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Big Book of Vatakara by Mahinroop PM is an informative and handy guide when it comes to learning about Vatakara, a small township located in the Kozhikode District of the South Indian State of Kerala. The place, known for its agricultural products like pepper and coconuts, was also an important trade center in the 18th century. Apart from its renowned temples, Vatakara is also home to Kalaripayattu, the well known martial art. The Craft Village in Vatakara is also a great attraction and it popularizes the traditional handicrafts of Kerala, a unique blend of tradition and culture. The people living here are known for their culinary expertise and they also have a rich culture of folk art and Theyyam.
Big Book of Vatakara by Mahinroop PM captures the sights and sounds of Vatakara and gives readers glimpses of the tourist places, food, art forms, rivers, festivals, economy, culture and lifestyle, and other fun facts that will make readers familiar with the place and its history. The Vadakkanpattu Kadhagal, which speaks of the valor and skills of men and women of this region and Theyyam, adds to the rich culture of this town. The place is also known for its Ayurveda treatment packages. The book is a handy manual for all those readers who want to explore India and the southern region of Kerala. The author speaks about the subject extensively and in detail, pulling readers in to learn more about what makes Vatakara the place it is.