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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    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.

    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. 

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