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Written by Amirthavarshini on October 14, 2020 Share on

Culture And Tradition Beyond Price!

In a world full of trends, try to be a classic that aims in preserving the priceless culture and tradition of the country. Let’s learn to celebrate our language, culture, heritage and the fierce attachment to the city. We are all flourishing trees that arose from fertile land and selfless roots in the name of culture and tradition. If we fail to learn about the history that brought us up, we will simply remain as trees without roots. When you are in Kerala, visit the Kerala Folklore Museum and I’m sure you will fall in love with the place. This mesmerizing three-storied edifice has all about Kerala’s splendid folklore wealth.

Kerala folklore museum
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What’s special about Kerala folklore museum?

Step into this quaint building and you will end up taking a stroll down the time. Pass through the chambers full of unspoken history, every waft that you encounter is scented with times gone by its culture and heritage. It is indeed a unique venture that you can take up during your Kerala trip. Located in the Thevara region of Ernakulam, this Kerala folklore museum plays a pivotal role in preserving the age-old heritage of the state.

History of Kerala folklore theatre and museum

Opened in the year 2009, Kerala folklore museum initially started as a non-profit organization. Later, the museum was stocked with several artefacts such as masks, sculptures, costumes of traditional art forms, musical instruments and much more. Along with the inimitable craftsmanship and manpower put in by 62 carpenters and skilled workers for more than seven years, the museum finally attained its charm.

Beautiful artworks and jewellery made of wood and bronze will surely excite you. You can also witness rare manuscripts of medicines and astrological secrets here. Also, you will be amused to know that several stone-age utensils are all preserved here with utmost care. To sum up, it is considered as a treasure trove that showcases the rich heritage of Kerala. You can literally spot any traditional art and dance form here.

Wooden masks
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The architecture of Kerala museum

You might have visited several museums and historical buildings that display many masterpieces. But have you ever been to a museum where the building itself is a piece of wonder? With its three floors following the architectural styles of Malabar, Cochin and Travancore, the Kerala folklore museum is indeed an architectural marvel. You will surely drop your jaws while witnessing the marvellous structure of the entrance. It is skillfully constructed from the remnants of a 16th-century temple in Tamil Nadu and wooden carvings collected from across Kerala. Click some pictures near the ornate door and pierced wooden windows.

The stunning three floors

  • Climb up the first floor which is named as Kalithattu. It is solely dedicated for costumes of various traditional and ritual dance forms of Kerala. The dance forms include Theyyam, Kathakali, Ottanthullal and Mohiniattam.
  • Head to the second floor under the name Kajadalam. Also known as the lotus petal, the floor is full of beautiful mural paintings. You will surely be shell shocked to see the chiselled wooden ceiling made of 60 frames.
  • Make your way to the third floor where you can spot some rare artefacts and historical treasures.
ancient boxes
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When to visit?

Visit the Kerala folklore museum from 9:30 AM to 7:00 PM. However, you can enjoy authentic stage performances every day at 6:30 PM. Also, an entrance fee of Rs. 100 is applied for adults. Whereas it is Rs. 50 for students.

Aren’t you excited already to venture out the three magical floors of the Kerala folklore museum? You can visit any place around the world. But visiting a place that speaks volumes about the country’s skills and craftmanship is indeed a proud feeling. The place will surely kindle the artist in you. Take an eye-opening trip to this beautiful place in Kerala. It is a visual treat for your eyes and heart. Explore the long-lost beauty and pride here. Head to the Pickyourtrail website and browse on the Kerala travel packages. Connect with us via Whatsapp and craft your dream itinerary at ease. Unwrap the world with Pickyourtrail!

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