Nileshwaram is a quaint town in Kasargod area of Kerala. The best part about Nileshwaram is that it is not crowded with tourists and hence makes it a lovely weekend getaway from Mangalore. Nileshwaram is a cultural capital of sorts of the Kasargod region. Several temple festivals, art and dance forms are popular here. Theyyam is a popular ritual of worship here, in practice for the last thousand years! My favorites in Nileshwaram are the Kavuus or sacred grooves, old market and the weaver street.
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