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Kadathanadan Kalari Centre

Address: Thekkady Road, Kumily, Thekkady 685509, India
Phone Number: 09961740868
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Ranked #1 of 19 things to do in Thekkady
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Theaters, Theater & Concerts
Owner description: At Kadathanadan Kalari Centre ,Thekkady,this martial art is performed in kuzhikalari.Ahighly...
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Type: Theaters, Theater & Concerts
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

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Exeter, United Kingdom
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35 reviews 35 reviews
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24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2015

Good fun show. Time it so that you can go out to eat after. Plenty of parking and clean toilets. Show lasts an hour. Plastic patio seats are comfortable enough. Gets a bit smoky with all the paraffin ablaze!

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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23 reviews 23 reviews
5 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2015

We visited this centre in Jan 2015.This show cannot be missed! The hard work and efforts of the artists shows up in their performance. It is riveting,makes you wonder why our people do not support such talent. Truly truly great!

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Bengaluru (Bangalore), India
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015

Kalaripayattu is the oldest form of martial arts...very good show by everyone. They have 2 shows everyday in the evening...6-7 and 8-9. It's a must watch for everyone who visits Thekkeady. After shows if you want you can take pics with them. Ticket prices for show is 200 Rs..a little higher..but a must watch

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

Really enjoyed this demonstration of kalaripayattu, the martial art form that was taken to china by a Buddhist monk and inspired martial art forms throughout the world. Amazing feats of flexibility and skill with hand to hand combat using knife, sword, short staff and long staff. Also some awe inspiring demonstrations of a flexible sword (like a long metal whip),... More 

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

It was good to see different types of risky stunts, but the sword fight shown in the banner/hoarding were not there in the live show.

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Ruwi, Oman
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17 reviews 17 reviews
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

It was a good show and a must visit, however beware of the mosquitos if you are prone to mosquito bytes. There are no fans in the dingy hall.

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Hyderabad, India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

It was good to see different types of risky stunts, but the sword fight shown in the banner/hoarding were not there in the live show.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

It's really amazing to see this unique martial art of Kerala. There is a religious ritual in the beginning - the practitioners pray to the deity before fighting. They have been training since 7 years old, which is really seen in a form of developed strength, patience and concentration. The performance is about showing short fights using different techniques and... More 

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Pune, India
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18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

Must visit place, everybody will enjoy. Thrilling use of traditional weapons. This is a 1 hour show, between 6-7 (daily), great value and you experience the martial art form of Kalaripayattu. The performers movements, flexibility were amazing and it was a wonderful insight into ancient art form.

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Mysore, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

Although we are not martial art enthusiasts, we thorougly enjoyed the neatly presented show. This art form requires plenty of physical and mental strength of the body. This show makes you feel proud of the fact that even in this field we have contributed to the rest of the world!. It is a pity that somewhere along the line, we... More 

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