An elephant bearing a howdah.



  • A seat, usually with a canopy, carried on the back of an elephant or camel.
  • An ornate carriage which is positioned on the back of elephants or occasionally other animals, used most often in the past for rich people who travelled in India via elephant.


  • Hindi हौदा, from Arabic هَوْدَج (1774).

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