Religious in Thrissur (Trichur)

Thrissur Pooram

The largest and most colourful of Kerala’s temple festivals, with huge processions of caparisoned elephants around the Vadakkunathan Kshetram Temple.Animal-rights campaigns against Thrissur Pooram have started to ga…
Religious in Thrissur (Trichur)

Thaipooya Mahotsavam

Celebrated in Koorkkanchery, just south of Thrissur, this festival stars a procession of kavadiyattam (ritualistic dance), in which dancers carry tall, ornate, vibrantly coloured structures called kavadis.
Religious in Thrissur (Trichur)

Uthralikavu Pooram

The climactic day of this week-long festival sees 20 adorned elephants (which won't appeal to all) circling the shrine at the Uthralikavu Temple, 20km northeast of Thrissur.