Markets flooded with colourful flowers ahead of Onam

Markets in Thiruvananthapuram are flooded with variety of flowers, ahead of Onam festival. These colourful flowers are treat to the eyes. Onam is a traditional 10-day festival which is celebrated in Kerala. A street parade is held at the occasion with decorated elephants, musicians and various traditional Kerala art forms. Snake boat race is also an essential part of Onam festival. Pookkalam (floral decorations) are made at the entrance of the house.