The one thing i associate with Onam are flowers, i see elaborate kolams made with different flowers for days in advance. We have had Malayali neighbours, i have had friends and colleagues, and apaprently this kolam keeps expanding everyday.. they add a layer to it till the final Onam day. How wonderful is that..

Another speciality of Onam is the Onam Sadhya…The elaborate vegetarian feast.. A few years ago, 2 friends and i enjoyed a Sadhya at Ente Keralam… Watching people all decked up in white and gold saree, the beautiful ornament that is placed on the elephant’s front, along the trunk… all of this shows how strong and vibrant their culture is.

It has been a few months since i visited Kerala, and today, on Onam I thought i’ll write a post showcasing all the places and sights i have seen and enjoyed in Kerala…

 Padmanaba Swamy temple, Trivandrum
 Varkala Beach, Varkala

The Dutch Cemetry, Fort Kochi


Wishing everyone a very Happy Onam!!