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Punarjani Traditional Village

2nd Mile Pallivasal, Munnar, India
04865 216161
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Ranked #4 of 34 attractions in Munnar
Type: Performances
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Hyderabad, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

Situated in the 'God's Own Country'- KERALA,in the picturesque town - Munnar,,visit this traditional village called "PUNARJANI"'meaning REINCARNATION,to experience the rich and varied cultural heritage of KERALA. The highlights of the visit are the two shows,viz KATHAKALI - a highly stylized classical dance form,and KALARIPPAYATTU - a traditional Martial Art Form renowned as 'Mother Of Martial Arts'. Visit to this... More

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Gurgaon, India
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

The team makes a very serious attempt in keeping an old martial art tradition alive. The practice that would go behind putting up such a show that could become very dangerous if not handled with previson can easily be imagined. The show can be made a little more interesting though

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Kolkata (Calcutta), India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2014

Traditional Kerala martial arts well articulated and very real unlike staged versions you see in TV. 300 INR for the ring side view of the show is worth every rupee.

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GOA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

We went for the show about half an hour early as we wanted to see the makeup and dressing up which was very impressive. The show was Ok. May be the people in the first row enjoyed more. The picture session at the end was very interesting. The whole show looked a bit commercialized. Overall a good experience

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

The performances were great, entertaining and well played. I would have given 4 but the balcony seating was very uncomfortable. & stage didn't have a fan on, the performers were sweating and were feeling uncomfortable in heavy clothing.

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Chennai (Madras), India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2014

The make up session is quite interesting. After that the artist explained various expressions in Kathakali. Then started the Kathakali magic. wow. What a show. I have enjoyed this with my children. Then the Kalaripayattu is mind blowing. The children were trained excellently and perform the art form in a disciplined manner. They allowed to take photos with the artist... More

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bangalore
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2014

It is a traditional kerala programme . Try booking the front row as it gives u a better view . As there is nothing to do after 5 pm I feel one should go for this show . Overall its a nice entertainment . Price is 300 each for the front row

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Gurgaon, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2014

We visited Punarjani for Kathakali and Kerala Martial Arts in evening and found their artists are really well trained. They present really good show and interact with guests as well. We visited some others at Kochi and Trivandrum as well, but found Punarjani to be better

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2014

Dance was good.. it started with make up session, it is very minute work... then they explained the dance form.. Staff is not very friendly.. they are rude when u ask for specific seat... will suggest to book online..

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Chennai (Madras), India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2014

The artists are youngsters from the town who are pursuing their formal education and also learn the excellent art form and practice it as well.

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