We were picked up at the train station and immediately taken to a Theyyam. It was unlike any experience I have ever seen and i felt grateful and excited to see such a wonderful ritual first hand. We watched the rituals, which were amazing and had the opportunity to talk with the other people at the rituals, they were all so kind and eager to help us understand more about what we were seeing. The second Theyyam we went to was the Tiger Dance and other rituals late at night, we were there through about 2:30am and it was such an incredible experience. We were the only westerners there, definitely not a tourist attraction, this is local culture and religious rites as they have been for a very long time. We were careful to dress appropriately and be respectful observers of these amazing rituals. We had an incredible time!!!