What is a Howdah? That was one of the questions on tonight’s episode of Who Want’s to be a Millionaire.
If you picked the answer stating that a howdah the seat used to sit on top of an elephant, you would have won!
According to Wikipedia, a howdah is:
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 on top of an elephant