A treasure-trove of culture and oodles of fun awaits you as we take you on an art trail along the enchanting route of river Nila. This is bound to be a journey riddled with awe-inspiring experiences and learning. Try your hands at arts and crafts unique to the rustic countryside, meet local artists, immerse into the heritage of the region and get your feet dirty in the lush green paddy fields. Dwell into the soul of a culture, people, heritage and history through engaging & fun art activities.
All great civilizations have thrived on the banks of great rivers. Unarguably one of the greatest rivers of our nation, Bharathapuzha` (River Nila) is the lifeline of Kerala’s cultural heritage. It is the longest river flowing through Kerala running a distance of over two hundred and fifty kilometers.
Through arts-based learning, children will imbibe traditions & history, meet indigenous crafters, indulge in local experiences and record individual learning through art explorations & activities.
This Art & Travel Trail is for children with their parents. This unique workshop is a coming together of Travelling , exploring history and creating art! As we trail the river we explore, experience the various crafts, traditions and communities that flourish upon the river bank. Children will engage with the architecture, art, gastronomy, history, houses, literature, culture, heritage & lore of the Nila.
The group will be accompanied by Storyteller, Gopinath and Learning Sculptor, Aparna, Founder of The Craft Caravan who designs learning curriculum and conducts arts-based learning workshops for children and adults.
Day long visit to the mountain ranges of Nelliyampathy. 360 degree view of the mountain. Interpretations of nature through exploration and myriad nature craft activities. Follow the river, explore natural ponds, farmlands and mangroves.
Meet various artists and craftswomen while they perform and create - the only family who creates Kathakali Koppu, the only man who makes Adakkaputhur Kannadi and Glove Puppetry performances are some of the cultural treats that await you.
Experience a train journey through villages to reach Nilambur forests. Visit Railway stations canopied by trees and shrubs. Create Art on Wheels !
Stay in some of the oldest and largest households remaining in Kerala, study the intricate designs of sustainable architecture. Try your hand at the culinary traditions of the region.
Explore the intangible cultural, social and natural heritage of the region. Reflect, create, and collate experiences through art methods.
The Blue Yonder
12 rue Camatchi Ammane Covil,
Pondicherry 605001, India