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The capital, the famed beach resort of Kovalam and Varkala beach resort near here is getting ready to ring in the New Year with lots of song, dance, sumptuous food, and fireworks.
Hotels have lined up a number of programmes to step up the fun element and make the last day of 2015 memorable.
Vivanta by Taj, Vazhuthacaud, is hosting a special gala dinner at the Fifth Element with a live band playing music.
There is a special menu at its Chinapolis restaurant. The focus is on enjoying good food and music in the company of loved ones.
Kerala Tourism Development Corporation’s (KTDC) flagship property Mascot Hotel in the heart of the city is hosting a grand buffet in its restaurant on December 31. The charges are Rs.1,000 a person.
Uday Samudra hotel at Kovalam has a number of events to welcome the New Year in style. A multilingual band that will play western and Indian music, dance troupes from Kochi to showcase international and Indian dances, DJ Shanil from Kochi to play some groovy music, a poolside dance floor, games to entertain with prizes to boot, and 10-15 minutes of fireworks that promise to light up the night sky.
A buffet that claims to be the largest with nearly 1,000 dishes from various cuisines are sure to keep everyone’s spirits up. Couple’s entry is for Rs.8,000.
On the Shanghumughom beach, a group of 25 singers will come together to render a seven-minute song that will usher in the first dawn of the New Year with ‘Sangholi’ (voice of the conch).
The hotels and private clubs in the capital are also gearing up for New Year celebrations.
From: The Hindu