Different Dance Forms of Kerala

KathakaliKerala which is also known as God’s Own Country, is a state located in the southern part of India, which is one of the most visited tourist destination by globetrotters. The state is famous for its backwater lagoons, its rich herbal medicinal heritage, adventure tourism, dance forms, festivals and other beautiful sightseeing destinations.

The rich traditional art and culture of God’s Own Country “Kerala” signifies in its several dance forms and martial arts. Different types of Kerala dance forms are famous throughout the world, among them ‘Kathakali’ is the popular one. Dances are classified into three categories they are:

  • Kerala Classical Dances
  • Kerala Traditional Dances
  • Kerala Folk Dances

 Kerala Classical Dances-

Kathakali, Krishnanattom, Mohiniyattam, Thulllal and Koodiyattam are the different types of Kerala Classical Dance. Stylish Kathakali is the most famous classical dance of the state. The five important elements of this dance are Natyam (Facial Expressions), Nirtham (Soft Movements of Body, Hands and Legs), Nrithyam (The unique gestures of Hands), Geetha (Song) and Vadyam (Instrument). The gorgeous make-up of the characters, splendid colorful costumes and soft flexible body movements to the tune of background music and beat of drum captivates the attention of the viewers.

Kerala Traditional Dances-

In ancient days, dancing is performed in Temples as an important of festivals and occasions. Traditional dances of Kerala are rhythmic movements of the body to the tune of music and Tala. Most of the Kerala festivals are celebrated with dance in temples.

Kerala Folk Dances-

Kerala Folk Dances are categorized according to the locality and community. There are around 50 types of Kerala folk dance. Few names of popular are: Theyyam, Kaikottikali, Kolkali, Oppana, Thumbithullal, Velakali, Parichamuttukali and Margamkali. Costumes are also different with the type of folk dance.

The development of dancing is closely related with the growth and development of society. In India, Kerala has one of the most celebrated and famous ethnicity in the field of dance and martial art. There are many cultural centers and schools where tourist can enjoy such attractive dances. Special dance performances are also arranged for the tourists by many organizations and associations.

Packages offered by travel companies for Kerala tour price are cost effective and one can choose their favorite itinerary. Visit Kerala this vacation and explore its different type of dance forms assuring that their flexible body movements and facial expression will lure your attentions. Enjoy your holiday with great fun and entertainment in the lap of Mother Nature.

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FANTASTIC TRAVEL ROUTE IN NORTHERN INDIA

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There are many things to be considered before venturing out to strange land and its multitude attractions. India has a large variety to offer to tourists as part of their enjoyable tour. Here is food for the soul in its many religious places; blood curdling adventures to feed the thrill seeking souls, beautiful nature to provide mental peace and historical tours to increase one’s knowledge. These are just a few of the many interesting tour packages that India has to offer.

Golden triangle tours India price vary as per the packages offered by the travelers. On the surface one might see only the three cities of Delhi, Jaipur and Agra that are to be visited, but there is more to the tour than just visiting these famous cities. Different accommodations are offered to different guests according to their budget. Group tours undoubtedly cost less. One guide for a group of twenty-five people comes cheap than two guides for two couples who wish to travel alone.

Many tourists prefer to use State transport rather than the usual air-conditioned buses. These tourists are out to feel the true taste of how it is to live in India. They travel by ordinary transport, listen to the traditional jargon of the land, watch the behavior of the people traveling along with them and eat and big and small eating joints enroute to chosen destination. With a tourist guide to guide them through the different cities of India, tourists get to visit the ancient lanes and by-lanes of old areas around the cities. They prefer to stay at small motels rather than the big three stars or five stars. They are taken to perfect shopping places to purchase souvenirs to take back home. Pictures of children playing in streets become more important to them than those taken of stone monuments.

Golden triangle safari tour package takes tourists to Ranthambore National Park, Bharatpur Bird Sanctuary and other small and big wildlife reserves around the three cities. All cost is borne by the travel company. Camel and elephant rides around the park come with a price to them, but tourists are free to move around the park as they have already paid in advance a lump some. One gets to stay at the best hotels during the trip and best of Indian cuisine is at their disposal.

A tour can be a one-day tour package, a three-day tour package or a seven-day tour package etc. Money has to be deposited accordingly. Sometimes the golden triangle tour comes with more offers like a trip to the holy city of Varanasi, a trip to Pushkar or a simple tour package combined with a safari trip to Ranthambore. Camping in the desert is additional charm of visiting the desert city of Rajasthan, Jaipur.

Enjoy a happy holiday in three incredible cities of India.

Explore the Rich Culture and Architecture of Agra

Agra – one of the India’s most visited destinations by travelers from every nook and corner of the world. The city has rich ancient culture and architectural heritage. Agra offers a unique travel flavor to its visitors. The place is associated with the birth and sentimental activities of Lord Krishna. This charming city was also mentioned in the epic of Mahabharata as Agraban.

Majestic Monuments in Agra:

TajTaj Mahal – The majestic beauty of Taj Mahal is well known all over the world. This white mausoleum reflects the immortal love story of Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan and his fourth wife Mumtaz Mahal. Taj Mahal is an icon of Mughal Architecture. The complex and main tomb was built with well planned and took 22 Year to complete the entire structures. White Tomb is the center of focus for every guest. Interior and exterior of tomb are well decorated with precious and semi-precious inlay work brought from all over the India and other Asia countries. The complex has lush green charbagh and other buildings made of red sandstone. Each and every corner of the complex captivates attention of visitors. Taj Mahal is listed in Seven Wonders of the World and one of the UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Agra.

Red FortAgra Fort – The city is not only famous for Taj Mahal also well known over the globe for Agra Fort built by Mughal Emperor Akbar. The architecture style of fort marks significance of Mughal Period. Agra Fort is surrounded by a great wall and consists of several buildings made of red sandstone and white marble inside the fort. Gorgeous monuments within the fort are Jahangiri Mahal, Diwan-i-Am, Diwan-i-Khas, Mina Masjid, Takht-i-Jahangir, Rang Mahal, Shah Jahani Mahal, Sheesh Mahal, Khas Mahal, Zenana Mina Bazaar and Nagina Masjid.

Itmad-Ud-Daulah – This mausoleum located on the left bank of River Yamuna was built by Nur Jahan in the memory of her father Mirza Ghiyas Beg. The tomb is small in comparison with other tombs in the city. The building spread over an area of 250 square feet and made of red sandstone and white marble. The complex has numbers of graves for Nur Jahan relatives and inside the main tomb there is graves for his father and mother set side by side.

Fatehpur_Sikri_Panch_MahalFatehpur Sikri – Fatehpur Sikri is located at a distance of 35 kilometers from Agra and also one of the World Heritage Sites. It is a well planned city built by great Mughal Emperor Akbar. Fatehpur Sikri is seated on a rocky platform over an area of 3 kilometres. The entire complex was built of red sandstone and designed marble inlay work. Important structures within the city are Jama Masjid, Diwan-i-Khas, Diwan-i-Aam, Naubat Khana, Panch Mahal, Birbal’s House, Mariam-uz-Zamani’s Palace and Buland Darwaza (main entrance gate).

Mehtab Bagh, Mariyam’s Tomb, Chini Ka Rauza, Guru Ka Taal, Akbar’s Tomb and Dayalbagh are other tourist attractions in Agra.

Agra holiday packages are available for booking online easily. To explore more when you visit INDIA, one can also select other elongated packages  which includes cities such as Khajuraho, Haridwar, Vanarasi and Mandawa.

INDIA – AN INCREDIBLY BEAUTIFUL LAND IN EARTH

GOA – LAND OF BEACHES AND CASINOS

Goa – Most happening cities in the south-east Asia is located in the southern region of India. Thousands of tourists arrive here every day to celebrate leisure as well as business trip. Numerous beaches are scattered in the different regions of land. A few names of famous sandy beaches are listed below:

Anjuna Beach

Arambol Beach

Baga Beach

Benaulim Beach

Calangute Beach

Candolim Beach

Cavelossim Beach

Chapora Beach

Colva Beach

Dona Paula Majorda Beach

Mandrem Beach

Miramar Beach

Mobor Beach

Palolem Beach

Sinquerim Beach

Vagator Beach

Varca Beach

KERALA – LAND OF LAGOONS

Kerala – Renowned as ‘God’s Own Country’ is the dream destination for every globetrotter. Water body’s destinations across the state are major attractions of visitors. ‘Backwaters’ or ‘Lagoons’ scattered in the state have distinctive ecosystems. These water bodies are lying parallel to the level of azure blue Arabian Sea. Most famous backwater destinations are:

Kollam

Alappuzha

Kuttanad

Kottayam

Kumarakom

Munore Island

Kasargod

Thiruvallam

Kozhikode

VARANASI – LAND OF TEMPLES

Varanasi is one of the continuously inhabited cities in the World. The holy city is called as Benares, Banaras and Kashi. The land is stretched on the banks of religious river Ganga. Land is dotted with thousands of Hindu temples. A few names of religious places of worship are:

The Kashi Vishwanath Temple

Annapurna Temple Sankatha Temple

Kalbhairav Temple

Mritunjay Mahadev Temple

Durga Temple

Tulsi Manas Temple

Sankatmochan Temple

Bharat mata Temple

New Vishwanath Temple

Kalbhairav Temple

Vishalakshi Temple

UTTARAKHAND – LAND OF HILL STATIONS

Uttarakhand a hilly region is located in the north side of Incredible India. Picturesque hill stations situated in the region are covered with lush green vegetations and blankets of snow during winters. One can enjoy variety of adventure sports here according to the season. List of beautiful hill stations include:

Nainital Kausani Mussoorie

Mukteshwar Abbott Mount Almora

Dhanaulti Lohaghat Uttarkashi

Tehri Garhwal Harsil Chamba

HIMACHAL PRADESH – LAND OF WILDLIFE SANCTUARIES

Himachal Pradesh is such a beautiful place in nation blessed with Mother Nature. The vegetation of land is covered by tropical & sub-tropical dry broadleaf forests and tropical & subtropical moist broadleaf forests. These unique feature and ecosystem make the place a home to several species of flora and fauna. Name of wildlife habitats in the hilly area are:

Rupi Bhabha Sanctuary

Sechu Tuan Nala Wildlife Sanctuary

Bandli

Manali sanctuary

Nargu Wildlife Sanctuary

Kugti Wildlife Sanctuary

Tundah Wildlife Sanctuary

Chail Pong Dam Sanctuary

Gobind Sagar & Naina Devi

Gamgul Siahbehi

Shikari Devi

Make a plan to travel India as your next holiday destination and explore the country with great fun and entertainment.