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Kerala holds a place of honour among the people of India who have enriched Indian Cultural Heritage and helped the cause of national integration. The culture of Kerala is also a composite and cosmopolitan culture to which several people and races have made their significant contributions. Kerala’s population comprises of a large number of the people from the Dravidians race, who also inhibit most of the southern part of India. Hinduism is the principal religion with considerable percentages of Muslims and Christians.
During your tour to Kerala you get to be a part of the tradition and culture of the native people.
The cultural heritage of Kerala is revealed in its varied dance forms, martial arts and cuisine. Kathakali is a 300-year-old dance form developed exclusively in Kerala combining the performing art forms of opera, ballet, masque, and pantomime. Other dance forms of Kerala are Krishnanattom, Mohiniyattom, Thullal, etc Kerala has a distinctive cuisine, very unusual and different from the rest of India. Cooking in Kerala is all about discoveries, aromas and colors.The state is known for its variety of pancakes and steamed rice cakes made from pounded rice. In seafood, mussels are a favourite. Amongst the many forms of martial arts of Kerala are Kalaripayattu, Parisa Kali, Kunderu and Njaninmel Kali. . There is a lot to explore while you are on a tour to Kerala .
Some of the well known performing art forms of Kerala are: Kalaripayatt, Mohiniyattom, Chakyar Koothu, Theyyam, Ottam Thullal, Loodiyattom,Bharathanatyam, Chavittunadakam, Poorakkali, Theyattu.
Thus, in its totality, Kerala’s culture represents the triumph and success of it’s people in every sphere, be it art and architecture, education or it’s multifaceted religion. The present culture of Kerala is the result of the unique process of cultural synthesis and social assimilation.