This bold painting of a Maharaja’s elephant is on a wall at the City Palace in Jaipur. Elephants carried royalty in Rajasthan, and Jaipur in particular till honors elephants with a special festival every year. All these elephants photos were taken around Jaipur.
Elephant rides at the Amber Palace, Jaipur …. we did not ride elephants.
Three holy men sit under the elephant statue waiting for alms. Those leaving the temple may give them a little as they pass.
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