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 – Heritage Well Preserved ‘Forts and Palaces’

History is full of amazing and exciting stories. It introduces us to the life and times of previous generations. It’s quite fascinating to see the affluent and royal life styles of the kings, with the forts and palaces built by them still standing tall, facing the beatings of time. The kind of facilities enjoyed by them fills us with surprise mixed with envy. Their fancy abodes tell us how wealthy they were and how blissfully they lived. The forts and palaces of historical importance are spread all across India. The Archaeological Departments owned by the states have made sure that they be preserved well, keeping the heritage of India intact. Besides Rajasthan, Kerala is one of those places in India where one can find myriads of forts and palaces, hiding many stories waiting to be revealed. As Kerala Tour Travel Company, amongst the famous one is Bolghatty Palace, located near Cochin. The palace, built by the Dutch in 18th century, is now a famous heritage hotel being managed by Kerala Tourism. Then, we have the Chendamangalam Fort situated in Ernakulam, Cochin. Surrounding the fort is verdant meadows and pastures, with three rivers flowing nearby. The fort has got a church, a mosque and a temple in its vicinity, epitomizing the religious tolerance of the region.

Being Kerala Tour Travel Company, where can one find, not a small monument but a fort built in the memory of a poet? The Kunchan Samarakam Fort was built to commemorate the great poet Kunchan Nambiar. The fort is now a famous institution, serving performing arts. If one visits Koyikkal Palace near Trivandrum, one will be treated with, not only a palace built in the famous architectural style of Kerala but one will also have the pleasure of treating their ears with the Folklore Museum housing many ancient musical instruments and eyes as well, as the second museum showcases ancient coins. As Kerala Tour Travel Company, the wonderful exhibition of the traditional Hindu Temple art and murals can be seen in the famous Mattancherry Palace in Kochi. The structure of the palace, having the traces of the Portuguese style of architecture, is a wonderful mix of cultures. Visiting Kerala for an enthusiast of Forts and Historical Monuments will definitely be a delight – an unforgettable memory, urging one to visit the place time and again.

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Kerala Tour Travel Company – A Past Retold with Panache ‘Heritage Hotels of Kerala’

What can make one’s stay in a hotel a memorable one? Some might say it is the kind of service one receives from the hotel staff. Others might favour a good cuisine. Quite a few might go for the location also. But as far as making the first impression is concerned, nothing beats the exterior of the place one is planning to stay. The excellent or average exterior of a hotel can immediately make an impression in the mind of the boarder, making him choose or reject it. But, can it be possible for a hotel to carve a niche in someone’s mind, making him visit it time and again? The answer is affirmative if a hotel has got an aura of history around it. Heritage Hotels, in this regard, are quite popular amongst the tourists who frequently visit it to relive the moments. As Kerala Tour Travel Company, in India, there are good numbers of heritage hotels that serve their customers quite well. Kerala is one of the popular destinations amongst tourist who visit it to appreciate the natural beauty, and heritage hotels here usually provide a luxurious accommodation to the visitors.

Being Kerala Tour Travel Company, these Heritage Hotels are usually erstwhile palaces, historical buildings or mansions that have got quite an interesting story to tell. It is only after being put up here that one understands the underlying energy of the place that seems to be telling its past. Most of these hotels are located near backwaters or some other place of scenic importance, allowing the stay to have a royal touch. Tourists have been visiting these hotels for therapeutic reasons also. These hotels usually provide the famous Ayurvedic treatment for chronic ailments, like headache, backache and Arthritis etc. Due to the vicinity of these hotels to meadows and pastures, they have been perfect places to conduct Yoga Camps, with many indigenous people and foreigners participating with equal fervour. As Kerala Tour Travel Company, these hotels have also made sure to provide variety of dishes to its customers, with sumptuous food from different regions prepared hygienically. If one wants a quality boarding services and traditionally cooked dishes coupled with lots of scenic sights, Heritage Hotels are places that will definitely cater to the requirements.

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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 – ‘Kozhikode’ a Tourist’s Delight

South India is a popular tourist destination, not only amongst Indians, but foreigners also. Every year, thousands of travellers from outside India visit many parts of Southern India, exploring the cultural diversity and idyllic natural places. Being Kerala Tour Travel Company, the whole southern region is a potpourri of various temples, beaches, historical places, eatable joints, natural resorts, national parks and palaces. South India, historically, has been a hub of intense cultural activities. People from various countries have visited, lived and added a hint of their lifestyles. Amongst many places worth paying a visit to, Kozhikode, also known as “Calicut” is a place one must add in their itinerary while heading down south. Kozhikode is located on the coast of Malabar in Kerala. Kozhikode is surrounded by a long shoreline and Laccadive sea at one end and undulating hills and mountains on the other. The climate of the city is tropical. The temperatures soar from March till May, followed by monsoon from June till November.

The city of Kozhikode is truly a traveller’s delight in terms of the places thronged by thousands of tourists every year. For the one fond of witnessing rising or setting sun standing at a shore, Kozhikode Beach is a place to be. The beach offers mesmerizing natural views flavoured with historical charm as two, hundred years old piers standing like sentinels provide a beautiful sight of sunrise and sunset. Lions Park, A huge aquarium and a lighthouse add to the beach’s charm. And what could be more fascinating than visiting a place and trying to feel the pride of an explorer setting his foot at the beach after a long and arduous oceanic journey almost 500 years ago. One is bound to feel the pride and excitement of Vasco Da Gam getting off his ships at the beach, filling the pages of history forever. Nothing can be compared to the romanticism of the evening one feels at Mananchira Square – a huge pond covering almost one square kilometre. As Kerala Tour Travel Company, one is bound to be lost in the beauty of the illuminated pond against the backdrop of purple pink sunset. And, listening to the gurgling waters of Thusharagiri Falls will make you realize why humans share a deep and spiritual connection with nature. The city of KhoziKode offers a travelling recipe with a hint of natural beauty and pinch of history. One with a traveller’s spirit is bound to get addicted to it.

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Kerala Tour Travel Company – A Port City with a Difference ‘Kollam’

For thousands of years, travellers from other countries had been visiting India, looking for trade in various goods like spices, dry fruits and fabric etc. As the sea was the only route to travel, the sea ports, in older times, were places full of hustle and bustle. Whenever the foreigners came on ships, they tended to stay for a longer period of time as the journey in waters was quite long. Their periodic stays left an imprint on the place which one can feel even in present times. One of the most famous places in India that witnessed travellers from many cultures, coming and living there is Kollam in Kerala. Kollam or Quilon is a port that shares its name with the city located at the same place as the sea port, on the sea coast of Laccadive. As Kerala Tour Travel Company, this ancient sea port has been mentioned in travelogues of two great travellers – Ibn Batuta and Marco Polo.

Located at the banks of the lake Ashtamudi, Kollam has had the privilege of trading with Chinese, Arabs, Orientals and Romans hence once can still feel their influence in the present. As far as the significance of touring the city is concerned, one can easily guess that by a famous proverb about the city, “Once you visit Kollam, you will not go back to your home.” The Kollam beach is a popular place to spend time in the sunny afternoons. Being Kerala Tour Travel Company, tourists can be seen here, basking under the sun or frolicking with the sea water. The Ashtamudi Lake is well known as a scenic backwater amongst the tourist. The ride on the house boats in the lake can make one forget all the worries of the world. There are many other tourist attractions in Kollam. For example, the Thangassery Light House, a towering structure measuring 144ft, is a famous tourist place. Then, there is a temple called Ananda Valleeswaram that is thronged by the visitors daily. The Mahatma Gandhi Park located at Kochupilamoodu is also worth paying a visit. Situated at the shores of Ashtamudi Lake, the famous Government Guest House is reputed for its old-world charm and architectural beauty. The British Residency building well known for its grandeur and Children’s Traffic and Entertainment Park are some of the places not to be missed during the visit.

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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 – Down the Memory Lane ‘Pallipuram Fort’

Every country has a story to tell. Every place in the world has got a long series of events that shaped it to be what it is today. History plays an important role in describing those crucial moments in time that decided the fate of a country, culture or society. Historical narratives vividly draw a picture of the time in the past when people, their behaviour and attitude, their culture and lifestyle were different. Whenever the topic of history is broached, the historical monuments invariably come into one’s mind. The monuments are a vivid example of the glorious past of a place. The snag of time notwithstanding, the weather and time-batter, vulnerable structures talk a lot about the times and lives of the past. Visiting historical monuments is one of the major tourist attractions. As Kerala Tour Travel Company India is replete with these monuments spread from North to far South. Kerala is one such place at the far end of southern part of India where one can find a horde of tourist attractions ranging from beaches to hill, backwaters to festivals, forts to museums and so on in fact because of these tourist attractions every year thousands of tourists or travellers not only from India but from abroad visit this place. Pallipuram, located in proximity to Vyppin Island near Kochi, harbors Pallipuram fort which is thronged by the visitors. The fort was built in 1503 by the Portuguese. The historians have unanimously declared it the old monument of extreme historical importance – the oldest one built by Europeans.

The architecture of the fort is hexagonal. The lowest floor is built five feet above the ground, like a raised platform. The fort is made of mortar, wood and laterite and was designed in such a way that lots of guns were possible to be mounted. A cellar, used like a storage facility to keep the weapons, is nestled inside the fort. The Dutch captured the fort in 1663. Later, the Maharaja of Travancore purchased the fort. Currently the Department of Archaeology in Kerala has declared it as a monument of historical importance and given it “protected” status. The fort is easily accessible – almost one kilometre away from Ernakulam junction which is about 20 kilometres away from the Cochin International Airport.

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