Your guide to the snake boat races of Kerala

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Colorful Snake boat races are organized in South Kerala (especially Kottayam and Alappuzha districts) during the rainy season (June – September). What is a snake boat? A snake boat (chundan vallam) has nothing to do with snakes. It is a long traditional style boat that resembles a snake in some aspects. Earlier the people of …

Celebrate Onam In Kerala

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Onam is the biggest festival of Kerala. While it can be considered as a Hindu festival, it has acquired a secular nature over the years and now everyone irrespective of their caste or creed celebrates Onam. Onam is a 10-day festival. Actually the festivities spill onto the 11th and 12th days as well. The 10th …

10 Must-see temples in Tamil Nadu

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Tamil Nadu is the land of temples. The state has over 33000 temples and many of them are older than 3500 years. These temples are excellent specimens of the Dravidian architecture and boast of intricate carvings. Here are the most famous temples in Tamil Nadu. Kapaleeshwarar Temple, Chennai The Kapaleeshwarar Temple is one of the …

Top 10 tourist attractions in Karnataka

The South Indian state of Karnataka has quite a few things to offer the traveler. There are magnificent temples, majestic palaces and captivating historic ruins. The next time you are planning a trip to South India, be sure to include Karnataka in your itinerary. This state on the west coast of India won’t disappoint you. …

Nalambalam Tozhal (Pilgrimage to the four temples)

Koodalmanikyam Bharata Temple

Not so long ago, Karkkidakam (mid July – mid August) was the month of famine and impoverishment. The ingenious Malayalis have reinvented it and how! Today, Karkkidakam is the time for revival – both physical and spiritual. People from all over the world visit Kerala during this month to rejuvenate their body and mind through …

Nataraja Temple at Chidambaram

Chidambaram is an ancient South Indian town famous for its Shiva temple with imposing towers. It is in the Cuddalore district of Tamil Nadu. Temples in Tamil Nadu are famous for their Dravidian architecture. They have imposing towers and sculptures with intricate details. A trip to Chidambaram is an experience you will cherish for a …

10 things to do in Kerala

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Kerala has been a popular tourist destination for over 600 years now. This South Indian state is known for its scenic beauty, its aromatic spices and the centuries-old medical practice called Ayurveda. If you are visiting Kerala sometime soon, here are 10 activities to indulge your body and mind in God’s Own Country. Cruise the …

Plan a perfect trip to Kerala

Chinese fishing nets of Kochi

Kerala is one of the most beautiful states in India. It is also one of the most prosperous and boasts of living standards comparable to those in the west. When to visit The official tourist season in Kerala runs from September to March. Pleasant weather awaits tourists who visit God’s Own Country during this period. …