The great Elephant Race is held in the month of January where 101 strikingly caparisoned elephants march from Thissur to Thiruvananthapuram via the Kovalam beach. It is a splendid sight which attracts crowd and is one of the most popular events in Kovalam.
Kerela village festival is also held in January and the atmosphere is filled with local culture. This ten-day affair includes live music and folk dances from all the villages around. The food festival is also held around the same time; attend it to relish the taste of authentic south Indian cuisine.
Onam: This is the most important festival of Kerela and falls between August and September. This 10 day festival is celebrated with much fanfare, carnivals, foods, music and dance. Truly a festival of joy and full of colors!