Cochin Carnival is a merry making feast observed during the last week of every year at Fort Kochi. Its origin goes back to the Portuguese New Year revelry during the colonial days.
With unique games, competitions and illuminations during these days, Fort Kochi puts on a festive look. The highlight of the Carnival is the massive procession on the New Year Day, led by a caparisoned elephant accompanied by drums and music, spectacular floats, different folk art forms and Panchavadyam.