The Onam Festival in September is a special time to visit Kerala, and a custom Kerala tour package provides an opportunity for a memorable travel experience! I just recently came back from Kerala on a custom Kerala tour. I explored many properties, and really enjoyed the festivals connected with Onam, the harvest festival of Kerala. Not only will you enjoy seeing Kochin, visiting hill stations, seeing tea and spice plantations, enjoying a custom Kerala backwaters tour and possibly a custom Kerala Ayurveda tour, you will find your trip enriched by attending festivals during a visit to India. I attended three local festivals where I was with local people. I saw the Buffalo / Bullock race in Palakkad, Aranmula Snake Boat Race in Aranmula and the Pulikkali Tiger festival in Thrissur. I have to say my favorite was the Pulikkali Tiger festival. I found this to be such a fun and interesting event. I saw artists painting tiger faces on the bellies of men and seeing the men prepare for the procession. There was a 72-year old man who had been participating in the Tiger festival since he was 14—amazing! This was an event enjoyed not only by these men but also by their families and by the people living in and near Thrissur. My visit to Kerala was a special time. You too can visit Kerala during Onam. Geringer Global Travel can plan a custom Kerala tour package just for you.