Explore Kerala with Elegant Resorts
Nowhere in India will you find a more gentle and relaxed state than Kerala. Tucked away in the south west corner of India, between the Arabian Sea and the Western Ghat mountains, sandwiched between Tamil Nadu and Karnataka, this ‘land of the coconuts’ is criss-crossed by rivers and waterways. The backwaters, a self-supporting eco-system of lakes, canals and estuaries that connect many villages together, are unique to Kerala and best explored by houseboat. Monumental sites may be few here, in comparison to the rest of India, but Kathakali more than makes up for this. A powerful combination of dance and drama, heavily made-up actors dressed in elaborate costumes use head and eye movements, facial expressions and mime to tell ancient tales of gods and demons.