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Kerala main destinations and distance chart are

South Kerala
1) Cochin –Business city and heritage destination
2) Munnar –Hill station (110 kms from Cochin Airport)
3) Thekkady –Eco Destination and Forest trekking (120 Kms from Munnar)
4) Kumarakom Luxury Backwater Resorts (150Kms from Thekkady)
5) Alleppy Backwater Cruise (35Kms to Kumarakom)
6) Trivandrum –Capital city (170 Kms from Alleppy)
7) Kovalam –Beach Destination (18 kms from Trivandrum)

North Kerala
1) Thrissur –Cultural city (100KMS from Kochi)
2) Guruvayoor-Temple city (80 Kms from Kochi)
3) Calicut (100 Kms from Thrissur)
4) Wayanad –Eco Destination (150 Kms from Calicut)

Accommodation –Neat and safe Budget accommodation
Home stays
Deluxe and Luxurious resorts
Monsoon Season (Good for Honeymooners and Ayurveda treatments) -June- August
Temple Festival Season -December –May .
Kerala, is the home of cultural forms like Kathakali, Koodiyattom, Ottamthullal and so on. Kalarippayattu is a martial art form, is unique to Kerala.According to opinion of Some historians Buddhist missionaries carried this martial art technique to the Far East where it evolved into modern Judo, Kung Fu and other martial art disciplines.Mohiniyattam is one of the major art form of kerala.
It is the most ancient art form of kerala.Kalarippayattu is as old as the great Indian philosophy and the Vedas.Kalarippayattu is considered by many as the most comprehensive of all the martial traditions because it has an excellent system of physical training and a very effective self defense techniques - both armed and unarmed.
Mohiniyattam is a dance form originated in Kerala. It is closely related to Bharathanatyam of Tamil Nadu, which was originally called 'Dasiyattam.In Mohiniyattam Mudras and facial expressions are more important than the rhythmic steps. Costumes and ornaments of Mohiniyattam have much in common with female characters of Koodiyattam and Kathakali. Major contributions to this art form were given by Maharaja Swathi Thirunal.The accompaniments for Mohiniyattam are Vocal, Veena, Venu, Maddalam and Idakka.

Vallamkali or the Snake Boat Race is the most enchanting facet of the festival of Onam.
Much credit for the success of Snake Boat Race can be attributed to Pandit Jawahar Lal Nehru who was so enamoured by this colourful event that he instituted a trophy for the race.Vallamkali boat are no ordinary boats and there are fixed measurements to it. It is about 100 feet long and has a seating capacity of 150 men. The boats are usually made of anjili (Artocarpus hirsuta), though sometimes teak and kadamb (Naucleacadamba) wood is also used.

Mudiyettu is the story of the war of Bhadrakaali with the two notorious Asuras Daarikan and Daanavendran, eventually Killing them.Mudiyettu is presented without much of `mudras', facemasks and facial expressions, but with facial make-ups and `chutti' (artwork done on face with rice paste) which makes the characters simple and more acceptable to the viewers.

Kerala has a rich tradition of artist rituals associated with worship of Devi (GodMother) in the form of Bhadrakaliand it can be traced to the region's strong Dravidian and Tribal cultural roots. It has remarkable similarity to those of African and South American Tribal rituals.Recent findings in Anthropology point towards a common heritage of all human races. All these rituals are performed in places of worship called "Kavu" (roughly translated as grove) or small temples.

Koodiyattam the Sanskrit theatre tradition of Kerala,has been declared as among the 'Masterpiece of the Oral and Intangible Heritage of Humanity' by UNESCO.
It is for the first time that UNESCO has selected art forms from across the world to bestow recognition as part of its effort to safeguard expressions of oral heritage and traditional culture.
`Koodiyattam' is a unique theatre tradition which survived in Kerala from an ancient past. It deals with the plays of eminent Sanskrit dramatists such as Bhasa, Harsha, Kalidasa, Maendravikrama and Saktibhadra.`Koodiyattam' has its own distinctive characteristics that are firmly rooted in the culture of Kerala.
Kalamezhuthu & Pattu
The word Kalamezhuthu may be roughly translated as Powder Drawing. This is a magnificent form drawing performed by drawing large figures using coloured powders. No tools like brush are used for the purpose. The powder is spread on the floor in the desired pattern with bare hands, letting it in a thin stream between the thumb and the index finger
The powders are made out of naturally available material. The are of five colours, representing the five elements (Water, Air, Sky, Fire and Earth) called Panchabhootas, which constitute everything created. These materials are Rice (white), Charcoal of husk (black), Turmeric (yellow), a mixture of lime and turmeric (red) and green leaves of certain trees.The performance part of the art is done by a single actor called Theeyattunni.