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Kathakali Performance, Kerala HolidaysWith it's own unique culture and Geographical characteristics, this God's own country is listed in world's must visit destinations, located between Lakshwadeep sea & the western ghats towering 500 – 2700 mts, Kerala is a bustling little green-and-silver, coconuts-and-water state on the west coast of India.550 km coast line on the Arabian Sea , network of forty four rivers, lush green hill stations, exotic & rare wildlife, Waterfalls. Sprawling plantations and paddy fields , serene beaches have Kerala truly a travellors paradise.

Be its Health ayurveda holidays , music & art this singular destination provides options to explore enchanting experience that no other destination can provide.

Famous for its art, poets and musicians, Kerala has a distinctive form of dances. The most reknowned among these dance forms are : Bharatnatyam, Kathakali and Mohini Attam.

Bharatnatyam :
This is believed to be India's oldest form of classical dance. The performace is basically poetry in motion. The origin of this dance form is found in Natya Shastra written in 4th Century B.C. The performances are mainly given by women but sometimes men also perform. This dance form was originally known as Dasi Attam and was performed by Devdasis in front of Deities in temples.

Kathakali :
It is a unique dance drama which is has become a symbol of Kerala. It evolved during 8th Century from Rama Attam, the drama was created by Kottarakkara Thampuram. This elaborate performance is usually performed in the evening and continues till dawn. This form of dance is an interal form of dance at Temples and Festivals of Kerala. The performances are given with a unique costume, make-up and ornaments, which brings out the superhuman effect. There is no speach involved in the performance, but the story goes through the Mudras (Gestures) and facial expressions. Music is an important part of the performance where normaly two vocalists along with Chengila (Gong), symbols and mandalams. The performance calls for a high degreee of body and muscular movements as well as facial expressions.

Mohini Attam :
Mohini Attam, Kerala Travel PackagesIt is a solo dance performance with graceful elegance of Bharatnatyam and the vigorous movements of Kathakali, which is set to create he mood of Sringara (Erotic). This dance is an intergral part of religious festivals and celebrations at temples.

Martial Art Of Kerala :
Kalaripayttu is the Martial At form of Kerala and is the oldest and most scientific self defence system. It is regarded as the mother of all Martial Art forms prevalent in modern world. Kalaripayttu has different styles, generally classified into two : The Southern Style & The Northern Style. It is basically a psychological system aiming to nurture a precise way of non-violence, self-analysis and self-control. The sole aim of the practitioner is to master the system of self defence and proper use of various weapons. It encompasses various Ayurvedic herbal treatements for the chronic ailments, massage, that repairs the physical and muscular damages. It starts with features like Chattom (Jumping), Ottam (Running), Marichil (Somarsault) etc. The later stage include lessons to use various weapons like daggers, spears, swords, bows & arrows. The elements of Kalaripayttu can also be seen in other modern dance forms and theatres.


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