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Modified 18-Mar-12
Created 18-Mar-12
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Our last day in Varkala was crowned with an Hindu Festival in the town,which we were told would end with a Procession of Twenty Elephants dressed in all their Temple regalla.This was not to be missed and a great finish to our stay in india.

When we arrived in the town people were all starting to line the streets,as usual the children wanted their photos taking,their mothers in colourful saris just added to the occasion.The Festival started with a parade of floats, between each float traditional Indian bands
consisting of drums and horns sounded out ,and the sound was quite mesmerizing somehow.The teenage Indian people getting quite excited and bopping to the sounds.After a wait of about one and a half hours of floats and bands we got to this marvelous sight of twenty elephants all dressed up in temple decoration,it was a sight to behold and one we will never forget!!
The Build up To The FestivalRoute of the Procession.Procession RouteFestival BackdropPam Chatting to the Ladies and getting the kids dancingShowing the kids their Video DancingLovely friendly PeopleBusy Street ScenesStreet Side stallsHope those Tyres are pumped UpUtilizing Every vantage PointColourful LadiesNearly readyFirst FloatFestival startsHighly Decorated FloatsFloat DetailMesmerizing DrummersBeat The DrumBeat the Drum

Categories & Keywords
Category:Travel and Places
Subcategory:Asia
Subcategory Detail:India
Keywords:Varkala`hindu, festival`elephants