The variety and quality of performing, folk and ritual arts of Kerala, Southern India is stunning. Here we are exploring the various art forms of Kerala that have made God’s Own country stand out in the world. In most of the folk arts, thedomination of religion is clearly visible, even in those performed in association
Flanked by the mighty Western Ghats on the east and the majestic Arabian Sea in the west, the city of Kochi has been a significant trading zone and attractive tourist destination. One of the finest and the busiest harbours in India, the port has been visited by the Arabs, the British, the Dutch, the Portuguese,
Onam, the national festival of Kerala marks its beginning with Athachamayam celebration in Tripunithura. It starts from the first of Chingam and ends in ten days. Chingam, the month of celebrations in Kerala is also the beginning of Malayalam calendar year. The festival starts with Athachamayam falls during the English month between August and September.
Periyar Best for Wildlife – Go bamboo rafting for a different way to spy on wildlife, try to bump into a herd of elephants, get an oily massage. “SHH!” our jungle guide warns us, and I bump clumsily into the person walking in front of me. I’ve been scanning the forest floor for the leeches who
A Deer Chase In Periyar As a malayali married to a UP-wallah, it is my bounden duty on a regular basis to accompany North indian friends and relatives down to Kerala so they can enjoy the verdant beauty of my state. Most people come for the beaches and sleepy backwater cruises but, when a cousin
Originated in Kerala, Kalaripayattu is a world famous martial art focusing mainly on the complete co-ordination of the body and mind. In fact, Kalari is an amazing way to rejuvenate your body and mind and is based on the techniques of Ayurveda. Kalari Massage and treatments associated with this martial form are effective to treat