Kerala celebrates ONAM…

Kerala Tourism is organizing celebrations at various districts of Kerala, India as a part of the Onam celebrations. Variety of dance forms, competitions including floral mat competition and other colorful events are organized by the department. The programs at Thiruvananthapuram, the state capital, Thrissur, Palakkad, Kozhikode and Kannur are listed below.

At Thrissur:
05 September 2014 :  From 10.00 am, Pookkalamalsaram / Floral Mat competition at Town Hall
06 September 2014: 04.00 pm: Sauhrida Vadam Vali Malsaram / Tug of War competition
04.30 pm : Thiruvathirakkali by Irinjalakkuda Thanima, Followed by Inaugural functions, at 05.30 pm, there will be group dance and comedy show by Thrissur Crystal Team.  07.30 pm, skit named Laharivirudha Sandhesam, 07.40 pm, Folk songs and drama songs
07 September 2014: 05. 30 pm : Kalarippayattu / Martial Arts, 06.30 pm: Musical Night
08 September 2014: 03.00 pm: Kummattikkali; 04.30 Paandimelam on percussion by a team led by Kizhakootttu Aniyan Marar ;l 06.30 pm: Dance Programes by Praseeda Rajasekharan and team, Bharathanatyam by Aparna Venugopal, Mohiniyattam by Devika Girish; 08.00 pm: Mulapadum Ravu, Orchestra on bamboo by Unnikrishna Pakkanar and team.
09 September 2014: After the colorful cultural procession, at 05.00 pm, Bharatanatyam by Thrissur S Manoj Kumar and Kuchipudi by Karthika Chandran; 06.00 pm: Old is Gold, Ganamela, Musical Programme.
10 September 2014: 04.00 pm: Pulikkali; 06.00 pm: Comedy Show; 07.00 pm: Ganamela, Musical show

Besides the programs at Thrissur town, DTPC is organizing events at Vazhayani, Peechi, Kunnamkulam and Thalikkulam in Thrissur District.  Four different boat races (jalolsavam), viz., Kandasamkadavu Jalolsavam (on Sept. 08), Muttichur jalolsavam (on Sept. 11), Enamakkal Jalolsavam (on Sept. 10) and kottappuram International boat race (on Sept. 14) are also organized in the district.

At Palakkad the DTPC is conducting the festival from 06 to 09 September.
06 September 2014 : After inaugural function, there will be panchavadyam / percussion orchestra by Anjaloor Sivadas and team, 07.00 pm: Ganamela, Musical programme
07 September 2014: 05.30 pm: Short Drama, 06.00 pm: Mrudu Tarang, a musical program by Kuzhalmandam Ramakrishnan and team, 07.00 pm: Old and Middle hits, musical programme.
At Malampuzha Gardens there will be musical shows from 04.00 pm.
08 September 2014: 05.30 pm: Kalarippayattu, 06.15 pm:Pollar Skating, .06.45 pm: Kanyarkali, a ritual form. At 04.00 pm there will be musical programmes at the venue, Malampuzha and at 06.00 pm at Attapadi.
09 September 2014: 05. 30 pm: Solo concert on key board, 06.00 pm: Kuchipudi by Parvathi Raj, 06.30pm : Short Drama

Kozhikode / Calicut city celebrates Onam from 06-11/Sept/2014 at different venues in the city with variety of cultural shows and events – Dance & Music Festival, Drama festival, Gazal Nights, Folk art & music programmes, Martial Art performances, contemporary programmes etc. District Tourism Promotion council (DTPC, Kozhikode) organizes the programmes in association with Department of Tourism, Govt of Kerala. For detailed brochure visit

Thiruvananthapuram, the ‪capital city of ‪Kerala welcomes you to celebrates ‪ONAM 5th to 11th September 2014 with 25 plus venues and over 200 performances, which include traditional percussion orchestras, classical music concerts, Drama Festival, Folk art *and music, dance performances, comedy shows, Kalarippayattu-the martial art of kerala, Kathakali fest, poetry festival, photo exhibition etc. 
Also visit for some live programmes.