Temple Festivals, Rituals to get RT Backing


Thiruvananthapuram: A land of festivals with a long history and tradition, Vaikom in Kottayam district is all set for this season’s cultural extravaganza.

The innumerable traditional temple festivals stand out for their uniqueness and social importance. In a bid to conserve these festivals as well as to showcase the rich cultural heritage to tourists, Responsible Tourism (RT) initiative has come out with an action plan this time.

Says Rupesh Kumar, State Level Field Coordinator, Kerala RT: “In the coming four to five weeks, hundreds of festivals will be organised in different places of Vaikom taluk. These are conducted by families, and majority of them are struggling to find fund for traditional rituals. By preparing a calendar of these traditional festivals, we would like to bring in foreign tourists as guests as part of RT. This will help these families a lot.” Some of the traditional festivals include: Theeyattu, Kalamezhuthum Pattum, Garudan Thookkam and Aattuvela.

For details and more information about the RT initiative, contact, ph: +91 81118 05554.