at Perumthitta Tharavad &
Kanathoor Nalvar Bhoothasthanam
Theyyam, the colourful ritual dance of Kerala is one of the oldest art forms of India. It incorporates dance,
mime and music and enshrines the rudiments of ancient tribal cultures,
which attached great importance to the worship of heroes and ancestral
Venue: Perumthitta Tharavad, Kottamkuzhy,
Perumthitta Theyyam festival at which most of the Theyyam forms
are on display is truly a grand affair. The pomp and splendour of
the Theyyams are bewitching and help keep alive this age-old tradition.
By road: Bekal-Palakunnu-Mudiyakkal-Chandrapuram-Perumthatta.
Nearest railway station: Kasaragod, about 26 km away.
Nearest airport: Mangalore, in the neighbouring state of Karnataka,
about 50 km away from Kasaragod.