Thursday, August 2, 2012

Nehru trophy boat race - Alleppey the Venice of the East

Alleppey is also known as Venice of the east. A town with attractive backwater, lagoons, canals, and beaches, and blessed with natures beauty. Alleppey is an most important tourist destination in Kerala. The backwaters of Alleppey are the most attractive tourist destination in Kerala. Other attractions are Alleppey beach, ambalappuzha temple, Kattoor church, Kattoor beach, Mullackal chirappu. 
Mullackal alleppey

Nehru trophy boat race

Nehru trophy boat race is one of the attraction of Alleppey, held on Punnamada lake near Alleppey town Held on the second Saturday of august every year.  It is the most competitive boat race of Kerala. The most popular event of the race is the competition of Chundan Vallams (snake boat race).The crews rigorously practice for the race month in advance. In that month they live together, sleep together, dine together to build a strong team. Other types boats which participate in various events of the race are Churulan Vallam, Iruttukuthy Vallam, Odi Vallam, Veppu Vallam (Vaipu Vallam), Vadakkanody Vallam and Kochu Vallam. The boatmen are sings the Vachi pattu, the crowd also join with them and enjoy the boat race. 

Nehru trophy boat race
Nehru Trophy Boat Race Alleppey
                        Kuttanad is the rice blow of kerala with unending stretches of paddy field. The greenish paddy fields it can make some cool moments in our heart.  The Backwaters of Alleppey which is truly astounding. A house boat cruise in this water is a delightful experience. The mullackal chirap is also one of the attractions of Alleppey which is the festive season held ten colorful days every year in the month of December.           

Some wonderful moments in Boat race

Mass drill in boat Boat Race
Mass Drill

We are ready to Fight..!! 

Nehru Trophy
Practicing Moments

 We will Catch it..!!

Great Shot from Nehru Trophy Boat Race..

Are You Ready  sing the Song..!

                                           Kuttanadan Punjayile
                                           Thai Thai Thaka Thai Thai Thom
                                           Kochu Penne Kuyilale
                                           Thithatha Thithai Thai
                                           Kottu Venam Kuzhal Venam
                                           Kurava Venam

                                           O Thithithara Thithithai
                                            Thithai Thithai Thaka Thai

Friday, July 20, 2012

Spicy foods in Kerala

Food is any substance consumed to provide nutritional support for body. Almost all foods are plant or animal origin. Indian food is as varied as anything else in that country: It’s not easy to give a definition for Indian food, it’s very spicy. Many of the people are vegetarians but some are not.  There are some regional specialities, different ways to serve the meals in each state. Indian food is often eaten with hands. The fingers should never touch the mouth directly, only the right hand may be used in eating.
Kappa and meen curry
Kappa And Meen Curry
                                Many of the people are like food, and also like to eat variety foods. In some place they have variety spicy foods, they have some style of preparations, and also they use some ingredients to make it tastefully. In best food in Kerala is the ‘kappa’ (tapioca) and ‘meen curry’ (fish) it’s a variety food of Kerala. Everyone in Kerala, they know how to prepare it. The taste of Kerala food is the cooking styles, recipes and ingredients. They use earthen pot(clay) for cooking the foods. And also use pure coconut oil, coconut scrapes and spicy ingredients, it gives the real taste of Kerala food. 

Kerala Fish Curry  
 Spicy taste of Kerala Fish Curry
Kerala fish curry
Fish Curry


Thursday, July 12, 2012

Monsoon In Kerala

kerala monsoon
Temple in a rainy day

Monsoon the word itself make the people happy.Monsoon is the main rainy season in Kerala.It begin by the end of may or early of June. And last till end of September. Almost above 80% of rain receives in Kerala by the Monsoon season.Climate in this season very attractive for the vacationers. In this season the sate look more beautiful, greenish leafs of the tree make the nature more beautiful.

Monsoon Specials

Kids Dancing In the Monsoon.

Umbrella The symbol of Rain

People are sharing Umbrellas

 We have No problem 

Kerala monsoon
Women are working  In the Farm

Monsoon Special Snacks 

Hot Vadas  and Tea

Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Culture Of India

Festivals of kerala

Indian culture is one of the richest cultures in the world with its diverse religions, beliefs, customs, traditions, languages, racial and ethnic groups, festivals and celebrations, art, dance, music, food, etc. Inspite of all these differences there exists a strong unity among the Indians in various aspects of their life. Different cultures and traditions in India define and gives meaning to the life of more than the billion Indian populations. It is one of the oldest and richest cultures of the world. Its history goes back as much as 8000 BC and ancient literary and religious texts. Indian culture and its various aspects have found recognition and acceptance in various parts of the world like Indian music, yoga, Indian cuisine, clothes etc. The unity in diversity of Indian culture attracts and amazes people all around the world and thus every year thousands of tourists come to India to get a firsthand experience of this ancient culture.
attractions of kerala
Different cultures and traditions in India varies according to the different regions of India. India is a vast country with more than a billion people. There exist various groups of people belonging to different religions and communities, each having their own distinct culture and history. One of the underlying and most important features of Indian culture is religion. Even though Hinduism is the major religion of India, there exist several other religions like Islam, Christianity, Sikhism, Buddhism etc. Each religion has their own customs and traditions which are diverse and distinct and all of them coalesce together to give the one face of unified Indian culture. There are differences which exist within these religions, but these differences also define them and all of them exist together side by side. This is what makes Indian culture unique. It is different from other cultures of the world in different ways.
Festivals and family structure is also another distinct feature of Indian culture. Due to the existence of multiplicity of religions there are multiple festivals which are celebrated with great fanfare and grandeur. Each festival has its own charm and richness which adds to the beauty of different cultures and traditions in India. some of the major festivals of India are – Dussehra, Diwali, Baishaki, Holi etc for the Hindus, Eid for the Muslims, Baishaki and Guru Nanak Jayanti for the Sikhs, Buddha Jayanti for the Buddhists, Christmas and New Year for the Christians. But an important feature of these festivals is that all these festivals are celebrated by many people irrespective of their religion. It’s another unique feature of Indian Culture. Another Unique feature of Indian culture is the joint family system and the caste system. Joint family system is present only in India where many generations of the same family live in the same house. It is usually Patriarchal, meaning a male member is the head of the family. The caste system divides people into various groups in a hierarchical structure. In ancient time the division was based on occupation, but now it is by birth, i.e. one is born into a particular caste group which remains with him all his life.