Kerala Tour Travel Company – A Flashback to the Rich Heritage ‘Museums of Kerala’

The importance of museums cannot be ruled out in our lives due to the fact that they introduce us interactively with the past. Watching a sculpture, painting or any artefact in a museum is like revisiting that moment when that piece of art was created. One can feel the passion and the energy of the artist when he must have been involved in realizing his imagination. One always has an option of viewing that creation of the artist in magazines or web sites but it is certainly not the way to feel the connection with the creative perspective of the creator. Seeing it live helps one understand the hard work the artist put in. Anybody can appreciate a piece of art. All one need is to visit a museum and focus on the creation being exhibited, allowing himself to be submerged in the moment of interaction with the masterpiece. India is abundant in the number of museums and almost every state has been active enough to preserve our national heritage.

Whenever the topic of museums is broached, Kerala surfaces as one of the most popular state having lots of museums. The museums in Kerala have preserved the heritage of Kerala quite well, showcasing the art, sculptures and music to the people of other parts of the world. Amongst the most prominent one is called the Museum of Kerala History, located near Ernakulam in Kerala. The museum exhibits the history of ancient humans till modern time using real-life size human models. Another one is the Napier Museum located in Thiruvananthapuram that presents a wonderful show of archaeological artefacts, giving viewer a vivid peek into the life and times of people hundreds of years ago. Then, there is a museum dedicated to the Indian Navy that is one of its kinds. The museum depicts an amazing panorama of how the Indian Navy came into existence, evolved over the years and took the shape it has in the present. The Koyikkal Museum in Thiruvananthapuram quenches the thirst of the artefacts enthusiasts with interests in old musical instruments and coins. The Kerala Museum uses modern techniques to showcase the cultural heritage of Kerala. The Indo-Portuguese Museum in Cochin has got the traces of Portuguese architectural style in arts and engineering of the building. The number of Museums in Kerala is endless, providing comprehensive information about the rich cultural heritage of Kerala. After having visited the museums, one is bound to fall in love with Kerala.

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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 – Be a Witness to the Past in Art and History Museum

History and Art play an extremely important role in developing an understanding for a culture of a country. If History tells us how the seeds of that culture were sown, how it evolved and took its present shape, Art, on the other hand, provides us with a deep understanding towards the contemporary lifestyles and perceptions of the culture. Museums have played a critical role in preserving the History and Arts of a society, illustrating the past and contemporary life and times of the people. In India, the number of museums that provides us with a thorough insight into the world of another community is few and it is equally rare to find a patron who can put in great efforts to maintain and nurture a collection of artefacts to exhibit to the rest of world. The aforementioned individual here is Mr Madhvan Nair who, besides being a famous industrialist, was a great art connoisseur. His foundation manages a Museum Complex pertaining to Art and History, giving us a glimpse into the life and times of Kerala. Situated in Edappally, being Kerala Tour Travel Company we feel the Complex has helped preserve the history, paintings and sculptures of Kerala.

The Complex houses many museums. One interested in getting a peek in the glorious past of Kerala can visit History Museum where life-size tableaux depicting the mannerisms, dressing styles and living standards of the people in the past have been put up. The Complex also satiates the art lovers’ thirst by displaying oil paintings and sculptures of eminent artists like Hussain, Ravi Verma, Jamini Roy, Ravindranath Tagore etc. The museum housing these masterpieces of art is huge, occupying three floors. Another museum is dedicated to miniatures, showcasing the reproductions of original works of the 16th century artists. As Kerala Tour Travel Company, for toy enthusiasts, there is a doll museum in the complex, demonstrating hand-crafted dolls from every nook and corner of India, with dolls representing young and old, bride and groom. The Complex has not done any discrimination in the field of arts, with a separate museum devoted to the reproductions of the masterpieces of world’s greatest artists like Raphael, Vinci, and Michelangelo etc. If you are a travel enthusiast and planning to visit Kerala, including a visit to the Art and History Museum in your itinerary will be a really good idea.

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Kerala Tour Travel Company – Touching New Heights ‘Handicrafts of Kerala’

The handicrafts of a culture are the footprints of that specific civilization. They depict a picture of the community that makes handicrafts, leaving an impression on the person owning the artefact. Indian cultures have a rich tradition of making handicrafts of artistic importance. Kerala is one such state where the process of making handicrafts has attained an artistic height. There are professional artists who have been indulging in this craft from generations, with a father passing the art to his son. Then there are amateur artists who have been pursing it as a hobby or passion. Being Kerala Tour Travel Company, handicrafts artists have been experimenting with various mediums like clay, metal, seashells, bamboo, palm leaves and ivory etc. The museums, palaces and historical buildings in Kerala have got a great collection of these artistic pieces. One may feel fixated at the handicrafts made of Bell Metal Casting. It is one of the oldest arts in Kerala. Primarily used for making the idols of gods to be placed in temples, Bell Metal Casting has earned a special place in the world of arts and crafts. Besides idols, lamps and utensils have also been cast out of brass, bronze and copper. Aranmula metal mirror, discovered by accident, is profusely used to mould various craft pieces. Another popular craft called Koftagari is immensely used to produce articles. Like metals, wood is another medium that has caught the fancy of the handicrafts artists in Kerala.

As Kerala Tour Travel Company, one won’t have to bother much to find out explicit wooden artefacts used profusely to decorate temples and churches alike. Exclusive furniture, Kathakali masks and toy-dolls, decorative incense stick stands, carved wooden doors etc have been crafted in wood with much élan. The passion to use various mediums doesn’t seem to abate with the artists. The rich flora of Kerala has also been put to use for handicrafts. Screw pine has been one of the mediums used to make hats, curtains, decorative carpets and wall tapestries. With the continuous efforts by the artists of Kerala to reinvent themselves and consolidated support from the Kerala Government, the passion and craftsmanship has undoubtedly reached new heights in handicrafts. Being Kerala Tour Travel Company, one can find this to be evident in the decorated pieces of articles made by the artists.

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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 – 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 – 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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Kerala Tour Travel Company – Traditional Kasavu Saris of Kerala

Kasavu saris are usually white or cream in colour, having golden coloured Zari border these saris are made up of cotton as primary or sole material. These saris are in particular made to be worn on special occasions or festivities. These saris have transformed into the modern times with series of changes in the draping format, designs and manufacturing techniques, now these saris are manufactured on a very large scale catering to domestic as well as international or demands from the Kerala families residing abroad. The base from which these saris evolved is Mundum Neriyathum which was the traditional outfit of the women of Kerala since centuries. The mundum-neryathum is the in existence form of the very old saris described to as “Sattika” in Buddhist and Jain literature. In current times with growing demand of Kerala saris there is an involvement of machines and other modern age tools in the manufacturing of saris, but somewhere the originality of the material has been kept similar to earlier days. Now a day one can easily find both sort of saris handloom made as well as power loom or machinery made same applies on embroidery which is done by hands of the experienced craftsmen in comparison to design print of large scale manufacturer.

As Kerala Tour Travel Company, the main difference between Mundum Neriyathum and Kasavu is that the former can be worn as a daily wear whereas Kasavu is worn on special occasions and festivities. While draping the sari the colour of the blouse or the upper garment that women compliment the beauty of sari, on special occasions or festivities the colour of the blouse is coordinated with the age and marital status of the woman. The unmarried girls usually wear green coloured blouse and the married or middle aged women wear red colour blouses. The kora cloth or the unbleached cotton is used in making the cotton saris and on the border which is made of Zari (golden thread embroidery work) or print of leaves, fruits, flowers, peacocks, birds, and animals, these designs are exceptionally well-liked. To strengthen the style feature of the handloom saris, stripe designs and checks on any type of wooden block stamp making use of locally available vegetable dyes. A variety of cotton saris contains Resham borders and Zari Buttas, all along with elegant pallu, just right for occasion or festivities.

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