Oppana the unique Muslim wedding dance in Kerala

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Oppana is a dance form practiced among Mappilas (the muslims) of Kerala. The term Oppana is supposed to be originated from Arabic word Affna – means two hands are stretched to one side and closing the palms together History of Oppana The special type of play in connection with the marriage of Arabic ladies could Read More…

Kuruvadweep- the pristine island inside jungle

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Kuruvadweep is an uninhabited island inside forest of Wayanad, Kerala.It the only island in India surrounded by fresh water.Abundance of elephants, birds and other animals makes it sought after wildlife destination. History Recorded history of Wayanad available from 10th century CE In 930 CE Erayappa of Ganga Dynasty conquered this region Later Hyder Ali and son Read More…

Ponmudi- the golden peak of Kerala

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Ponmudi is a less explored hill station in Kerala. The natural springs, small hills, estates etc makes this a memorable holiday destination. History Was under “Ay” royal family till 10th century CE Later became part of Venad kingdom British officers found this hill station ideal for tea cultivation Post Indian independence ( 1947) it became Read More…

Styles of Kalaripayattu

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Styles of Kalaripayattu

Vadakkan (Northern) Kalari Thekkan(Southern) Kalari Thulunadan(Tulu region) Kalari The schools are primarily divided according to the geographical region of Kerala where its practiced. The ola or palm leaves in which the the fighting techniques were written and different families or Kalaris ( training schools ) kept them for generations. 1.Vadakkan Kalari This is prevalent in Read More…

Kathakali- the world famous classical dance form of India

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Kathakali is one of the most pictured and propagated classical art form in south Indian state Kerala. It is an art of narrating a story through the dance performance along with facial expressions , movements and hand gestures ( mudras) . The micro expressions using eyebrow, chin, lips , eyes etc are aptly used during Read More…

The magnificient waterfalls where hit Indian movies like Bahubali, Dilse, Guru and Raavan were shot

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Athirappilly

This beautiful waterfalls at Athirappalli take away hearts of those who visit. No wonder it has been the preferred location for many Indian movies. Athirappilli Falls is the largest waterfall in Kerala and is nicknamed “The Niagara of India” .The forest area near the waterfalls is the only place in the Western Ghats where four endangered Hornbill species Read More…

The Indian destination that mesmerized Holywood actor Leonardo DiCaprio

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Ramakkalmedu

The “Titanic” star Leonardo DiCaprio visited Ramakkalmedu in Kerala on 4th November 2002. He wrote in a visitor’s diary that it was one of the best places he had ever seen. He is said to have commented ‘If there is a paradise on earth, it is at here “.It is a hill station and a hamlet Read More…

Destinations around the world for increasing wellness and immunity : 16 . Agasthya Mala

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Location: Agasthya Mala,Kerala, India Destination type : Wellness Destination Agashthya Mala Biosphere Reserve lies between the Indian states of Kerala and Tamil Nadu. This region , part of Western Ghats, is rich with herbal medicinal and other plants ( over 2000 spices). The air here is considered to have healing properties. Its an excellent site Read More…

Kettukazha festival at Duryodhana temple , Malanada

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Location: Kollam, Kerala,India Destination type : Cultural Destination Probably this is the only South Indian Hindu temple dedicated to Duryodhana the antagonist in Hindu epic Mahabharat, Malanada temple draws thousands of devotees. Unlike other Hindu temples, there is no deity, nor a ‘Sreekovil’( sanctum sacntorum ) as such in Malanada temple. Only a platform is Read More…

Kozhikode

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Kozhikode- Underexplored historical and cuisine destination in Kerala Kozhikode is a coastal city in the south Indian state of Kerala. It was a significant spice trade center for more than 500 years. History 1.  The city came into existence sometime in the 13th century CE. 2. Ibn Battuta (1342–1347), who visited six times, gives the earliest glimpses Read More…