Carnival in Kochi (Cochin)

Cochin Carnival

The Cochin Carnival is Fort Cochin's biggest bash, a 10-day festival culminating on New Year's Eve. Street parades, colourful costumes, embellished elephants (which won't appeal to all), music, folk dancing and lots…
Religious in Kochi (Cochin)

Ernakulathappan Utsavam

At the Shiva Temple, Ernakulam; eight days of festivities culminating in a parade of 15 splendidly decorated elephants, plus music and fireworks.
Religious in Thrissur (Trichur)

Thypooya Maholsavam

This festival stars a procession of kavadiyattam (a form of ritualistic dance), in which dancers carry tall, ornate structures called kavadis.
Religious in Thrissur (Trichur)

Thrissur Pooram

The most colourful and largest of Kerala’s temple festivals, with huge processions of caparisoned elephants. Held at the Vadakkunathan Kshetram Temple.
Religious in Thrissur (Trichur)

Uthralikavu Pooram

The climactic day of this event sees 20 elephants circling the Uthralikavu Temple shrine.