Punarjani Traditional Village

Punarjani Traditional Village

Punarjani Traditional Village
4.5
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Monday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Tuesday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Wednesday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Thursday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Friday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Saturday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Sunday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
About
We have traditional shows everyday in our village. Kathakali Fusion(Real blend of Kathakali , Bharatha Natyam , Mohiniyattam , Theyyam. etc. Kalarippayattu(Traditional martial art)
Duration: 1-2 hours
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  • Venkat K
    Calgary, Canada34 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    "Captivating Harmonies: A Fusion of Tradition and Innovation in Punarjani's Kathakali Performance"
    The Kathakali fusion performance at Punarjani was an extraordinary blend of traditional and contemporary artistry. The seamless integration of Kathakali's intricate storytelling and expressive movements with modern elements created a mesmerizing and unforgettable experience. The performers' dedication and skill brought a new dimension to this classical dance form, captivating the audience with their energy and passion. Punarjani's innovative approach to preserving cultural heritage while embracing innovation is commendable, making this fusion performance a must-see for both traditional art enthusiasts and those seeking a unique artistic encounter.
    Visited July 2023
    Travelled solo
    Written 31 August 2023
  • connectwithshweta
    Gurugram (Gurgaon), India10 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    India's Got talent !
    India's got talent!!!! So true when I watched great artists performing at Punarjani Traditional Village - both shows - Kathakali Fusion and Kalarippayattu(Traditional martial art). Mesmerizing experience and also a great job on crowd involvement. Leaving the place, I felt like a proud Indian!!
    Visited November 2023
    Travelled solo
    Written 14 November 2023
  • PAllavurS
    Seattle, Washington72 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Great experience on local culture
    We were doing a Kerala tour and wanted our teenage son to get exposure to local culture. The driver we had recommended tickets to the KATHAKALI performance and the Kalaripayattu martial arts performance at Punarjani. Both performances were packed and the performances on both were very good and entertaining. I only give 4 stars and not 5 because they kept stuffing people into the KATHAKALI performance to the point that it raised safety concerns, there was too much “rock” in the performance - some was innovative but it was overdone. Overall had a great experience. The martial arts demo was excellent!
    Visited December 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 3 January 2024
  • Fiona B
    9 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Spending time with the Punarjani Village people
    We made the most of our visit by combining an Aurvedic masssge with seeing the Kathkali show too. All the staff were incredibly attentive and charming. The energy and whole concept of the Punarjani Traditional Village is wonderful
    Visited December 2023
    Travelled with friends
    Written 17 January 2024
  • John D
    Palo Alto, California34 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Fusion of traditional dance forms with modern music
    There are two performances; one is kathakali, a traditional dance form, the other is kalaripayattu, traditional martial arts. We saw the kathakali performance. The costumes and makeup are mostly traditional. But the music is modern, and the finale, which is heavy metal kathakali while the performers are flashing mudras, is worth the price of admission, in fact we would come back to this area just to see this show again. If you like unusual fusion of art forms, you won't want to miss this.
    Visited January 2024
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 25 January 2024
  • Chrissie77
    United Kingdom683 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Unique and Spellbinding
    I actually had no intention of going to any dance performance. But our driver had other ideas by buying the tickets and driving us there! We really had no idea of what to expect and were prepared to be bored. How wrong can you be? From the start of the music we were hooked! The skill and expressions of all actors was breathtaking. We didn’t understand of course but somehow “got it”? One of the team made eye contact during her very emotional piece and the tears just flowed. That shocked me. There were so many emotions conveyed to the spellbound audience and silence throughout. At the end most of the audience was on stage having photos with their favourite and I wish I had done so too but that British reserve just stopped me. My husband videotaped most of it so we will be watching again. Thank you to all the amazing actors for such an unexpected experience. We also watched the martial arts which was very skilful but not really for us!
    Visited March 2024
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 24 March 2024
  • Robin
    3 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Breathtaking artistic fight performances
    We went to watch the artistic fighting show „Kallarippayattu“. The show and the artists was breathtaking. The stunts were very well performed and the professionalism was visible. The only nitpick is that I did not very well understand what the „introducer“ was saying over the microphone. However the show was very exciting and recommendable
    Visited May 2024
    Travelled with friends
    Written 7 May 2024
  • Curious02987568089
    1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Amazing display of traditional martial art form karalipayattu.
    The kalaripayattu martial arts performance was amazing. As a native to Kerala, I thought I wouldn't enjoy it. But, I definitely did. Especially the fire and sparks show towards the end. It's worth watching atleast once. The only downside is that the ticket counter person was not very helpful.
    Visited May 2024
    Travelled solo
    Written 27 May 2024
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Sneha
Bengaluru, India1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2022
We saw an evening at the Punarjani watching the Kathakali and the Kalaripayattu shows. It was a spectacular experience. We watched the Kathakali show for an hour. This is a wonderful show of the ancient Kathakali blended in short bites along with other forms of dancing such as Mohiniattam, Bharatnatyam, and Kuchupuddi. The fusion of all the dances at the end of the show was mind-blowing. The whole show was entertaining.

After that, we saw the Kalaripayattu show. A fabulous display of ancient weapons with the dynamic use of skill, strength, and courage required on a battlefield. The show was conducted in an organized manner, with the participants performing brilliantly, with so much energy, keeping us on the edge of our seats for the whole hour.

I recommend each and every visitor in Munnar to spend an hour of an evening watching the Kalaripayattu show, They explain each performance and we watched with bated breath. At the end of the show, we could hold the weapons and meet the artists. It was wonderful meeting them and talking with the master too. Memorable experience. I watched the show in the first week of Dec 2022.
Written 21 January 2023
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charlesleephotos
Felsted, UK42 contributions
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Feb 2023
We had a fun time. We first watched the dancers put on make up and their costumes- only four members of the audience elected to do this and in my opinion they missed out. The dance show was about an hour long and included a variety of short dances. The martial arts show was in a purpose built arena on a lower floor and was a varied mix of sword fighting and other martial arts. The shows were also excellent value- best seats for each show were around £6.
Written 9 February 2023
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David the Mighty
Gurugram (Gurgaon), India60 contributions
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Dec 2019
If you want to enjoy , Kathakali and Kalaripayattu , then this is the best place to enjoy .They have 1 hour show for Kathakali and then 1 hour show for Kalaripayattu.
Its a must see event .The show starts at 6:00 PM.
6:00 pm to 7:00 Pm is Kathakali show & 7:00 PM to 8:00 pm is Kalaripayattu.
Munnar visit is incomplete without this .
Written 16 January 2020
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Gleeo
Melbourne, Australia12 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020 • Family
After a long day around Munnar, I wanted to head back to the hotel. One of them members of our group wanted to attend the Punarjani dance demonstration of Kathakali. We decided to to all attend, and also see the Kalarippayattu, both were excellent!
The Kathakali was not in English, but that didn’t stop us from enjoying the performance. The facial expressions were terrific!
The Kalarippayattu was a real exciting demonstration of martial arts. Unni Gurukal and the team were amazing and enjoyed working with the crowd.
Thanks for an amazing second last night in Incredible India!
Written 4 January 2020
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Xyz
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4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2021 • Friends
Starting with what i loved the most which cannot be described in words is Kalaripattu ...genuinely a must visit ..their performance is breathtaking... I will give them 5 rating for their dangerous acts.
Next coming to kathakali, this was my second time watching kathakali and this was a let down. The actors did not know to express via facial expression.
Being trained bharatnatyam dancer, I can tell that in Karnataka the kind of dance the little girl did was taught to us within 6 months. She needs lots and lots of polishing. I'm sure shez some important persons daughter amongst the event organiser and hence must have given her a Chance so that she gains confidence.
The only thing i could watch in that expensive show is mohiniyattam...she was graceful and beautiful to watch.
Plz do not show such low standards as our cultural form of dance and spoil the art.
2 out of 5 for the kathakali show( entire marks only deserved by mohiniyattam dancer )
Written 31 January 2021
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John D
Palo Alto, CA34 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2024 • Couples
There are two performances; one is kathakali, a traditional dance form, the other is kalaripayattu, traditional martial arts. We saw the kathakali performance. The costumes and makeup are mostly traditional. But the music is modern, and the finale, which is heavy metal kathakali while the performers are flashing mudras, is worth the price of admission, in fact we would come back to this area just to see this show again. If you like unusual fusion of art forms, you won't want to miss this.
Written 25 January 2024
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San
Asia13 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2022 • Couples
This is one of the most memorable show of my life time, if you visit Munnar.
This should be on top your list, the ticket price 500 rs is nothing for this kind of experience.
The artist from Kathakali team are very skilled at what they do & in fact i would suggest to go 30 mins earlier so that you can see them while preparing backstage, i have never experienced any cultural performances like these but i enjoyed it immensely.

Next Martial Arts :

What do i say about this performance, i just experienced something which I probably wouldn’t experience again, all the team members are extremely skilled & the performance they delivered, i couldn’t even believe it’s possible.

Post the show, you will also get a chance to meet them & talk to them.

Extremely humble people.

MUST VISIT SHOW, when in Kerala.
Written 14 April 2022
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Mubeena
4 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2021 • Friends
I attended the show with least intrest but the mesmerizing performance they made made me stood up and clap....worth of attending. I could only say awesome awesome awesome. Nishanth was 17 years boy amazing kid. Ajith, and all other were really really wonderful. Whom so ever is planning to visit kerela, must attend thus show ❤❤❤❤❤
Written 15 March 2021
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Roy
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2022 • Friends
Just finished the Kalaripattyu show at Punarjani and it was worth every penny. 1 hr show was full of different styles of fight including fire stunts. Amazing stuff from the team. Keep it up team.
Written 21 July 2022
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PAllavurS
Seattle, WA72 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2023 • Family
We were doing a Kerala tour and wanted our teenage son to get exposure to local culture. The driver we had recommended tickets to the KATHAKALI performance and the Kalaripayattu martial arts performance at Punarjani. Both performances were packed and the performances on both were very good and entertaining. I only give 4 stars and not 5 because they kept stuffing people into the KATHAKALI performance to the point that it raised safety concerns, there was too much “rock” in the performance - some was innovative but it was overdone. Overall had a great experience. The martial arts demo was excellent!
Written 3 January 2024
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