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Kerala, a state situated on the tropical Malabar Coast of southwestern India, is one of the most popular tourist destinations in the country. Named as one of the ten paradises of the world by the National Geographic Traveler, Kerala is famous especially for its ecotourism initiatives. Its unique culture and traditions, coupled with its varied demography, has made Kerala one of the most popular tourist destinations in the world. In the decades that followed, Kerala Tourism was able to transform itself into one of the niche holiday destinations in India.

Kerala is an established tourist destination for both Indians and non-Indians alike. Kerala is popular for her beaches, backwaters, mountain ranges and wildlife sanctuaries. Other popular attractions in the state include the beaches at Kovalam, Kappad, Cherai and Varkala; backwater tourism and lake resorts around Vembanad Lake, Kumarakom and Alapuzha; hill stations and resorts at Munnar, Wayanad, Nelliampathi, Vagamon and Ponmudi; and national parks and wildlife sanctuaries at Periyar and Eravikulam National Park. The "backwaters" region-an extensive network of interlocking rivers, lakes, and canals that centre on Alleppey, Kumarakom, and Punnamada-also see heavy tourist traffic. Heritage sites, such as the Padmanabhapuram Palace, Hill Palace, Mattancherry Palace are also visited. The city of Kochi ranks first in the total number of international and domestic tourists in Kerala.

 
 

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Popular Locations of Kerala

1. Alappuzha
2. Fort Kochi ( Cochin )
3. Kovalam
4. Munnar
5. Thekkady
6. Guruvayur
7. Ananthapura Lake Temple
8. Wayanad
9. Muzhappilangad
10. Varkala
11. Thenmala
12. Thiruvananthapuram
13. Thrissur
14. Vagamon

 

 
   
 

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Kerala, a state situated on the tropical Malabar Coast of southwestern India, is one of the most popular tourist destinations in the country.

Kerala's culture is mainly Dravidian in origin, deriving from a greater Tamil-heritage region known as Tamilakam. Later, Kerala's culture was elaborated on through centuries of contact with overseas cultures.

Native performing arts include koodiyattom, kathakali – from katha ("story") and kali ("play") – and its offshoot Kerala Natanam, koothu (akin to stand-up comedy), mohiniaattam ("dance of the enchantress"), thullal, padayani, and theyyam.

Other arts are more religion- and tribal-themed. These include chavittu nadakom, oppana (originally from Malabar), which combines dance, rhythmic hand clapping, and ishal vocalisations.

However, many of these artforms largely play to tourists or at youth festivals, and are not as popular among most ordinary Keralites.

These people look to more contemporary art and performance styles, including those employing mimicry and parody. Additionally, a substantial Malayalam film industry effectively competes against both Bollywood and Hollywood.

Several ancient ritualised arts are Keralite in origin; these include kalaripayattu (kalari ("place", "threshing floor", or "battlefield") and payattu ("exercise" or "practice")). Among the world's oldest martial arts, oral tradition attributes kalaripayattu's emergence to Parasurama. Other ritual arts include theyyam, poorakkali and Kuthiyottam.

Kuthiyottam is a ritualistic symbolic representation of human bali (homicide). Folklore exponents see this art form, with enchanting well structured choreography and songs, as one among the rare Adi Dravida folklore traditions still preserved and practised in Central Kerala in accordance to the true tradition and environment.

Typical to the Adi Dravida folk dances and songs, the movements and formations of dancers (clad in white thorthu and banyan) choreographed in Kuthiyottam are quick, peaks at a particular point and ends abruptly. The traditional songs also start in a stylish slow pace, then gain momentum and ends abruptly.

A procession of gold-caparisoned Kerala elephants at the Thrissur Pooram On this day just after midday the residents of the locality bring huge decorated effigies of Bhima panchalia, Hanuman and extremely beautiful tall chariots in wheeled platforms, and after having darshan the parties take up their respective position in the paddy fields lying east of the temple.

During the night, the image of Devi will be carried in procession to the effigies stationed in the paddy fields. On the next day these structures will be taken back. A big bazaar is also held at Chetikulangara as part of this festival. Kuthiyottam is the main vazipadu of the Chettikulangara temple, Mavelikkara.

In respect of Fine Arts, the State has an abounding tradition of both ancient and contemporary art and artists.The traditional Kerala murals are found in ancient temples, churches and palaces across the State. These paintings, mostly dating back between the 9th to 12th centuries AD, display a distinct style, and a colour code which is predominantly ochre and green.

Like the rest of India, religious diversity is very prominent in Kerala. The principal religions are Hinduism, Christianity, and Islam; Jainism, Judaism, Sikhism, and Buddhism have smaller followings. The states historic ties with the rest of the world has resulted in the state having many famous temples, churches, and mosques.
Recognising the potential of tourism in the diversity of religious faiths, related festivals and structures, the tourism department launched a Pilgrimage tourism project.

Major pilgrim tourism attractions include Guruvayur, Sabarimala, Malayatoor, Paradesi Synagogue, St. Mary's Forane (Martha Mariam) Church Kuravilangad built in 105 A.D, Attukal Pongala(which has the Guinness record for being the largest gathering of women in the planet), and Chettikulangara Bharani.

 
   
 

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Popular Food in Kerala

1. Banana Leaf - Kerala Meal
2. Malabar Biriyani
3. Puttu
4. Idli - Sambar
5. Dosa - Chutney
6. Idiyappam
7. Appam
8. Pappadam
9. Rasam
10. Moru Curry
11. Sambar
12. Aviyal
13. Kaalan
14. Thoran
15. Poduthol
16. Pulisherry
17. Olan
18. Puliinji
19. Kaya upperi
20. Sharkara upperi
21. Achar Pickle
22. Banana and Chips
23. Paayasam
24. Kanji

 

 
     
 

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Shalimar Weaves, Varkala

Abraham's Spice Garden, Kumily

Sarwaa, Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)

David Hall Art Gallery and Cafe, Kochi (Cochin)

LuLu Mall, Kochi (Cochin)

Oberon Mall, Kochi (Cochin)

Collage, Kochi (Cochin)

Cochin Spice Market, Kochi (Cochin)

Maharani Textiles, Kannur

 

 
 

Agasthyamalai Hills (Ashambu Hills), Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)

Kallumkal Towers, Thodupuzha

Mozart Art Gallery, Kottayam

Kovalam Fish Market, Kovalam

Idiom Book Sellers, Kochi (Cochin)

Sipco Curio, Kochi (Cochin)

 

Royal Art Gallery, Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)

LaGallery360, Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)

Antique Home Decor, Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)

Chalai Bazaar, Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)

Asian Choice, Thrissur

Kannur mall, Kannur

 
   
 

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