Events and Festivals in Alleppey


  • Chettikulangara Bhagavathy Temple Festival: Devotees, horses and chariot floats and cultural performances. One of the most important festivals in the year.
  • Theyyam Festival: A superbly colourful dance, music and mime festival done in traditional costumes.


  • Sree Krishnaswamy Temple Festival: Elephants put up a show for Lord Krishna over 10 days at local temples.


  • St George’s Church Festival: 10 days of devotee processions, with a final day of rolling on the ground and walking to church on their knees.
  • Kadammanitta Padayani: How often do you get to see an indigenous martial art dance?


  • Champakulam Moolam Boat Race: The oldest of the Snake Boat Race on the River Pampa on Moolam Day.


  • Nehru Trophy Boat Race: The most famous of the boat races coincides with the Onam harvest festival.
  • Onam Festival: Kerala’s main annual event, a harvest festival with lots of processions and performances.


  • Neelamperoor Padayani: An ancient ritual dance festival.


  • Christmas

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