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  • 01Kathakali and Kalaripayattu Performances in Thekkady

    Kathakali and Kalaripayattu Performances in Thekkady
    • h2 Hours
    • lThekkady
    • NNNNN30 ratings
    • Nilesh

    About the Activity:

    Experience Kerala’s glorious skilled forms of art. Kathakali and Kalaripayattu are two strong pillars upon which the state’s art and culture heritage rests. On this two hours experience, you’ll witness these forms in full bloom being performed in front of your very own eyes. It is nothing short of a gripping episode.

    This tour has two time slots, 5pm or 7pm. Over two hours, it takes you through an enthralling experience of captivating performances by well-trained and brilliantly talented artists from Kalamandalam, an art school. Loose yourself in the ancient dance-drama form of Kathakali. Be amazed at the flexibility and agility of Kalari artists as they showcase astonishing forms of self-defense through Kalaripayattu. 

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    If an escape into nature’s bountiful wilderness is what you are looking for, then Thekkady is the perfect destination. Synonymous with the Periyar wildlife sanctuary, Thekkady is set high in the southern Western Ghats at an altitude between 900 to 1800 meters.Sprawling over 777 sq km, Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary is the one of the prominent places to visit in Thekkady. The Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary is home to elephants, sambar, langurs, stork, the Malabar Giant Squirrel, flying squirrel and lion-tailed Macaques. This animal reserve is charmed by an artificial lake formed by the Mullaperiyar dam on Periyar River.

    Another one of the fond tourist places to visit in Thekkady is Kurisumala which is known for trekking and offers panoramic views of the sanctuary and plantation town of Kumily which is a notable tourist attraction in the outskirts of the reserve. Other tourist hot spots near Thekkady are the hilly towns of Murikkady, Chellar Kovil, Vandiperiyar, Anakkara lolling with tea and coffee plantations. The Mangala Devi Temple situated near Thekkady is another favourite tourist attraction hidden in the dense woods.

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