Kalarippayattu is the traditional martial art form of Kerala which originated around 3000 years ago. It is the oldest known combat style and is known to be the ‘Mother of martial arts’.Being a quintessential part of ancient Keralalites healthy lifestyle, this martial art form perfectly embodies beauty, strength and agility.
The whole course of kalarippayattu can be categorized under 4 sections:-
- Mey Payattu (Physical training)
- Vadi Payattu (stick combat)
- Ayudha payattu (weapon combat)
- Adi thada (hand combat)
Kathakali is known to be the most eminent among India’s classical art forms. The history of this vibrant dance form can be traced back to the 17th century. Kathakali was originated in Kerala. The first form of Kathakali was Ramanattam, which was created by the Raja of Kottarakkara, a princely state in ancient Kerala. This art form is rich with lively acting colourful costumes, soulful music and percussion. The show mainly features episodes from the ancient epics Ramayana and Mahabharatha.
Chithirapuram South, Munnar, Kerala
mail : kalakshethra.com, web : kalarikshethra.com
Tel. : 04865 263934,
entrance fee Rs.200 (Non refundable)
Children below 5 years are not chargeable and above five years are same as adults
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