Kerala is well known for it's tuskers. Keralites love tall elegant tuskers. Each celebrity tusker has even a great fan following as well. Fully decorated tuskers are the main attraction of the festivals. Guruvayoor Kesavan was the legend among them. When he died, he had the state funeral. Rich, aristocratic families (tharavadu), owns these elephants, and they are treated like family members. These days this aspect is slowly getting diluted because people started approaching this as business. Kodanad has a elephant camp, where the elephants get trained. There you can even enjoy an elephant ride, and it is ideal for photography. Monday is a holiday for them.