Cultural Events

Aanayoottu At Vadakkumnathan Temple

The Aanayoottu is held on the first day of month of Karkidakam and which coincides with the month of July. It's traditional belief to satisfy God Ganesha, the god of wealth and of the fulfillment of wishes.
Aanayoottu involves a number of unadorned elephants elephants are brought inside the premises of the Vadakkumnathan Temple being positioned amid a multitude of people for being worshipped and fed. The feeding session begins with an offering by the chief priest of the temple. The special..

Champakkulam Boat Race

Champakkulam boat race takes place at Champakkulam village in Alappuzha district. It is held on river Pamba on the month of Midhunam(June/July). Champakkulam Boat Race
The Champakulam boat race is the oldest and most popular vallam kali (boat race) in Kerala. On the day of the race, people, both locals and travellers from far off places, stand on the river bank to enjoy the race. Boats in various categories like the chundan (snake boat), veppu, iruttu..

Navarathri Festival

Navarathri Festival, which means nine nights, falls in the months of September or October, every year. The last three days of Navarathri- Durgashtami, Mahanavami and Vijayadashami are set apart for the worship of Goddess Saraswati – the goddess of wi
Worshipping of vocational tools (Ayudha pooja) is also an integral part of Navarathri festival in which devotees worship their work tools by keeping them in the worship (pooja) room and temples. Students at this time keep their books and other study materials in the pooja room and temples..

Nehru Trophy Boat Race

Nehru Trophy Boat Race is a popular Vallam Kali held in the punnamada Lake near Alappuzha. It's conducted on the Second Saturday of August every year is a major tourist attraction.
Vallam Kali or Vallamkali literally means boat race. The most attractive event of the race is the competition of Snake Boats known as ChundanVallams. So it's also known as snake Boat Race. There is other types boats which participate in various events of the race are Churulan vallam, Odi..

Thrissur Pooram

Thrissur Pooram or Festival is called 'the pooram of all poorams'. It is the biggest of all poorams held in Kerala state and it's celebrated every year in the month Medam (mid-April to mid-May) as in Malayalam Calendar.
It is a 36 hours continuous pooram attracting a huge mass of people from different places including international tourists. The two dewasoms – Thiruvampadi and Paramekkavu are the two temples are the major temples to make the festival a remarkable one. There will be 50 or more..

Carnival at Fort Kochi

Cochin Carnival, a merry making feast is celebrated at Fort Kochi every year during the last ten days of December. Fort Kochi is decked up like a bride and tourists, not only from within the country, but also outside, flock to this lovely port city to par
Various unique games, dirt bike races, beach volleyball and fireworks display are held as part of the festivities. The carnival is celebrated as a continuity of the Portuguese New Year revelry held here during the colonial days.

Nenmara Vallangi Vela

The Nenmara Vallangi Vela is a festival celebrated and organised in the villages of the Palakkad namely Nenmara and Vallangi during summer season, after the harvest.
The festival is held every year in the Nellikulangara Bhagavathy temple the presiding deity of which is Goddess Bhagavathy.

Kathakali

Kathakali is the most famous classical dance-drama in Kerala. There are numerous place in kerala that arranges Kathakali for the tourists or visitors. Kathakali performances traditionally begin just after sunset and continue all through the night.
In Kathakali, the actor does not speak, but expresses himself through complicated 'mudras' and steps, closely ollowing the text, which is being sung from the background. It is an exciting art form demanding not only complete control of practically every limb, but also intense emotional..

Coir Kerala 2014

The Department of Coir Development, Government of Kerala is organising an international event on Kerala coir and natural fibre products – Coir Kerala 2014, from February 01 – 05, 2014 at Alappuzha in Kerala, India. This is the fourth edition of the an
It started in 2011, Coir Kerala has emerged as the biggest, most influential and comprehensive event on coir and natural fibre products, providing ample opportunities for domestic manufacturers and overseas buyers to meet and interact on business, trading, joint ventures, strengthening of..