The best way to appreciate and truly experience a new place is to immerse oneself in its culture. This enables a traveler to become an actual participant instead of a mere bystander. As true connoisseurs, we at TM2I present culture enthusiasts with a plethora of choices to ensure that you experience the local way of life.
Begin your journey of unraveling the different cultures as you experience traditions, customs, music, dance, art forms and food. Isn’t talking to a local always the best way to know about a place? So delve into city’s history and culture over a shared meal with a local family in Chennai or get lost in the rhythm of the famed Kathakali - the traditional folk dance from Kerala. Discover the hidden colonial treasures of Colombo with a walk around the old parts of the city with a native of the city or be awed by Benares, its sights and sounds as your cycle rickshaw manoeuvres through the narrow streets of the old city.
Weddings and festivals are the main showground to observe a community’s culture. Witness a vibrant and colorful Indian wedding or celebrate the Hornbill Festival with the tribals of Nagaland as they showcase their rich heritage.To further enrich your experience, stay for a night in a Bishnoi village to really comprehend how culture plays out in everyday living – witness their efforts to protect animals as they believe in living harmoniously with nature.
Did you know that Bishnoism is actually a religion of conservatism?
Gorge on fresh, delicious fish in charming backwaters of Alleppey or the delectable butter chicken of New Delhi and then head to the by-lanes and street corners to savor the real flavors of the city. Don the Chef’s hat for a more satisfying and fun filled gastronomic experience. Witness a culinary demonstration by the Chef in Kumbakonam or learn how to make oven fresh Kashmiri bread.
And as you experience a place’s culture, a culture through which the people identify themselves, it will bring you closer to truly understanding them as people and a country.