God’s Own Country

During March and April, Kerala celebrates many unique festivals. For those who’ve booked your trips already, we’ve compiled a few interesting events you can attend.

March 6 – Attukal Pongala: A 10-day religious festival celebrated in a big way at the Attukal Bhagavathy Temple in Thiruvananthapuram. On day 9, millions of women gather around the temple to cook up a special rice dish. The dish is cooked in earthen pots and offered to Attukal Amma (Temple Goddess).

March 24 – Attuvela Mahotsavam: A unique water carnival representing the reception given to the Goddess of Kodungalloor who visited her sister, the Goddess of Elamkavu. A brilliantly decorated and illuminated temple replica floats across the water followed by smaller decorated canoes to the percussion music wafting from the temple.

April 3 – Nenmara Vallangi Vela: This annual festival is celebrated in the Nellikulangara Bhagavathy Temple, Palakkad. It has the distinction of being the most beautiful celebration in the area. The dazzling array of colours, lights, fireworks and artistic displays creates a memorable experience.

April 9 – Easter: This Christian festival is celebrated after 40-days of Lent, a time of abstinence, fasting and penance. It is marked by quiet celebrations at home with friends and family. 

April 15 – Vishu: The harvest festival of Kerala is celebrated as the Hindu New Year. Vishu symbolises prosperity and is accompanied by rituals to attract good fortune and abundance, both material and spiritual.

For Karma Group Members who’ve booked your stays, Karma Chakra and Karma Munnar have a host of in-house activities planned.

At Karma Chakra

Easter activities: If you’re at Karma Chakra for Easter, you’re in for a treat! Join the cooking class to learn some delicious local recipes. Kids will enjoy the Easter activities planned for them. The special buffet dinner with live music at the Waterside Restaurant is the perfect ending to the day.

Vishu Sadya: Don’t miss this traditional vegetarian feast of Kerala. Served as lunch on a banana leaf, this scrumptious feast includes parboiled pink rice, side dishes, savouries, pickles and desserts. Make sure you head to the Waterside Restaurant to enjoy the food and the live music.


At Karma Munnar

Anniversary celebrations: March 1, 2023 marks the one year anniversary of Karma Group at Munnar. Our team has planned a special anniversary buffet with live music. The highlight of the day is a special Kalakshetra visit – a traditional martial arts of Kerala and folk dance show.

Easter fun and games: With special games for kids, Easter egg decoration, egg hop rally race, a special Easter buffet and a bonfire with barbeque and karaoke, our team is going all out to ensure you have an Easter celebration to remember!

Vishu festivities: Ring in the Hindu New Year in Kerala by participating in the Vishu Kani ritual, feasting at the traditional sadya, joining in the traditional games and to burst crackers. Our team is making every effort to ensure you have an unforgettable Vishu celebration. 

With so much to see, do and celebrate, Kerala offers a unique and memorable getaway. It’s the perfect destination to add to your 2023 travel itinerary.

The monsoons are also a wonderful time to travel to God’s Own Country. Start planning now and book early to avoid disappointment.


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