Malabar Mahotsavam is held at Mananchira ground in the heart of Kozhikode town or else in the beach. Malabar Mahotsavam,a cultural festival, aims to recapture and revive the traditional Malabar Cultural glory.Organised by the Kozhikode District Tourism Promotion Council, this festival was started in the year 1992. The objectives of the Malabar Mahotsavam are many. First, to give a new lease of life to the traditional art forms like Theyyam, Kalarippayattu and encourage the local artists. Second, to give the local population an exposure to many art forms of India, both classical and folk and appreciate the rich cultural heritage that the country is proud of. Third, a corollary of the first two, is to exploit the immense tourism potential of the region which is grossly untapped. This richness manifests itself in its full-fledged glory in the cultural extravaganza of Malabar Mahotsavam. Kathakali, Mohiniyattom, Ottanthullal, Koothu, Theyyam, Thira.The festival is also a celebration of the culinary heritage of Kerala. You would get lots of opportunities to gorge on the lip-smacking delicacies of the region. Magnificent fireworks on display are also feast to eyes.

Malabar Mahotsavam has become a major attraction of domestic tourism that offers the opportunity to enjoy the performances of well-known scholars and artists in various art and culture. Fire works and native cuisines are also arranged during the festival period. The event is at Mananchira maidan (ground) in the heart of Kozhikode town from 13th to 16th January every year.

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Address: Mananchira Ground , Khozikode town, District, Kerala, India.
District: Khozikode District
Nearest City: Meppayil, Kappad and Kochi.
Best time to visit: 13th to 16th January every year.


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Malabar Mahotsavam
District Tourism Promotion Council
Taluk office campus
Kannur 670 002 India
Phone: (91) 497-2706336
Email: dtpc@kannurtourism.org

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