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The Kadathanadan Kalari Centre – Preserving an Ancient Martial Art Form

The origins of Kalaripayattu, one of the oldest martial arts forms in the world dates back to almost 300 years ago. The ancient sage Parasurama who according to legend, is said to have reclaimed the land what we today know as Kerala from the Arabian Sea, was taught this martial art form by Lord Shiva himself.

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The Grape Vineyards of Cumbum Valley

The region of Cumbum in Tamil Nadu is one of South India’s most fertile lands. Blessed with the rich nutrients in the soil and a climate that is suited for the cultivation of a variety of crops. Located between the Thekkady Hills, the Varusanadu Hills, and Kodaikanal, Cumbum Valley consists of large areas of farmland and includes crops like paddy, vegetables, grape vineyards, and mango and pomegranate farms. Cumbum also happens to be one of the few regions in Tamil Nadu that has thriving grape cultivation.

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The Periyar Interpretation Centre – A Guided Tour

The Periyar Interpretation Centre is a visual and audible treat for nature lovers who visit the Periyar Tiger Reserve. It is a one stop destination for all the knowhow related to the flora and fauna that is home to the Periyar Tiger Reserve and it also serves as a guide for those seeking a better appreciation and understanding of the various nuances of the jungle and its diverse and complex eco system, Located near the Periyar Tiger Reserve, the Centre is just a few minutes’ walk from Kumily town.  It is a must visit for all those visiting the reserve.

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