Kaziranga Elephant Festival

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Kaziranga Elephant Festival
Kaziranga Elephant Festival 2009.jpg
Elephants participating in the rally on the occasion of 7th Kaziranga Elephant Festival 2009
Date(s) February
Frequency annual
Location(s) Kaziranga
Assam
Inaugurated 2002

The Kaziranga Elephant Festival is a yearly elephant festival held in the Kaziranga National Park of Assam for the conservation and protection of Asiatic elephant. The festival is jointly organised by the Forest Department and Tourism Department of Assam with an objective to highlight and find ways to resolve the increasing man-elephant conflict.[1][2][3] Hundreds of domestic Asiatic elephants, decorated from head to toe, participate in the program. They take part in parade, races, football and dance earning praises from the spectators.[2][3]

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  1. ^ "Elephant Festival". North East India. Retrieved 21 February 2010. 
  2. ^ a b "Elephant Festival – A Lifetime opportunity". Incredible Northeast India. Archived from the original on 18 February 2010. Retrieved 21 February 2010. 
  3. ^ a b "Elephant Festival". Bharat Online. Retrieved 21 February 2010.