Watching sports is always an exhilarating experience, now; imagine watching your favourite animals play the same sport? Too cute to handle right, isn’t it? Elephant Polo games are the exact same.
Elephant polo is a kind of polo that is played while the player rides an elephant. The rules of the games are almost the same as the usual polo, but with a few added restrictions to make sure both the animals and players are safe during the game.
Elephant Polo was first played in Nepal, and even now, the Tiger Tops there is the headquarters of elephant polo and is also the location of the World Elephant Polo Championships.
Now, many places in South Asia conduct elephant polo tournaments too, and whether you are staying at a Siam hotel in Bangkok the likes of Anantara Siam Bangkok Hotel or a Nepali hotel, you can find a place to watch it close by.
The association has a few rules to the game, and they are extremely strict about following them as harming the animals in any way during play can have them banned by the animal welfare organisations. Because of some countries breaking the rules and being cruel to the elephants, the Guinness Book of World Records removed all elephant polo records off their books.