Nehru Trophy Boat Race 2018
Event date: 11-08-2018
Venue: Punnamada Backwaters, Alappuzha
The festival will be held on 11th August, 2018 this year.
The Nehru Trophy Boat Race is a famous snake boat race held at Kerala in South India. This fascinating festival falls on the second Saturday of August every year. Punnamada lake at Alappuzha is the location of the race. People from various part of Kerala and foreign tourists will come to relish the charm of this amazing boat race. Ceremonial water processions and beautiful water floats will add more colours to the festival.
Event date: 15-08-2018
Venue: Thripunithura, Ernakulam
The festival will be held on 15th August, 2018 this year.
Thripunithura, a heritage city at Ernakulam district in Kerala is famous for its grand Athachamayam celebrations. It is a majestic celebration which marks the commencement of the ten-day Onam Festival, the official state festival of Kerala. Athachamayam is a celebration of a legendary victory of the Raja (King) of Kochi. Decorated elephants, floats, musical ensembles and fascinating folk art forms like Theyyam, Karakattam, Mayilattom, Pulikali, Ammankudam,Chendamelam, Panchavadyam, Pambamelam, and Aattakavadi are the major attractions of the festival.
Pulikali (Tiger Dance) 2018
Event date: 28-08-2018
Venue: Swaraj Round, Thrissur
The festival will be held on 28th August, 2018 this year.
Pulikali (Tiger Dance) is one of an important folk art form of Kerala. The Swaraj round at Thrissur district plays host to this colourful carnival. Chathayam day, the fourth day of Onam festival, artists paint their bodies like tigers with stripes of yellow, red and black and dance with the rhythm of traditional musical instruments like thakil, udukku and chenda. The main theme of Pulikali is tiger hunting. It is an integral part of Onam celebrations in Kerala. People from various part of Kerala and Foreign visitors will come to experience this flamboyant event.