Kerala Village Fair, Kovalam, Kerala
Mid January is the time for cultural events in the lush villages around Kovalam every year. Traditional thatched houses are decorated during this 10-day festival and are the venue for folk dances, music and festivities. A typical Kerala village -'gramam'-- is recreated replete with the traditional Nalukettu houses, local teashops, etc. In the evenings, almost every dance, art and martial art form of Kerala is performed in the open-air auditorium of the gramam.