Mahindra XUV 500: Surf N' Turf

The day ended with an incredible performance of a local dance called Theyyam. It seems similar to Kathakali at first, with the elaborate dressing and makeup. But actually, the two couldn’t be more different. While Kathakali is more about a story narrated in dance form, Theyyam is more an invocation of the gods in a temple or an ancestral home. Being more of a ritual than a mere dance, the procession may take place for anywhere between three and 12 hours, broken into multiple parts. Depending on the dancer, a variety of rituals can be conducted. What we witnessed was a fire-related performance.