Theyyam’s history and origin can be traced back to over 800 years. Theyyam showcases the ancient tribal cultures with a series of ritual dance performances incorporating dance, mime, and music. If you are planning to attend Theyyam festival in Kerala then this guide will help you plan better.
Thousands and thousands of people dressed in their finest dresses stand on the two sides of the main Fort Kochi street. A police van passes by, following which a group of priest march with an elephant covered in gold lead a procession signaling the start of Kochi Carnival. The same moment I realize, 'oh shit, wrong lens.'