Festivals of Kovalam

Kovalam, like its state Kerala, is a colorful place and it is manifested in all the facets of their lives. The festivals of Kovalam not only reflect the tradition and culture of the place but also the free spirit and warm nature of the native people. Festivals in Kovalam are celebrated with much pomp and splendor and it is the perfect opportunity for the tourists to mix with the native people and appreciate their culture.

There are a number of Kovalam festivals. Besides the general ones, a special festival is held by the Village temple of Kovalam in the months of January, February and March. Other than this exclusive Kovalam festival, there are a number of Kovalam festivals which are also celebrated in other parts of Kerala, which include:

The great Elephant race

: This Kovalam festival is an extravaganza and it continues for days. Arranged by the Tourism department of Kerala, 101 caparisoned Elephants are marched from Thrissur to Thiruvananthapuram. This festival is concluded at the Kovalam beach which is accompanied by cultural programs and barbecues.

The Village Fair

: Very near Kovalam, an entire tradition Keralite village is re created in order to present the tourists with the idea of true Keralian traditions. This display is twined with cultural programs including classical dances.

Food Festival

: This festival, as the name indicates, is a treat for the taste buds. An exhibition of all kinds of Indian cuisine continues for seven long days. It is a perfect place for the tourists to check out the special Indian delicacies and is also one of the most popular festivals of Kovalam.

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Last Updated on 9/15/2011