The festivals and art forms of Kerala are intricately beautiful. Every festival, though connected with religious temples and shrines, is more of a socio cultural event in which people of all creeds participate. Today, these festivals are perhaps the only occasions when the classical, folk and ritual arts of the state come alive. In addition, it is interesting to note that no celebration in Kerala is complete without an elephant pageant.
Trissur Pooram at Trissur is the most popular, where 30 caparisoned elephants, exhilarating percussion ensemble, colorful umbrellas atop elephants, magnificent fireworks combine to create a virtual feast for the senses.