Thrissur Pooram – When elephants dance to your tune

Thrissur Pooram – Yes this is the festival in God’s Own Land Kerala. This is a festival that finds great mention in the history of Thrissur a lovely city in Kerala in India. Actually the name of a Hindu star, Pooram is a festival that is celebrated to have more success and prosperity.

It is known as the festival of festivals. It is the biggest festival in the whole of the state of Kerala. Celebrated in the Malayalam month Medam, and the English month April or May, and has Thrissur, the lovely town in Kerala hosting the fanfare . The festival goes on for around 3 days and the congregation of man and elephants here is seen to be believed. The elephants are decorated richly here and the whole world today recognizes this festival as a very important part of culture. Continue reading

Darjeeling – Rejuvenate yourself

If you are ever touring eastern India then I would highly recommend you to visit Darjeeling. It is regarded by many as the queen of all hill stations in this country. This place is ensconced in pristine surroundings of Lesser Himalayan ranges and it is a small heaven in West Bengal. Darjeeling is located at a height of 6,710 feet.

UNESCO has declared this place as world heritage site. The imperial constructions here date back to British rule and the city doesn’t look like any other local Indian city due to its Victorian unmistakable skyline. There are enchanting brick chimneys and beautiful Church spires which makes it a paradise for any tourist. Continue reading