Fairs and Festivals in Kerala

Fairs and festivals in Kerala are colorful commemorations of religious or historical events or celebrations of change of seasons. They reflect the vigor and life style of its people. Vibrant colours, music and festivities make the country come alive throughout the year. A pilgrimage lasting 12 months with Hindus, Christians and Muslims uniting as one.These fairs and festivals are the main showcase of Kerala Tourism.

In Kerala, festival dates are decided in accordance with the Malayalam calendar and the local traditions and customs. We have calculated the festival dates based on these. But there can be changes in the dates according the customs and rituals associated with each place of worship. As such these should be considered only as approximate dates and have to be confirmed with the local authorities.

Fairs and Festivals



Elephant Pageants in Kerala

Adoor Gajamela

30th January

20 January 2016

Parippally Gajamela

1st March

6 March 2016

Arattupuzha Pooram

01st April

22 March 2016

Thrissur Pooram

28th April

17 April 2016

Uthralikavu Pooram

24th February

1 March 2016

Pariyanampetta Pooram

19th February

20 February 2016

Chinakkathoor Pooram

4th March

22 February 2016

Kottakkal Pooram

17th March

3 to 8 April 2016

Guruvayoor Aanaottam

2nd March

21 February 2016

Thutha Pooram

12th May

19 April 2016

Peruvanam Pooram

9th March

19 March 2016

Boat Races

Nehru Trophy Boat Race

8th August

13 August 2016

Indira Gandhi Boat Race

28th December


Aranmula Boat Race

31st August

18 September 2016

Champakulam Boat Race

1st July

20 June 2016

Payippad Boat Race

30th August

16 September 2016

Kumarakom Boat Race

30th August

16 September 2016

Onam Fesitval

Thiru Onam

28th August

14 September 2016


18th August

4 September 2016


30th August

16 September 2016

Temple Festivals

Kodungalloor Bharani

23rd March

9 April 2016

Chettikulangara Bharani

24th February

14 February 2016

Chakkulathukavu Pongala

November 25, 2015

November 25, 2016

Thaipooya Mahotsavam, Harippad

3rd February

24 January 2016

Kalpathi Ratholsavam

14th November

8 - 10 November 2016

Thaipooya Mahotsavam, Koorkancherry

3rd February

24 January 2016

Nenmara Vallangi Vela

3rd April

2 April 2016

Malanada Kettukazhcha

27th March

25 March 2016

Machattu Mamangam,Wadakkancherry

17th February

23 February 2016

Vaikathashtami Festival

19th November

22 November 2016

Thirunakkara Arattu

15th March

14 to 23 March 2016

Varanad Pongala

January and February

January and February

Attuvela Mahotsavam

22nd March

8 April 2016

Padmanabha Temple Alpashy Utsavam

18th November

7 November 2016

Padmanabha Temple Painkuni Utsavam

4th April

7 November 2016

Attukal Pongala, Attukal

5th March

23 February 2016

Chamayavilakku ,Kottankulangara

24th March

23 to 24 March 2016

Ambalapuzha Festival

4th April

24 March to 3 April 2016

Chamakkavu Kettukazhcha

15th April

14 April 2016

Panachikadu Festival

14th October

14th of October – 23rd of October

Ettumanur Utsavam

28th Feb

19 February 2016

Kidangoor Balasubramaniya Swami Temple,Kidangoor

24th February

16 to 25 February 2016

Aluva Sivarathri,Aluva

18th March

7 March 2016


23rd October

11 October 2016

Aravukad Pongala

January - February

January - February

Thiruvullakavu Cherpu

23rd October

11 Ocobert 2016

Koodal Manikyam

29th April

19 to 29 Apr 2016

Puthoor Festial,Puthoor

20th March

18 March to 8 April 2016

Thirumandhamkunnu Pooram, Angadipuram

26th March

17 October 2016

Valliyoor Kavu

15th March

14 to 27 March 2016


15th April

14 April 2016

Panachikad Vijayadasami

September or October

2 to 11 October 2016

Payyannoor Temple

17th November

November 2016

Mathoor Vinayaka Temple

14th April

13 to 17 April 2016

Ananthapuram Lake Temple, Ananthapuram

26th February

27 February 2016


25th March

25th March 2016


24 Feb to 5 Mar 2015

17 to 25 February 2016

Thripunithura Temple

26th October

25 October 2016


31st December

31st December


2nd December

1 December  2016

Konganpada, Chittoor

2nd March

21 March 2016

Nerothperatoor Kovilakom,Sri Bhagavathy Kshethram Utsavam

20th January

20 to 25 January 2016

Jaganadha Temple, Thalassery

1st March

20 to 27 February 2016

Cherthala Karthiyayani Temple

26th March

16 to 23 March 2016

Adi Sankara Janmabhumi Temple

April - May

April - May

Vettikode Ayilyam

1st of October

21 to 27 September 2016

Manarasala Ayilyam

4th November

24 October 2016

Guruvayoor Utsavam

2nd March

21 Feb to 1 March 2016

Kotiyoor Utsavam

31st May

20 May to16 June 2016

Navarathri Sangeetholsavam

15th October

1 to10 October 2016

Guruvayoor Ekadasi

22nd November

21 Feb to 1 March2016

Mullackal Cherappu

17th December

16 to 26 December 2016

Mullackal Utsavam

15th October

1 to10 October 2016

Avoor Utsavam

15th January

15 to 24 January 2016

Kadampuzha Devi Temple

25th November

12 December 2016

Chettigulangara Kettukazhcha

22nd March

22nd March

Kanathoor Nalvar Bhoothastanam

1st January

28 December 2016 to 1 January 2017

Perumthitta Tharavad Kottamkuzhy

7th Of December

6 to15 December 2016

Kuttikkol Thampuratty Theyyam

23rd February

24 to 27 February 2016

Muchilottu Kavu Theyyam

24th March

10 to 18 April 2016

Neelamperoor Padayani

13th September

29 September 2016

Kadammanitta Padayani

15th April

14 to 21 April 2016

Othara Padayani

27th March

13 April 2016

Njangattri Aanayoottu

17th July

22 July 2016

Attangyeru at Thirumandhamkunnu

18th October

17 October 2016

Karkidaka Vavubali

14th July

July- August

Christian Festivals in Kerala

Manarcad Perunnal ,Kottayam

1st of September

1 to 8 Sepember 2016

Parumala Perunnal

2nd November

2 November 2016

Arthungal Perunnal

20th January

20 January 2016

Vettukadu Perunnal

15th November

15 to 22 November 2016

Palayoor Church

6th May

6 to 7 May 2016


27th  April

27 Apr to 27 May 2016

St.Sebastenos Church

19th January

19 to 25 January 2016

St.Mary’s Church Parel

30th of November

30 Nov to 8 December 2016

Puthupally Perunal

6th of May

6 to 7 May 2016


25th of December

25 December 2016

Palm Sunday

29th of March

20 March 2016


5th of April

27 March 2016


12th of April

3 April 2016

Aduppootty Perunal

27th of October

27 to 28 October 2016

Vallarpadam Church,Kochi

16th of September

16 to 24 September 2016

Muslim Festivals in Kerala

Pattambi Nercha

1st of February

7 February 2016

Kanjiramattom Nercha

15th of January

15 January 2016

Other Festivals in Kerala

Chembai Sangeetholsavam

15th of April

25 November to 10 December 2016

Swathi Sangeetholsavam

6th of January

6 to12 January 2016


15th of April

14 April 2016

Vallathol Janyanthi Varshikam

9th of November

9 to 10 November 2016

Navarathri Sangitholsavam,Thiruvananthapuram

15 to 23 Oct 2015

1 to10 October 2016

Oachira Kali

16th of June

16th of June

Kakkoor Kalavayal

February - March

February - March



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