Kadathanadan Kalari & Navarasa Kathakali

Kadathanadan Kalari & Navarasa Kathakali

Kadathanadan Kalari & Navarasa Kathakali
4.5
8:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Monday
8:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Tuesday
8:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Wednesday
8:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Thursday
8:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Friday
8:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Saturday
8:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Sunday
8:00 AM - 10:00 PM
About
Kalaripayattu - The oldest of martial arts-is a gift to the modern world and known as the mother of all martial arts. legend traces the 3000-year old art form to sage Parasurama-the master of all martial art forms and credited to be the re-claimer of Kerala from the Arabian Sea. Kalaripayattu originated in ancient south India.At Kadathanadan Kalari Centre ,Thekkady,this martial art is performed in kuzhikalari.A highly designed gallery has been built in such a way that the viewers will get a clear vision from a safer distance. KALARI DAILY SHOW : 6 pm to 7 pm KATHAKALI - is one of the oldest theater forms in the world. It originated in the area of southwestern India now known as the state of Kerala. Kathakali is a group presentation, in which dancers take various roles in performances traditionally based on themes from Hindu mythology, especially the two epics, the Ramayana and the Mahabharata. DAILY SHOW TIME - 5.pm to 6.pm & 7pm to 8.pm
Duration: 1-2 hours
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sumiTRAVELogs i.e. Sumitra'sTravel Logs
Kolkata (Calcutta), India6 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2021
When in Childhood I used to watch Kathakali Performance on Doordarshan I used to try moving my eyebrows and eye balls and then in April, 2021 when I got to see the performance live and the artists getting their make up done, OMG! I can't express my feelings.

Also got to know what NAVARSA means.

Also the oldest martial art Kalari, I would love to learn during my next visit to Thekkady, Kumily, Idukki, Kerala. I love my country!.
Written July 4, 2021
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John Doe
New York City, NY3 contributions
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Jan 2023
The Kathakali was terrible. They get tour operators to bring all their people there and waste everyone's time for an hour. No proper dance or presentation. Waste of Rs 200.

Also, I believe the artists are not paid properly by the management. Poor people, there was a donation box for the artists.
Written February 20, 2023
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Deb G
Kolkata (Calcutta), India213 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2022
We visited the Kalari show only on the day of Dusshera this year. It was quite enjoyable with all the music and performances. I won't say all the performances were exceptional, there were couple of mediocre ones as well. But at the end of the show, you should have your money's worth. Special mention about the grandmaster whose every performance was a treat. We booked the tickets online, and got front row seats.
Written October 17, 2022
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Maheshkumar
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4.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2023 • Family
It was a nice experience to watch the trained kalari professionals displaying the ancient and the foremost form of martial arts which involved use of various equipments namely sword, shield, axe, long stick, flexible long sword, etc. The highlight offcourse was the last few performances that involved the use of fire where the professionals demonstrated awe-inspiring performances. Overall tge show time was 60 minutes abd at INR. 200 per person the time and money was well worth it. Recommended to include it in the itinerary.
Written December 20, 2023
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Ranjani S
Chennai (Madras), India78 contributions
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May 2024 • Family
The kathakali performance was great, but there's no information or brochure given out explaining the movements and the dance being performed. So it takes away the charm and becomes boring for the average person. Prices are reasonable at 200/person.

Kalaripayattu is better at the same.place, prices are the same.

Book in the morning to make sure you get the tickets as they run full house with the evening shows.
Written May 15, 2024
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Latha Ramamoorthy
Atlanta, GA24 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020 • Friends
A good attempt.

The martial arts part was excellent. But the commentary / narration was not clear.

Kathakali dance could be better. Costumes were average. It felt like a poor imitation of the real thing.
Written February 19, 2020
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Rohit A
Mumbai, India5 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Family
Shoe is OK. People are very rude. The entire team from front office to guys showing you seats are in human.

I booked for the show with my family. My wife was not well and the seat they gave us was next to speaker. I requested a change in seat. They just laughed and said not possible.

Lot of people were frustrated with their behavior. Am uploading the pics of the guys at front office
Written March 26, 2024
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Kazem
Tehran, Iran613 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2019 • Family
In Kerala also you can watch and enjoy from the oldest martial arts of all over the world , the skill of kalari man will surprise all viewers!!
Written June 8, 2019
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Nandan R
Mumbai, India131 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2015 • Family
We took an auto rickshaw from our hotel (Club Mahindra), which charged us Rs. 40 to and fro to the Thekkady Kalari Centre. Here we took the 20 minute elephant ride which was enjoyable. Before leaving we booked tickets for the Martial arts show and Musical Fountain show for the evening. The martial arts show was good. Musical fountain was okay. They also have an open jeep safari which takes you for sightseeing, which we didn’t find worthy as the whole place is already very beautiful. I was short on time but given an option I would have rather gone again for the early morning boat ride in Periyar lake, which was awesome.

They also have magic show and Katthakali dance show, which we did not opt to go.
Written March 11, 2015
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Hemans9706
Bengaluru, India337 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2014 • Family
It's my one first kind of live experience to see performing Kalari - Martial Arts. It was indeed a experience of lifetime. Hats off to all the performer's. Must see attraction and No. 1 in Thekkady no doubt.
Written October 31, 2014
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