THRISSUR POORAM

Thrissur pooram, arguably the most famous festival of Kerala. Thrissur is located about 58 km from Cochin. The festival held on the premises of the Vadakkumnatha temple, a classic example of the Kerala style of architecture, is made spectacular by the pageant of 30 caparisoned elephants and Kudamattom, a competition which involves swift rhythmic changing of brightly coloured and sequined parasols. Ilanjitharamelam, an amazing percussion ensemble featuring 250 instrumentalists, ushers tens of thousands of music-lovers who were seen waving their hands in accordance to the rhythm generated by the chenda, kuzhal, kombu and elathalam (traditional instruments of Kerala). An astounding firework light up the sky to provide a grand finale to two days of classic entertainment.

Festival Dates May 1st

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SUGGESTED SKETCH ITINERARY

Day 01 Arrive Cochin
Day 02 Cochin
Day 03 Cochin / Thrissur drive
Day 04 In Thrissur to witness "Thrissur Festival"
Day 05 Thrissur/Pollachi
Day 06 Pollachi (Anamalai Wildlife Sanctuary)
Day 07 Pollachi/ Madurai drive
Day 08 Madurai /Periyar National Park drive
Day 09 PeriyarNational Park drive
Day 10 Periyar/Kumarakom drive
Day 11 Kumarakom/Allepey Backwater Cruise
Day 12 Allepey – Cochin / Departure

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