The people of Kerala are tightly tied to their rich cultural traditions and despite modernity creeping in continue to take pride in their heritage. With all religions living harmoniously in the state, there is plenty of culture to soak in during your visit.
Kerala Kathakali Centre, Kochi
This centre is dedicated to the classical arts of Kerala with focus on Kathakali. Kalaripayattu, Kathakali. Classical music performances are organised every evening as well as demonstrations of various forms of art in Kerala.
Timing: 6.30 to 10.30 am (Yoga and Meditation)
4.00 pm – 9 pm (Reservations are recommended)
Haritha Farm’s The Pimenta – A Spice Garden Bungalow, Wayanad
Go on a culinary exploration of traditional Kerala cuisine combined with a homestay at a quaint bungalow in the midst of the Western Ghats. Learn to cook regional dishes that make up the chief types of food in Kerala, with fresh ingredients sourced directly from the farm.
Timing: Reservations are required
Kerala Folklore Museum, Kochit
Housing more than 4000 artifacts this museum is the only architectural museum in Kerala. It is the one-stop shop for arts and antiques, live folk performances, and culinary tastings. Various handicrafts are also available at this showcase of culture in Kerala.
Timing: 9 am to 6 pm
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Nehru Trophy Boat Race
Locally known as ‘Vallam Kali’, this annual race where snake boats slice through the water at great speeds is to be seen to be believed. Numerous boats, each of which nearly a 100 rowers streak through the Punnamada Lake on this day.
Timing: Second Saturday of August every year
Experience Kochi like a local by going on a bus tour of the city. Cover historical sites, museums, the local markets, and the Chinese fishing nets. Go on a ferry ride and walk through Old Mattancherry.
Timing: 7 am to 5 pm
Munroe Island Backwaters Canoe Tours, Kollam (Quilon)
Experience life as the villagers do, far away from the noise and chaos of the city. The cruise which is popular among the culture tours in Kerala takes you through villages and towns, zigzagging canals, and tranquil waterways. Get a glimpse into the coir-making and boat building industries which are a major source of livelihood for people of the region.
Timing: 10 am to 4 pm
These are just a few instances of Kerala culture that you might want to enjoy. You will be sure to find something or the other to keep you busy every minute of your visit, should you wish to!
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