Entertainments of Kerala

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Entertainments of Kerala


Entertainment in Kerala

There is plenty of opportunity for entertainment in Kerala, not all of it formal, and much depends on a person's taste and imagination.

Festivals, of which there is almost always one going on, are a feast of colour and sound. There are performances of classical dance, music and drama at various venues like temples or halls. Spectator sports like the seasonal boat races are extremely popular among the local people.

Kerala is a city with people of many diverse communities living together in harmony. Kerala also has among the highest literacy rates in kerala and an active classical dance and theatre tradition. This mixture of different communities and tradition of learning has led to Kerala's offering many avenues for entertainment in Kerala Holiday Packages.

Theatre
Theatre

Theatre

Kerala has a strongly activist theatre tradition. Street plays and community theatre are popular in Kerala and have been used to further progressive causes such as the total literacy movement.

Cinema
Cinema

Cinema

Kerala makes both popular and art cinema. Both are screened at the numerous cinema halls in the state. Kerala's popular film stars and playback singers often perform at live shows in Kerala and in cities abroad where the Malayali diaspora lives in significant numbers

Music
Music

Music

Many different forms of music can be heard in Kerala. From the Carnatic classical tradition to folk music of different communities, to popular film music of the present day.

Dance
Dance

Dance

Kerala's home to two of India's classical dance forms. Kathakali is characterized by its elaborate and colorful costume, make-up and headgear. Tales from the Hindu epics are depicted in Kathakali performances, which can last through the night. Mohiniattam or the dance of the celestial enchantress, is performed by women and is characterized by graceful movements and facial expressions while relating tales from the epics.

Water sports
Water sports

Water sports

Kerala's long coastline offers you many opportunities for water sports, from swimming, diving, snorkeling, water skiing, wind surfing, jet skis para-sailing and more ...

Trekking
Trekking

Trekking

The Western Ghats and hill ranges of Kerala offer many opportunities for nature walks, nature camps, trekking and mountaineering. Munnar is a popular center from where you can indulge in an adventure holiday in Kerala.

Amusement Parks
Amusement Parks

Amusement Parks

As Kerala modernizes it has also acquired modern entertainment venues. Amusement parks such as Veega Land, Dream world and Za-Lagoon are very popular with the young and the young at heart.

Holiday Packages
Holiday Packages

Holiday Packages

Kerala Holiday Packages, cultural centers, performance venues and markets, are always buzzing with activity. Kerala offers you plenty in the form of entertainment, from whizzing down a water slide in an amusement park to appreciating the intensity of a Kathakali performance; you're sure to find entertainment that will appeal to you, on your Kerala Holiday Packages.

Festivals
Festivals

Festivals

The major festival in Kerala is Onam. Kerala has a number of religious festivals. Thrissur Pooram and Chettikulangara Bharani are the major temple festivals in Kerala. The Thrissur Pooram is conducted at the Vadakumnathan temple, Thrissur. The Chettikulangara Bharani is another major attraction. The festival is conducted at the Chettikulangara temple near Mavelikkara. The Sivarathri is also an important festival in Kerala. This festival is mainly celebrated in Aluva Temple and Padanilam Parabrahma Temple. Padanilam Temple is situated in Alappuzha district of Kerala, about 16 kilometres (9.9 mi) from Mavelikkara town. Parumala Perunnal, Manarkadu Perunnal are the major festivals of Christians. Muslims also have many important festivals.

Shopping
Shopping

Shopping

To further promote tourism in Kerala, the Government of Kerala started the Grand Kerala Shopping Festival in the year 2007.[8] Since then it has become an annual shopping event being conducted in the December-January period. During this period stores and shops registered under the GKSF offer wide range of discounts, vat refunds etc. Along with the guaranteed shopping experience, shoppers are provided with gift coupons for a fixed worth of purchase entering them into weekly and mega lucky draws. As compared to shopping festivals being held in other countries, this Festival converts the entire state of Kerala into a giant shopping mall, incorporating not just the big players, but also the small and medium scale industries. Through this shopping festival, the Kerala Government intends to transform the State into a hub for international shopping experience and there by launch "Shopping Tourism" in the state.

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