<p>The Elephant Festival is one of the most popular festivals in Jaipur and takes place at the famous Chaugan Stadium in March. It begins with a beautiful procession of bedecked elephants, camels, horses, and folk dancers. The mahouts proudly embellish their elephants with vibrant colors, jhools (saddle cloth), and heavy jewelry.</p> <p><i> (This photo and caption were submitted to <a href="http://yourshot.nationalgeographic.com/">Your Shot</a>.) </i></p>

Elephant Festival, India

The Elephant Festival is one of the most popular festivals in Jaipur and takes place at the famous Chaugan Stadium in March. It begins with a beautiful procession of bedecked elephants, camels, horses, and folk dancers. The mahouts proudly embellish their elephants with vibrant colors, jhools (saddle cloth), and heavy jewelry.

(This photo and caption were submitted to Your Shot.)

Photograph by Marjorie Lang, My Shot

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