Kerala is a haven for lovers of dance, drama and music and festivals. You have a number of art forms that are unique in Kerala, such as Kathakali, Ottamthullal, Chakyar koothu, Krishnanattam Koodiyattam, Padayani, Kalaripayattu, Pavakathakali, Theyyam, Velakali, Thiruvathirakali, Kolkali, etc.Kerala is home to a stunningly unique variety of art forms that have had an impact on the social and cultural life of the state, adding to its typical character. Kathakali is the most popular art form in which the entire body is used to portray a story. The Kathakali artists wear elaborate costumes, ornaments, and facial make-up. Mohiniyattam, the enchantress’ dance is one that highlights feminine grace while Kalaripayattu is an amazing martial art that is said to be the originator of karate, judo, and kungfu.Kerala is also well known for its other forms of art, such as music and poetry, as well as art forms, including murals, sculpture and architecture. Kerala’s rich and vibrant culture has continued to attract people around the globe. The people’s traditional classical and folk songs and dances, their ballads, rituals and intellectual pursuits form Kerala’s real treasures contributing to her rich cultural heritage.Keralas forms of art reflect their people’s lives and perspectives. Whether it’s the renowned Kathakali, considered the complete art form as its synthesis of all that’s best in the fields of drama, music and dance, or folk dances that reflect a sensitive group of people’s rhythmic impulses, the treasure house of Keralas art forms is a worldwide festival for travelers and art lovers.