has become an occasion for the youth to enjoy the party-like
atmosphere. With unique games, competitions and illumination
during these days, Fort Kochi puts on a festive look.
Dressed up in fancy dresses, everyone, children in particular,
is seen bursting with enthusiasm.
the he adventure sports like events like Sea-Swimming,
Beach Volleyball, Beach Football and Beach Bike Race
make the Cochin carnival more interesting and amusing.
The festivities and revelries continue till midnight
of December 31st and end with a grand fireworks.
The major attraction of
the Carnival is the massive procession on the on the
New Year day. The procession is led by a caparisoned
elephant accompanied by drums and music, spectacular
floats, different folk art forms, Panchavadyam(an orchestra
of five instruments, timila, maddalam, ilathalam idakka
and kombu) etc. The north Indian dances also figure
in the Carnival.