Kerala Tour Travel Company – The Journey of Music Sopanam to Pop Music

Like its rich natural wealth, abundant backwaters, verdant hills, lush meadows and pastures, heritage buildings, palaces, holy shrines and museums, the music of Kerala has also got a long and glorious past leading to enriched present. As Kerala Tour Travel Company, Music has always played an important part in the Malayalam Language and most of it is driven by Malayalam poetry. It’s strengthened by the fact that it was musical poetry which was first written and sung long before the prose was used. With the development of poetry-driven music, many experiments were done and new forms of music were devised. One of the two popular forms was classical music which was primarily known as Carnatic music that was also quite popular in Tamilnadu and Karnataka. The other form appealed to the masses a lot, as it became quite popular in films and music albums.

Being Kerala Tour Travel Company, “Sopanam” or “steps” is quite renowned in Kerala. Sopanam Sangeetham was developed in the temples of Kerala. It is a style of Classical music. It was named so, as it was sung by the singers sitting on the steps leading to the holy shrines. The music used in the background in Kathakali Dances has got traces of Sopanam. The popular Malayalam Film music has developed not so long ago. Before the Malayalam music and its rendition existed in the background singing in music, Tamil and Hindi music was used a lot. In 1950s, the music was revolutionized as many popular Malayalam poets started penning and composing music for the film industry, giving it their own indigenous music. Later, after the masses was grooving to the film music, the traditional Kerala Music soon caught up with the current trend as another form of music called “the Kerala pop music” which dawned on the horizon of pop music in the nineties and later. The famous East Coast Vijayan group introduced the young generation of college-going crowd to the pop music, revolutionizing the music industry. Many new groups soon followed suit and, soon, another dimension got added to the Music of Kerala. Today, the amazing fusion of Malayalam music with other forms of music from different cultures has brought about a welcome change. The music of Kerala, like other cultures, has come of age.

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Kerala Tour Travel Company – A Delight to the Senses ‘Mural Art of Kerala’

Art is an expression of the human soul. For ages, humans have been depicting their innermost feelings about everything around them on a canvas, splashing it with colours. In ancient times, the cavemen used walls as their canvas, using coal or chalk as their pencil to draw child-like drawings on the wall, sometimes filling it with colours made from vegetables, plants or stones. Right from the pre-historic ages, the not-so-developed humans at that time drew a lot on the walls. The ancient tradition of painting on a wall is still going on even today, with artists like Michelangelo having been taken it to a new unimaginable height as he painted the Bible on the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel. In India also, these wall paintings have been made profusely in temples and churches across cultural hubs like Kerala. Mural painting, as it is popularly known, is an ancient art in which the stories from mythology were depicted on the walls. Archaeologists have found these artefacts in Kerala that demonstrates the artist’s impression about the life and times around him.

Anjanad Valley in Idduki district in Kerala has got lot of rock paintings which archaeologists believe, were made in pre-historic times. From there, the tradition of drawing on the wall must have passed on from generation to generation, with every artist adding and giving a new dimension to it. As Kerala Tour Travel Company, the fact that the similar rock paintings were also found in Edakkal in Wayanad and at Perumkadavila in Thiruvanathapuram (Trivandrum) strengthens the notion that Kerala was one of the hubs of dispersing the tradition of wall painting to the other parts of South India. The popular mural art, dating back to 7th or 8th century, having a heavy influence of Pallava Art, is a successor to the ancient tradition of painting on the walls. Not only temples, but churches also have got beautiful mural paintings of Virgin Mary that are considered in high regards by the devotees. These mural paintings can be quite a delight for any art lover. As Kerala Tour Travel Company, after Rajasthan, Kerala is the second state in India to have the largest number of murals to titillate the tourists visiting Kerala to appreciate its cultural diversity. You can also experience the ancient art on your vacation trip to Kerala it will definitely be worth seeing once.

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Kerala Tour Travel Company – A Heaven Floating on Waters ‘KumaraKom’

Kerala has been well known amongst the tourist fraternity for its cultural and historical heritage and especially, for its backwaters. As Kerala Tour Travel Company, people, not only from Indian, but from other countries as well have been visiting down south just to experience what it is like to be sitting in a floating boathouse. If you are the one who wonders how it seems to be in a floating boat, you don’t need to visit Venice for that. Just pack your travelling gear, catch a plane or train to all the way down south, to KumaraKom, a small village just 16 kilometers away from the city of Kottayam, Kerala.

KumaraKom is situated near Vembanada Lake. A small village, that might have been completely oblivious to the rest of the world, has got so much scenic beauty hidden in her lap that a visitor is bound to get the reverse effect to the fact mentioned above, that of being completely oblivious to the rest of the world, once one is here. Being Kerala Tour Travel Company, the views of a boathouse sliding with grace in the fresh water lake against the backdrop of lush green mangroves and blue sky are nothing less than a John Constable’s painting of a beautiful landscape. And it was as if the makers of this enchanting place were not satisfied with backwaters only, there is a bird sanctuary also which has proved to be a haven for lots of migratory birds. Spread over 14 acres, the KumaraKom Bird Sanctuary is a result of the noble intentions of preserving wild life by the government.

And, adding cherry to the cake, there is a breath-taking, edge-of-the-seat boat-race conducted annually here. Being Kerala Tour Travel Company, watching 50 plus oarsmen rowing a boat to beat the competition is as thrilling as the last crucial run to be scored on the last ball of a one day cricket match. Being part of the cheering crowd to motivate the participants of the race will definitely cause adrenaline to shoot up. A trophy is formally given to the winner of the boat race to keep up the spirits. So, if you have been scratching your heads for a place for vacation head south and get a memory of a life time.

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Kerala Tour Travel Company – A Festival of Festivals ‘Thrissur Pooram’

Kerala is one of the most well-liked tourist destinations, not only for Indians, but for the tourists from other countries as well. For the people who appreciate the cultural and historical heritage of Kerala, pine to visit it frequently. At the same time, being Kerala Tour Travel Company, the natural lovers have equally found themselves enamoured by the spell-binding and breath-taking beauty of this one of the most popular places in down South. One flipping the pages of a book on Kerala’s Heritage is bound to stop and gape at the snapshots depicting the religiosity and the cultural inclination of the people of Kerala. And, in these pages, one will find a great reference to “Thrissur Pooram” that has earned its place as one of the most popular temple festival held in the city of Thrissur. The city plays host to the festival every year in April or May. Many temples of great repute in Kerala participate in it, presenting an awesome picture of pure religious fervours, passion and devotion coupled with grandeur and lavishness.

The ceremonies start off seven days before the main Pooram. The commencement is marked by all the participating temples hoisting a flag, depicting the formal commencement of the festival. After the jubilation of three days, the fourth day is celebrated by the pyrotechnics, known as Sample Vedikettu which is grand display of strikingly colourful and unique fireworks appearing more prominent against the backdrop of night sky in the Thekkinkadu Maidan where the festival is held. The spectacular firework is followed by another remarkable event that leaves an indelible mark etched forever in one’s memory. One is bound to be mesmerized by the fantastic march of swaying golden elephants being commanded deftly by the mahouts sitting atop the heads, holding fluffy fan made of peacock feathers. On the sixth day of the festival, all the participating temples march with lot of fanfare, the processions garnering lot of viewers supporting and cheering them. A display of firework far more spectacular than before again awaits one on the seventh day, it being the concluding day of the festival. As Kerala Tour Travel Company, the Thrissur Pooram festival, in a true sense of festivities, garners participation from all the sections of the society. This festival is a marvellous example of “unity in diversity”.

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Kerala Tour Travel Company – Experience the Venice of the East ‘Alappuzha’

Imagine yourself in a boathouse floating along the river leisurely, the calm waters rippling across the water body, the grove along the shoreline wiggling gently with the breeze. The fantasy may sound like straight out of Venice, but, head far down south, along the western coast and you would be amazed to witness India’s own “Venice of the East”, popularly known as Alappuzha. Lord Curzon during British rule in India gave the sobriquet to Alappuzha, comparing its backwaters and boathouses with Venice. As Kerala Tour Travel Company, he was not exaggerating as the natural backdrop of backwaters and lush groves with sliding boathouses on water is not second to Venice. Alappuzha, also called Alleppey, is one of the most reputed tourist destinations in India. It is situated few kilometres to the south of Kochi and almost a hundred and a half kilometres north of Trivandrum. The place is marked by a horde of backwaters. Just when one thinks that Alappuzha is all about backwaters only and nothing else, the famous Alappuzha beach comes to rescue. Against the backdrop of clear blue firmament, the sandy beach and the green grove portrays an image so nice that one would definitely keep it as a memory for a life time. The beach presents a breath-taking view of the Laccadive Sea.

As Kerala Tour Travel Company, for the one having cultural inclinations, Alappuzha has got lots of temples and churches in its kitty, like Ambalappuzha Sri Krishna Temple, Chettikulangara Temple to name a few. Alappuzha’s charm will remain incomplete without mentioning a grand event in the whole south India. The great Nehru Trophy Boat Race that attracts lots of tourists from all over the world, kick-starts from here, at the Punnamada Lake. The event is celebrated on every second Saturday in August every year, garnering lots of cheers from the thousands of supporters. As Alappuzha is near the shoreline, the climate becomes humid and hot during summers. October and November are relatively cooler and breezy. The city gets drenched pleasantly by monsoon as the rainy seasons lingers on for a long time. If one is looking for a serious escape from the humdrum and cacophony of busy city life, the city of Alappuzha will surely prove to be a treat for the senses.

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Kerala Tour Travel Company – The Abode of God ‘Thiruvananthapuram’

The father of the nation Mahatma Gandhi, admiring its natural beauty, called it “Evergreen City of India”. He was not exaggerating at all about Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum), which wears the crown for being one of the major greenest cities and capital of Kerala. The city owes its name to “Anantha Padmanabha” or Lord Vishnu. As Kerala Tour Travel Company, the city was earlier known as Trivandrum, but later, rechristened to Thiruvananthampuram, meaning “Abode of Lord Vishnu”. It is located at the extreme western part of the tip of south India. The city is flanked by the mighty Arabian Sea in its west and Tamil Nadu in the east. It stands tall on seven low hills surrounding the Sree Padmanabha Swamy Temple. It has its own international airport in fact it is the one such place from where you start your Kerala tour or spends end of your Kerala travel vacation, every year thousands of local as well as international tourist or travellers visit this place, a major tourist destination. The outer rim of the city on its west is marked with sun-kissed beaches and lush backwaters. The fact that the city boasts of an impressive cultural heritage and lots of historical monuments, makes it a much sought-after tourist destination.

Being on the shores of the Arabian Sea, the city has a tropical climate. The weather remains pleasant throughout the year, with maximum temperature being 35 degrees in summers and 18 degrees in winters. The places worth having a tour of, includes the majestic “Sree Padmanabha Swamy Temple” with its mesmerizing exteriors and interiors. Then, for the astronomically inclined, there is a hundred years old observatory. In and around the city, one can find many posh palaces built by the ruling kings. One of the attractions that pull the tourists out of their places and make them visit Kerala is the backwaters. The city is etched with water canals. Having a boat ride through these waterways can make one feel as if they were in Venice. The concrete buildings of the city contrasts beautifully with thatched roofs of the mud-smeared huts. The city possesses another feather in its cap, of that harbouring the topmost Research & Development institutions and IT organizations of India. As Kerala Tour Travel Company, Thiruvananthapuram is an amazing mix of modernity with cultural heritage. The city hasn’t let its charm be lost to the wave of development, preserving its true cultural flavour.

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Kerala Tour Travel Company – ‘Paradesi Synagogue’ a Harmony of Religion with Aesthetic

Religions have been one of the foremost motivations for the majority of the people all over the world. Religion has done a wonderful task of joining people together, most of the times, to achieve great causes. For ages, humans have followed their faiths with lot of commitments. Humans build religious structures and buildings or the places of worship which is a token of love towards that Supreme Being. Some of these religious places have been built with lot of panache. One can see fascinating exteriors decorated with lot of architectural work and spell-binding interiors adding to the religious fervours. As Kerala Tour Travel Company, If you are the one passionate about appreciating the religiosity of various faiths and a great admirer of ancient buildings, Kerala has got something for you. The “Paradesi Synagogue”, termed as the oldest synagogue among all the 53 member countries of the Commonwealth Nations, is one of those religious places that have not been faded by the battering of time. Due to its historical significance already well known to the tourists visiting Kochi, the synagogue is well revered and nicely maintained. The Paradesi Synagogue is a place of worship for the Malabar Yehudans, popularly known as Cochin Jewish Community. The fact, it was constructed in 1567 notwithstanding, the interiors and exteriors of the building have been constantly renovated to make it look new.

No sooner does one enter the place than the synagogue arrests one in its mesmerizing interiors. From the entrance itself, an assortment of rare antiques will hold your attention. The walls are lined with huge glass windows, with the daylight passing through and falling on the chandeliers suspended from the ceiling, making them look as if they were made of crystals. These marvellous chandeliers were brought from Belgium in 19th century. Your eyes will soon be brought to the floor by an artwork of high precision as you notice that the floor is tiled beautifully with the Chinese willow-patterned tiles. Each tile has got a hand-painted pattern different from the others. There is a small brass pulpit placed in the middle of the room. The other antiques include 4th century copper plates with royal inscriptions over it, four ancient holy scrolls and two gold crowns gifted by the King of Kochi and Travancore. Being Kerala Tour Travel Company, the synagogue is definitely a traveller’s delight and doubles up as a museum also.

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Kerala Tour Travel Company – An Event to Behold ‘Vallam Kali’

Are you a kind of person who enjoys watching sports played in teams? Are you a crazy sports enthusiast, enough to skip a day of your office just to feel the thrill of a team competing to win on the playground? Even if you are not, as Kerala Tour Travel Company we strongly recommend you will definitely cultivate this additive hobby of enjoying team sports if you get to witness the grand event of “Nehru Trophy Boat Race”. This is surely one event which has captivated the hearts of thousands, making them come, watch and be a part of the cheering crowds every year and having the adrenaline race through their veins. Watching a sport has never been so thrilling. The reputed Nehru Trophy Boat Race is an annually held event in the famous Punnamada Lake, located in Alappuzha, Kerala. The race is conducted every year, on the second Saturday of the month of August. There are different events in the Festival and all sizes of boats are welcome to participate and show their mettle. Being Kerala Tour Travel Company, one of the most accolade-gaining and crowd-pulling events is Snake Boat Race, known as Chundan Vallams in local dialect. The participating boats in this event are usually 100 ft long, accommodating somewhere around 100 rowers, accompanied by few Helmsmen and boat cheerleaders.

The boats usually have pointed and projected prow which make them look quite eye-catching. The boats receive lot of decoration in the form of colourful umbrellas, streamers and trimmings, helping them get uniquely identified with the viewers. The event was started way back in 1952 when Jawahar Lal Nehru visited Alappuzha. The race was given the status of an annually held event in his honour. The PM got so delighted with the jubilations of the event that he donated a silver trophy. The Boat Race, known as “Vallam Kali”, gets its popularity with the fact that no other sport in the world has got so many team members. The sync and collective efforts of the rowers, helmsmen and cheerleaders is a lesson in itself, symbolizing the importance of Team Efforts in real world. The venue of the event is quite accessible, being just 5km from Alappuzha Railway Station.

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Kerala Tour Travel Company – The Land of Wonders

The southern part of India provides a good escape from the humdrum of one’s hectic life. If you are feeling drained out by the monotony of your daily routine or getting bogged down by your job, travelling far down south to Kerala is something that will rejuvenate your weakened neurons. As Kerala Tour Travel Company, if “Kashmir” is quoted to be the heaven in the North, “Kerala” should definitely earn the same place in the south. Kerala is located on the Coast of Malabar, in the south-western part of India. The travel journals of India have unanimously named it as one of the most popular destinations of India. Kerala is popular for its scenic beauty, its hill stations, national parks, ancient temples and backwaters. All the ingredients for bringing one close to nature are found in Kerala. For example, if one is passionate about hill stations, Munnar is surely the place worth-visiting. Nestled at the altitude of 1600 feet from the sea level, it has played a crucial role in making Kerala famous amongst the tourist all over the world. And, just when one thinks it to be over, Kerala pops open some more places around Munnar like Eravikulam National Park, enriched with flora and fauna.

Being Kerala Tour Travel Company, other attractions that will surely have one spellbound are Mattupetti Indo Swiss Dairy Farm – a well looked after place abundant in lush farms. The Tata Tea Museum will definitely be another reason for one to stay a little longer before leaving as it has got a wonderful collection of Tea-making machines and old photographs narrating the story of tea plantation in Kerala. Besides natural beauty, one will witness a man-made wonder in the form of Idukki Arch Dam, popular as the first arch dam of Asia. If one is fond of watching wild life in their natural habitat, Periyar Tiger Reserve is a place to visit. This Sanctuary has earned the respect of the visitors by carefully preserving two of the most prestigious animals – elephant and tigers. And, one’s visit to Kerala can never be complete without enjoying the boat ride in Alappuzha backwaters – A place that will fall no short of Venice. This and lot more are surely waiting to be explored in Kerala. If one is a travel enthusiast, the travel journal will always be incomplete without the God’s own place called Kerala.

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Kerala Tour Travel Company – a Traveller’s Haven

There is a very popular saying by St. Augstine, “This World is a book and those who don’t travel much have only read one page.” The saying holds lot of water as travelling is one of the best ways to broaden one’s vision. It helps us understand various cultures, the people belonging to diverse backgrounds, how they live and what they believe in. Travelling helps the amalgamation of diverse cultures, enhancing harmony and integrity, there by promoting respect for humanity throughout the world. As Kerala Tour Travel Company, India has been one of the most popular travelling destinations by people from all over the world. For ages, travellers from the remotest parts of the world have come here, experienced life and written books about it.

Indian land is full of marvels and, whenever the talk of the marvels is broached, Kerala definitely finds a place in it. It has been one of the most popular tourist destinations not only for the domestic tourists but international tourists or travellers the figure of inbound tourism from all parts of globe to Kerala have been increasing steadily in the past decade. Kerala, or Keralam as it is also popularly known, is located at the far end of southern part of India, near Malabar Coast. Kerala is flanked by Arabian Sea at its west and Karnataka and Tamil Nadu at its east. With the population of approximately 30.5 million, it is a state popularly known as “the land of the literate” as the literacy rate in Kerala is the highest in India. Because of its natural beauty and scenic sights, it has earned the sobriquet of “the land of backwaters”.

Being Kerala Tour Travel Company, tourism here is one of the most prominent, thriving and revenue-earning aspect of the state, it wouldn’t be wrong by saying that the whole economy of Kerala revolves around the tourism and related sectors. In fact in this state every second person is somewhere directly or indirectly working or associated with the tourism sector itself. Due to its reputation amongst the foreigners frequenting India, the tourism industry has provided lots of facilities to make the stay a memorable one. Kerala is enriched with lots of fascinating tourist spots like forts and palaces, museums, historical monuments, hill stations, backwaters and beaches. A well known place for being culturally-inclined, Kerala has attracted people for its mesmerizing music, dance, lifestyle and handicrafts. Festivals and fairs are an affair to remember here. If one wants to experience how it’s like being in the lap of nature, Kerala is one tourist spot to look out for.

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