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Kadathanadan Kalari Centre

Thekkady Road, Kumily, Thekkady 685509, India
09961740868
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Ranked #1 of 12 Attractions in Thekkady
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Theaters
Owner description: At Kadathanadan Kalari Centre ,Thekkady,this martial art is performed in kuzhikalari.Ahighly designed gallery has been built in such a way that the... more » Owner description: At Kadathanadan Kalari Centre ,Thekkady,this martial art is performed in kuzhikalari.Ahighly designed gallery has been built in such a way that the viewers will get a clear vision from a safer distance. Kalaripayattu is a traditional psycho-physiological discipline emanating from Kerala’s uniqe mytho-historical heritage as well as a scientific system of physical culture training. Daily Show : 6 pm to 7 pm « less
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014 NEW

We saw both the dance and the martial arts and would recommend.. I probably wouldn't do the elephants as they don't look overly happy and looked after

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014 NEW

First time we saw a Kalari performance and it was jaw-droppingly awesome. Absolutely a must-do while in Thekkady. The show lasts about an hour and time just flies by. At the end you can walk down and interact with the artists and take pictures.

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Chandigarh, Chandigarh, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

awsome performances...must watch...will leave you spelbound. thanks to people for keep our heritage alive

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

The martial arts show was excellent. The stunts and fights performed was a show of the real kalari art form. If you are an martial art exponent than you will really enjoy the show.

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San Antonio, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

Coincidentally this was our first stop on our tour to Thekaddy. This place has two events every evening, one for the martial arts demo (Kalaripayattu) and other for dance (Kathakali). I would suggest that you enjoy both, but for want of time we choose Kalari. It was a mind boggling, inspiring and the performers poured their hearts out into it.... More

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014

Despite it being a "show" the skills were impressive. The surroundings are basic but it was worth a visit.

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hyderabad
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

There are 2 shows daily. Kalaripayattu is followed by a kathakali show. We didnt have time for both. Thank God i selected this one. Mesmerizing show, talented artists, its an experience worth remembering.

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

The Kalaripayat show was amazing. I trully enjoyed the 1 hour completely. While the katakali show mesmerizing, its was a bit boring. I do understand that its a cultural showcase of Kerala at its best.

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Mere Bharath mahan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

It was an amazing show . Very proud to see foreign travellers enjoying and appreciating our country's rich culture. Families with small boys and girls - amust see place as my kids fell in love with the art.

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Bangalore, India
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

Should visit once just for an experience but not that impressive Also a tad expensive considering average management

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