I first visited Kerala in 2012, I spent most of the time sitting on the beach and apart from heavy drinking sessions with local fisherman I didn't really get to see much of the culture. This time however we got see some of the things that makes Kerala unique to much of India. The first taste of local culture was the fishing community. Kerala relies heavily on the sea. The seafood is incredible there. Fresh, cheap and abunant.
Kerala is a heavily Christian state, the statue of Christ looked over the harbour where the boats came in with each days catch.
As with most markets around the world the main buyers were women who fiercely bartered for the best price.