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This spectacular classical dance drama of Kerala based on the guidelines laid by sage Bharatha's Natya Sastra, the ancient treatise on dance and drama, is over 1500 years old. This elaborate art form is usually performed in the evening and continues up to dawn, and is an integral part of all temple and cultural festivals in Kerala. The costumes and makeup are ornamental, elaborate and design to give a superhuman effect. The actors do not speak or sing but enact the story through mudras (hand gestures) graceful movements and facial expressions. The themes of this awe inspiring art are taken from India's rich and colourful mythology.


About Kerala
This spectacular classical dance dr ama of Kerala based on the guidelines laid by sage Bharatha's Natya Shastra, the ancient treatise on dance and drama, is over 1500 years old. This elaborate art form is usually performed in the evening and continues up to dawn, and is an integral part of all temple and cultural festivals in Kerala. The costumes and makeup are ornamental, elaborate and design to give a superhuman effect. more....


History of Kerala
Kerala is truly the undiscovered India. It is God's own country and an enchantingly beautiful, emerald-green sliver of land. It is a tropical paradise far from the tourist trial at the southwestern peninsular tip, sandwiched between the tall mountains and the deep sea. Kerala is a long stretch of enchanting greenery. The tall exotic coconut palm dominates the landscape. more....







Art & Culture
Spectacular visual effects and stunning music are hallmarks of Kerala's performing arts. in a land which cannot boast of monumental architectural feats, unlike many other parts of India, the performing arts, both individually and collectively, make up for the lost magnificence. No other State in India can match the grandeur and creativity of Kerala's performing arts. The classical and ritual arts of Kerala have always enjoyed a rich patronage, from the former kings who ruled the state to the latter day democratic governments. more....


Pilgrim Centres in Kerala
Kerala, the visitors' paradise, has soul-cleansing centres too. Pilgrim centres of all religions abound this tiny state. Thousands throng such centres with agitated minds and return cool, calm and collected. more....


Kerala Yoga & Meditation
Yoga, the science of man, based on ancient Indian wisdom and culture, is an art of living a healthy, balanced, peaceful and contented life. Yoga, being a total integrated system, studies man in his wholeness - body, mind and spirit and is integrated to certain principles, ideas, values, attitudes and a way of life for personal and social benefits. more....

Places to See
Alappuzha, Ernakulam, Idukki, Kannur, Kasaragod, Kollam, Kottayam, Kozhikode, Malappuram, Palakkad, Thiruvananthapuram, Thrissur, Wayanad more....


Fairs & Festivals
Velichappadu/komaram, Ammankudam, Arattu, Chandanakudam, Chuttuvilakku, Ezhunnallathu, Kodiyettam, Pallivetta, Paraveppu, Pongala, Seeveli, Thalappoli more....


Folk Dances & Music
Theyyam is one of the most outstanding folk arts of Kerala and has its origin in the northern parts of the state. Also called Thirayattam, (because every thira or village performed this ritualistic art at the village temple) this primitive ritualisic art demands long hours preparation before the performance. TheTheyyam (a form or shape) represents a mythological, devine or heroic character. There are over 350 Theyysma in northen Kerala. The hood, headdress , face painting, Breast plate, bracelets,garlands and fabric of attire of each of these Theyyams are distinct and meticulously crafted according to the character presented. more....


Backwaters
Thiruvananthpuram, Thiruvallam, Kollam, Alappuzha, Kottayam, Kumarakom, Ernakulam, Kozhikode, Kasaragod more....


Kerala Ayurveda
Ayurveda evolved around 600 BC in India. This new system of medicine stressed on the prevention of body ailments in addition to curing them. Followed by the Dravidians and Aryans alike, Ayurveda has been practised ever since. Today, it's a unique, indispensable branch of medicine - a complete naturalistic system that depends on the diagnosis of your body's humours - vata, pitta and kapha - to achieve the right balance.
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Beaches
Sharing its western border with the Arabian Sea, Kerala has a 600 km long shoreline dotted with some of the finest, most charming beaches of the world, coconut groves, natural harbours, lagoons and sheltered coves. All of it as peaceful as the rest of the land, washed by the pleasant tropical sun and as pristine as ever. more....


Hill Stations
Lying on the windward side of the Western Ghats, Kerala has a long chain of lush, mist-clad hill stations that are home to exotic wildlife. All the hill resorts in Kerala offer the most enchanting experience of nature in all its virgin beauty. The hill stations of kerala are quite conducive to tourism all year round. However, fogging during the mnsoon lasting from June to August may hamper free travel and bring down outdoor visibility. To ensure accommodation during November to April, make advcance reserevations. more....


Kerala Calendar of Events


Kerala Travel Tips


Map of Kerala


Wildlife in kerala


Kerala Museums


Hotels & Resorts in Kerala


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