Brief History of Kathakali

Brief History of Kathakali Brief History of Kathakali is that it is one of the major forms of classical Indian dance, and It is another “story play” genre of art. Kathakali dance form is one of the oldest theater forms in the world. One distinguished by its elaborately colorful make-up, costumes ( kathakali dress ) and The Kathakali makeup is so heavy that it looks like a mask ( These Kathakali Masks…

Kathakali Music

Kathakali Music The language of the songs used for Kathakali music is Manipravalam. So most of the Kathakali songs are set in ragas based on the microtone-heavy Carnatic music. There is a distinct style of plain-note rendition in Kathakali Music which is known as the Sopanam style. This typical Kerala style of rendition takes its roots from the temple songs which is used to sing at the time when Kathakali was…

Call for Emergency Services

Call for Emergency Services on Kerala Tour In many countries the public telephone network has a single emergency telephone number  to call for emergency services and that allows a caller to contact local emergency services for assistance. The emergency number differs from country to country; it is typically a three-digit number so that it can be easily remembered and dialed quickly. Some countries have a different emergency number for each of the…

Kathakali Plays

Kathakali Plays Traditionally there are 101 classical Kathakali stories or Kathakali Plays, though the commonly staged among them these days total less than one-third that number. Almost all of them were initially composed to last a whole night. Nowadays, there is increasing popularity for concise, or oftener select, versions of stories so as the performance lasts not more than three to four hours from evening. Thus, many stories find stage…

Kathakali Dance

Kathakali dance, a traditional dance form of Kerala is one of the oldest theater forms in the world. It originated in the area of southwestern India now known as the state of Kerala. Kathakali is a group presentation, in which dancers take various roles in performances traditionally based on themes from Hindu mythology, especially the two epics, the Ramayana and the Mahabharata.One of the most interesting aspects of Kathakali is its elaborate…

Backwaters In Kerala

The Best Backwaters In Kerala – Meandering inland lakes and lagoons networked by canals – stretch to over 900 km. Boat cruises across these winding serene stretches are an experience unique to Kerala. Large kettuvalloms (traditional country crafts over 60 ft. in length) have been converted into luxury houseboats for these cruises. The backwaters have a unique ecosystem: freshwater from the rivers meets the seawater from the Arabian Sea. A…

Tourist Hill Stations In Kerala

Tourist Hill Stations In Kerala Lying on the windward side of the Western Ghats, Kerala has a long chain of lush, mist-clad mountains that are home to endemic wildlife. All the tourist hill stations In Kerala offer the most magical experience of nature in all its pristine beauty. 1) Ponmudi An idyllic hill station, Ponmudi, situated 915 m above sea level has a deer pard and excellent trekking trails, Wild orchids…

Kerala Beaches -Top 21 List

Kerala, a state situated on the southwestern end of India, is one of the most popular tourist sites in the country because of its beautiful landscape and calming atmosphere.Kerala has been named one of the top ten paradises by the National Geographic Travel due to its near perfect conditions and its high number of tourists. The atmosphere of Kerala is far different than any other place on earth and, because…

Boating in Thekkady – Timing and Charges

Thekkady Boating Timing and Charges Kerala Tourism Department and Forest Department are conducting boating at Periyar lake/ Thekkady everyday for both international and domestic travelers. Thekkady Boating Timing and Charges as follows: Timing: 7.30 am ,9.30 am,11.15 am,1.45 pm,3.30 pm Ticket Rate : 150/Head+ Entrance Rs 25 Duration: 1.30 Hrs Revised Rate with effective from November 2014   Foreign Tourist Domestic Tourist Entrance Fee INR 300.00 INR 25.00 Boating Adults INR 225.00…

Top 10 Tourist Places in Kerala

Kerala , is one of the maximum incredible traveler locations inside the world and that’s why it’s far referred to as ‘Gods Own Country’. Kerala has some of the best locations in the international for any type family vacation or holiday or honeymoon. Tourist locations in Kerala is an amalgamation of wealthy cultures, traditions and folk dances and is also the land of elephants, coconuts, backwaters and specific neighborhood delicacies.…