As elephants are considered as the trademark of Kerala. Elephants are also an important part of the wildlife safaris of Kerala as people also have a royal feeling while traveling on an elephant. In Kerala The great Elephant March is no less than festival as it is celebrated in the famous city of Trichur.
The great elephant march begins on the grounds of Trichur and ends at Thiruvananthapuram which is the capital city of Kerala and this is a three day long festival.The march begins with the glorious group of elegantly decorated and beautifully ornamented 101 elephants standing tall with their mahouts. You can feed the elephants while the traditional Melam a kind of Kerala ensemble play the traditional pieces. It is time to be a part of this fun filled festival and enjoy luxurious traditional lunch of Kerala. After the appetizing lunch visitors can enjoy an exciting elephant ride at Thekkinkadu grounds. The inaugural day comes to end with splendid elephant safaris.
The next destination on the great elephant march is Alleppey which is an important place to visit in Kerala. This place is famous for backwaters.Visitors can enjoy the narrow artificial canals on local country boats or rice boats.Tourists should not miss the coir industry and see how rope is churned out or coir. They can also purchase show pieces made of coir for home.
The closing moments are also celebrated in a grand way. The importance of the march is seen mostly in the state capital of Thiruvananthapuram or Trivandrum. Visitors spend their entire day while visiting the Kovalam Beach or the Ranganathaswamy Temple. In the evening experience the Great Elephant Show arranged in a typical rural ambience. The show recreates the fabled Thrissur Pooram festival, which celebrates the friendly competition between two temple groups. A cultural program follows featuring martial arts, dances with the mesmerizing crescendo of Panchavadyam.This festival also includes exclusive fireworks display. It is at Trivandrum that your elephant say you goodbye with a royal salute with their long tusks while you discover more beauties of Kerala and its backwaters.