Pallivetta (Royal Hunt) and Arattu (Holy Bath) are part of the rituals
of the festivals of some of the major temples of Kerala.
speciality of the Arattu at the Sree Padmanabha Swamy Temple in
Thiruvananthapuram is that the head of the royal family of erstwhile
Travancore still provides escort to the procession of idols. The two
annual ten-day festivals of the temple fall in October- November and
The Head of Travancore Royal
Family Escorts The Procession of Idols.
Prime Attractions of Trivandrum
The Aaranmula Boat Race is staged each year in the
scenic village of Aaranmula in August/ September. This river carnival is
part of the Aaranmula Temple festival. more..
Varkala is a sea side resort, as well as an important
Hindu centre of pilgrimage. High cliffs with rich mineral springs rise
majestically from the coastline. The 2,000 year old Janardana Swamy
Temple and the Nature Centre are the two main attractions here