The Kadathanadan Kalari Centre is located in Thekkady which lies on the border of Kerala and Tamil Nadu in Kerala. It is a very famous art gallery and centre displaying ‘Kalaripayattu’- one of the oldest and finest form of Indian martial arts.At the Kadathanadan Kalari Centre, this martial art is well sustained, practiced and displayed in Kuzhikalari.
The centre has a well-designed gallery built soundly so that, the visitors can view the martial arts being displayed live from a sufficiently safe distance. Kalaripayattu is believed to be originated in South India in ancient times and is assumed to be about 3000 years old. It is attributed to Sage Parshurama-the teacher and master of this martial art form.
A lot of tourists and art lovers visit this gallery to witness this unique martial arts centered on extreme coordination between mind, body and, the weapons used. The acts beautifully reflects Kerala’s unique and rich culture, worth watching. Due to both and historical and cultural importance, The Kathanandankalari Centre shows are a must watch performance.
There is a daily Kalari Show at the centre in the evening from 6 pm to 7 pm. So, visit this place and satiate your craving for art!