Kadambavanam Cultural Centre
Kadambavanam invites you to an evening of
cultural activities capturing the different facets of the ‘Tamil People’.
As you enter the centre under the auspices of Veera Ayyanaar, the
village deity of prosperity and valour, get ready for an evening of fun,
entertainment and information.
Catch the village folk playing native
games & sports and participate in a host of traditional games such as
Kittipul, Pandi, Golli gundu (Marbles) or Pallanguli.
Astrology is part and parcel of Tamil
tradition. Take a peek into your future with the kai rekai josier
(palmist) or kili josier (with a parrot as fortune teller).
Heralded by the traditional murasu (an
ancient drum), you can enter our auditorium at 6 pm and get ready to
feast your senses on the highly evolved classical arts.
The classical dance representative of
Tamilnadu is known as Bharathanatiyam. This divine dance form with
its graceful movements and beautiful costumes is sure to capture the
fascination of viewers.
The evening’s presentation is enriched
and made more interesting by the compering in English explaining the
history and meaning of the various art forms presented.
From classical arts meant for a higher
plane of consciousness, we take you to the other end of the spectrum –
folk arts – an integral part of everyday life in the villages.
Treat yourselves to a variety of
colorful Tamil folk arts such as Karagam, Kavadi, Oyilattam,
Thappattam, Poikkal kudhirai to name a few and let ‘the beat of the
Thappu drum get to you.
Sample TAMIL martial arts such as
Silambattam or Varmakalai – self defense techniques unique to
Tamilnadu, that are practiced more as an art form today.
Watch ‘Thorpavai Koothu’ an ancient art
form of puppetry theatre using props made of goat hide, depicting
stories mostly from the Ramayana at our charming puppetry theatre.
Visit the ‘Snack bar’ and sample Tamil
snacks prepared in extremely hygienic condition like muruku, thattai,
athirasam and wash it down with a degree kapi (rich aromatic South
Indian coffee) or a cooling herbal drink such as Thamarai poo theneer
(lotus flower tea).
Complete the Tamil experience with
dinner at our ‘Unavukudil’ (Dining Pavilion). A set menu of typical
Tamil vegetarian fare (many of which cannot be had at regular
restaurants) is prepared and served the traditional way with warmth
Kadambavanam Ethnic Resort
The Kadambavanam Ethnic Resort provides an
authentic cultural experience through a comprehensively structured daily
program of activities.
For example a ritual in every typical
Tamil household is the cleansing of the front yard with water mixed
with cow dung, which is a natural disinfectant. This is followed by
adorning the space with beautiful ‘Kollams’, which are intricate
geometric patterns laid freehand with rice flour by the lady of the
Nestled in the lap of Mother nature, it
is the perfect place for physical and mental rejuvenation.
Just breathing in the pure, fresh air
is enough to calm your senses and you can extend the tranquility by
attending a morning session on Yoga and Meditation at our yoga
Enjoy the countryside at leisure and go
for a village walk and observe rural living in the small hamlets
Explore Madurai’s colorful history by
taking detours to several lesser known places in and around that are
steeped in tradition and mythology.
Discover more about our culture,
spiritual practices and our language through discourses and dialogue
with eminent scholars.
A well stocked reading lounge and audio
visual library with an impressive collection of materials relating to
our heritage and customs, including classic old Tamil movies completes
Special packages for Health and
Rejuvenation and Cultural Retreats can be tailor made for groups on
request. Outbound camps for corporate and value camps for students are
Unavagam - The Ethnic Resort
features a scenic Unavagam (eatery) elevated 100’ above the site
abutting a small hillock, offering a fabulous view of the surrounding
greenery. It is a semi open multi level multi cuisine eatery, with
customized dining areas for different sizes of groups with a few
romantic corners as well.
Kadambavanam Cultural Centre and Ethnic
Madurai - Natham Road,
Dindigul District - 624 401,