Kalaripayattu Ancient Martial Art Performance in Bangalore

Kalaripayattu Ancient Martial Art Performance in Bangalore
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$1175
Duration: 3 hours
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Prepare for battle during this 3-hour group trip exploring the ancient martial art of ‘Kalaripayattu,’ one of the oldest in the world. Grab up to 15 guests as you explore the mythology and mystery surrounding this beautiful art form by enjoying a mesmerizing performance by a group of trained practitioners. After the show, sit down to an included ‘Kerala Sadhya’ (banquet) lunch served on a banana leaf in a tree house.

Receive a pickup from your guide at your hotel at 11:00 am and start your exciting Kalaripayattu experience. Your group of up to 15 guests will spend the excursion getting to know one of the oldest martial art forms in the world, the origins for which are cloaked in mythology and mystery.

Start by learning a brief history of Kalaripayattu by the 'Kalari Gurukkal', (master or guru), before witnessing a high-energy performance conducted by the guru’s disciples. Apart from bare hand combat, Kalaripayattu fighters also use swords, odd-shaped wooden weapons, daggers, and the lethal ‘urumi,’ a flexible whip-like sword. Kalaripayattu adherents claim that experienced fighters can disable or kill their opponents by merely touching the correct ‘marmam’ (vital point) on an enemy’s body.

After the performance, join your warrior hosts for an authentic ‘Kerala Sadya,’ a traditional Kerala banquet feast served on a green banana leaf in a tree house. You’ll enjoy a sumptuous spread of rice and more than 14 delicious vegetable dishes, followed by different varieties of ‘payasams’ (freshly-prepared vegetarian dishes).

You'll enjoy this traditional meal while learning more about its origins and the unique method of serving used by hosts. Sadya meals are always served in a specific fashion, with the banana leaf placed before each guest with its narrow part pointing to the left side. Each individual dish is served from the top left corner of the leaf and placed in a pre-set order designed to accentuate the overall gastronomic experience. 

When the tour concludes, you will receive a drop-off back at your hotel in Bangalore City.

Prepare for battle during this 3-hour group trip exploring the ancient martial art of ‘Kalaripayattu,’ one of the oldest in the world. Grab up to 15 guests as you explore the mythology and mystery surrounding this beautiful art form by enjoying a mesmerizing performance by a group of trained practitioners. After the show, sit down to an included ‘Kerala Sadhya’ (banquet) lunch served on a banana leaf in a tree house.