Kadathanadan Kalari & Navarasa Kathakali

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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
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1-2 hours
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sumiTRAVELogs i.e. Sumitra'sTravel Logs
Kolkata (Calcutta), India4 contributions
EYE DANCING I Kathakali Performance I Unknown Facts about Navarasa
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 4 July 2021
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Rahul2604
Muzaffarpur District, India28,964 contributions
Excellent
Feb 2021 • Couples
Was in Thekaddy last month and watched both Kathakali and Kalaripayatu show,both were well performed.
Kathakali is a classical dance reciting story of Mahabharata and Kalaripayatu is considered worlds oldest martial art.
They have show in evening,to get front row seats it’s suggested to book in advance.
At the end of show they offer to get photographs with the artist with small donations,do donate whatever you can,even small amount like 50 or 100 means lot to the artist.
Written 15 March 2021
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Ashish B
Navi Mumbai, India5 contributions
Mesmerising Performance
Feb 2021 • Friends
For those who are visiting Thekaddy, this is a must visit place. Outstanding performances!

Every day two shows in the evening. The artists take almost 3 hours to get ready.
Written 1 February 2021
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vargisGeorge
Coimbatore, India28 contributions
Awesome
Dec 2020 • Family
A must visit. This place will surprise you. The show is excellent. Seeing our boys perform Kalaripayattu is really cool.
Written 8 January 2021
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Ramya
2 contributions
worst service
Jan 2020
we are from Singapore went there for our vacation we had great family time at Kerala but in Kalari show, we all totally disappointed because of the seating arrangement. those guys behaved so rudely. they won't suit for this position. they behaved like a Don. worst service I ever saw.
Written 27 May 2020
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Vaibhav Kulkarni
Mumbai, India25 contributions
CULTURAL EUPHORIA
Mar 2020
Kadathanadan Kalaripayattu had superb exhibition of traditional martial arts, be it spear fighting, knife or sword fighting, long jumping, fire jumping or just the athletics were super exciting to watch, each and every performer's body language, confidence and skill are worth watching.

Kathakali, the traditional art form where facial expression are the major part of this performance are worth a watch, I liked the part when facial expressions were expressed on beats of a drum, "The Mother putting sleeping Baby down" act also was a fun to watch and could relate it to the real life. Best part was when they call a person up on the stage and ask to imitate.

Over all a funfilled 2 hours.
Must watch when in Thekaddy, Kumily.
Written 18 March 2020
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J W
5 contributions
Super traditional dance n show
Feb 2020 • Couples
First time ever we had a experience Kathakali dance its was so amazing too se
And the best one was Martials which was speechless they professional we just love it
Written 25 February 2020
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Lisa W
Worcestershire, UK236 contributions
Demonstrations of traditional art forms that are worth a look!
Feb 2020
Kathakali is a "story play" genre of hindu performance art, distinguished by the elaborately colorful make-up, costumes and face masks that the dancers traditionally wear and featuring music, vocal performers, choreography and hand and facial gestures together to express ideas. We enjoyed the concept and traditionalism of this art which allowed to you to first of all, see the dancers applying their makeup and then being dressed, to the main event which has a little humour woven into it. Once the novelty wears of however it can be a little long winded.
The martial arts was extremely impressive, with men performing a host of daring stunts (including swords, fire) showcasing body control, flexibility and various forms of exercises.
Worth a visit!
Written 24 February 2020
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Khushi
Mumbai, India97 contributions
Do not think of missing kalari
Feb 2020 • Family
Kalari martial arts was a totally worth and breath taking performance of 6 kalari performers. Kathakali performances were also a good experience as first timers in South but low on energy performance. Hence personal recommendation., Music lovers and traditional dance lovers, pls take up 5 to 6 show for kathakali instead of 7 to 8. And kalari ofcourse after kathakali, from 6 to 7 (only timing for the show)...

Must see in thekkady
Written 19 February 2020
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Latha R
Vadodara, India18 contributions
Introducing Kerala Culture
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 19 February 2020
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