk to tail with interesting
trinkets. The mahouts were employed in the
Phil Khana, the department of elephant in
the royal administration. They played an
important role until the princely state
was incorporated into the Union and the
department because redundant. They, however,
have continued their association with the
The Jaipur Airport is called Sanganer Airport.
There are domestic flight connections to
Delhi, Kolkata, Mumbai, Ahmedabad, Jodhpur
and Udaipur. There is a single international
flight to Dubai.
Connections are from Delhi, Agra, Mumbai
,Chennai, Bikaner, Jodhpur, Udaipur, Ahmedabad.
Well connected from other states like UP,
A convenient mode of travel to Jaipur is
by road. Regular bus service of AC and Deluxe
Coaches are available.