This is the most renowned and fiercely contested of Kerala’s boat-race regattas. Thousands of people, many aboard houseboats, gather around the starting and finishing points on Alleppey's Punnamada Lake to watch sna…
A 10-day festival with full-night Kathakali performances and a procession of 40 ornamented elephants.
Held on Ashtamudi Lake, this is the most prestigious boat regatta in the Kollam region.
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.
This water regatta recreates a ritualistic journey in honour of Krishna. It’s a spectacular event, with crowds cheering while the rowers shout along with the boatmen, who steer the boats and lead the chants.
All-night Kathakali dancing on the third and fourth nights of this 10-day festival; processions of elephants mark the finale.
An unusual festival event in Chavara, 15km north of Kollam, where local men dress as women and carry lamps to the temple.