can never be enough room for happy memories. Exotic, unexpected,
amusing. The world's largest gathering of Tuskers for instance. Tall,
majestic, caparisoned and swaying lightly in their royal grandeur.
A sight worth a trip around the globe. From the 17th to the 20th of
January every year. Starting from Trichur, this caravan will
wind its way through Cochin and Alleppey, reaching Trivandrum for the
grand finale. At these points a lucky group of tourists will ride
them, feed them, touch them or capture their bejeweled glory on film.
Day 1 - Trichur
This is where
your adventure begins. A magnificent array of caparisoned Tuskers
standing tall and elegant. Welcoming you to Feed them in the true
ceremonial manner. Accompanied by the traditional 'Melam' (Kerala
orchestra). The Fun and frolic of all these forming a backdrop for
select folk dance performances. The excitement is certainly going to
work up an appetite for you. For which we have a sumptuous lunch ready.
Follow it up with a delightful rides atop the elephants at Thekkinkadu
grounds. The ideal way to end this inaugural day of the world's most
splendid of safaris.
Day 2 - Cochin
friend take a break as you take on the commercial hub of Kerala, Cochin.
With the scenic charm of Chinese fishing nets and a natural harbour.
Indulge in some street side bargains or take an optional guided tour
which combines a sunset cruise on the placid backwaters. Better still,
escape to the misty tea plantations of Munnar. An exhilarating four hour
drive from Cochin. Or see Thekkady, a similarly situated destination
that has some of the finest species of wildlife to offer.
3 - Alleppey
The pace accelerates on the famous backwater
lagoons here. Home to Kerala's traditional watersports. Watch a hundred
oarsmen beat the clock on their snakeboats. Then try maneuvering one by
yourself. Be sure to pack some fast action film to capture these
In a slower tempo you can also see the
traditional coir industry here. Picking up a memento or two from the
many showrooms. Feeling tired? Take a cool sip of tender coconut water.
Day 4 - Trivandrum
Welcome to Trivandrum. The lush
green capital of Kerala. All set for the grand finale. Get down to
Kovalam, the famed beach resort in the morning. Joyrides and seaside fun
keep you occupied till late afternoon. Come evening and you experience
the Great Elephant Show. In a typical rural ambience. Recreating the
fabled Thrissur Pooram, which celebrates the friendly rivalry between
two temple factions.
Along with a specially choreographed
cultural programmes. Set in a typical Kerala village ambience. Featuring
martial arts, dances and the mesmerizing crescendo of Panchavadyam. Your
pachyderm pals bidding adieu with a salute. But like all good things
even the Great Elephant March must come to an end-To make it easy for
you is a seaside barbecue and a fireworks display. Leaving you with some
unforgettable memories and a never before story to entertain