Enjoy a vibrant Kathakali performance in Munnar

How to Reach For Kathakali Dance Show

A Kathakali performance to remember this trip by
Tourism in Munnar

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How to Reach For Kathakali Dance Show

Enjoy Kathakali in Munnar when you visit this hill station on a holiday and watch the riveting dance movements. This dance form originated from this beautiful land and thus you will be able to grasp its true form. Watch a Kathakali dance show with your family and loved ones and enjoy the portrayal of culture and art.

Most of these dance performances last for about an hour and tell a different kind of story to viewers. You will have to observe it carefully to understand its true meaning as each movement represents something in that particular story. There are several areas where you can watch a Kathakali show, including the Thirumeny Cultural Centre.

This center is easy to locate as it is situated on Temple Road in Munnar and there are several buses plying on the route. You can also book a cab or private taxi to get to here. You can also take a taxi to the East End Hotel as the cultural center is on the road behind this hotel. Kathakali performances here take place from 5 to 6 PM and from 7 to 8 PM. A show usually costs around INR 300/-. Make sure you book your tickets in advance before it gets sold out.

Enthrall your senses with Kathakali in Munnar and immerse yourself in the local culture of Kerala.

DistanceBy AirBy RoadBy TrainBy Sea
Bangalore to MunnarN/A1.0 hours9.0 hours11.0 hoursN/A
New Delhi to MunnarN/A7.0 hours16.0 hours10.0 hoursN/A
Chennai to MunnarN/A1.0 hours10.0 hours11.0 hoursN/A
Mumbai to MunnarN/AN/A23.0 hours9.0 hoursN/A

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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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