Elephant polo Rajasthan
Nepal and Rajasthan are the only two places where polo is played on elephant-back. Though not a serious sport, it attracts the international media because of the oddity of a fast game played from the backs of pachyderms who can hardly move as fast in the confined space of a stadium. It is, however, amusing to watch. Though elephant polo too can be specially organized on request, competitions are arranged annually at Jaipur's Chaugan during Holi (February-March).
Elephants have been a part of Indian culture since time immemorial. They are representative of the strength and power of Kings and Emperors. It was therefore natural that polo, the king of sports and the sport of kings, was adapted for play on elephant-back.
Unlike horse polo which is fast paced, elephant polo is more relaxing and leisurely. It is enthralling to watch the enormous pachyderms pursuing the ball at their own majestic pace.
Jaipur is the only place in the world where on can witness this exclusive sport being played throughout the year. Watching it, is an unique and unforgettable experience. The colossal size of the elephant evokes awe yet its docile nature, it's graceful gait and the wisdom of its eyes have always fascinated man. Rajasthan trail can organize special Elephant polo event games for guests.