Kathakali is one of the major forms of classical Indian dance created in the 17th century. It is a "story play" genre of art, distinguished by the elaborately colorful make-up, costumes and face masks that the traditionally male actor-dancers wear. Supported by chorales singing Malayalam, the local language, and percussion, the pantomimes perform a hypnotizing show using each of their muscles to express a range of perfectly codified emotions. We invite you to attend the make-up and costume preparations for the actors before they go on stage to tell you the story of the god Rama’s bravery. It is a "story play" genre of art, distinguished by the elaborately colourful make-up, costumes and face masks that the traditionally male actor-dancers wear.
Embark aboard the Discovery, a boat designed to explore the lagoon, offering contemporary comfort and the charm of traditional Kerala crafts. Cruising through lake Vembanad, rivers and canals, you enter a world only accessible by water. Enjoy the panoramic views and glimpses while you are served lunch and high tea at the upper deck, disembark towards sunset.
Cherai is one of the most picturesque beaches of Kerala. The 15-kilometer long sandy beach is ideal for strolling, swimming, collecting shells or dolphin watching. In Cherai, the beach and backwaters in the distance form a landscape of lush vegetation mixing coconut palms, rice fields and seaside.
Marari is a paradise beach lined with coconut trees. Renowned for its tranquility, it’s perfect for a morning walk to observe the theater of fishermen from the neighboring village. In the evening, be sure to catch the spectacle of the sun setting on the horizon. Enjoy this tour to visit the Mararikulam
I live myself in the middle of historical Mattancherry, surrounded by its history, markets and pulsating street life. A Tuk - Tuk tour navigates you through this maze and introduces you to a different world. Get down in the cluster of Jew town with its antique market around the synagogue and palace and see the markets and ware houses along the old Bazaar road back to Fort Cochin with its churches and Chinese nets on the Harbour front. Permit yourself 3 hours.
Cochin Harbour cruise is a tour through the history of globalisation. On one side the waterfront of Mattancherry, dotted with ancient spice warehouses, in its centre of the port Willington Island, build by the British in the early 20th century with its cranes & docks, then the new Dubai Ports container terminal and beyond it palm dotted fishing villages in the backwaters.
The sun settles down in the Arabian Sea and covers 500 years of tangible history with its special light.