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Kerala

Theyyam Kerala

Theyyam – An Ancient Sacred Ritual

Colourful costumes, a call to appease and honour divinity, and a ritual form of expression that blends together dance, theatrical performance, and storytelling of the ages. All of these describe one of the oldest dance forms to emerge from the South-Indian cradle; and if you’re visiting Kerala in December, you[…]

Kalpathi Rath Festival, Kalpathi Rath Yatra, Kalpathi Ratholsavam

Kalpathi Ratholsavam – A Mix of Fervor, Frenzy and Festivities

“God’s own country”, Kerala is known for being home to several festivals. These are the times when grandeur and opulence completely take over the otherwise simple lifestyle of its people. One of the popular temple festivals celebrated here is the Kalpathi Rath Festival. An annual festival, it is held in[…]

Offbeat India – Muziris, An Ancient Port City

The Muziris Heritage Site, hidden away in the by lanes of the town of Kodungallur 18 miles north of Cochin, Kerala is perhaps India’s biggest archaeological discovery. Dating back to the 1st century BC the Muziris seaport and urban centre is reputed to have been the greatest Trading Centre of[…]

Festival

Nehru Boat Race

The Nehru Boat Race, as the name suggests, is named after Pandit Jawahar Lal Nehru, the first Prime minister of independent India.  In 1952,  when he visited Kerala , Pandit Nehru was escorted by a pageantry of snake boats, called Chundan Vallams, on a boat trip from Kottayam to Alappuzha.[…]

River Cruise

Sauver Nigam Houseboat, Kerala

If you’re looking for a romantic getaway with a tropical flavour, a cruise on the beautiful Sauver Nigam down Kerala’s backwaters could be the trip you have been searching for. Kerala’s famous backwaters are the ideal place to relax and enjoy the sights and sounds of this tranquil part of[…]

Festivals

6 Must Experience Kerala Festivals

Kerala embodying its pseudonym of God’s Own Country is home to several colourful festivals that are an inherent part of its rich cultural heritage. Spread out across the year the rejoicing and festivities continue for several days. Next time you’re thinking of heading towards Kerala, try and align your holidays[…]