Fair of Caparisoned Elephants at Adoor Gaja Mela 4th February 2020

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Location : Adoor, Kerala , India

Destination Type: Cultural

The Adoor Gajamela forms the cornerstone of the ten-day annual celebration held at the Parthasarathy Temple in Adoor. Giant crowds are witness to the 9 mighty tuskers being paraded, adorned with a plethora of special decorations.

History of  Adoor Gaja Mela

  1. Parthasarathy Temple, one of the ancient temples of Adoor, is dedicated to Lord Parthasarathy
  2. Ten day festival is conducted in this temple every year
  3. The ancient shrine is frequently visited during the annual celebrations of Adoor Gajamela, a traditional elephant festival on 10th day of the festival

Activities for tourists at Adoor Gajamela

  1. Watch nine costumed elephants those are arrayed in front of the temple and take part in a grand procession that is followed
  2. Witness various folk art forms and dances including Parichamuttukali, Mayura Nritham, Ammankudam and Velakali in the temple premises
  3. Withness other cultural programs as part of 10 day festival
  4. Enjoy Ethnic Kerala cuisines

How to reach there


Trivandrum International airport 91 kms away is the nearest airport. It has flights to major Indian cities like Delhi, Mumbai, Bangalore Chennai, Kochi and international destinations like Sharjah, Male, Riyadh, Baharain, Kuwait, Kuala Lumpur, Colombo,  Muscut and Doha


 Chengannur Railway station 27 kms away is the nearest railway station. There are trains to major Indian cities like New Delhi, Mumbai, Kolkotta, Bengaluru, Chennai, Hyderabad, Vizhakhapatanam, Mangalore etc from Chengannur

Nearby destinations for tour operators / travel agents

  1. Konni Elephant training Center( 23 kms away)
  2. Kovalam ( 103 kms away)
  3. Varkala ( 56 kms away)
  4. Kumarakom ( 75 kms away)
  5. Alappuzha (70 kms away)

Photo courtesy: By Sujithnairv at English Wikipedia, CC BY 3.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=34027690

Some hotels in Adoor with room tariff less than Rs.5000/- per night

Park Residency http://parkresidencyadoor.com/

Hotel Midhuna International http://hotelmidhuna.com/

Hotel Lal’s Residency https://www.lalsresidency.in/

Wyte Portico Hotel http://wyteportico.com/

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Photo courtesy:By spisharam – https://www.flickr.com/photos/spisharam/2370577213/, CC BY 2.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=13353670



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