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Fairs and Festivals in Kerala

The God's Own Country, Kerala, is the ultimate land of fairs and festivals. Although the land draws more fame from the emerald backwaters and Ayurveda, fairs and festivals in Kerala are also alluring tourist attractions.

A tour during the time of fairs and festivals is the best way to experience a destination with a rich cultural heritage. The same holds true for Kerala too. Fairs and festivals in Kerala also give the best opportunity to get insight into the land's traditional performing arts and delicious cuisine. These festivals of Kerala are rootedly connected with culture and tradition. The list of festivals is extensive that offer various kind of celebration.

One of the most popular festivals in Kerala is the snake boat race. Apart from that, several temple festivals are held in different parts of Kerala. Like anywhere else in India, myths and legends have a lot to do with the origin and development of the fairs and festivals in Kerala.

Traditionally, elephants play an essential role in the life and culture of Kerala. The same is best manifested during the fairs and festivals in Kerala. Ornately decorated elephants in front of the temples offer a spectacle to behold.

And throughout the year, there are many celebrations that the people of Kerala enjoy joyfully. You can also be a part of these festivals by planning your holiday in Kerala during the festival time. To get more precise information about fair and festivals of Kerala, you can contact our tour experts.

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List of Fair and Festivals in Kerala

Start Date: 13/02/2024
End Date: 19/02/2024

A seven-day festival known as Pariyanampetta Pooram is conducted at the Pariyanampetta Bhagavathy Temple in Kattukulam. Goddess Bhagavathy, of the... read more»

Start Date: 10/05/2023
End Date: 11/05/2023

The Thrissur Pooram is the most famous of all the Pooram festivals and has been celebrated for over two centuries. The festival entails a... read more»

Start Date: 22/02/2023
End Date: 26/02/2023

Kuttikkol Thampuratty Theyyam in Kerala is another form of the celebrated Theyyam festivals held in Kerala. Kuttikkol Thampuratty Bhagavathy is a... read more»

Start Date: 21/02/2023
End Date: 21/02/2023

The Machattu Mamangam in Kerala is an annual festival celebrated with full enthusiasm and attended by thousands from Kerala, Southern India, and... read more»

Start Date: 21/02/2024
End Date: 21/02/2024

The grand Guruvayur festival in Kerala is a major draw for tourists worldwide. The city seems to bubble with joy and enthusiasm as the festival... read more»

Start Date: 07/03/2023
End Date: 07/03/2023

The Attukal Bhagavathy temple celebrates Pongala Festival, which is called the Attukal Bhagavathy. It is one of the important religious festivals... read more»

Start Date: 06/02/2023
End Date: 06/02/2023

The Chinakkathoor Pooram is held annually at the Sree Chinakkathoor Bhagavathy Temple at Palappuram in Palakkad district in north Kerala. The... read more»

Start Date: 25/02/2023
End Date: 25/02/2023

One of the famed celebrations of Kerala, Chettikulangara Bharani, is a religious festival that is celebrated at the Chettikulangara Sree Bhagavathi... read more»

Start Date: 28/02/2023
End Date: 28/02/2023
Thrissur, Kerala

One of the crowd-pulling pooram festivals, the Uthralikavu Pooram festival, is dedicated to Goddess Kali. The vivacious people of Kerala celebrate... read more»

Start Date: 24/03/2023
End Date: 25/03/2023

The region of Kodungalloor is home to the Kodungallur Bhagavathy Temple, one of India's wealthiest. The ceremony marks the birth of Bhadrakali,... read more»

Start Date: 14/01/2023
End Date: 14/01/2023

Nestled among the hills of the Western Ghats, the Sabarimala Temple is an important religious center. Many pilgrims visit this temple when the... read more»

Start Date: 15/03/2023
End Date: 24/03/2023

There are a large number of temples in Kerala. These temples embody the rich cultural and architectural heritage of the land. They stand not merely... read more»

Start Date: 24/03/2023
End Date: 24/03/2023

South India abounds in temples. The state of Kerala is no exception. These temples are the centers of a large number of fairs and festivals. Some... read more»

Start Date: 24/03/2023
End Date: 24/03/2023

The Malanada Ketukazhcha is a unique annual festival that attracts thousands of devotees from all over the place. The festival is one of the... read more»

Start Date: 03/04/2023
End Date: 03/04/2023

The Nenmara Vallangi Vela is the occasion to celebrate the annual joint invocation of the Nellikkulangara Bhagavathy by the people of Nenmara and... read more»

Start Date: 09/04/2023
End Date: 09/04/2023

The Easter Festival is celebrated with grand celebrations in the State of Kerala in the southern part of India. The Easter Festival is held on... read more»

Start Date: 04/03/2023
End Date: 04/03/2023

The Paripally Galamela is celebrated at Paripally, 48 km to the north of Thiruvananthapuram. During this elephant fair over 50 elephants are taken... read more»

Start Date: 06/04/2024
End Date: 08/04/2024

Organized by the Adventure Sports and Sustainable Tourism Academy (ASSTA), International Paragliding Festival is one of the most exciting festivals... read more»

Start Date: 07/04/2024
End Date: 07/04/2024

The Malayattoor Perunnal Festival is a church festival held at the Church at Malayattoor in Kerala, India. The Malayattoor Perunnal festival... read more»

Start Date: 21/04/2024
End Date: 21/04/2024

A land where tradition and heritage are still preserved in each and every heart of the people of the land. The tour of Kerala is made even more... read more»

Start Date: 15/04/2023
End Date: 15/04/2023

The New Year festival of Kerala is known as Vishu. Various regions of India have a unique way of celebrating the regional New Year. Kerala is no... read more»

Start Date: 27/04/2023
End Date: 07/05/2023

Edathua Perunnal, Kerala, is one of the most famous festivals in India. Edathua Perunnal is celebrated at St George's Church, Edathua, 23 km... read more»

Start Date: 22/06/2024
End Date: 22/06/2024

Boat races have a strong connection with Kerala's culture and tradition. The Champakkulam Boat race shows it perfectly, and it is the oldest... read more»

Start Date: 17/07/2023
End Date: 17/07/2023
Vadakkumnathan Temple, Kerala

According to the Malayalam calendar, the Aanayootto Festival in Kerala is held on the first day of the month of Karkkidakam. This coincides with... read more»

Start Date: 28/08/2023
End Date: 31/08/2023

In Kerala, India, the Onam Festival is the most well-known holiday. The Kerala harvest festival, also known as the festival of rain flowers, is a... read more»

Start Date: 12/08/2023
End Date: 12/08/2023

Boat races are a significant part of the culture and tradition of Kerala. The Nehru Trophy Boat Race is India's most prestigious boat race. It... read more»

Start Date: 21/08/2023
End Date: 21/08/2023

It is considered to be one of the richest cultures in the world. A tour to Kerala reveals many of the best-kept secrets of India. The entirety of... read more»

Start Date: 11/09/2023
End Date: 11/09/2023
Trichur and Palghat

The Pulikali celebration is the most colorful festival in Kerala. Pulikali is an annual event in Kerala that involves the performing arts of... read more»

Start Date: 02/09/2023
End Date: 02/09/2023

Boat Racing is one of the foremost cultural attractions in beautiful Kerala. In God's Own Country, many regattas are organized each year. Many... read more»

Start Date: 14/09/2023
End Date: 14/09/2023

The Neelemperoor Padayani Festival is held on the premises of the revered Temple of Goddess Bhagavathy, located near Neeleperoor, a small town near... read more»

Start Date: 23/04/2024
End Date: 23/04/2024

The Arattupuzha Pooram is described as 'the greatest Devamela on earth,' It is the oldest pooram festival in Kerala. The... read more»

Start Date: 02/11/2023
End Date: 02/11/2023

The glorious festival celebrated in Kerala is one of the most famous celebrations held in the evergreen state of India. Parumala Perunnal Kerala is... read more»

Start Date: 25/12/2023
End Date: 01/01/2024
Kochi (Cochin)

The Cochin Carnival in Kochi brings great joy and delight to the people of Kerala. Kochi Fort is the center of all the merriment at the time of the... read more»

Start Date: 15/01/2023
End Date: 25/01/2023
Kovalam, Kerala

The Kerala Village Fair in Kovalam is one such event that sets the quiet village bustling with tourists. This festival takes place in mid-January... read more»

Start Date: 22/01/2023
End Date: 31/01/2023

The elephant is the most well-loved and revered animal in South India and Kerala. Any temple or religious festivity without elephants does not... read more»

Start Date: 28/02/2021
End Date: 01/03/2023

The Adoor Mahalingeshwara Temple is one of the splendid temples in Kerala. Makara Sankramam is an important ceremony held here. The festival at the... read more»

Start Date: 13/01/2023
End Date: 14/01/2023

The Kanjiramattom mosque celebrates the Kodikuthu festival from January 13 to 14 every year. It is held in January, and it is a Muslim festival... read more»

Start Date: 20/01/2023
End Date: 26/01/2023

India is well known for its rich and varied cultural heritage. This multi-hued culture is best manifested in the fairs and festivals celebrated... read more»

Start Date: 06/01/2023
End Date: 12/01/2023

Kerala is well known for its rich and varied cultural heritage. The multi-hued culture of the land is best manifested in the fairs and festivals... read more»