Kalaripayattu, A Traditional Martial Arts Performance
Our journey begins with action. Before we embark on our cruising adventure, guests get to witness a Kalaripayattu performance. This is an ancient traditional fighting system that originated in Kerala. The word “kalari” means battlefield and “payattu” refers to “become trained” or “ to practice”. Thus traditionally people practising this art form were those who were trained for the battlefield.
Within the borders of the rapidly developing Port city – Cochin, amidst the hustle and bustle of metro-life, along a serene stretch of the backwaters, an ancient village – Nettoor- preserves a traditional Kalari, the sacred place for practicing authentic Kalarippayattu – the ancient martial art of Kerala. Read More