This Onam, Celebrate the Spirit of Kerala with Taj & Vivanta Hotels

Mumbai, August 29, 2019: Kerala, fittingly called God’s own country with its swaying green palm trees and azure waters turns into a riot of colours during Onam. The harvest festival is based on the myth of the homecoming of legendary King Mahabali and is celebrated over ten days with much fervor and revelry. 

A time for family get-togethers, prayers, feasts, songs and traditional dances, Onam shows off Kerala at its cultural best and bursts into celebrations with its famous snake boat races and traditional tiger dances. Vallamkali, the biggest attraction during this season has a 400-year history associated with the traditional war of boats. A hundred men divided into twenty teams bring down their oars in perfect synchronization to the frenzied beat of the drums. The folk dance of Kathakali, with its towering head-dresses, painted face masks and performing artists with their bodies painted like tigers is a common sight in cultural processions on the streets. Depicting the legends of Hindu Epics of Ramayana and Mahabharata, these dances are the oldest theatre forms in the world.

Partake in the high-spirited and vibrant festivities across Taj and Vivanta hotels in Kerala. Join in for the traditional Onam Sadhya, a feast of nine courses served on a traditional banana leaf or participate in the elaborate floral decoration competition which marks the entrance to every home in the state. The hotel concierges will ensure guests have the most immersive and authentic Kerala experience.

From Taj Malabar Resort & Spa, Cochin, perched on the Willingdon harbour to Taj Kumarakom Resort & Spa, Kerala on the banks of Vembanad Lake, find your reason to visit Kerala with eight destinations to choose from. 

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About The Indian Hotels Company Limited (IHCL)

The Indian Hotels Company Limited (IHCL) and its subsidiaries bring together a group of brands and businesses that offer a fusion of warm Indian hospitality and world-class service. These include Taj – the hallmark of iconic hospitality, SeleQtions, a named collection of hotels, Vivanta, sophisticated upscale hotels and Ginger which is revolutionizing the lean luxe segment.

Incorporated by the founder of the Tata Group, Jamsetji Tata, the Company opened its first hotel - The Taj Mahal Palace, in Bombay in 1903. IHCL operates 181 hotels including 30 under development globally across 4 continents, 12 countries and in over 80 locations.  

The Indian Hotels Company Limited (IHCL) is South Asia’s largest Indian hospitality company by market capitalization. It is primarily listed on the BSE and NSE.

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