As the lush monsoons bid adieu and the air starts to hum with anticipation, there’s a certain kind of magic that begins to envelope the state of Kerala. With the blooming pookalams (floral carpets), vibrant pulikali (tiger dances), and the resonating beats of the chenda, it’s clear that Onam, the magnificent harvest festival, is around the corner. It’s during this time, the Ramada Resort, Kochi, is beautifully adorned, celebrating the spirit of Onam with all its grandeur and exuberance.
Our guests are always a part of our family, and we welcome the Onam season by coming together to create a massive pookalam, a traditional floral carpet made from a colorful assortment of flowers. Each design carries the tales of King Mahabali’s prosperous reign and the essence of the festival. This beautiful floral arrangement is a unique sight to behold, acting as the perfect initiation to the Onam celebrations.
The highlight of Onam at the Ramada Resort is the delectable Onasadya, a gastronomic extravaganza featuring over 26 dishes served on a banana leaf. Prepared by our expert chefs who are masters in traditional Kerala cuisine, it’s a culinary experience you wouldn’t want to miss. From the sweet payasams to the spicy kaalan, each dish offers a burst of flavors, each bite a celebration of the harvest season.
To keep the spirit of Onam alive, the Ramada Resort Kochi organizes traditional arts and cultural performances. Our guests can immerse themselves in the rich culture and traditions of Kerala, with performances such as Kathakali, the classical dance-drama, and Thiruvathira, a popular group dance performed by women.
One of the most anticipated events during our Onam celebration is the snake boat race. This traditional sport, known locally as Vallam Kali, is a spectacle that draws in both guests and locals. The rhythmic oaring of the boatmen, the competitive spirit, and the energy of the crowd make this an unforgettable experience.
Our Onam celebrations are not just limited to indulging in a feast and cultural activities. We invite our guests to partake in traditional games, known as Onakalikal. These include fun-filled activities such as tug of war, thumbi thullal (women’s dance), and uriyadi (pot-breaking).
The Ramada Resort Kochi provides you with an opportunity to delve deep into the vibrant culture of Kerala during the Onam festival. Our aim is to offer our guests a remarkable Onam experience that intertwines the joys of a luxurious vacation with the delight of traditional Kerala festivities.
This Onam, we invite you to be a part of our family and immerse yourself in the spirit of this beautiful festival. Join us at Ramada Resort, Kochi, and celebrate Onam like never before!
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