FEATURES• The timeless beauty of the palm fringed beaches of Kovalam.• Highest literacy rate at 90.92%.• City of coconut’s.• Sun-kissed beaches.• Misty hill stations.• Rhythmic backwaters and the forestlands.• Largest Tea producers of India.
HILL-STATIONS•Kerala’s unique topographyincludes some of the best hillstations in South India.•Experience the summer resortswhich are thousands of metresabove sea level and along with it –the joy of being in the lap ofnature.•Be itMunnar, Thekkady, Nelliampathy,Ponmudi or Peermede, thebreathtaking hill stations here willmake for one of the best holidaysyou have ever had.
BEACHES Kerela has some of Indias finest beaches. •Kerala coast is lined with sandy beaches, rocky cape and coconut palms. •Race the waves, chase the crabs, soak in the sun, or simply watch another day at the beach unfold leisurely.
KATHAKALI •Dance form of Kerela state. •A highly stylized classical Indian dance- drama noted for the attractive make-up of characters, elaborate costumes, detailed gestures and well- defined body movements presented in tune with the anchor playback music and complementary percussion. •It originated in the countrys present day state of Kerala during the 17th century.
HOUSE BOATS•A houseboat is a boat that hasbeen designed or modified to beused primarily as a human dwelling.•The houseboatsin Kerala, south India, arehuge, slow-moving, exotic bargesused for leisure trips.• They are a reworked modelof Kettuvallam. In the Malayalamlanguage, Kettu means "tied withropes", and vallam means "boat"
AYURVEDA AND SPA RESORTS AYURVEDA•Kerela has a number of luxury spas that provide word class facilities and spa treatmentsto tourists.• Spas in Kerala offer a perfect blend of Ayurveda and modern wellness therapies.•The state has various Ayurveda ashrams that are practicing the Ayurvedic treatments fora long time.• Ayurveda,in Kerela today is a popular and is being used by many as an alternative wayof healing the body mind and soul.•Some of the Ayurvedic treatments that you may choose on your tour of Kerela mayinclude Uzhichil, Panchakarma, Pizhichil etc…
CUISINES IN KERELA NON-VEGETERIAN VEGETERIAN•Kerelians consume fish,poultry and • Kerela is known for it’s traditional banquet or sadhya.meat.•Mostly prefer FISH along with rice and • A vegetarian meal served with boiled rice and a host of side-curry. dishes.•Main ingredient used is coconut. • The sadhya is complemented•Spices are also used to cook non- by payasam.vegeterian food as it is easily available. • Served on a banana leaf.
KalaripayattuKalaripayattu is a southern Indian martial art originating in Kerala but also practiced incontiguous parts of Tamil Nadu and Karnataka.•The term kalari payattu is a tatpurusha compound from the words kalari meaningschool or gymnasium and payattu derived from payattuka meaning to "fight/ exercise"or "to put hard work into"•Kalari payat includes strikes, kicks, grappling, preset forms, weaponry and healingmethods.•Some of the choreographed sparring in kalari payat can be applied to dance• Kathakali dancers who knew martial arts were believed to be markedly better than theother performers.• Some traditional Indian dance schools still incorporate kalari payat as part of theirexercise regimen.