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Kadathanadan Kalari Centre

Thekkady Road, Kumily, Thekkady 685509, India
+91- 4869-222988
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Ranked #1 of 13 attractions in Thekkady
Certificate of Excellence 2013
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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014

Excellent martial art and pride of India. Wonderful experience to watch the life risking fights performed by the artists.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2014

Excellent show and events, including the elephant station. I wish I had more time to watch the other shows.

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Bury St. Edmunds, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2014

My wife liked it more than me (which is surprising) but it did not take long and was definitely worth seeing. There were very few people there when we went and you do get a good view.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2014

The place didn't look much from outside, nor on entry, but first impressions can be wrong! Great entertainment, fast, action, clashing of metal and sticks, plenty of fire. An hour's exciting entertainment for only £2 per person! How close this was to true traditional Keralan Kalari I don't know, but did I care? No, I just sat back and enjoyed... More

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Bangalore, India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2014

The show was an amazing display put up by the artistes. It is a must watch in Thekkady. The show is for an hour and the time flies quickly watching the various artists perform. A good way to encourage the local art form.

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Derbyshire
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2014

I had never heard of this martial art before but I am glad we went to see it. The skills on display ranged from almost balletic gymnastics to fighting with heavy swords and shields. There also seemed to be a lot of fire involved! A good evening.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2014

Kalari - Martial art demonstration; Good fun and quite a spectacle! The skills demonstrated, especially the flower collecting, was impressive. The sparks flew, the flames roared and we enjoyed it!

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2014

THese performances are an introduction to the world of Kalari, the way that watching "Beauty and the Beast" is an introduction to the animal kingdom. In other words, the resemblance is purely cosmetic. The performances are designed to bring Kalari skills to the attention of people who have never heard of Kalari before, and who are happy to see Kalari... More

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Aurangabad, India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2014

One hour Kathakali and one hour martial art 200 each for per pax. worth to experience ..... Traditional kerala art show a good performance by local artists....

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2014

We had a fascinating two hours here for about £4 each. The first hour was a breathtaking martial arts demonstration and the second hour was an intriguing Kathakali performance. I never thought that my attention could be held for such a time by basically facial expressions and harm movements- some parts extremely humerous. Don't miss it!

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