Onam Festival Tour

The harvesting time in Kerala is celebrated as the huge festival renowned as Onam. It is such an occasion when the people show their gratitude and devote their best and different offerings to the nature and God in regard of the nature's gift to them. Onam is celebrated as the grand festival from ancient time. During the ten days long celebration rich cultural heritage of Kerala emerges in its perfect frame. Like every other ancient and festival in India Onam also has a great historical background which follows a legend related to the King Mahabali who had once ruled over Kerala and his ruling years are counted as Golden era of Kerala. Apart from it the story goes like this that Mahabali who at that time won entire Earth, hell and heaven in a war with gods, later become the conspiracy of the Indra (The king of heaven) who asked the Lord Vishnu to get back his kingdom of heaven from Mahabali.

Onam Festival, Onam Festival in kerala

Thus Lord Vishnu visited King in the incarnation of Vaman (Hindu priest)and asked the three step long place on Earth to Live and when Bali kindly allowed him Lord Vishnu had mapped the all three places in two steps and when he asked free place for the third one then Mahabali offered himself in the service of Lord Vishnu. This is such a wonderful story with makes you feel shivers with kindness of the King and the Lord Vishnu. This same shivers of wonder & pleasure you feel when you come closer to Kerala, its people and its rich tradition. Onam is indeed an attempt to represent the great cultural wealth of Kerala, while the beauty of Kerala speaks itself. Onam is about to take place in Kerala from 4th September 2017. Entire festival is enjoyed and held by different activities like Phookalam (a type of floor art made of dry colours and flowers and, paints), music and dance events, and cultural events. onam festival 2017,onam in kerala In the time of Onam various rituals are meant to be performed in individual households. There are lots of customary activities organized in combined form at society and city level throughout the state. Atham & Thiru Onam - The first day of the festival is called Atham which marks the beginning of the Grand Onam, while the final day of the festival is called the Thiru Onam. Onasadya - Now comes the impressive most part of Onam celebration is the grand feast called Onasadya, prepared on Thiru Onam. Consisting of 11 to 13 essential dishes it is a nine course meal. Onasadya is served on banana leaves and people sit on a mat laid on the floor to have the meal. Those who want to live this beautiful tradition and have the mouth lingering taste of the spicy food served in Kerala, Onasadya is the memorable time. Vallamkali or the Snake Boat Race - Another enchanting feature of Onam is Vallamkali, the Snake Boat Race, held on the river Pampa. The view is spectacular and colourful sight to watch the decorated boat oared by hundreds of boatmen amidst chanting of songs and cheering by spectators and viewers. Aranmula Uthrittathi - Another magnificent boat event organised related to Onam. Procession of Decked Elephants- Trichur, the cultural capital of Kerala, marks the festival in its own beautiful style. Here, a procession of decorated elephants in carried out on the streets. All these give a magnificent view when you witness the Elephant parade in the vast green fields where a group of folks dressed up traditionally play a big Baja. Go to Kerala this Onam and watch the beautifully decorated princely Elephant and their riders. With Holiday India,take a tour to the God's own country, during Onam and be a part of the grand festivities of this mind-blowing festival. We have all customized tour and travel packages available in affordable prices for your Kerala visit. Happy Onam in advance!

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Onam Festival 2017

Duration: 8 Nights - 9 Days
Detail tour Plan:
Day 1: ARRIVE COCHIN
This day you will arrive Cochin, our company representative will assist you and you will get transfer to Hotel. If time permits you will do the sightseeing of Cochin. Stay overnight at the hotel.

Day 2: OMAN FESTIVAL IN ALAPPUZHA WITH HOME STAY
Onam is the most popular and important festival in Kerala in India. This festival of Malayalis rises above all barriers of religion, caste, creed and financial status. It is believed that during the four days of Onam festival, the legendary Asura King Mahabali (Maveli) comes to visit his subjects. Malayalis prepare floral carpets, sumptuous foods and sweets to welcome Mahabali.
So this day you will enjoy this festival with the local people of Kerala. Stay overnight at home.

Day 3: OMAN FESTIVAL IN ALAPPUZHA WITH HOME STAY(THIRUONAM)
Second day of this festival is most important day which is also called Thiruonam. Enjoy this most day of festival with the local people. Stay overnight at home.

Day 4: ALAPPUZHA TO MUNNAR
This day after the breakfast check out from the hotel and drive towards Munnar which is one of the best hill station in India. This hill station is situated on the western Ghats, a range of mountain situated in Idduki District of Kerala. Reach Munnar and check in at the hotel. Evening would be at your own leisure. Stay overnight at hotel.

Day 5: MUNNAR
This day would be reserve for the sightseeing of Munnar followed by the tea plantation tour. In the evening come back to hotel and stay overnight.

Day 6: MUNNAR TO KUMARAKOM
This day after the breakfast, check out from the hotel and drive towards Kumarakom. Reach Kumarakom and check in at the hotel. After that you will go for the sightseeing of Kumarakom followed by Kumarakom Bird Sanctuary. Kumarakom Bird Sanctuary is situated in Kottayam District of Kerala on the bank of Vembanad Lake. After that come back to hotel and stay overnight.

Day 7: KUMARAKOM TO KOVALAM
This day after the breakfast, check out from the hotel and drive towards Kovalam which is one of the most famous beach destination in Kovalam. The beaches of Kovalam is located in Arabian sea. Reach Kovalam and check in at the hotel. Stay overnight at the hotels.

Day 8: KOVALAM(OWN LEISURE)
This day after the breakfast, you will go for the AYURVEDA MASSAGE. Rest of the day would be at your own leisure. Enjoy your day nearby beaches. Stay overnight at the hotel.

Day 9: KOVALAM TO FLY BACK HOME
This day after the breakfast, check out from the hotel and as per the time schedule of the flight you will get transfer to Trivandrum airport for boarding the flight to home. TOUR ENDS ALONG WITH THE SWEET MEMORIES.

Destination No. of Nights Hotel(3*) Hotel(4*) Hotel(5*)
Cochin 1 Fort Queen/Millenium Continental Renai Cochin/Avenue Regent Crown Plaza/Ramada
Alleppey 2 Nelpura Heritage Home Stay Nelpura Heritage Home Stay Nelpura Heritage Home Stay
Munnar 2 Bell Mount/Wind Hills The Wind/Devonshire Greens Club Mahindra/Spice Tree munnar
Kumarakom 1 Aashirwad Heritage Backwater Ripple Zuri kumarakom
Kovalam 2 Jasmin Palace/Country Club Spa Udai Samudra/Estuary Island Turtle on The beach/ Poovar Island Resort

Cost of the package:

Hotel Category One Double with Indigo One Double with Innova
3* INR 111600 for a couple INR 119400 for a couple
4* INR 138900 for a couple INR 146500 for a couple
5* INR 180800 for a couple INR 188300 for a Couple

Cost Includes :
1) Accommodation on single/Double occupancy in the mentioned hotels.
2) Daily breakfast at the hotels.
3) All meals in A/C Houseboat.
4) All airport transfer by A/C Chauffer Driven Car.
5) All intercity transfer by A/C Chauffer Driven Car
6) Tea Plantation and eco point in Munnar.
7) Couple Ayurveda Massage at Kovalam on the last day
8) All Taxes



Duration: 9 Nights - 10 Days Package
Detail tour Plan:
Day 1: ARRIVE COCHIN
This day you will arrive Cochin, our company representative will assist you and you will get transfer to Hotel. If time permits you will do the sightseeing of Cochin. Stay overnight at the hotel.

Day 2: OMAN FESTIVAL IN ALAPPUZHA WITH HOME STAY
Onam is the most popular and important festival in Kerala in India. This festival of Malayalis rises above all barriers of religion, caste, creed and financial status. It is believed that during the four days of Onam festival, the legendary Asura King Mahabali (Maveli) comes to visit his subjects. Malayalis prepare floral carpets, sumptuous foods and sweets to welcome Mahabali.
So this day you will enjoy this festival with the local people of Kerala. Stay overnight at home.

Day 3: OMAN FESTIVAL IN ALAPPUZHA WITH HOME STAY(THIRUONAM)
Second day of this festival is most important day which is also called Thiruonam. Enjoy this most day of festival with the local people. Stay overnight at home.

Day 4: ALAPPUZHA TO MUNNAR
This day after the breakfast check out from the hotel and drive towards Munnar which is one of the best hill station in India. This hill station is situated on the western Ghats, a range of mountain situated in Idduki District of Kerala. Reach Munnar and check in at the hotel. Evening would be at your own leisure. Stay overnight at hotel.

Day 5: MUNNAR
This day would be reserve for the sightseeing of Munnar followed by the tea plantation tour. In the evening come back to hotel and stay overnight.

Day 6: MUNNAR TO THEKKADY
This day after the breakfast check out from the hotel and drive towards Thekkady. Reach Thekkady and check in at the hotel. After that you will go for the Spice Plantation tour in Thekkady followed by Periyar National Park. Enjoy the boat ride in Periyar National Park. After that come back to hotel and stay overnight.

Day 7: THEKKADY TO KUMARKOM
This day after the breakfast, check out from the hotel and drive towards Kumarakom. Reach Kumarakom and check in at the hotel. After that you will go for the sightseeing of Kumarakom followed by Kumarakom Bird Sanctuary. Kumarakom Bird Sanctuary is situated in Kottayam District of Kerala on the bank of Vembanad Lake. After that come back to hotel and stay overnight.

Day 8: KUMARAKOM(OWN LEISURE)
This day would be at your own leisure. Enjoy the greenery of Kumarakom and stay overnight at the hotel.

Day 9: KUMARAKOM TO COCHIN
This day after the breakfast, check out from the hotel and drive towards Cochin. Reach Cochin and check in at the hotel. After that you will go for the sightseeing of Cochin including Fort Kochi, Bolgatty Palace, Chinese Fishing Net, Cochin Backwater etc. After that come back to hotel and stay overnight.

Day 10: COCHIN TO FLY BACK HOME
This day after the breakfast, check out from the hotel and as per the time schedule of the flight, you will transfer to Cochin airport for boarding the flight to Home. TOUR ENDS ALONG WITH THE SWEET MEMORIES

Destination No. of Nights Hotel(3*) Hotel(4*) Hotel(5*)
Cochin 1 Fort Queen/Millenium Continental Renai Cochin/Avenue Regent Crown Plaza/Ramada
Alleppey 2 Nelpura Heritage Home Stay Nelpura Heritage Home Stay Nelpura Heritage Home Stay
Munnar 2 Bell Mount/Wind Hills The Wind/Devonshire Greens Club Mahindra/Spice Tree munnar
Thekkady 1 Tiger Roar/Tree Top Holiday Vista/Spice Grove Green woods/Wild Corridor
Kumarakom 2 Aashirwad Heritage Backwater Ripple Zuri kumarakom
Cochin 1 Fort Queen/Millenium Continental Renai Cochin/Avenue Regent Crown Plaza/Ramada

Cost of the package:

Hotel Category One Double with Indigo One Double with Innova
3* INR 107500 for a couple INR 115360 for a couple
4* INR 132700 for a couple INR 141400 for a couple
5* INR 171300 for a couple INR 180200 for a Couple

Cost Includes:
1) Accommodation on single/Double occupancy in the mentioned hotels.
2) Daily breakfast at the hotels.
3) All meals in A/C Houseboat.
4) All airport transfer by A/C Chauffer Driven Car.
5) All intercity transfer by A/C Chauffer Driven Car
6) Tea Plantation and eco point in Munnar.
7) Kathakkali Dance in Thekkady.
8) Boat ride in Periyar Lake.
9) All Taxes