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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 in Kerala, India
Cochin Carnival
Kochi (Cochin)
Start Date: 25/12/2018
End Date: 01/01/2019

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 in Kerala
Attukal Pongala Festival
Trivandrum
Start Date: 20/02/2019
End Date: 20/02/2019

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 in Kerala
Thrissur Pooram Festival
Kerala
Start Date: 13/05/2019
End Date: 13/05/2019

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 in Alappuzha, Kerala
Nehru Trophy Boat Race
Alappuzha
Start Date: 10/08/2019
End Date: 10/08/2019

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 in Kerala, India
Aranmula Boat Race
Kerala
Start Date: 15/09/2019
End Date: 15/09/2019

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 in Kerala, India
Onam Festival
Kerala
Start Date: 01/09/2019
End Date: 13/09/2019

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 festival in Kerala
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 in Kerala
Aanayootto Festival
Kerala
Start Date: 17/07/2019
End Date: 17/07/2019

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 festival in Kerala
Aarattu in Kerala
Kerala
Start Date: 19/03/2019
End Date: 19/03/2019

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 in Kerala, India
Adoor Gajamela Festival
Kerala
Start Date: 18/01/2019
End Date: 18/01/2019

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 in Kerala
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 in Kerala
Arattupuzha Pooram
Kerala
Start Date: 19/03/2019
End Date: 19/03/2019

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 in Kerala, India
Champakulam Boat Race
Kerala
Start Date: 15/07/2019
End Date: 15/07/2019

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 in Kerala, India
Chettikulangara Bharani
Kerala
Start Date: 11/03/2019
End Date: 11/03/2019

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 in Kerala, India
Chinakkathoor Pooram
Palakkad
Start Date: 20/03/2019
End Date: 20/03/2019

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 in Kerala, India
Easter Festival
Kerala
Start Date: 21/04/2019
End Date: 21/04/2019

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 in Kerala, India
Edathua Perunnal Festival
Kerala
Start Date: 27/04/2019
End Date: 07/05/2019

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 in Kerala, India
Guruvayur Festival
Kerala
Start Date: 27/02/2019
End Date: 27/02/2019

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 in Kerala
International Paragliding Festival
Kerala
Start Date: 20/01/2018
End Date: 18/02/2018

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

Kadammanitta padayani in Kerala, India
Kadammanitta Padayani
Kerala
Start Date: 15/04/2019
End Date: 24/04/2019

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 in Kerala, India
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 festival in Kerala, India
Kodungalloor Bharani
Kerala
Start Date: 20/03/2019
End Date: 20/03/2019

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 in Kasaragod
Kuttikkol Thampuratty Theyyam
Kerala
Start Date: 23/02/2019
End Date: 26/02/2019

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 in Kerala
Machattu Mamangam
Kerala
Start Date: 19/02/2019
End Date: 19/02/2019

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 festivals in Kerala
Malanada Ketukazhcha
Kerala
Start Date: 22/03/2019
End Date: 22/03/2019

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 in Kerala, India
Malayattoor Perunnal
Kerala
Start Date: 28/04/2019
End Date: 28/04/2019

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 festival in Kerala
Neelemperoor Padayani
Kerala
Start Date: 27/09/2019
End Date: 27/09/2019

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 in Kerala, India
Nenmara Vallangi Vela
Kerala
Start Date: 03/04/2019
End Date: 03/04/2019

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
Nisha Gandhi Dance Festival in Kerala
Kerala
Start Date: 20/01/2019
End Date: 26/01/2019

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 festival in Kerala
Paripally Gajamela
Kerala
Start Date: 04/03/2018
End Date: 04/03/2018

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 festivals in Kerala
Pariyanampetta Pooram
Kerala
Start Date: 19/02/2018
End Date: 19/02/2018

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

Parumala Perunnal festivals in Kerala
Parumala Perunnal
Kerala
Start Date: 02/11/2019
End Date: 02/11/2019

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 in Kerala, India
Payippad Boat Race
Kerala
Start Date: 13/09/2019
End Date: 13/09/2019

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 festivals in Kerala, India
Pulikali in Kerala
Trichur and Palghat
Start Date: 14/09/2019
End Date: 14/09/2019

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 festivals in Kerala, India
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, India
Swathi Festival in Kerala
Kerala
Start Date: 04/01/2019
End Date: 13/01/2019

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 festivals in Kerala, India
Thirunakara Festival in Kerala
Kerala
Start Date: 24/03/2019
End Date: 24/03/2019

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 festivals in Kerala, India
Uthralikavu Pooram
Thrissur, Kerala
Start Date: 26/02/2019
End Date: 26/02/2019

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 festivals in Kerala, India
Vishu Festival
Kerala
Start Date: 15/04/2019
End Date: 15/04/2019

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 festival in Kerala
Aranmula Vallamkali
Kerala
Start Date: 15/09/2019
End Date: 15/09/2019

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