We have always been in awe of the elephant. Our photographer Unni Kottakkal shares these amazing pictures from his collection.
Elephant freckles : An Indian elephant shows a pigmentation on its nose and ears. It is more pronounced in the case of captive elephants because they are scrubbed clean often rather than the wild elephants.
You have to be careful, very careful of the elephant's nose, especially if the elephant is a small naughty one!
They can extend it and grab things around them
During the Karkidakam season, elephants are fed rice and medicinal herbs for their wellbeing.
And they are also given green coconut fronds.
Karkidakam is normally the time when they are rested.
The small gap before Onam and the rest of the festivals start off again