The great stories of Kerala are often retold using art forms. It is here that our legends truly come to life. Theyyam is a famous ritual art form that originated in North Kerala which brings to life the great stories of our State. It encompasses dance, mime and music. It exalts the beliefs of the ancient tribals who gave a lot of importance to the worship of heroes and the spirits of their ancestors. The ceremonious dance is accompanied by the chorus of such musical instruments as Chenda, Elathalam, Kurumkuzal and Veekkuchenda. There are over 400 separate Theyyams, each with their own music, style and choreography. The most prominent among these are Raktha Chamundi, Kari Chamundi, Muchilottu Bhagavathi, Wayanadu Kulaven, Gulikan and Pottan.
Each artist represents a hero with great power. Performers wear heavy make-up and adorn flamboyant costumes. The headgear and ornaments are truly majestic and fill one with a sense of awe and wonder. From December to April, there are Theyyam performances in many temples of Kannur and Kasaragod. Karivalloor, Nileswaram, Kurumathoor, Cherukunnu, Ezhom and Kunnathoorpadi in North Malabar are places where Theyyams are performed annually (Kaliyattam) and draw huge crowds. #theyyam#keralatribaldance#keralagodsowncountry#keralatribals#keralatourism#culture#northkerala#northmalabar#kannur#kasaragod#keralatemple#keralatemplefestival#tradition#history#heritage#cultura#temple#vacationelementsholidays #
Mount Batur and Culture Heritage Tour
Duration: 08-10 hours
This tour offers a picturesque look into Bali,s diverse terrain
and fascinating culture heritage.
Start with a visit of Batubulan village which famous for sandstone carving and Balinese traditional dance “Barong and Keris Dance” performances.
Then we proceed to Batuan village to visit village temple of Batuan which was built in the 11th century. Next we visit Mas village as centre of wood carving, you will see the artist chipping intricate designs from blocks of wood. Drive up to our next stop Tegalalang Village to see the tiny beautiful rice terraces.
The vegetation changes from rice terraces to a bamboo forest and citrus fruit trees, we will visit a Spice Garden where you can see coffee plantation, Upon
arrival in Kintamani, enjoy the panoramic views over Lake Batur.
with ribbons of black lava running from its peak to the valley below. We will have lunch at Kintamani while you can enjoy the fresh breeze.
Continue to Penglipuran, a traditional countryside village well known for its tidy row of traditional Balinese entrance gates and its unique arcphitecture traditions.
Price Usd 50 per car (max 6 persons)
Inclusion: * Private tour * Car with full air conditioned
* Balinese English Speaking Driver
* Refreshment and cold mineral bottles of water
* Sarong for temple visit
* Parking fees