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Details about Kalaripayattu, the ancient martial art form of Kerala have been included in the Kerala Tourism official website as a microsite. Now you will get all the details regarding this unique style of attack and self-defence from the website.

As a martial art with a legacy of more than 3000 years, Kalaripayattu is regarded as the oldest and the most scientific of all martial arts in the world, and there are many traditions, customs, preparations and styles associated with it.  The therapeutic aspect of Kalaripayattu is also explained in this site.

Kalaripayattu is celebrated as a martial art form exclusive to God’s Own Country that amalgamates body control, treatment, and armed as well as unarmed combat. The history of Kalaripayattu is entwined with the cultural history of Kerala. The roots of this art are so deeply entrenched in the cultural fabric of the state that it is impossible to separate the two.

In this microsite, you will get a rich and incredible narrative of this martial art tradition of Kerala.


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