Experiencing Local Life
“The South Indian culture is the celebration of Eternal Universal through the celebration of the beauty of the body and motherhood”. From traditional clothing such as sarong with lungi and saree. It has been said that the motive behind the traditional dress is to keep the naval unconcealed as the naval of the Supreme Being is considered as the source of life and creativity. The Cuisines consists of rice as staple diet with fish an integral part of coastal meals. Coconut and spices are considered the specialty of South India. Dance and music also define the local culture varying from Indian classical music to dance forms like Bharatanatyam, Koodiyattam, Oyilattam, Karakattam, Kuchipudi and Kathakali to name a few are the prime source of entertainment. The temples, museum and monuments apart from scriptures and texts define the culture of its richness.
Attending Local Marriage – India, a land of countless number of religions and numerous exotic rituals. Spawning from North to South, the richness in cultural heritage is astonishingly amazing. South India’s marriage ceremonies are beautiful and exotic. From the melodious Shenai to Nadaswaram Bands, Enchanting Rangoli designs, to the wedding area decorated with festoons of fresh mango leaves and full grown plantain leaves. From Puja to please the Gods, The Nandi Devta and Ganapati, and the environment filled with richness of love and happiness. The bride and the groom adorned in the traditional dress and performing marriage rituals will leave you asking for more. We shall make this experience a special one make you fall in love with the exotic South Indian Wedding.
Homestay Accommodation – Considered as one of the finest alternative to the Hotel Accommodation, Homestay Accommodation carries a history of its own, stories and a chance to meet and greet people from cross culture, ethnicity, to taste different cuisines and relish in the luxurious place of historic creation. The basic idea of Homestay Accommodation is to give you a idea of how the locals at their stays and, the local culture, cuisine and language. It is a perfect opportunity to understand how people live. From big plantations bungalows to historic palaces and remote cultural cottages to name a few. Special attention shall give to your preferences as the host shall take care of you and demands with utmost pleasure and happiness. Welcome to home away from home.
Learn Rangoli Making – Rangoli Design or Kolam Design as it is famously known in South India is in itself one of the rich and powerful cultures in South India. Rangoli was used as a symbol of Good Luck and as a decorative piece to make the home and any other place vibrant and rich with happiness and positivity. Every culture has a unique and special way of designing Rangoli. Learn the art of making Rangoli with us and impress Lord Thirumaal, as famously known in Tamil Nadu, unmarried girls used to wake up before dawn and make rangoli to welcome and impress God Thirumaal.
Traditional Art forms
- 1. Dance – Dance holds an integral part of the culture of South India. South India celebrates various dance forms with zeal and vigor, enthusiasm and excitement. From Koodiyattam, Bharatanatyam, Oyilattam, Karakattam, Kuchipudi, Kathakali, Thirayattam, Theyyam, Bhuta Kola, Ottamthullal, Oppana, Kerala Natanam, Mohiniaattam to Yakshagan, the culture of Dance is rich enough to make you fall in love with it. Learn and enjoy the various dance forms running from thousands of years and celebrated in unique form and sense.
- 2. Folk Art – Emerged thousands of years ago, the Indian Folk Art gets rich as it matures. From generations to generations, folk art is famous for spreading unique way of design with few of them still untouched and unexplored. From Madhubani to Tanjore Art, Kalamkari to Miniature Paintings, Folk art has evolved overtime. The great paintings of Mysore will leave you asking for more. Come feel the art crafted with immense love that will leave you satisfied and surprised, the tales of which have been hear millions of times.
- 3. Arts - The fable tale of Arts and Culture spreads throughout the lanes and by lanes of various states in South India. From the time where the Kings used to rule the Dynasty, art and culture flourished and created an environment of love and happiness. Today the culture continues from thousands of years which have evolved in unique fashion and style. From Karnataka the love of music developed its roots from the ancient times with various forms of Classical dance and Mural paintings of Karnataka. The Southernmost state of India, Kerala is rich in art and culture as it is the integral part of its heritage. The State of Tami Nadu is famous for its oldest civilizations.
Festivals - The richness lies not in money but in live and harmony that the vibrant festivals which South India Celebrates. With each festival carrying its uniqueness in sense and style, the festivals down south will never fail to impress you. Festivals like Onam and Pongal, some of the harvest festivals while Ugadi, Vishu, Mahashivaratri, Dussherah, Diwali, Christmas and Id are celebrated with utmost zeal and vigor. Karnataka celebrates mostly all Indian National festivals but the most prominent ones being Special Dushera, popularly known as Mysore Dushera. The State of Kerala celebrates famous festival of Onam and Trichur Pooram. The New Year falling in the month of April called Ugadi celebrated with new sweets and clothes. South India is rich in every form and sense, come feel the festival of love in style.