The Dance of the Elephants!

Elephants dance at Hindu FestivalNearly forgot!

We visited a Hindu festival on way to visit the 800-year-old synagogues on Vypin Island, north of Cochin. 22 elephants performing to drums and horns in unison!

Vypin or Vypeen is one of a group of islands that form part of the city of Kochi, in the southwestern Indian state of Kerala.

The island is about 17 mi long and is connected to mainland Kochi by a series of bridges known as the Goshree bridges, which start at Kalamukku in Vypin, touch other two islands then finish at Marine Drive, Kochi. There are ten lighthouses along this waterfront!