The valour, the opulence, the rich cultural heritage mark the festivals in Kerala. When the echo of beating drums resonates in the air, you would know the pomp of the festival is on display, and your heart starts pounding with the rhythm. When your favourite boat leads the race, you rejoice, when it trails you cheer for it to go ahead; you emotionally bond with it. Your spirit comes to fore during festivals and events in Kerala.
Organized between July and September at different venues in Kerala, boat festivals are among the most iconic symbols of the state. Occurs at Alleppey, Nehru Trophy Boat Race is one of the most sought-after races in Kerala, and you can see the competitive spirit of not only the participant but also of the people cheering their favourite team. Lake Punnamada comes to all its glory during the race, and its placid waters shine with oars slashing through them. Usually, the event occurs on the second Saturday of August, and it’s not only the race that attracts the crowd, but the ceremonial procession of boats on the waters is also a spectacle that you would love to see. Your Alleppey tour is incomplete without attending this important event.
Pooram festival at Thrissur showcases the devotion of the people with extreme fervour. Celebrated at Vadakkunnathan Temple, the event goes on for thirty-six hours with puja and the spectacle of fireworks. When the elephants move on the streets of Thrissur with all their regal attires, you would just be in awe of the majestic cavalcade, and the sounds of drums add more joy to the procession. The festival usually occurs in April, and you can plan your Kerala package in accordance with that.
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Another festival that is the cynosure of all eyes in Kerala is Theyyam. There are a number of performances done by people in the garbs of different deities. The festival is celebrated at different venues from December to April, and it is also the period when the weather in Kerala is most conducive for tourists. Several other festivals are also there in Kerala including Onam, Vishu and Attukal Pongala.
Kerala is full of colours, and without exploring the state during its most colourful periods of festivals, you won’t be able to reach to the core of the state. Enjoy tourism in Kerala with SOTC’s Kerala Tour Packages now and explore the state in all its glory.