Introduction to Great Elephant March
If you think that Kerala is only renowned for backwater cruises, houseboat stays, temple festivals , exotic beaches , mesmerizing waterfalls , Ayurvedic massages and serene beauty then you miss one more interesting thing about Kerala and that is Elephant March. Apparently no festival at Kerala is complete with out elephant march. The Great Elephant March is the greatest feat, a big time gathering of Indian tuskers set about a trip to Kerala, all decked and ready to be worshipped and pampered by the onlookers and devotees. The event is viewed with awe and wonder by thousands of visitorís who visit Godí own country from across the world. It is an extraordinary tourist extravaganza a three day long festival that is designed by the tourism wizards of Kerala which is held every year in the month of January.
Time for celebration
The Great Elephant March takes place every year from 17th to 20th January.
Description of Great Elephant March
The great elephant march begins on the grounds of Trichur or Tiru Ė Shiva-Perur and ends at Thiruvananthapuram is a three day long festival. The march begins with the magnificent array of elegantly bedecked gorgeously decorated 101 elephants standing tall with their mahouts. You can feed the elephants while the traditional Melam a kind of Kerala orchestra play the traditional pieces. It is time to be a part of this fun filled festival and enjoy sumptuous traditional Keralian lunch. After lunch visitors can enjoy an exciting elephant ride at Thekkinkadu grounds. The inaugural day comes to end with splendid elephant safaris.
On the second day of the march the caravan reaches Cochin the other famous city of Kerala. Enjoy the scenic beauty of the city by visiting its various interesting places of the city or take ca cruise on the emerald backwaters or just take a walk down the Cochin Marine Drive. The next stop of this beautiful elephant march is at Alleppey a major backwater destination of Kerala. Enjoy the cruise at the narrow man made canals on the local boats and visit the famous coir industry of the town. Donít forget to buy the souvenirs for your near and dear ones. The grand finale of the March takes place at Thiruvananthapuram the capital city of Kerala. By the evening experience the great elephant show arranged in typical rural ambiance. The show recreates the magic of Thrissur Pooram festival which celebrates the friendly rivalry between two temple factions. A cultural program is followed featuring the ancient martial arts, dances and mesmerizing sounds of Panchavadyam. It is at Trivandrum that your elephantís pals bid you adieu with a salute leaving you to indulge in the great firework display and also enjoy the seaside barbecue.
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