Art & Culture, Kerala Backwaters & ResortsArt & Culture, Kerala Backwaters & Resorts

Art, Culture & Heritage
Kerala Backwaters & ResortsKerala has a spectacular heritage of performing, ritual, folk and classical arts. The time-honoured values lie dormant in the living traditions of these performing arts. Legends and legendary characters resurrect from the dog-eared pages of history books and make their apparitions on the stages leaving the audience in ecstasy.

The cultural heritage of Kerala is also 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, Koodiyattom, Kolkkali, Thiruvathirakali, Kakkarishi Natakom, Oppanna and Chavittunatakom. Panchavadyam, Nadanpattu, Omanathinkal Kidavo and many more music forms have evolved over the centuries in Kerala.
Temple Festivals
Trissur Pooram, Kerala Backwaters & ResortsFlamboyant cultural procession is an integral part of any festival here. In temple festivals, deities adorned with glittering jewels and colourful garlands are seated in decorated chariots and taken down the streets in a procession to the accompaniment of hymns, nadaswaram and conches.

Thrissur Pooram is considered as the greatest cultural extravaganza in Kerala. Celebrated on 01st May every year, this is also the stage for the biggest show of pyrotechnics.
Kerala folklore is unique in its richness and variety. Folklore in its widest sense embraces traditions, folk tales, folk songs, folk arts, folk beliefs, taboos and superstitions. Besides, the aborigines of the state have their own art forms. Cherumarkali, a harvest dance is one among them. Dancers - men and women, with hands entwined, waltz rhythmically to the drumbeats. An engrossing ensemble of dance and folk arts!
Onapattu, Kerala Backwaters & ResortsThe people of Kerala belonging to all castes and communities have added to the rich collection of folk songs, with themes ranging from religion and mythology to agricultural operations like sowing & harvesting, social life like weddings to the beauty of Kerala or nature. Vanchipattuakal, Mappilapattuakal, Pallipattuakal, and Onapattuakal are some of them.
Folk Arts
Kerala has had its own characteristic folk arts for centuries. Theyyam Tullal of the erstwhile Malabar area, Bhadrakalipattu that denotes the killing of Darika by Kali, Pamputullal and Nagakanni connected with the Naga cult, are famous among them. The Mudiyattom Kali is a kind of folk dance in which the female participants unlock their hair and engage themselves in frantic dancing to the accompaniment of folk songs. There are also a variety of folk arts known by different names as Kumbha Nritham, Arjuna Nritham, Kummatti, Patayani etc.
Sadhya, Kerala Backwaters & ResortsThe cuisine of Kerala is yet another aspect that reflects the tradition and glorious culture of the people of the State. The spicy meen (fish) curry with steamed kappa (tapioca), puttu (steamed rice cake) served with kadala (bengal gram) curry and the sadhya (4 course meal served on plantain leaf), are a must-have to get the real taste of Kerala!

Kerala Backwaters & Resorts invites you to experience the best of Kerala heritage and culture. We organize musical nights, dance and cultural programmes as per request.
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