Punarjani, meaning rebirth, is a traditional cultural village located about 8 kms from Munnar town. This traditional village showcases two performing arts 'Kathakali', a classical dance drama and 'Kalarippayattu', a traditional martial art of Kerala. In addition to these, it also promotes Ayurveda therapies.
A venture of few young artists, Punarjani Traditional Village was established with the intentions of preserving the art and culture of Kerala. It is a cultural centre that is run by well-trained artists who have charmed and continues to charm audiences with their outstanding performances.
Kathakali performance is a skillful combination of literature, music, costumes, elaborate facial makeup and dancing. The show starts at 5:00 PM every day and lasts for about an hour. The guests can watch Kathakali artists don their facial make-ups from 4:00 PM. The village offers seating arrangements at different rates viz; Platinum seat at INR 500 per person, Gold seats at INR 400 per person and Silver seats at INR 300 per person.
Kalarippayattu, a martial art form is promoted as a one hour show, starting at 6:00 PM every day. Premium seats cost INR 300 per person and Executive seats cost INR 200 per person. Children below 5 years of age are offered complimentary tickets but there will be no separate seats offered for them. The guests are encouraged to take photographs with the artists and their weapons.