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Kadathanadan Kalari & Navarasa Kathakali

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Address: Thekkady Road , Kumily | Near Navarasa Kathakali Centre, Thekkady 685509, India
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+91 94476 11967
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9:00 am - 8:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 8:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
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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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When we arrived there we saw that the place was small so our expectations weren't very high... but... when the show started we were pleasantly surprised by the quality of the... read more

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

When we arrived there we saw that the place was small so our expectations weren't very high... but... when the show started we were pleasantly surprised by the quality of the artist. We enjoyed our time and the kids too. In the end you can take some pictures with the artists...

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Thank Vera C
Chennai, India
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Must watch. Very authentic and worth to spend 250 Rs. There is all kinds of stunts like fire fights , sword fighting and bars fighting. However it looks little risky.But they are very professional enough to do all these stunts. In the last you can capture your memories with them by taking snaps with those members.

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Thank naveenyahoo
Mumbai (Bombay), India
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

whether you will like the shows or not is more of a personal choice. i liked kalari much more than the kathakali show. kathakali was a good experience.

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Thank 452aaa
Hyderabad, India
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Amazing ancient martial arts, spell bound with the stunning performance. Jaffar, Samser and all other performers are superb. On Kathakali, the 1st portion, were the lady was showing mudras and expression, it was very interesting, but found male dancer very lethargic, and not so good.

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Thank Tirtho1911
Coventry, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

The attraction is marketed as a martial arts event showing an ancient art form. However, whilst the first third was as billed - and was quite thrilling - the remainder entailed the five men undertaking a range of gymnastic disciplines. Skilled as they were, I would have preferred more of what I went to see

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Thank Cutleros
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

The environment was too dull and depiction of story by kathakali is pretty average.you must go to punarjani to watch real Kathakali n kalari.not recommended...very average performance ..

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Thank Guts g
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Great show...enjoyed the acrobatics... Worth watching once...Kids had great fun... Enjoyed pics with weapons and artists

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Thank Prashant M
Vienna, Austria
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Try to buy your tickets in advance on most days there will only be one show and it may be fully booked. The ticket office is just right next to the street leading to the national park entrance. The ticket as far as i remembered only costs 250 R. A very fair price for the performance. before the show I... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Kathakali is pretty standard. Well enough done, but difficult to grasp if you are from outside the culture. You need to sit near the front to really see the skills and facial expressions. The martial arts were stunning - much of it s more acrobatics than martial arts. The performers are excellent, and the finale is a knockout. Do go.... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

One of the most amazing local martial arts and firework show one can ever witness... the masters are just too good. Rs200 is just peanuts for the one hour display of amazing talent. A must watch if you are in thekkdy.

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