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Kadathanadan Kalari & Navarasa Kathakali

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Address: Thekkady Road , Kumily | Near Navarasa Kathakali Centre, Thekkady 685509, India
Phone Number: 9447611967
9:00 am - 8:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 8:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: <1 hour

At Kadathanadan Kalari Centre ,Thekkady,this martial art is performed in...

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. KALARI Daily Show : 6 pm to 7 pm KATHAKALI Daily Shows: 5 pm to 6 pm & 7 pm to 8 pm,

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Kerala Tradition at its best

Starting with the traditional prayers and then demonstrations of various kalari trchniques including swords, shields, sticks, knife, and self protection techniques. Beautifully... read more

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Kuwait City, Kuwait
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Starting with the traditional prayers and then demonstrations of various kalari trchniques including swords, shields, sticks, knife, and self protection techniques. Beautifully done and well presented. A show worth watching. Highly recommended.

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Navi Mumbai, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

For those who visit periyar and have never seen kalaripayattu, this place is a must visit. The performance was too good. The performers kept the whole audience involved throughout the show.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I wasn't sure what to make of this when I went in. Although I didn't understand all the subtleties of the dances, it was possible to make the plot out. An absolute delight. The marshal arts programme that followed couldn't have been more different but non the less entertaining & impressive in their demonstrations.

Thank Harry_Roseblade
Chennai (Madras), India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Kalaripayattu - They have daily shows for one hour - 6 PM to 7 PM at Kadathanadan Kalari centre. They also host Kathakali dance. These are the Kerala traditional fight and dance. We bought tickets only for Kalari as we had return bus at 08:30 PM from Cumbum. The event was so fascinating with swords, sticks, knifes and fire rings... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

It was awesome. ... much amazing than we had heard of. Hard work and skill shown was tremendous . Perfect coordination between performers. We went by trip advisor recommendations only.

Thank Sangeeta M
Chandigarh, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Went for the martial arts show and it was simply fabulous. We could clearly feel as to how much hard work would have been put by the participants to achieve such a perfection. It was a great show and a big salute to the performers.

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Pune, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

If you have not seen before any cultural shows then this is the place for you. They have excelled in their arts and shows are houseful everyday. It has elephant ride also which is also a memorable ride of your life.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

I had been there for marshal arts .it is 1 hour show .it's show the marshal arts of kerala .nice show beginning it's little bit boring but if u r watching for 1st time u will really love it .whatever u see on TV shows .nothing different than that .200 per pax Not so good but not so bad also... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2016

Excellent combination of old art and new generation carrying them in old manner. It was 1 and half hour show but It was less priced.

Thank Ankur C
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2016 via mobile

It's really nice to visit this place as it shows u the real dance tradition and fighting skills of kerela .

Thank sachin k

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