If you really wish to know the exotic port city of Cochin inside out, but do not have the time to travel much, then make sure you visit this region during festival time. Apart from some usual festivals that are celebrated throughout India like Diwali and Christmas, Kochi also has its own festivals it celebrates very traditionally. During these festivals, many locals wear their ethic dresses, decorate their homes and perform the traditional folk art forms. Cochin festivals and fairs provide you a vivid glimpse of the local social customs and traditions while you romp around during the sightseeing spree. Here's information about some major fairs and festivals celebrated in Kochi city of Kerala.
If there is one festival the whole of Kochi impatiently awaits every
year, then it's the Cochin Carnival held in the last week of December.
Fort Kochi is decked up like a bride and tourists, not only from within
the country, but also outside, flock to this lovely port city to
participate in the revelry. More.
Gandhi Boat Race
Indira Gandhi Boat Race happens to be very colorful water
sport-cum-festival held every year. It is organized during the last week
of December in the backwaters of the Cochin city of Kerala. Infact, the
tradition of holding boat races is not just confined to Kochi. More.
The festival of Malayatoor Perunnal is celebrated in the months of
March/April every year. It falls on the Sunday after Easter and is
organized at the world-famous Catholic Church at Malayatoor, situated
near the Cochin city of Kerala. More.
There are many theories pertaining to the migration of Jews to the
Cochin city of Kerala. As per one such belief, the people of the Jewish
community migrated to this port city in the first century after the
second temple of Jerusalem was destroyed in the 72 AD. More.
Thalapoli Mahotshavam of Ponneth Devi Kshethram is held every year in
the Malayalam month of Makara Masam, which usually falls around the
month of February. The Thalapoli festival begins on pooruruttathi and
concludes on Bharani and the five days of puja functions take place in a
very grand style.
the annual harvest festival of Kerala, which is celebrated with a lot of
gusto in Cochin also. It falls during August-September and continues for
10 days. Brilliant parade of caparisoned elephants, fireworks and the
famous Kathakali dance are traditionally associated with the festival of
Onam. It's also the season of cultural and sport events and carnivals.
Utsavam is a yearlong cultural festival evolved by the Kerala tourism
to position the entire state as an ideal destination among tourists. As
such, the Utsavam comprises a number of traditional art forms of Kerala
like dance, music and other dance-based performances.
This article provides you information about the major fairs and festivals in Cochin (Kochi) city of Kerala, India.