Culture & Events



  • Cochin Carnival

    It is a massive celebration to welcome New Year with party, dance, music and elephants in ornamental trappings.

  • Kathakali

    Kathakali is the renowned classical dance form of Kerala which tells stories from the great Indian epics through a unique blend of dance, music and acting. A Kathakali dancer can be a male or female who wears a painted face. These dancers communicate stories via music using animated expressions and mimes with hand gestures and facial expressions.

  • Kerala Lalitha Kala Academy

    The Maharaja of Cochin once held his durbar here. Once known as the Parikshith Thampuran Museum, it has now been converted into the Gallery of Contemporary Art at the Durbar Hall Art Centre

  • Onam

    It is the celebration of equality, justice, prosperity and fairness, this national festival of Keralites commemorates the return of a mythical, righteous king - Mahabali.

  • Padayani

    It is a ritualistic art form performed in Central Travancore, precisely in the district of Pathanamthitta. It ushers the spirit and culture of a bygone era, their concept of divinity and worship. It is a spectacular amalgam of music, dance, painting, theatre and satire; unraveling itself and its spectators into a world of enchantment.

  • Vallam Kali (Boat Race)

    The awe-inspiring snake boats bring the rivers alive during the months of August and September, following the southwest monsoon rains in Kerala. Most of the spectacular boat races happen in and around the backwaters of Alappuzha. Popular boat races of Kerala are Nehru Trophy Boat Race (second Saturday of August), Champakkulam Boat Race, Aranmula Vallamkali and Payippad Boat Race, President's Trophy Boat Race and Uthradam Thirunal Pampa Boat race, Neerattupuram.


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