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
    Traveled solo
    Written August 31, 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
    Traveled solo
    Written November 14, 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
    Traveled with family
    Written January 3, 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
    Traveled with friends
    Written January 17, 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
    Traveled as a couple
    Written January 25, 2024
  • Chrissie77
    United Kingdom684 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
    Traveled as a couple
    Written March 24, 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
    Traveled with friends
    Written May 7, 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
    Traveled solo
    Written May 27, 2024
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Curious02987568089
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 • Solo
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.
Written May 27, 2024
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Manoj Kulkarni
Pune, India8 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 • Couples
Excellent .. we enjoyed it a lot .. thank you so much..!!! It is a great show , and a must try at your Kerala visit .. highly recommended
Written May 23, 2024
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Robin
3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 • Friends
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
Written May 7, 2024
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370shivania
texas, United States16 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Couples
We really wanted to see Kathakali performance and read rave reviews about Punarjani. It is mediocre at best with mostly bharatnatyam dances. The Kathakali performers could not or did not move much. The dance form is known for its powerful facial expressions and there was no movement or expression. Bharatnatyam dancers were good - but we were not interested in that.
Theater is clean and cool. Booking was easy.
Written April 17, 2024
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Chrissie77
United Kingdom684 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Couples
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!
Written March 24, 2024
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

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 January 25, 2024
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

JAS
Palo Alto, CA81 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2024 • Couples
It's not your typical Kathakali performance -- it's a fascinating and engaging high energy fusion of 5 different forms of Keralan dance traditions. It lasts just an hour and you'll leave wishing it was longer! Hint -- be the first person up on the stage after the performance ends and they open it up so you can take photos with the performers. No one wants to be the first but once someone goes up there, it gets mobbed quickly.
Written January 25, 2024
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Fiona B
9 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2023 • Friends
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
Written January 17, 2024
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

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 January 3, 2024
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

ratnam r
111 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2023 • Friends
the kathakali fusion performance was awesome , the theatre was maintained well and the staff was friendly and polite . need to book in advance to get good seats; else not worth it
Written December 9, 2023
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