Kalari Kshethra
Kalari Kshethra
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Kalari kshethra is a temple of Kerala Tradition. We have ancient Kathakali show from 05:00 pm to 06:00 pm and other Kalrippayattu show form 06:00 pm to 07:00 pm which is ancient fighting form and form which martial arts has been inspired.
Duration: 1-2 hours
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  • |KillingJoke|
    10 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    An exhilarating Must-See Experience !!
    My family and I were looking at things to do near Munnar in the evening, and we came across this Kalari-Kshetra here by chance. It was quite an experience, definitely waay better than my expectations! The Kathakali show was not just a dance, they did quite a showcase showing all the fine movements and details of the artform (they even make it a bit interactive). This is one show for an hour from 5-6pm. The Kalaripaitu show was next, starting with amazing feats with different weapons, all locally trained and highly skilled professionals with a real noticable respect for the martial artform. I wont spoil everything they did, but if you do have an hour or two in the evening near Anachal, please visit it! You won't regret it.
    Visited September 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 13 September 2023
  • Culture531139
    2 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Very different experience. Unique !
    The first half of the show was very traditional and artistic dance. Very different from anything I have seen before. Very unique. The second part was amazing athletics and stunts in a fighting show. I personally enjoyed the second half but that’s only because I’m not a dance or arts fan. I would recommend the show as it will almost certainly be something you have never seen before and it is incredible value for money.
    Visited October 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 13 October 2023
  • Meander44417690017
    1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Spectacular martial art show!
    The kalaripayattu martial arts show was spellbinding. I’m not sure I even blinked. I didn’t take any pictures because I would have missed seeing something for sure, fumbling with my phone. Beautiful, powerful, and fierce. The sparks flying off the weapons dispeled any doubts that the fighting was real. I had no knowledge about this art form before I saw the show and have learned since that it is a 3000 year art form that originated right here in the south of India, said the be the mother of all other martial art forms. This show is not to be missed. All of the performers were incredible but I was particularly taken with Lalu. I look forward to seeing it on my next trip to India.
    Visited July 2023
    Travelled solo
    Written 13 October 2023
  • debashish1976
    Yelahanka, India15 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Awesome traditional martial arts performance
    We went for back to back two shows during our munar visit in October. The first was Kathakali performance. It was good but usually one can experience it in other cities like Bangalore. The 2nd one was traditional martial arts demos and it was awesome . You will be on the edge of your seat every minute. It’s difficult to experience at other places. I highly recommend this for anyone and everyone who visits munar.
    Visited October 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 15 October 2023
  • Dream00620044671
    2 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Adipoli experience especially with the Kalaripayattu and fire show
    Had a wonderful experience watching the Kathakali theatre performance and not to forget the Kalaripayattu and fire show was mind boggling! Indeed a feast for the eyes. It’s worth every rupees and especially Malayalee tourist like me who were born and brought up in foreign countries, to get back into touch with their culture and customs, it’s a much! and the performers were so friendly! Simply adipoli!
    Visited October 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 18 October 2023
  • Shaariq Ahamed S
    3 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Great martial arts show!
    Incredible show, and lots of talent. Loved it a lot! The katas were smooth, whilst all movements were strong. Martial artists were lovely and is one of the oldest forms of martial arts (Kalaripayattu)
    Visited October 2023
    Travelled with friends
    Written 21 October 2023
  • Go03916830927
    1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Kalari Kshetra, Munnar, Review
    Simply amazing! You must witness this wonderful artform - Kalarippayattu before you die! I feel so grateful to thesw martial artisans to have kept this traditional art form alive. So lively, so energetic! I'm so short of words. Beyond my expectations!
    Visited October 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 22 October 2023
  • Curious54964854104
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    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    The performance of all the kalarishretra was amazing and mind blowing. Really had a lovely time watching all the life sa
    The performance of all the kalarishretra was amazing and mind blowing. Really had a lovely time watching all the life saving performances.Special shootout to Lalu sir for his exceptionally outstanding fire performance. Day ended with lots of good memories to Kerala visit😊
    Visited October 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 25 October 2023
  • Pranav H
    2 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    An amazing cultural event's
    The show was amazing, we really enjoyed. It was an 1 hour show. It reminded me of our ancient technique and this practice can definitely beat MMA. We also clicked pictures in their battle field with their equipments. Got to know about people who are practicing this on daily basis.
    Visited October 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 25 October 2023
  • Wanderwright
    Chester, United Kingdom29 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Don't miss these incredible evening shows!
    Wow, we visited here tonight and the performances were really amazing! Lots of fast paced, tightly choreographed combats from performers who all were really happy to share their art with us. The feats of skill and bravery (especially when they started to bring fire into the performance) were really impressive! Extra kudos goes to them for involving the audience, bringing us down to the arena to see the weapons ourselves and take some very cool photos. With all the breathtaking natural scenery of Munnar, it would be easy to miss this but please don't - its a highly recommended cultural experience and a memory you'll take with you 😊
    Visited October 2023
    Travelled with friends
    Written 30 October 2023
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Siva Sankari
Chennai (Madras), India105 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 • Family
We attended two shows that take place daily: Kathakali from 5 to 6 PM and Kalari from 6 to 7 PM. Arriving early allowed us to watch the artists prepare for their performances, which was a fascinating experience in itself.

While both shows were interesting, we found Kalari to be particularly impressive. The energy, skill, and intensity of the martial arts display were captivating and left a lasting impression. In contrast, we felt that Kathakali, though culturally rich and visually striking, was less engaging by comparison and might have been skipped.
Written 23 May 2024
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Seaside47893669739
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May 2024 • Family
Performance was breathtaking. Went with my family and we enjoyed it thoroughly. Kids liked it and they would like to go again. All the performers were friendly and we got a chance to chat with them and take a few pics.
Written 15 May 2024
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Nomad52716773543
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 • Family
Awesome performance..have never seen anything like this ..a must watch show..highly recommend this to everyone visiting munnar
Written 14 May 2024
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Sunshine67806287167
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May 2024 • Couples
Amazing experience! A must see if you are in the area! Thw show is very divers and the fights were so impressive! We enjoyed ourselves
Written 12 May 2024
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Seaside65189390056
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 • Friends
The show is very nice.we go with our friends and couple.all like this show very much.All should watch this show when come in Kerala trip.
Written 12 May 2024
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Jay Shah
Ahmedabad, India2,377 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Family
We visited the show in the evening. It's live show of traditional warriors and their war heads. We enjoyed it very much, All the warriors performances were very wonderful and Commendable. Must visit
Written 12 May 2024
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Explore29592813532
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May 2024 • Family
There were two performances and both were amazing. We enjoyed a lot. It was totally worth coming here. Will come again if back in Munnar.
Written 8 May 2024
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Culture27205454351
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May 2024 • Family
Best live performance. If you are visiting Munnar, this is must watch to promote local culture. Both shows show us the Kerala spirit and Indian traditions at its best
Written 5 May 2024
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Vamini J
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 • Family
It was a mind blowing extraordinary performance by the entire crew especially Mr.Lalu and Mr.Baby. Had an awesome time with family. It is a must watch at Munnar.
Written 4 May 2024
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Megha A
Bengaluru, India2 contributions
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May 2024 • Family
The kalari show is a must watch! All the artists are extremely talented and the show was awe inducing😍
The artists are extremely sweet and interactive!
There was a fire show at the end and wow😵‍💫 me and my family enjoyed a lot
Written 3 May 2024
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