Celebrated to commemorate the return of a king who valued inclusivity and equality above everything else, Onam has always been a festival of togetherness.
This Onam, Onmanorama is spreading joy beyond the borders by bringing together a group of special people who share the Malayali spirit.
For the German couple Michael Del Borrell and Manuela Dorsch, along with Polish mother-daughter duo Eva and Urszula Kacprzak, this is their first taste of Kerala culture. Onmanorama met with them at Munnar, Kerala's scenic hill-station, in Idukki district.
Guided by cookbook author and food blogger Nimi Sunilkumar, the group tried their hands at Kerala cuisine - starting with the mammoth task of making an Onasadya.
As they went on, the group get to experience a taste of Kerala culture as well as the essence of Onam.
Here's a peep at how an unlikely team pulled out a true Kerala feast.