As soon as cool, early evening breezes had gently refreshed our New Year’s Day,
Fort Cochin burst into carnival mood.
Almost all the “female” artistes on parade are local boys en travesti:
a comedic tradition even more widespread here than in Britain – which is quite an achievement!
The lady drummers were, however, the real thing…
Pictures taken at the Fort Cochin New Year’s Day Carnival Parade.