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We are making plans to attend the Holi, Elephant Festival in Jaipur on Feb 28, 2010. Any suggestions?
It should be wild having both the Festival and Holi on the same day! I'd recommend booking your acommodations as early as possible to ensure you get the place you want. Have not been to this elephant festival but the procession looks very grand. Part of holi is people throwing powdered color/dye on each other so make sure to wear clothes that you don't mind tossing out if necessary and good idea to wear sunglasses to protect your eyes. Have a great time! (By the way, Jaipur is a great city with lots to see.)
I experienced Holi and the Elephant Festival in Jaipur three years ago. It was great fun! There didn't seem to be much control over the crowd at the Elephant Festival though, people were jumping out into/infront of the parade to take photos which seemed to be a bit of a dodgy thing to do with animals that powerful! Have a great time!