Thrissur Pooram, The most spectacular festival event

Thrissur Pooram, The most spectacular festival event on the Planet as Adjudged by UNESCO

മലയാളം: Paramekkavu temple on pooram day.

മലയാളം: Paramekkavu temple on pooram day. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Thrissur alias Trichur(old name), a corporation in Kerala, one and a half hour drive from Cochin, has UNESCO adjudged Thrissur Pooram the most spectacular festival event on the planet to its credit celebrated for 36 hours during Mid April to Mid May. Thrissur Pooram is conducted at the “Thekkinkadu Maidanam”, hosted by Vadakkumnathan temple.

Little Poorams ( Pooram means festival in local Malayalam language ) arranged by near by 8 temples, marks the start of the Pooram. Pooram is for 36 hours with “Panchavadyam” (instrumental music using five percussion and wind instruments), “Kudamattam (exchange of umbrellas on top of elephants), fireworks, exhibition,etc. marks the different activities.

Kerala is a south-western state of India, with Thiruvananthapuram as its capital. Cochin Airport is the nearest airport. Thrissur is the nearest railway station.

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Bandipur Tiger Reserve

Bandipur Tiger Reserve

Peacock At Bandipur National park

Peacock At Bandipur National park (Photo credit: Swami Stream)

elephant at bandipur National park

elephant at bandipur National park (Photo credit: Swami Stream)

Bandipur National Park in Karnataka is a tiger reserve.

This park is around 875 square kilometers and is home to many endangered species. Elephant safari is most sought after here. It gives the visitor a rare view of the wild animals and birds. Forget your work, business etc and relax as you see the beast of jungle in real life.

This area is en route to the Queen of Indian Hill stations, Ooty, from Mysore.