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Attending theyyam is by far the best thing you can do while you are in Kerala. We will help you in facilitating your attendance at these absolutely magnificent performances – words,  pictures, videos do not do the experience justice. We hope everyone will have the opportunity tosee the beauty of theyyam once in their lives. We will help you to experience theyyam in proper way without landing in a tourist junk. Theyyam season is from November to May. People of northern Kerala consider theyyam itself as a God and they seek blessing from this theyyam….

Travellers Review

"Thank you very much for your help. Now we are back in Switzerland, with a lot of new and deep impressions of Kerala and its people. You were a wonderful and heartful guide to theyyam. During our stay in Kannur we could get a little impression of the dephtsan beauty of theyyam.
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Stephan Mueller

Switzerland

5.0
2015-12-31T06:17:11+00:00

Stephan Mueller

Switzerland

Thank you very much for your help. Now we are back in Switzerland, with a lot of new and deep impressions of Kerala and its people. You were a wonderful and heartful guide to theyyam. During our stay in Kannur we could get a little impression of the dephtsan beauty of theyyam.
"My stay in and around Cheruvathur was wonderful. I experienced and recorded many wonderful performances. I do have a number of questions about what I saw and how everything fits together.
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Theodore Kaye, Taiwan

Freelance Photographer

4.0
2015-12-31T06:13:40+00:00

Theodore Kaye, Taiwan

Freelance Photographer

My stay in and around Cheruvathur was wonderful. I experienced and recorded many wonderful performances. I do have a number of questions about what I saw and how everything fits together.
"I have to say the the Theyyam experience with Travelkannur was handled brilliantly. It was truly a sensational four days that you all arranged for us. The theyyams you chose for us to attend just could not have been more stunning and moving. There were many different theyyams at each temple and each one had gorgeous costumes, headdresses, and exceptional drumming. I was able to photograph them all from up close. You were very receptive to my requests for small temple theyyams where we could interact with the people and be close to the dancers. The daytime ones were beautiful, and we could photograph the preparations as well as the dances.
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Barbara Paul from USA
2016-06-06T15:16:22+00:00
Barbara Paul from USA
I have to say the the Theyyam experience with Travelkannur was handled brilliantly. It was truly a sensational four days that you all arranged for us. The theyyams you chose for us to attend just could not have been more stunning and moving. There were many different theyyams at each temple and each one had gorgeous costumes, headdresses, and exceptional drumming. I was able to photograph them all from up close. You were very receptive to my requests for small temple theyyams where we could interact with the people and be close to the dancers. The daytime ones were beautiful, and we could photograph the preparations as well as the dances.
"thank you to permitted me to live e such great experience. Everything was perfect: all people I met was generous, hospital e kind. I felt really loved like only in India is possible. I feel a lot of gratitude for Anandan, his family, his friends, and for all unknown people who welcomed me like a friend that for long time was away from home.
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Marco

from Italy

3.0
2015-12-31T05:54:01+00:00

Marco

from Italy

thank you to permitted me to live e such great experience. Everything was perfect: all people I met was generous, hospital e kind. I felt really loved like only in India is possible. I feel a lot of gratitude for Anandan, his family, his friends, and for all unknown people who welcomed me like a friend that for long time was away from home.
"We would like to thank you very, very much for the wonderful time that we had during our stay in Kannur. Thank you for the fantastic guide you have appointed, who was so kind, helpful, professional and careful, and helped us to see the real Theyyam.
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3.0
2015-12-31T05:50:28+00:00
We would like to thank you very, very much for the wonderful time that we had during our stay in Kannur. Thank you for the fantastic guide you have appointed, who was so kind, helpful, professional and careful, and helped us to see the real Theyyam.
"Dear Santhosh, What to say but to repeat: thank you! It was a (another) fantastic experience of Theyyam. Specially the night in Taliparamba. This was for sure the best, the most authentic Theyyam related ceremony we had the opportunity to assist.
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4.0
2015-12-31T05:55:22+00:00
Dear Santhosh, What to say but to repeat: thank you! It was a (another) fantastic experience of Theyyam. Specially the night in Taliparamba. This was for sure the best, the most authentic Theyyam related ceremony we had the opportunity to assist.
"The trip was nice and we enjoyed the 2 theyyam performances that we attended
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Meunier.sabine

from France

4.0
2015-12-31T05:49:15+00:00

Meunier.sabine

from France

The trip was nice and we enjoyed the 2 theyyam performances that we attended
"Dear Santhosh,I was also not expecting to be in Vengara last night but I am very happy to have been there! I was planning to go to Cherukunnu but when I called Vineesh he said he was in Vengara.
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Cathy Scholl

from California

5.0
2015-12-31T06:07:22+00:00

Cathy Scholl

from California

Dear Santhosh,I was also not expecting to be in Vengara last night but I am very happy to have been there! I was planning to go to Cherukunnu but when I called Vineesh he said he was in Vengara.
"I just wanted to let you know that everything went perfectly fine, even with those last minute schedule changes. As soon as we were able to get in contact with Redish, everything was sorted.
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5.0
2015-12-31T06:18:52+00:00
I just wanted to let you know that everything went perfectly fine, even with those last minute schedule changes. As soon as we were able to get in contact with Redish, everything was sorted.
"The program on “Experiential Learning on Journalism” for the COMMITS media College (Convergence Institute of Media Management and Information Technology Studies ),Bangalore was a resounding success. The experience for the students who did the documentary on “Theyyam ” was life changing.
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Mehar, Kokila, Diana

from Bangalore

5.0
2015-12-31T06:28:06+00:00

Mehar, Kokila, Diana

from Bangalore

The program on “Experiential Learning on Journalism” for the COMMITS media College (Convergence Institute of Media Management and Information Technology Studies ),Bangalore was a resounding success. The experience for the students who did the documentary on “Theyyam ” was life changing.
"I want to express my profound thanks for arranging the theyyam viewing for me. It was the experience of a lifetime, and I’m so glad to be introduced to this art form of the Malabar people……….. Again, thank you so much for all your help.
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Professor Todd Hammond

from Toronto, Canada

5.0
2015-12-31T06:00:04+00:00

Professor Todd Hammond

from Toronto, Canada

I want to express my profound thanks for arranging the theyyam viewing for me. It was the experience of a lifetime, and I’m so glad to be introduced to this art form of the Malabar people……….. Again, thank you so much for all your help.
"…. the next day is funny, as the Theyyam-day-all-night-long produced an alternative view of the time, obviously, as don’t sleep create a shift in perceiving time and landscape, other people. They have been deliciously nice and attentive
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2.0
2015-12-31T06:09:19+00:00
…. the next day is funny, as the Theyyam-day-all-night-long produced an alternative view of the time, obviously, as don’t sleep create a shift in perceiving time and landscape, other people. They have been deliciously nice and attentive
"I am very happy. I seen many theyyam in small temples in villages with Suresh. No crowded, as I like. It was wonderful.
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Jean Marie

from Italy

2.0
2015-12-31T05:47:59+00:00

Jean Marie

from Italy

I am very happy. I seen many theyyam in small temples in villages with Suresh. No crowded, as I like. It was wonderful.
"I am a middle aged female college professor, and was traveling with a former student (woman) who was assisting me on a grant project. As two women traveling alone who wanted to experience a Theyyam, this was the perfect solution. It was my second Theyyam, my partner's first. At first our guide wanted to take us to a big "parade" (sounded like more of a tourist version of Theyyam)- but I told him we wanted something simple and authentic, and he definitely delivered. There were some issues with things that were supposedly included in the price, etc. Be clear about what is included. The description said he'd pick us up at the train (which he did)and also drop us back at the train (which he tried to say would be extra
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katherine

Katherine from USA Great way to experience Theyyam

4.0
2015-12-31T05:44:49+00:00

Katherine from USA Great way to experience Theyyam

katherine
I am a middle aged female college professor, and was traveling with a former student (woman) who was assisting me on a grant project. As two women traveling alone who wanted to experience a Theyyam, this was the perfect solution. It was my second Theyyam, my partner's first. At first our guide wanted to take us to a big "parade" (sounded like more of a tourist version of Theyyam)- but I told him we wanted something simple and authentic, and he definitely delivered. There were some issues with things that were supposedly included in the price, etc. Be clear about what is included. The description said he'd pick us up at the train (which he did)and also drop us back at the train (which he tried to say would be extra
"Given that this kind of ancient ritualistic event only takes place in this part of Kerala, being here and not witnessing Theyyam would be a crime comparable to visiting Athens and ignoring the acropolis.
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From Poland

Tripadvisor Review

4.0
2015-12-31T05:35:49+00:00

From Poland

Tripadvisor Review

Given that this kind of ancient ritualistic event only takes place in this part of Kerala, being here and not witnessing Theyyam would be a crime comparable to visiting Athens and ignoring the acropolis.
"Hello Mr Santosh! It was amazing to see Theyyam and thank you for such a great hospitality. Sorry for not catching up but we are still traveling and have really limited access to the computer right now.
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Gloria Kurnik

from Poland

4.0
2015-12-31T06:03:19+00:00

Gloria Kurnik

from Poland

Hello Mr Santosh! It was amazing to see Theyyam and thank you for such a great hospitality. Sorry for not catching up but we are still traveling and have really limited access to the computer right now.
"herei am, back in france. i could have scanned the images of theyyam that i made during the few days i spent there with you, Krishnan, and mrMarayanan too. here are the images …….. Feel free to use the images if you want to, with my name mentionned somewhere
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benoîtguillaume

from France

4.0
2015-12-31T06:16:03+00:00

benoîtguillaume

from France

herei am, back in france. i could have scanned the images of theyyam that i made during the few days i spent there with you, Krishnan, and mrMarayanan too. here are the images …….. Feel free to use the images if you want to, with my name mentionned somewhere
"Difficult to describe. Has to be seen to be believed. A spiritual extravaganza with amazing make-up and costumes. Lucky enough to see one in the afternoon, so didn't have to stay up all night.
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Olivia

from UK

3.0
2015-12-31T05:43:42+00:00

Olivia

from UK

Difficult to describe. Has to be seen to be believed. A spiritual extravaganza with amazing make-up and costumes. Lucky enough to see one in the afternoon, so didn't have to stay up all night.
"Staying with the Kodakkad family has been a suprising and wonderful experience. When I was planning my trip, I never expected that I would be so supported or so well taken care of as I have been at my homestay. The whole community here has redefined my definition of “selflessness” and it has been a joy to temporarily live in a culture that is so giving. The culture is also ancient, complex, and spectacular. Theyyam is a form of art and worship that is unlike anyting else. Nowhere else in the world are the devotees allowed to experience a manifestation of their god in human form, and with such regularity! Studying theyyam has helped me gain perspective on theater, religion, and the limits of human creativity. I speak no Malayalam and would have had a very hard time finding theyyams on my own. With the help of Narayanan, I was able to find and enjoy several…….
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Anna Weiss

from US

4.0
2015-12-31T06:06:17+00:00

Anna Weiss

from US

Staying with the Kodakkad family has been a suprising and wonderful experience. When I was planning my trip, I never expected that I would be so supported or so well taken care of as I have been at my homestay. The whole community here has redefined my definition of “selflessness” and it has been a joy to temporarily live in a culture that is so giving. The culture is also ancient, complex, and spectacular. Theyyam is a form of art and worship that is unlike anyting else. Nowhere else in the world are the devotees allowed to experience a manifestation of their god in human form, and with such regularity! Studying theyyam has helped me gain perspective on theater, religion, and the limits of human creativity. I speak no Malayalam and would have had a very hard time finding theyyams on my own. With the help of Narayanan, I was able to find and enjoy several…….
"Thank you very much for your wishes. Happy New Year too! It’s a great news that your website is ranked as no 1. Actually It didn’t surprised me at all.
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RafalZiejewski

from Poland

3.0
2015-12-31T05:47:00+00:00

RafalZiejewski

from Poland

Thank you very much for your wishes. Happy New Year too! It’s a great news that your website is ranked as no 1. Actually It didn’t surprised me at all.
"Theyyams are Hindu ceremonies that are open to tourists but not really geared towards them. We were the only non Hindus present in the extremely crowded small temple. The ceremony lasted about 45 minutes and was interesting to watch when it could be seen through the crowd.
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Seafare74 from California

Tripadvisor Review

3.0
2015-12-31T05:42:31+00:00

Seafare74 from California

Tripadvisor Review

Theyyams are Hindu ceremonies that are open to tourists but not really geared towards them. We were the only non Hindus present in the extremely crowded small temple. The ceremony lasted about 45 minutes and was interesting to watch when it could be seen through the crowd.
"Carly Nichols attending theyyam was BY FAR the best thing i did while i was in kerala!! TravelKannur was so nice and helpful in facilitating my attendance at these absolutely magnificent performances–words, pictures, videos do not do the experience justice.
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Carly Nichols

freelance photographer from Madison, USA

5.0
2015-12-31T05:46:01+00:00

Carly Nichols

freelance photographer from Madison, USA

Carly Nichols attending theyyam was BY FAR the best thing i did while i was in kerala!! TravelKannur was so nice and helpful in facilitating my attendance at these absolutely magnificent performances–words, pictures, videos do not do the experience justice.
"Dont think i forgot abaut Theyyam- I think abaut it a lot. And abaut lovely people i meet in Kannur and Nileshwar. I started to write abautTheyyamit, though it is not easy for me at all. Not easy to touch it, I would say. So I ask you for some more patience
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Ania

from Poland

4.0
2015-12-31T06:20:19+00:00

Ania

from Poland

Dont think i forgot abaut Theyyam- I think abaut it a lot. And abaut lovely people i meet in Kannur and Nileshwar. I started to write abautTheyyamit, though it is not easy for me at all. Not easy to touch it, I would say. So I ask you for some more patience
"We were fortunate enough to witness a Theyam ritual involving the dancer kicking hot coals with his bare feet. The locals were so friendly and offered us food every 10 minutes!
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PA306 from UK

Tripadvisor Review

2015-12-30T11:57:22+00:00

PA306 from UK

Tripadvisor Review

We were fortunate enough to witness a Theyam ritual involving the dancer kicking hot coals with his bare feet. The locals were so friendly and offered us food every 10 minutes!
"It really was such an amazing experience to see the Theyyams and to meet some of your friends and family, who were so friendly and hospitable. Thank you very much for organising this for us.
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4.0
2015-12-31T06:21:28+00:00
It really was such an amazing experience to see the Theyyams and to meet some of your friends and family, who were so friendly and hospitable. Thank you very much for organising this for us.
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