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Reviewed 10 March 2020

I rarely book through a travel agent but TravelKannur was able to organize our five day trip for four people amazingly! Santosh and Asha worked with my requests and were very adaptive. The price they quoted was fantastic and included lodging and most meals, in addition to the Theyyam performances (a Northern Keralan Hindu religious ceremony that happens in the winter). All four of us were completely blown away by the Theyyam. Some was in a local temple and others were held in the private temples of people's homes. Every ritual was astounding and felt like the real deal--not just a performance put on for spectators. TravelKannur are definitely the top experts on experiencing this. They were also able to book us an amazing overnight houseboat, as well as hotels/homestays that were right on the beach. It often felt like we had a private beach just 20 feet away. If you are at all interested in experiencing Theyyam or the unspoiled Kannur/Kasaragod/Bekal area, this is definitely the best and most economical way to do it.

Date of experience: March 2020
3  Thank kinitaac
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Reviewed 8 July 2019 via mobile

Breathtaking performance by the artists. A nice evening spent . We were literally feeling goosebumps by the performances. A must do activity.

Date of experience: April 2019
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Reviewed 3 April 2019

I had read about Theyyam and with the help of an agency, Travel Kannur, I was able to experience small village life and the spectacular Theyyam Ceremonies of northern Kerala. They arranged to pick me up from Mysuru and then taken by car to a homestay in the countryside north of Kannur. I went to probably 4 different ceremonies in remote village temples to witness up close and to be surrounded by the ritual performance with not another 'western' visitor in sight. A fascinating experience that is well off the tourist track, and north Kerala has its own backwaters, unspoilt beaches and life that is well worth the effort to get there.

Date of experience: December 2018
1  Thank MarkKingscliff
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Reviewed 22 August 2018 via mobile

Dance or invocation is generally performed in front of the village shrine. There are 400 types of theyyam. Normally from October to April is the season of theyyam.

Date of experience: January 2018
1  Thank sujitthhh076
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Reviewed 6 April 2018

Dalit (low caste) performers are trained for years to provide these shows where they, through lack of food and water, enter a trace-like state and a god/godess inhabits their body and they are able to bless the assembled Hindu believers. It is an interesting spectacle for tourists, but is a serious religious ceremony for believers.

Date of experience: February 2018
1  Thank harry w
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