What is a Howdah?


This was the question asked on the popular quiz show – ‘Who wants to be a Millionaire?’

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Who Wants to Be a Millionaire?

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So, what is a Howdah?

Wikipedia says – ‘A howdah, or houdah, is a carriage which is positioned on the back of an elephant, or occasionally some other animal, used most often in the past to carry wealthy people or for use in hunting or warfare. It was also a symbol of wealth for the owner, and as a result were decorated with expensive gems.’

Howdah or Houdah

A Howdah or Houdah

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