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There are several places where Kathakali and Kalaripayittu shows are held. One at Thirumeny Culture Centre near Munnar town.
Another at Punnarjani which is around 9 kms away from Munnar town.
Typically one hour of Kathakali show followed by one hour of Kalaripayittu show.
We got a chance to watch the kalari fight show, traditional fight from Kerala. There are lot of wow moments in this one hour long program. Program was from 6 - 7pm. Kathak was at 5-6, which we missed it. Ticket price is 300, little...More
This cultural show is certainly unique and was slightly unexpected. It was split into two halves, each an hour long. The first part is seeing the traditional dancing, they spent time demonstrating each move including the more intricate eye movements and facial expressions. This was...More
Kathakali is very interesting if you know what to look for and pay attention to. It's a form to tell a story with the body expressions and dresses. We didn't see when they put the make up on, this is probably the most interesting thing....More
Kalaripayattu and Kathakali are two major forms which are considered "must watch". I was skeptical about attending Kathakali but I chose to attend "Kalaripayattu" a 01 hour show and I was spell bound. The performance by 6 pro artists was AMAZING and I cudnt take...More
While I can see why it may not be everyone's cup of tea, I thought that the kalaripayattu was awesome! I'm someone interested in practicing practical martial arts (e.g. brazil jiu-jitsu) so I found it fascinating seeing a show around a very old martial art...More
Two shows are offered, we did both. One is essentially dramatic showcasing traditional costumes and methods of acting.. The costumes are elaborate. There is live drumming that is impressive. The theater is a converted steel building but comfortable enough for the time spent.