Kerala Tourist Attrations

Arts & Culture

Kerala is the home to myriad art forms that are generally performed during temple festivals and celebrations. The colourful attires, the ethnic jewellery, the artistic make-up and the beautiful stage settings make these performances all the more special. The art forms of Kerala shed light on the rich cultural heritage of this land as well as the talent of its people. Read more »

Some of the famous art forms of Kerala, among many others are:

Kathakali : The most well known art form of Kerala, Kathakali is a Drishya Kavya (A story presented visually).
Mohiniyattom : A classical dance form, Mohiniyattom literally means the dance of the enchantress.
Kalaripayattu : The martial art of Kerala, Kalaripayattu has two forms – Vadakkan and Thekkan.
Chaakyar Koothu : Performed in a special dance hall called the Koothambalam, Chaakyar Koothu is performed by people belonging to the Chaakyar community.
Maargamkali : Margamkali is an ancient art form of the Syrian Christians of Kerala.
Oppana : Performed on the occasion of a Muslim wedding.
Ottamthullal : This performing art was created by the legendary Malayalam poet Kunjan Nambiar.
Theyyam : Theyyam is an altered form of the word Deyvam meaning God.
Krishnanattam : Krishnanattam or Krishnattam a temple art of Kerala, is a dance drama which presents the story of Lord Krishna in a series of eight plays.

Ayurveda

Ayurveda is not just about good physical health. It is a therapy that promises holistic wellness. The natural herbs and oils used in the therapy are of great medicinal value as is said in the Vedic literature on Ayurveda. The history of Ayurveda which can be traced back to the Vedic Ages clearly lays out instructions to maintain health as well as fighting illnesses through therapies such as massages, herbal medicines, diet control and exercise.

Elimination of toxic elements from the body is the primary function of this curing remedy. The system gets purified when the poisonous elements are removed from the body. As a result, the chances of falling ill are largely zeroed down which makes one feel tension-free. It rejuvenates the mind, body and soul.

Charaka Samhitha (Treatise on Medicine), Susrutha Samhitha (Treatise on Surgery) and Ashtanga Samgraha (Treatise on the basic principles) are the three major treatises in Ayurveda. These treatises tell us that every individual has a unique constitution. Every organ or system has an energy related to it and there has to be equilibrium between them. The balance generally gets affected when we fall ill. The objective of Ayurveda is to reestablish this equilibrium in order to maintain good health. Read more »

Kerala Houseboats

Kerala Houseboat Cruises are one of the highlights of your Kerala Tour. The idyllic cruises on the Kerala houseboats present a perfect vacation to the tourist who desires to combine luxury and nature. Kerala houseboats are also known as Kettuvalloms are the most sought after way of exploring Kerala backwaters. The dazzling beauty of Kerala backwaters needs no introduction, which consist of a complex lagoons, lakes and canals.

A backwater cruise along these lush and palm fringed waterways in a Kerala houseboat is the most enchanting backwater holiday experience in India. Kerala houseboats are very popular among honeymooners as they provide sheer verdant green surrounding and breathtaking natural beauty. Kerala houseboats cruise thru the backwaters of Alleppey and Kumarakom is a main attraction. Read more »

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