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Read on further to know the culture and the rich cultural heritage of Kerala.

Kerala Culture

The culture of Kerala is one of its kinds in India. Traditional yet modern, the fascinating aspects of Kerala culture have been covered in our related sections. You will be amused to read about the rich cultural heritage of Kerala, which till date is intact in almost all natives of Kerala. The traditional rituals and sacred practices are very much alive even today. People over there are fiercely protective of their cultural heritage and are very proud of it.

The traditional dance forms of Kerala that we have covered in our related sections are Kathakali, Krishnattam and Mohiniattam. Apart from the dance forms, Kerala also has an ancient form of martial art known as "kalaripayattu". The music of Kerala is very melodious. There are many forms of music in Kerala, be it vocal or instrumental. People have sets of songs for every occasion. The devotional songs are sung so beautifully that it is no less than a divine experience listening to them attentively.

While music and dance provide food for the soul, the actual "food" of Kerala is a sumptuous treat to anyone who is visiting Kerala. The cuisine has a wide range to choose from. The staple diet of Kerala is rice. There is much in store for both vegetarians and non-vegetarians. The vegetarians can choose from a variety of steamed and fried treats, while the non-vegetarians can feast on sea food. Kerala is famous for its handicrafts and art work. Make sure that you buy a work of art as a souvenir for yourself to remind you of Kerala, which is aptly named God's Own Country.