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Thekkady Kalari Centre

Gadhas and sticks

The Thekkady Kalari Centre is only seven years old. It is not a traditional Kalaripayattu training centre. A team of seven men that run this unit conduct regular Kalaripayattu performances in a kuzhi kalari. All of them have been trained in the Northern style of Kalaripayattu. Until sometime back, students used to come here for training. But that has come to a stop. The practice is now to pick students and put them through training, usually in the mornings.

The Thekkady Kalari team does not go anywhere for conducting programmes. When bookings are done at the tourist resorts at Thekkady, the team arranges a one-hour show. Besides Kalaripayattu, they perform Kathakali as well.

Kadathanadan Kalari Centre
Thekkady Junction
Idukki, Pin 685509
Mobile : 91 9961740868

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