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Joannau
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Posted - 04/26/2012 :  09:15:12 AM  Reply  Reply with Quote
Godís Own Country, Kerala, is very famous for its ravishing beauty. But besides that it is also known for its cultural heritage. Keralaís culture is an integral part of the Indian culture. Many people look forward to Kerala tour due to the variety of things that it offers.

People from various races and creed have contributed to the composite and cosmopolitan culture of Kerala. The principal religion in Kerala is Hindu along with a considerable percentage of Muslims and Christians. A large number of people in Kerala belong to the Dravidianís race. During the tour in Kerala, one gets to witness the rich culture and heritage of Kerala.

The rich cultural heritage of Kerala can be seen through its varied dance forms, martial arts and cuisine. The 300 year old dance form that was developed exclusively in Kerala is Kathakali. Kathakali is a combination of performing art forms like opera, ballet, masque and pantomime. Krishnanattom, Mohiniyattom, Thullal, Koodiyattom, Kolkkali, Thiruvathirakali, Kakkarishi Natakom, Oppanna and Chavittunatakom are the other dance forms of Kerala. The famous music forms in Kerala are Panchavadyam, Nadanpattu, Omanathinkal Kidavo. Kerala is also famous for its art forms. Kalaripayattu, Parisa Kali, Velakanni, Valeru, Kunderu and Njaninmel Kali are the famous art forms in Kerala. The important craft form in Kerala is woodcarving. The craftsmen in Kerala can work with the humblest bits of material and transform them magically into beautiful articles. One can have a wonderful time shopping for handicraft articles in Kerala. Kerala also has a distinct cuisine which is aromatic and colorful. Tourists in Kerala can taste the myriad cuisine of Kerala

Joanna
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