Cultural in Kollam (Quilon)

Kollam Pooram

A 10-day festival with full-night Kathakali performances and a procession of 40 ornamented elephants.
Sports in Kollam (Quilon)

President's Trophy Boat Race

Held on Ashtamudi Lake, this is the most prestigious boat regatta in the Kollam region.
Religious in Kollam (Quilon)

Bharni Utsavam

This one-day festival is dedicated to the popular Keralan goddess Bhagavathy. It’s famous for its kootiattam (traditional Sanskrit drama) ritual and a spectacular procession of larger-than-life effigies.
Religious in Kollam (Quilon)

Kottamkulangara Chamaya Vilakku

An unusual festival event in Chavara, 15km north of Kollam, where local men dress as women and carry lamps to the temple.