Discover the ancient art of Kalaripayattu, one of the world’s oldest martial arts, on this 3-hour tour from Bangalore. Meet a Kalaripayattu master to learn more about the mysterious practice; watch a spectacular display of bare hand and sword combat; then tuck into a delicious ‘Kerala Sadhya’ banquet. This small-group tour has a maximum of 15 people and includes hotel pickup and drop-off.
3-hour Kalaripayattu martial art experience from Bangalore
Learn about the ancient art of Kalaripayattu from a martial arts master
Watch a thrilling performance of Kalaripayattu, including bare hand combat, daggers, and urumi
Feast on a traditional ‘Kerala Sadhya’ banquet served in a treehouse
Great-value tour incudes lunch, hotel pickup, and round-trip transport
Small-group tour limited to 15 people ensures a personalized experience
Your tour begins with an 11am pickup from your central Bangalore hotel and a short transfer to the martial arts school. Traveling onboard a comfortable minibus with your small group of up to 15 people, listen as your guide offers a brief introduction to Kalaripayattu, one of the world’s oldest martial arts. On arrival, meet with a 'Kalari Gurukkal' (a Kalaripayattu master or guru) to learn more about the mysterious art form, before being entertained by a high-energy performance conducted by the guru’s disciples. Prepare to be dazzled by impressive displays of bare hand combat; watch as the warriors wield traditional wooden weapons, daggers and swords; and see the notorious ‘urumi’, a flexible whip-like sword, in action. Hear how experienced Kalaripayattu fighters can disable or kill their opponents by merely touching the correct ‘marmam’ (vital point) on an enemy’s body, but don’t worry – no one will be hurt during the demonstrations! After a thrilling performance, join your hosts in the treehouse for a traditional ‘Kerala Sadya’ feast, a banquet served on banana leaves according to ancient rituals. Sample a delicious spread of more than 14 ‘payasams’ (freshly-prepared vegetarian dishes), accompanied by rice. With your appetite sated, return to Bangalore, where your tour ends with drop-off at your hotel around 2pm.
Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
Price is fixed per group
A maximum of 15 people per group is allowed
All sales are final and incur 100% cancellation penalties.