Kerala Village Fair

Type : Cultural
Location : Kovalam, Kerala

Gramam in Malayalam means village. The village fair is the nostalgic recreation of a bygone era of rustic simplicity and charm on the golden sands of the internationally renowned Kovalam beach. An entire Kerala village of over half a century ago is set up here, replete with the traditional nalukettu (the quadrangular upper class house with a central open courtyard), astrologers, artisans and even sorcerers, to provide the visitors a glimpse of Kerala's rich past.

The premises of the traditional nalukettu, erected here for the purpose, becomes the venue of the classical art form performances like Thiruvathirakali, Mohiniyattom , Oppana, Kalarippayattu, Sarpapattu - song in praise of serpant gods, Theyyam, Kummattikkali, Kakkarisinatakam, Panchavadyam. Chakyarkoothu, Ottanthullal etc. These performances are usually staged in the evenings. The fair goes on for ten days.

The fair takes place during month of January every year. The festival revolves around music, dances, food, and exhibition

How to get there

By Air

Thiruvananthapuram Airport (International) is linked by flights to Cochin, Madras, Delhi, Goa and Bombay. International flights operate to and from Colombo, Mali, Dubai, Abu Dhabi and Kuwait.

By Rail

Thiruvananthapuram main railway station is the Central station located at 'Thampanoor'. It is a major railway junction of the Southern Railway. There are excellent Mail and Express train services operating to almost all major centres of the country.

By Road

Thiruvananthapuram is well connected with all major cities through four national high ways Nos. 7, 17, 45, and 47.

  • 16 km from Kovalam
  • 159 km from Kottyam
  • 253 km from Thekkady
  • 150 km from Alleppey.