Be it the sound of drums that electrifies the festivals or eloquent faces to see during Kathakali, and Nangiar Koothu, Kerala is justifiably beloved for its mix of old-world Mohiniyattam and Kathakali passion, and the national dance form is certainly no exception. When on a cultural tour to Kerala, one must attend the shows related to dance forms like Kathakali, Mohiniyattam, Chakyar Koothu, Nangiar Koothu, Theyyam, and Ottamthullal. A blend of dance, drama, mime and song, these more than 300 years old art forms are one of the most exotic of the India's performing arts. In Kerala, one can find martial art dance forms as well like Kalaripayattu, and Velakali. A visually intriguing sight, the movement of these art forms are a combination of grace with strength and speed with flexibility and dexterity. Folk and tribal art form of Kerala like Kolkali are treat to eyes too; they are developed in isolation but have a mainstream influence. To feel the pulse of Kerala, there's nothing better than witnessing its art forms. So leave behind the backwater, and be a part of the frenzy high-energy art forms on your holiday to Kerala.