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Thrissur Elephant Festival Kerala (3 Nights / 4 Days)

Tour starts from : ex - Kochi
Destinations covered : Alleppey, Cochin, Thrissur
Theme : Festival Tour
Thrissur Elephant Festival Kerala

"Pooram", the colourful temple festival of Kerala that ... more

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  • Visit St. Francis Church
  • Visit Dutch Palace
  • Enjoy Thrissur Elephant Festival

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Thrissur Elephant Festival Kerala

"Pooram", the colorful temple festival of Kerala that attracts a large crowd of natives as well as tourists, is a spectacular elephant extravaganza.

This festival which originated in the small town of Thrissur known as Thrissur Pooram is celebrated in the month of April-May in the Thekkinkadu grounds of Vadakkunnathan temple.

Pooram literally means meeting, and it is believed locally that on this day the gods and goddesses from temples nearby arrive with their entourages on caparisoned elephants for the spectacular celebrations.

The most awaited processions are of Thiruvambadi Sri Krishna temple and also Paramekkavu Bhagavathy temple. A group of percussion artists also add gaiety to the festivities. The festival culminates with enthralling firework displays at night.

Itinerary Details

Day by Day itineraryDay 1: Arrive Kochi

Welcome on arrival at Cochin Airport/ Railway Station, meet our tour representative and transfer to the hotel.
Cochin or Kochi is located on the southwest coast of Indian Peninsula. It is also known as “Queen of the Arabian Sea” and “The Gateway to Kerala”.
In the afternoon proceed for a half day tour of Cochin including Jewish Synagogue Dutch Palace, St. Francis Church, Chinese fishing nets and Bolgatty Palace.
Return back to the hotel in the evening for dinner & Overnight stay at the hotel.

Day 2: Kochi - Trichur - Kochi [Day of Thrissur Elephant Festival]

After a healthy breakfast drive to Trichur to witness the famous Temple festival of India.
Thrissur Elephant festival is celebrated annually in the month of April - May as per the Malayalam Calendar.
This festival is referred to as Thrissur Pooram in Thrissur and is considered as the festival of all festivals in Kerala since there are many festivals held in Kerala where elephants are involved in ceremonies and processions but the Thrissur Pooram is held with the largest gathering of decorated elephants and a sea of humanity that descends on Thrissur.
Return back to Hotel in the evening for dinner & Overnight stay at the hotel in Cochin

Day 3: Kochi - Alleppey (Houseboat)

In the morning after breakfast, transfer to Houseboat in Alleppey.
Reach and settle down at houseboat.
Rest of the day free at leisure. Sit back and relax while the boat cruises through the narrow serene backwater canals. Have Lunch, Evening Tea/Coffee with snacks and enjoy your dinner & Overnight stay on the houseboat.

Day 4: Alleppey - Kochi

Enjoy leisure on House Boat experience the pollution free air and after enjoying breakfast check out from the houseboat.
Transfer on time to the Airport/Railway station at Cochin.

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Price Guide detail

    Room Sharing Basis
    • 2 Persons – 1 Double Room
    • 3 Persons – 1 Double Room with extra bed
    • 4 Persons – 2 Double Room
    • 5 Persons – 2 Double Room with extra bed
    • 6 Persons – 3 Double Room
    • 7 Persons – 3 Double Room with extra bed
    • 8 Persons – 4 Double Room
    • 9 Persons – 4 Double Room with extra bed
    • 10 Persons – 5 Double Room
    • 11 Persons – 5 Double Room with extra bed
    • 12 Persons – 6 Double Room
    Special Terms Related to Vehicle
    • Transportation as per itinerary only (not available at disposal).
    • For upto 3 persons, AC Indica Car or similar vehicle shall be provided. In case you wish to upgrade to Innova car it can be done by paying extra cost.
    • For 4-6 persons AC Innova car or similar vehicle shall be provided.
    • For 4 persons in case they wish to take AC indica, extra charge per person shall be less in the per person price.
    • For 7-12 persons AC Tempo Traveller or similar vehicle shall be provided.

    Package Inclusion

    • Assistance on arrival at Cochin.

    • 03 Nights Accommodation in the hotel/houseboat on twin sharing basis.

    • Daily Breakfast in the hotel.

    • All meals will be provided on the houseboat only.

    • Entrance Passes of Elephant Festival.

    • All Transfers and Sightseeing by an exclusive A/C Car with an English speaking driver as per itinerary.

    Package Exclusion

    • Any Train / Air fare.

    • Any Entrance fee to the Monuments.

    • Tips, Camera fees, Laundry and other items of a personal nature.

    • Any other expenses not mentioned above.

    Travel Tips For Thrissur Elephant Festival Kerala

    Travel Tips Thrissur Elephant Festival In Kerala

    How to Reach Cochin

    By Road: The Kerala State Transport Corporation has a wide network of bus services, which connects buses from Cochin to Karnataka and Tamil Nadu. For the Thrissur Elephant Festival in Kerala, you can also avail deluxe air condition bus services from Hyderabad, Mumbai, Chennai, Bangalore, and Trivandrum.

    By Air: The Cochin International Airport is well- connected to all major cities in and around the world and India. Even though the airport is 29kms away from the main city centre it is still well connected by bus, taxi, and train.

    By Train: Cochin is very well connected to the main railway stations in India. Most of the Kerala bound trains halt at Cochin in either of the stations Ernakulam Town station or Ernakulam Junction Station.

    Weather: From mid-April to mid-June, summers in Cochin is at its peak. The scanty rains in summer during your visit to Thrissur Elephant Festival in Kerala may make the weather more hot and humid. The temperature is the highest at 32oC and lowest at 28oC in the summer months.

    Things to see in Cochin-Trichur- Alleppey

    • Walk down the Princess Street or Loafer’s Corner to see British, Dutch, Portuguese, and European architecture influenced houses on either side of the street. Buy souvenirs and handicrafts from here. Visit old cafes and bookshops.
    • Visit islands like Willingdon, Vallarpadam by taking a ferry ride. Watch beautiful Kathakali Dance performance at Cochin Cultural Center.
    • Feel rejuvenated by the rhythmic sound of the Athirappilly Falls and Vazhachal Falls. Visit the Thrissur Zoo and State Museum.
    • On your Thrissur Elephant Festival in Kerala, one of the best places to visit in Alleppey is St. Mary’s Forane Church, Krishnapuram Palace, Pandavan rock, and Kumarakom Bird Sanctuary.

    Fun Things to do

    • Enjoy bathing, and playing football with the elephants in the Kodanad Elephant training college. Get a relaxing Ayurvedic spa and relax the muscle and joints, and then head for a South Indian Lunch and savour appam, fish stews and karimeen pollichatu.
    • Watch fireworks and beautiful lighting on temples and listen to the traditional percussion Chenda Melam during your Thrissur Elephant Festival in Kerala
    • Watch the snake boat race, capture the beauty of South India through the picturesque village in Kuttanad, at sunset plunge into the Pozhiyoram Beach and enjoy a fun swim. If you are a backwater lover, then enjoy the serenity of it and try kayaking also. On your houseboat, have a delicious Uduppi Breakfast comprising of chickpea curry, vada served on fresh banana leaves.