Tyndis Kalaripayattu Quick Tour

Tyndis Kalaripayattu tour explores the Kerala Kalaripayattu martial art. This martial art probably originated from South India. Kalaripayattu is a treasure of ancient times. It is for the modern world to practice and pioneer on it! Most importantly, it is the mother of all martial arts!

First of all, Tyndis Kalaripayattu tour takes the guest to a traditional Kalari. Kalari is the arena for the practice of this martial art. Besides this, the Kalari is not only used for mere teaching of a method of combat. Even more, Kalari is also a major means of healthy life through strict food habits and exercises. Above all, the treatment methods called the ‘Kalari Marma Chikithsa’ are unique. These may be closely related to the key points of a human body.

Kalaripayattu is a martial art which combines both the physique and mental powers of a human body. Tyndis Kalaripayattu tour helps tourists understand the significance of Kalaripayattu martial art. Tagged with the label of the mother of all martial arts, it justifies this tag with the legend of this art that traces back to over 3000 years in history.

Legend of the Kalaripayattu traces back to the age of Sage Parasurama. He is regarded as the grandmaster who is well equipped in all forms of martial arts. He is often regarded as the creation of the sage.

It is believed that this king of Indian martial arts was born in the Southern Part of India. Legends regard this to be the Northern parts of Kerala (Vatakara or Kannur). Most modern and medieval martial arts, including the Kung Fu, traces its ancestry to Kalaripayattu.

Kalaripayattu martial art has a great rapport with the nature and flow of life. It draws immense inspiration from the raw power and strength of animals and incorporates their actions and body language in the performance of each step during the combats.

Movements of this Indian martial arts Kalaripayattu is inspired by animals. Animals like Tiger, Lion, Wild Boar, Elephant, Crocodile, and Snake etc. have contributed to the Payattu or quick actions and body postures in Kalaripayattu.

Kalaripayattu has a huge significance in the ancient history of South India as this martial art was used as the combat code of the ancient kingdoms like the Cholas and Cheras and even the Princely states of Malabar like the Chirakkal Rajas and Zamorins.

After the decline of princely states in India, the martial art form had lost its importance. For long years, Kalaripayattu suffered being restricted to merely a tutorial mode of propagation. But, in recent times, Kalaripayattu in Kerala is experiencing a bounce back to the golden era. Kalaripayattu Training and Kalari classes are efficiently used these days. Tyndis Kalaripayattu tour portrays the core idea of Kalaripayattu. In India, Kalaripayattu is also incorporated in theatre-dance, health care and fitness, and even in the movie stunts!


  • Storyteller Service
  • Drinking Water
  • Basics of Indian martial arts Kalaripayattu.
  • Insight on the origin & propagation of Kalari from experienced Gurukkal or the instructor.


Yes, Kalaripayattu can be learnt by people of all ages at their good health. But it is suggested that someone beyond the age of 50 not good at physical fitness activities doesn’t try it. Tourists can join for Kalaripayattu classes at any authentic Kerala Kalari centre.

This quick tour demonstrates the basics of Kalaripayattu. It discusses the use of various weapons, the basic moves, stories of Kalaripayattu, etc.

Kalaripayattu training demands you to showcase flexibility and core strength, and substantially more of your stamina and patience to acquire the knowledge of this martial art.

No, it’s entirely up to the tourist to join for further courses or not. Basic lessons are just a demonstration used to build knowledge and interest about Kalari in you.

Kalaripayattu is not only a system for martial arts alone but also a medium for prayer, meditation, personality, mind control, concentration, tact building etc. Kalaripayattu have a different image among other martial art forms in its warm-up system, practise and treatment system. Complete dedication of body and mind, strict discipline, devotion etc. are very essential for practising Kalaripayattu. Kalari tradition also solidify the 'Guru-Shishya' (Teacher-Student) relation.

Kalaripayattu is practised in a place called Kalari or local centres for the practice of Kalaripayattu. Kalaripayattu is taught to the Shishyas or students by a master known as the Gurukkal.

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