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The magnificence of the Thrissur Pooram

The magnificence of the Thrissur Pooram

Thrissur Pooram is a vibrant and magnificent temple festival of Kerala. This festival is celebrated at the Vadakkunnathan Temple in Thrissur for past three centuries. This year this grand festival will be celebrated on 5th May. Thrissur Pooram is known for its spectacle, vibrancy, magnificence of the cultural and spiritual essence and mass participation. Sakthan Thampuran (1751-1805 AD), the Maharaja of Cochin, was the brainchild […]

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Ornamental Paintings of Thanjavur

Ornamental Paintings of Thanjavur

Tanjore Painting is a standout amongst the most prevalent types of established South Indian painting. It is the local work of art of Thanjavur, otherwise called Tanjore, the city of Tamil Nadu. The thick structure, surface lavishness and dynamic shades of Indian Thanjavur Paintings make them recognizable. Aside from the structure, there are embellishments of valuable stones, pearls and glass pieces that add to its […]

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Vishu-Celebrating the beginnings

Vishu-Celebrating the beginnings

Festivals are a hallmark of a culture and its heritage. These special days not just represent the deep-rooted beliefs, practices, customs & traditions of a culture or community but also bring immense joy and exuberance to the lives of those celebrating them. When it comes to traditions and festivities of India, the state of Kerala definitely finds itself topping the list of the most culturally-rich […]

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Kerala Cuisine

Kerala Cuisine

Kerala cuisine is one which is an eclectic blend with a wide range in styles and tastes as you go from the north to the south of the state. Even though Kerala may be a relatively small state in terms of size, it more than makes up for this through the amazing variety and differences in cuisine that tell the story of a deep love […]

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Theyyam-The Ritual Art Form of Kerala

Theyyam-The Ritual Art Form of Kerala

Theyyam is a ritualistic dance art form that is specific to the temples in North Kerala. This is a dramatic and symbolic reliving of ancient earth-based worship and ancestor worship where spirits and gods walked side by side with ordinary mortals in day to day life. There are specific castes, or communities, that devote their lives to the study and practice of Theyyam, which is […]

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Kathakali-The Renowned Dance Drama of Kerala

Kathakali-The Renowned Dance Drama of Kerala

When you think of Kerala, a number of things come to mind-swaying coconut trees, winding backwater lagoons, long sandy beaches, undulating hills of tea plantations, and of course, Kathakali! This dance drama from the state of Kerala in South India is distinctive in its music, make-up, costumes, gestures, expressions, dance styles, etc. One of the most important classical Indian dance forms, Kathakali today is renowned […]

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Backwaters of Kerala

Backwaters of Kerala

If the National Geographic Traveler has to list Kerala, and specifically the backwaters of Kerala, as among the ’50 Destinations of a Lifetime’ then you know there’s something special about the place. Set in the southern state of Kerala in India, these backwaters are actually a chain of lakes and lagoons that lie very close to the Arabian Sea. Background The backwaters of Kerala are […]

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Responsible Tourism in Kerala

Responsible Tourism in Kerala

  Responsible Tourism is an innovative and revolutionary program launched by the Department of Tourism under the Government of Kerala. The Cape Town Declaration in 2002 led to the systematic planning of how this initiative would be implemented across the state. The aims of responsible tourism Responsible tourism has three main responsibilities, which are: Environmental responsibility Social responsibility Economic responsibility While enhancing the impact of […]

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