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The culture and heritage of Kerala is one that everyone must experience. The culture of Kerala is a combination of both Indian and Dravidian culture. Now days this culture is being influenced by the neighboring states as well. The main USP of Kerala is its performing arts like Kathakali, Mohiniyattam and Martial Art of Kalaripayattu. As for the heritage of Kerala, it can be said that this heritage holds a special and important place in the Indian history. Providing a national integrity is the Kerala Heritage.
This culture and heritage of Kerala is reflected in its various art forms, martial arts, dresses, the people and cuisine. When in Kerala do not miss a cultural art performance. The visitors can enjoy the following art performances in Kerala.
Kathakali – A 300 year old dance that combines opera, ballet, masque and pantomime.
Mohiniyattam – The dance of a beautiful enchantress
Kalaripayattu – a martial art form that involves synchronizing the mind and body
Each of the festival in Kerala is celebrated with all its pomp and grandeur. The main festivals of Kerala include Onam, Vishu, Eid, Thrissur Pooram and many more. In some of these festivals like Pooram, the main aspect is the procession, where elephants are decorated and taken out to the temple grounds.
Ayurveda in Kerala can be dated back to as long as 2000 years. It is an ancient treatment in which not only the body but the mind is also totally rejuvenated. Earlier this was done only by the natives but now it has become famous especially among the other native Indians and Foreigners
The culture of Kerala can be traced back to as long 5000 years. The main language spoken here is Malayalam and the people here are called Malayalees. Their traditional dresses include Saree (for women) and Mundu/ Lungi (for men). The main cuisine here is of a Sadhya – Vegetarian meals served in a plantain leaf. The other delicacies include various vegetarian and non- vegetarian dishes. Puttu and Kadala (Pounded Rice with Black Gram Curry), Kallappam (Pancake with a hint of Toddy), Idiappam (Rice Noodles), Karimeen (Pearl Spot) Fry, Chemeen (Prawns) and Nandu (Crab), are a few of the many mouth watering dishes served in Kerala.
Visit the state of Kerala at least once in your lifetime to experience all this first hand. It is a guarantee that you will leave this place with heart full of memories.
If you are planning to experience the heritage and culture of the God’s Own Country of Kerala, do contact Kerala.com Travel Division, Cochin, Kerala, India approved as an inbound Tour Operator by the Ministry of Tourism, Govt of India and the Department of Tourism, Government of Kerala.
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