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.
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Sofiya
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Mar 2023 • Couples
Amazing entertainment!!! A must see if you are visiting Munnar, Kerala. Very nice people that will surprise you with a nerve-tickling performance. Also very recommended to visit both shows.
Written 7 March 2023
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Sophie C
Bordeaux, France6 contributions
Feb 2023
This was the first time I saw a kalari kshetra show.
The interesting part is how complete this discipline is : it somehow combines combat with different weapons, jumps, yoga, forms of dance...
The sound quality of the microphone is not great so we ended up missing a lot of explanations but the show is spectacular enough to make up for it!
Congratulations to all the artists-sportsmen!
Written 27 February 2023
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StillLoveTravelling
Cranleigh, UK89 contributions
Feb 2023 • Couples
I really enjoy dance performances so thought the Kathakali would be interesting. Sadly anyone familiar with UK panto would recognise the similarities- large men, one in drag, heavily made up. But without the speech. The narrator was unintelligible - mumbling explanations in heavily accented English. Lots of audience participation for laughs. Then a short ‘performance’ - an hour felt endless sitting on hard benches.

The martial arts were better and good fun but not astounding. And there is a danger element in the type/amount of open flames they were using- it also made the arena stink.

Both sets of performers wanted/expected tips (the Kathakali for photos).

My recommendation if you are thinking of going - give the Kathakali a miss and set in the back rows for the fighting.
Written 22 February 2023
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Natalia
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Feb 2023 • Couples
I recommend watching both shows. They differ greatly in both content and emotions. If in the first show the actors hold the viewer's attention with a virtuoso theatrical performance, then in the second show with no less virtuoso sportswear.
Written 12 February 2023
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Gidons51
Herzliya, Israel4,246 contributions
Jan 2023 • Friends
The first show , is an historic legend of old Indian heritage. Very interesting and colorful. 2 actors perform for 1 hour , first artistic pantomime and then the legend .come 15-20 minutes in advance to watch the makeup process . The second show , some acrobatics and martial arts , you really may skip. Each show costs 2 USDLRS.
Written 30 January 2023
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Neha J
Bijnor, India3 contributions
Jan 2023 • Couples
It's one must not miss event though It was less promoted. In some aspects it was even better than dubai safari show. It's available at very low cost. But full of talent, we ought to attend this to promote this magnificent talent show
One of the best of Kerala trip
Written 28 January 2023
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Saqib K
Mumbai, India48 contributions
Jan 2023 • Couples
This is a definite experience one should make time for when visiting Munnar. It was an absolute delight to see such talented martial artists put their skills up for a wonderful spectacle! This happens everyday from 6pm to 7pm so it's a perfect thing to do after a full day or sight seeing and activities! A special mention to the Master Mr. Lalu who spent sometime talking with us about the art and showed us some of the weapons they use!
Written 8 January 2023
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MumbaiRiders
Mumbai, India1,557 contributions
Dec 2022
.If visiting Munnar don't leave without seeing either BHARAT NATYAM or KALARIPAYATTU performance at Kalari Kshethra venue in Chithirapuram in Munnar.The show scheduled for 1800-1900 hrs started a bit late and the start ceremony began with the Hindu ritual ceremony of offering homage to the deities, similar to the " Kathakali Dance" opening ceremony I had seen in Kochi.After the initial prayer offerings the actual demonstration show began and held me spellbound from the word " Start".Watching " LIVE" and seeing Kalaripayattu in media is a World of difference .Seems late Martial arts actor Bruce Lee's " Nun Chuk" skill was a inspiration of Kalaripayattu warriors wielding sticks or flexible metallic belts.
The flame show's concerning skills of handling a flaming torch was also beyond the compass of normal human mortals.At the end of the show the audience were allowed to get themselves photographed with the Kalaripayattu artists who akin to normal sports players had their name imprinted on the back of their shirts.
Written 4 January 2023
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Harish
2 contributions
Nov 2022 • Friends
Great Experience..

Visited on 15.11.22..

Saw kathakali.. Both artists gave awesome performance .Both vadya and announcement were great...

Pleasant to here and see..

All the best to all team
Written 28 November 2022
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vaishali
2 contributions
Sep 2022
a great sight and also great experince and learning experience. the artist were wonderful and master of their field you also get to photographed with artist
Written 5 October 2022
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