Alappuzha - Kerala Backwater Destination

Important Tourist Place in Kerala

  • Kappad
  • Athirappalli Water Falls
  • Kochi
  • Munnar
  • Devikulam
  • Kumarakom
  • Alappuzha
  • Thekkady
  • Varkala
  • Kovalam
  • Vagamon
Kerala Cultural Programmes Kadhakali
Kathakali is the classical dance-drama of Kerala, South India, which dates from the 17th centuryKalamandalam Ramankutty Nair and is rooted in Hindu mythology. Kathakali has a unique combination of literature, music, painting, acting and dance.
Kerala Festivals Thrissur Pooram
The Thrissur Pooram is one of the most spectacular festivals in the world. In terms of visual splendour, the grand assembly of caparisoned elephants, amazing pyrotechnic displays, spellbinding ensembles of percussion instruments and enthusiastic crowds, there is no match for it. One can't find a festive gathering and celebration on such a scale anywhere else.


MONTH FAIR/FESTIVAL VENUE SPECIAL FUTURE
January / February Makara Vilakku

Great Elephant March (17th - 20 th Jan.)
Village Fair (3rd Jan.)
Sabarimala
Thrissur & Thiruvananthapuram
Near Kovalam
 
Colorful procession of elephants
It is a recreation of the rural Kerala
February / March Utram Festival
Sivarathri
Flavour & Nishadandhi Dance Festival
Thripunittura
Aluva Thripunittura
Thrivunanthapuram
 
Special Poojas and Cultural events
Delicious Indian cuisine available
March / April Kodiyettu
Ashtami Festival & Elephant Races
Guruvayoor
Guruvayoor
 
Elephant Processions and races
April / May Pooram
Vishu Vilakku
Thrissur,Arattupuzha
Sabarimala & Kannur
 Elephant Umbrella Competition
Prayers & Lighting Lamps
May / June Sahkaracharya Jayanthi Kaladi  Birth Anniversary of Adi Sankaracharya
June / July Boat Races & Processions Ambalappuzha  Spectacular Boat Racing
July / August Nehru Trophy Boat Race Alappuzha  World Famous Snake Boat Racing
August / September Onam & Tourism Week Celebration
Boat Races
Throughout Kerala
Alappuzha, Aranmula, Kumarakom etc..
Most Important Festival of Kerala
Boat racing Events
September / October Krishna Jayanthi
Mahanavami
Guruvayoor
Thiruvananthapuram
Lord Krishna's birth anniversary
 
October / November Mandalam Festival
Ashtami
Sabarimala
Vaikom
 
Elephant procession, Dance & Music
November / December Mandala Pooja

Ekadasi Festival
Sivagiri Festival
Christmas
Sabarimala
Guruvayur
Varkala
All over the State
 
Fasting & devetional Exercises
 
Major Christian Festival

Nehru Trophy Boat Race
Jawaharlal Nehru, the first prime minister of Independent India visited Kerala in 1952. He was given a roaring reception by the people of alleppey, escorted by the huge snake-boats. Having gone through the tremendous excitement of sailing in a snake-boat Jawaharlal Nehru donated a rolling trophy to be awarded to the winner of the race. The trophy is a replica of a snake-boat in silver, placed on wooden abacus on which the following words are inscribed.
Onam Festival
Onam is an ancient festival which still survives in the Modern times. Kerala's rice harvest festival and the festival of rain flowers which fell on the Malayalam month of Chingam celebrated the annual visit from pathalam of the very noble Demon King Maveli. Onam is unique since king Maveli is revered by people of Kerala from prehistory.