Thrissur is a town in Kerala, widely considered its cultural capital. It is home to some very prominent artistic institutions such as the Sahitya Academy, the Sangeeth Nataka Academy, and the famous Kalamandalam. Keralaâ€™s most extravagant festival, Pooram, is held here in Thrissur. Pooram involves lots of decorated elephants and a the beautiful beat of the panchavadyam, 5 instruments traditional to [ more... ]
Trivandrum or Thiruvananthapuram, the capital of Kerala, is one of the prettiest cities in India. Clean and green, this is a city that has no need to aspire to any pretensions. Once an integral part of the Travancore kingdom, this city grew around the Padmanabhaswamy Temple, dedicated to the deity of the royal Travancore family. The name â€˜Thiruvananthapuramâ€™ literally means the abode of Anantha or Lord Vishnu. It is derived from the deity [ more... ]
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