Playing Polo in the Pink City – Jaipur

Rajasthan is undoubtedly one of the most impressive states in India. The capital city of Rajasthan, Jaipur, is famously called as the ‘Pink City’. The royalty of Jaipur can be felt in the hearts of the locals that are friendly enough to offer you any assistance you may require. Jaipur tourism guide provides with a list of picturesque Jaipur tourism places that one should visit while vacationing in the royal city. Apart from the forts, palaces, and lip-smacking delicacies the enchanting city is famous for one more thing. It is the city’s most royal inheritance – the game of Polo. Jaipur is the royal home of Indian Polo.

polo in Jaipur

The splendid game of Polo has been in play since the medieval times. It has always been a favorite past-time of the Maharajas, and is still played with utmost pleasure and happiness. Polo in this city is played riding over on animals and vehicles including horses, elephants, cycle or bike or bicycle, camel. This exclusive game has acknowledged appreciation and publicity from foreign countries as well.

Polo Jaipur

Horse Polo is not an easy game as special bred horses are necessitated for such an intense game. These horses are bred either by the players or their sponsors. An invitation to play in the game is required to be requested for in advance if a tourist wishes to be a part of the game.

Camel Polo is usually played in a friendly spirit during the festivals, and it is only in Rajasthan where Camel Polo is played.

Camel Polo Jaipur

A treat to watch is the Elephant Polo wherein the adorned elephants run in pursuit of the ball in an elephantine fashion. These friendly creatures are used for polo matches usually on special occasions, and by the Royal Kings. A tourist can even send out a request either to play or watch a game of Cycle Polo that is played in a friendly spirit in the city.

The guide also clicks pictures of their guests dressed in traditional attires, and hands them over these Jaipur tourism photos at the end of their stay as a token of appreciation.

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