Yakshagana is a traditional theatre form combining dance, music,spoken word,costume,makeup and stage technique with a distinct style and form. This form is mainly prevalent in the coastal districts and adjacent areas. Yakshagana is one of the most living art traditions in the world. There are about 30 full fledged professional troupes and about 200 amateur Yakshagana troupes.
Udupi-Sheltered by the soaring western ghats on the east and bordered by the blue waters of the Arabian sea in the west. Udupi district is blessed with abundant rain fall, fertile soil and lush vegetarian. Pristine beaches, picturesque mountain ranges, temple towns and a rich vibrant culture make it a sought after tourist destination.