KOTTAYAM, one of the most prosperous towns of Kerala is located at its central part, in the midland of hills and plains and surrounded by Meenachil river on the north, the Western Ghats on the East, the Pampa River on South and the Vembanad lagoon on the West. Kottayam is one of the oldest human...
The geo-socio-cultural diversity of Kerala has deep influence on its kitchen, cuisine and culinary art. As we travel exploring the beaches, the rivers, the hills and the Forests of the mighty Western Ghats, we can vividly experience influence of the Jews, Arabs, Portuguese, Dutch and the British, on the Gastronomic culture of Kerala.
Keralites enjoy the pompous and exuberant festivals. Pageantry of elephants, boats and cultural extravaganza are integral part of the culture since time immemorial. The spiritually inclined rulers of various dynasties used to find time for expressing their gratitude for the blessings for their victories by performing various Vedic rituals, indulging in social commitments, promoting cultural programs and community welfare events.
Kerala, The God’s own country, upholds the most holistic tradition of health care practices of ancient Ayurveda-evolved over the centuries
Coir, the environment friendly yarn, spun of the natural fiber of Coconut husk, is the life line of villagers along the coast of Kerala - the land of Kera (Coconut), from time immemorial.
Kathakali plays the stories from the Indian epics Ramayana and Mahabharata. There are around 200 characters in Kathakali repertoire, symbolising the mythological worlds: heaven, earth and netherworld.
The traditional Kalarippayattu, which used to be patronized by the feudal lords to train warriors for safe-guarding their territories, has evolved through centuries of socio-political changes. Today, the concept of the Kalarippayattu has been refined to match the need of the day, when physical fitness and mental well- being are of prime priorities.
Product and Marketing Manager, Kathryn, recently was the first to experience Far Horizon’s new Kerala Backwaters cruise in India....
Where Jesus Walks On Water and plates grow on trees, is also where you board the Vaikundam, Vishnu’s abode, and experience God’s Own Country, writes NARAYANI GANESH.
Any search for a luxury river cruise in India will give you numerous beautiful options, but one location you will find at the top of most lists is Kerala. The idyllic and resplendent beauty of the legendary backwaters of Kerala is almost unsurpassable.
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