Enjoy a vibrant Kathakali performance in Munnar

Kathakali Dance Show In Munnar

A Kathakali performance to remember this trip by
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Kathakali Dance Show In Munnar

Enjoy the amazing kathakali show in Munnar in one of the most charming hill stations, Munnar. This traditional dance form originated in this southern state and allows you to view it in its traditional essence. Witness the magic of Kathakali in Munnar as performed by skilled artists in an art performance temple called Koothambalam.

A dance form representing an event from ancient Kerala style of storytelling, Kathakali in Munnar, involves a plethora of colors due to its vibrant costumes and masks, movements and expressions. These elements make this dance form an altogether enjoyable cultural extravaganza. One can catch glipmses of it in punarjani traditional village or the thirumeni cultural centre munnar. It is one of the most favorite things to do in Munnar for tourists from all over the world. Find out the Punarjani traditional village timings before you visit.

There are several places in Munnar where you can enjoy a Kathakali dance show such as the Thirumeny Cultural Centre. Watch a mesmerizing one-hour Kathakali show here and enjoy the slow-tapping sounds of this vivid dance form. This slow-tapping music consists of Carnatic ragas and traditional instruments like Idakka and Shankhu, the Chenda, Chengila, Maddalam, and Ilathalam. A Kathakali show typically starts with the Kelikottu asking the audience to pay attention and then the Todayam takes place where all the characters ask for god’s blessings. Then the performance commences and sways to the tunes of the Nritya piece, the Purappadu.

Most Kathakali shows last for about an hour and transport you to another world with its beautiful moments. Come watch this art form in its true essence in the land where it originated and immerse yourself in the local Kerala culture.

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      Dealing of travel guide need to be improved. Munnar trip was memorable. The cab driver, Mr Ajmal is polite & soft spoken person. We are satisfied with his driving and the services rendered by him. Thanks for nice travel arrangement made at a reasonable rate.
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      Had a wonderful trip in kerala,we really liked d hotels,hotel staff,totally satisfied with d trip,whenever we had a problem, travel agent responded immediately,first time we planned a trip through online,we never faced any problem anywhere,thanq soo much for providing a memorable trip to kerala,worth for d amount what we have paid We liked d stay at munnar,really feels like in jungle,almost covered all d places,on 1st day we have missed some places bt dey covered on 3rd day,good hospitality at each n every place
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      Bharanisreekatumuri

      Kochi, 3 days ago

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      It was good service from travel agent entire tour package was worth for me. Raisoone Travels & Holidays services was good, would like to recommend to others. Munnar was awesome, Thekkady is not much recommended as only wildlife is there. Houseboat was super amazing experience with best services and yummy food on board. Our driver was polite and helped us as a guide. Munnar and Houseboat experience was best.
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      Gudivada Sai Lokesh

      Eluru, 5 days ago

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      Given contact numbers of Travel agents never pick their phone ...have to call their office and explain everything about whom your dealing with an all .......worse ever houseboats i have been to with untideness and lizards spiders every where had to abort it and stay in hotel itself Munnar scenerios and ramada stay
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      Khajamoinuddin Ce

      Hyderabad, 6 days ago

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      Hello Team, I am Madhuri from Hyderabad. I traveled to Kerala with my family with the help of Tour Associate Team.The whole trip was really awesome. It was very well organised by Murali based on my views.I traveled first to Alleppey and from there to Thekkaddy and then Munnar. The Hotels/Resorts given are good. The cab Driver Anil supported us all over the trip in visiting all the places.Thanks to TourAssociate team Murali and Anil. I would like to refer Murali and Anil to my family/friends/Colleagues. Thank You
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      Went on a Munnar Allepey Trip with them. The arrangements were very nicely done with each detail minutely taken care of. The cab provided was good and also the hotel. However the hotel in allepey Pagoda Resorts was pathetic in terms of room service.The rooms were good but room service was not good at all. Hence try and change the resort in allepey if offered Pagoda.
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      The trip was very satisfying. The driver/guide & all other arrangements were very good. Only thing is my stay in Munnar was quite far from main town which meant that I was not able to stay in town to watch the Kalaripayattu show till 8 pm. If I was able to watch the show I would have given it a 10.
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    The Punarjani cultural village in Munnar is the place to catch a Kathakali show. They perform daily from 5 to 6 PM. They also perform the traditional Kalarippayattu martial art show from 6 to 7 PM.

    A Kathakali show costs INR 200/- at the Punarjani Cultural village in Munnar. Children below the age of 6 are given a complimentary entry.

    Although its actual origin is unclear, however, this dance form emerged from coastal regions in South India during the 17th century. The popular belief is that Kathakali has emerged from "Krishananattam", a dance drama on the life and activities of Lord Krishna. It is a combination of dramatic make-up, facial expressions, mudras and soothing music. 

    Kathakali is an ancient and traditional dance form of Kerala, using elaborate make-ups, costumes, masks and set-ups. Kathakali originated in the 17th century and has its roots in Hindu mythology.

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