Onam - Festival of Kerala

Onam is one of the most famous festivals in Kerala, celebrated in the malayalam month "chingam", usually comes in August or September(This year Thiru Onam is on 27th August).

Onam is celebrated in the memory of a Golden era when the King Mahabali ruled kerala(Mythical). It believes that during the reign of Mahabali people of Kerala were lived with happiness and prosperity. Every people were considered as equal. No robbery, nobody says lie, no poverty and diseases..... Every people were happy under his rule.

It believes Maveli(Mahabali) will come to visit the people of Kerala every year on The "Thiru Onam" day.

Onam celebrations will start from "atham" day of "Chingam" month(Malayalam month) and lasts 10 days. From Atham to Thiru Onam everyday morning every houses will prepare a "Pookalam"(A beautiful arrangenment of flowers) in the courtyard in front of the house.

Thiru onam day is the important day of Onam celebrations. People will wear new dresses, prepare Onam Sadhya(A Feast including more than 10 delicious of Kerala) to welcome Mahabali and enjoy several special Onam games throughout the day.

Several cultural programs would be conducted all over in Kerala during the Onam days. Visit keralatourism.org

Kerala tourism department also conducting several cultural programs throughout onam days.

Onam Sadhya


Happy Onam to all........

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Red rain again in Kerala

Red coloured rain in Kozhikode district of Kerala yesterday surprised the residents.

A few people had collected the water. The Centre for earth science studies(CESS) and the centre for water resources development and mangement(CWDRM) are collecting the samples for tests. Yet to wait for the analysis results.

This is the second time Red rainfall occurring in Kerala. Last time it happened in Kottayam district of Kerala in 2001.

Read more about Red rain in wikipedia.org

Nokia Batteries blasts!!!

If you are a Nokia cell phone user please check your Battery...

A few cases reported that Nokia mobile phone battery exploded while charging. The official source of Nokia also admitted that the Battery model BL-5C manufactured by Matsushita Battery Industrial Co. Ltd. of Japan has the potential risk of "dislodging" because of the overheat produced by the short circuit while charging.

Nokia has several suppliers for BL-5C batteries that have collectively produced more than 300 million batteries. Nokia says that the problem is with the BL-5C batteries manufactured by Matsushita between December 2005 to November 2006. Nokia and Matsushita now offering a free replacement of BL-5C batteries.

BL-5C Batteries are using with the following models of Nokia mobile phones.

Nokia 1100, Nokia 1100c, Nokia 1101, Nokia 1108, Nokia 1110, Nokia 1112, Nokia 1255, Nokia 1315, Nokia 1600, Nokia 2112, Nokia 2118, Nokia 2255, Nokia 2272, Nokia 2275, Nokia 2300, Nokia 2300c, Nokia 2310, Nokia 2355, Nokia 2600, Nokia 2610, Nokia 2610b, Nokia 2626, Nokia 3100, Nokia 3105, Nokia 3120, Nokia 3125, Nokia 6030, Nokia 6085, Nokia 6086, Nokia 6108, Nokia 6175i, Nokia 6178i, Nokia 6230, Nokia 6230i, Nokia 6270, Nokia 6600, Nokia 6620, Nokia 6630, Nokia 6631, Nokia 6670, Nokia 6680, Nokia 6681, Nokia 6682, Nokia 6820, Nokia 6822, Nokia 7610, Nokia N70, Nokia N71, Nokia N72, Nokia N91, Nokia E50, Nokia E60

If your battery is BL-5C then remove your battery and check for the 26 digit identification number on the back side of the battery. Go to the Nokia Site and submit your 26 digit identification number of your BL-5C Battery there....
You will get your battery replaced for free...

Note: Nokia will not replace all the BL-5C Batteries. Batteries manufactured by Matsushita between December 2005 and November 2006 only...

Thekkady - Kerala tourist place

Thekkady is an important tourist place of kerala located at an altitude of 900 to 1800 meters above sea level.
Main tourist attractions of Thekkady are Periyar National Park, Thekkady Lake, Boating, The evergreen forests, Wild animals etc.
Periyar wildlife sanctuary is very dense evergreen forest spread 777 squire kms area declared as Tiger reserve in 1978.
Periyar wildlife sanctuary is famous for its evergreen forests, savannah grass lands and wild animals elephants, sambar, gaur, Nilgiri langurs, tigers, wild boars, lion tailed macaques....
The sanctuary is situated around an artificial lake formed by Mullaperiyar Dam accross the Periyar River.
The herds of elephants playing in Lake is a wonderful sight while boating through the Periyar lake.
Thekkady is also known for plantations of various natural spices like black pepper,clove,cardamom,cinnamon,chilly,tamarind etc.

Forest department,Kerala tourism development corporation(KTDC) and many private agencies offers many programs to promote adventure tourism in Thekkady.

Nearest railway station: Kottayam (114 km)

Nearest airport : Madhurai (140 km), Kochi(180 km)

See the pictures of Thekkady below...

India celebrating its 60th anniversary of Independence today(August 15)

Happy independence day for all Indians...

Today india is celebrating its 60th anniversary of independence from British rule.

Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh raised India's flag at the historical Red Fort, Delhi. While addressing the crowd he conveyed his greetings to all people of the nation celebrating independence day.

Locally, people are celebrating Independence Day in different ways.....flag hoisting took place at all govt. offices, at colony, clubs, schools, colleges etc.
People are also carrying the tricolor Flag on their vehicles...cars, bikes, Trucks, Buses, cycles....
Indian flags placed in vehicles, offices, houses...... sweet distribution, Procession carrying flags and baloons....
You can see some pictures of Independence day celebrations of one village school in Kerala...

Kerala Tourism - dream season tour packages

Official website of kerala tourism introduces "dream season" tour packages. Enjoy the Hill stations, Beaches, Backwaters, Houseboats and Jungles at lowest prices.

Browse through the packages offered by different Hotels, Resorts, Homestays, Ayurveda centres, Houseboat operators and Tour operators.

You can find informations about Kerala tourism service providers like contact details, featured destinations , price of the packages etc.

Check official website of kerala tourism for more details...

Enjoy a wonderful trip to the God's own country, Kerala...

Note: The packages are offered by individual tourism service providers. So you have to contact them directly to book a holyday package...

Keralatourism.org invites more tourism service providers of kerala to be a part of the "Dreamseason" programme...

Interested parties may register and become a partner of "Dreamseason" programme by visiting the link http://www.keralatourism.org/dreamseason/register.php