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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 festival 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 rich cultural heritage. The same holds true for Kerala too.

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

Traditionally, the elephants play an important 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.

Fairs and festivals in Kerala also give the best opportunity to display the traditional performing arts and delicious cuisine of the land.

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List of Fair and Festivals in Kerala

Cochin Carnival
Kochi (Cochin)

The people of Kerala celebrate all its festivals with a great deal of joyous enthusiasm. The Cochin Carnival brings a lot of joy and delight to the... read more»

Attukal Pongala Festival
Trivandrum
Start Date: 14/01/2018
End Date: 14/01/2018

The Attukal Bhagavathy temple celebrates Pongala Festival and that is called the Attukal Bhagavathy. One of the important religious festivals of... read more»

Thrissur Pooram Festival
Kerala
Start Date: 05/05/2017
End Date: 05/05/2017

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

Nehru Trophy Boat Race
Alappuzha
Start Date: 12/08/2017
End Date: 12/08/2017

Boat races are a significant part of the culture and tradition of Indian state of Kerala. It is an annual boat race that offers great excitement... read more»

Aranmula Boat Race
Kerala

Boat Racing is one of the foremost cultural attractions in the beautiful state of Kerala. In God's Own Country, a large number of regattas are... read more»

Onam Festival
Kerala
Start Date: 04/09/2017
End Date: 04/09/2017

Of all the festivals that are celebrated in the state of Kerala, it is Onam which is marked by the greatest of ostentation and ceremony. The... read more»

Kerala Village Fair
Kerala

Kerala is a great place to visit in India. Honeymoon couples, art lovers, and foreign tourists visit Kerala to enjoy the diverse beauty of the... read more»

Aanayootto Festival
Kerala

Elephants are an integral part of South Indian society. In fact the elephants are hailed as sacred animals, which justify the almost mandatory... read more»

Aarattu in Kerala
Kerala

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. There... read more»

Adoor Gajamela Festival
Kerala
Start Date: 06/02/2017
End Date: 06/02/2017

The elephant is the most well loved and the revered animal in South India and more so in Kerala. Any temple or religious festivity without... read more»

Adoor Mahalingeshwara Temple
Kerala

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

Arattupuzha Pooram
Kerala
Start Date: 08/04/2017
End Date: 08/04/2017

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

Champakulam Boat Race
Kerala
Start Date: 08/07/2017
End Date: 08/07/2017

Home to a culture that is considered to be one of the richest cultures in the world, Kerala is one of the best kept secrets of India. A culture in... read more»

Chettikulangara Bharani
Kerala

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

Chinakkathoor Pooram
Palakkad

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

Easter Festival
Kerala

The Easter Festival is observed with great celebrations in the State of Kerala in the southern part of India. The Festival of Easter in Kerala is... read more»

Edathua Perunnal Festival
Kerala
Start Date: 27/04/2017
End Date: 07/05/2017

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

Guruvayur Festival
Kerala
Start Date: 08/03/2017
End Date: 08/03/2017

The grand Guruvayur festival in Kerala is a major draw for the tourists across the world. The city seems bubbling with joy and fervor as the... read more»

International Paragliding Festival
Kerala

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

Kadammanitta Padayani
Kerala
Start Date: 14/04/2017
End Date: 21/04/2017

Home to the famed backwaters of Kerala, the beauty of "God's Own Country" never ceases to mesmerize the tourists to her lands. Added... read more»

Kanjiramattom Kodikuthu
Kerala

The Kanjiramattom mosque celebrates the Kodikuthu festival from January 13 to 14 every year. Held during the month of January it is a Muslim... read more»

Kodungalloor Bharani
Kerala
Start Date: 30/03/2017
End Date: 30/03/2017

Celebrated in the honor of the snowy past of Kodungalloor which was the ancient capital of Kerala, the Kodungalloor Bharani in Kerala is a much... read more»

Kuttikkol Thampuratty Theyyam
Kerala
Start Date: 23/02/2017
End Date: 26/02/2017

Kuttikkol Thampuratty Theyyam in Kerala is another form of those celebrated Theyyam festivals held in Kerala, God's own Country. Kuttikkol... read more»

Machattu Mamangam
Kerala
Start Date: 21/02/2017
End Date: 21/02/2017

The Machattu Mamangam in Kerala is an annual extravaganza which is celebrated with full fervor and is attended by thousands from Kerala, Southern... read more»

Malanada Ketukazhcha
Kerala

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

Malayattoor Perunnal
Kerala
Start Date: 23/04/2017
End Date: 23/04/2017

Malayattoor Perunnal festival in Kerala is another form of those celebrated Theyyam festivals held in Kerala, God's own Country. Malayattoor... read more»

Neelemperoor Padayani
Kerala
Start Date: 19/09/2017
End Date: 19/09/2017

Surrounded by a serenity, which comes from being one of the most naturally endowed provinces of India, a tour to Kerala is perhaps the easiest ways... read more»

Nenmara Vallangi Vela
Kerala

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»

Nisha Gandhi Dance Festival in Kerala
Kerala

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

Paripally Gajamela
Kerala
Start Date: 05/03/2017
End Date: 05/03/2017

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»

Pariyanampetta Pooram
Kerala
Start Date: 19/02/2017
End Date: 19/02/2017

PariyanamPatta Pooram festival is celebrated at the Pariyanampatta temple, MangalamKunnu, Palakkad and is the famous festival of Valluvanadu. The... read more»

Parumala Perunnal
Kerala
Start Date: 02/11/2017
End Date: 02/11/2017

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

Payippad Boat Race
Kerala

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»

Pulikali in Kerala
Trichur and Palghat

Come Onam, the most talked about Fairs and Festivals of Kerala, and is the time for Pulikali in Kerala; the most colorful festival o Kerala.... read more»

Sabarimala Festival in Kerala
Kerala

Nestled by the hills of the Western Ghats, the Sabarimala Temple is an important religious center. A large number of pilgrims visit this temple... read more»

Swathi Festival in Kerala
Kerala

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

Thirunakara Festival in Kerala
Kerala

There are a large number of temples in the beautiful state of Kerala. These temples are the embodiments of the rich cultural and architectural... read more»

Uthralikavu Pooram
Thrissur, Kerala

One of the most important festivals and one of the most crowd pulling pooram festivals, the Uthralikavu Pooram festival is dedicated to Goddess... read more»

Vishu Festival
Kerala

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

Aranmula Vallamkali
Kerala

Aranmula Vallamkali  is the popular  the water carnival of Aranmula that takes place during Onam and owes its origin to the Sree... read more»