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Navarathri Festival

The colorful festival celebrated across the country deserving a special mention is the Navarathri celebrated for nine days. The three incarnations of the Goddess Parvathi as Durga, Lakshmi and Saraswathi are worshipped during these nine days. Metal or wooden steps in odd numbers are bedecked and the idols of the God and Goddesses are arranged decoratively in the houses called Kolu. the arrangement starts with the grass and plants in the lowermost steps, then insects, small animals, domestic and wild animals, human beings placed in the bottom to top manner and Gods at the topmost row. This symbolizes the philosophy attaining the salvation through leading a pious life.

It is called as Vasantha Navarathri in North India, Kolu in Tamil Nadu and Dusserah in Andhra and Karnataka.

You will be mesmerized with the grandest durga poojas and celebrations in North India and the Kolu or the decorations in the temples of Tamil Nadu. In the world’s largest functioning temple complex Srirangam , you can enjoy the huge display of kolu in 35 different sets of steps. The celebration is going on in the Thousand Pillars Hall with daily concerts and other special programs to delight the worshippers. Come and be a part of the Navarathri celebrations which end 30th September 2017.

Doctors' Conference

Doctor's conference is going to be held at Cochin from 18th January 2018 to 20th January 2018. Hotels in Cochin have been fully booked during this period. It is wise to check hotel availability before accepting new Hotel bookings on these dates at Cochin.

Mysore Palace - Entry Timing

In view of Dasara festival, there have been certain restrictions imposed on the entry timings to Mysore Palace. On 21st September & 29th September, visiting hours to the Palace is from 01:30pm to 05:30pm.  On 30th September visitors will not be allowed to the Palace.

Puttu Festival 2017 and Float Festival 2018 - Madurai.

Puttu festival – 02nd September 2017:

Clients those who arrive at Madurai on this day will not be able to visit the Madurai Meenakshi temple. But they do have an option of witnessing this festival on the same day evening 6:00 pm at Puttuthopu Thidal near Arappalayam at Madurai.  

Float festival – 31st of January 2018:

Each and every year float festival (Known as Theppam festival in Tamil) is celebrated during January- February (On the day of Poosam star) on a full moon day at Shri Mariamman temple Theppakulam – A Large Tank. In a Decorated palanquin, The Idols of Sri Meenakshi Amman, Swami Sundareshwarar are taken to the Theppakulam.  Huge crowd are gathered at this place to witness this festival.

Due to this,  Shri Meenakshi Amman Temple remains closed on that day and the guests will not be able unable to visit the temple but,  alternatively  they can witness this festival at Shri Mariamman Temple.