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Kerala Kathakali Centre

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Address: near Santa Cruz Basilica | K.B. Jacob Road, Fort Kochi, Kochi (Cochin) 682001, India
Phone Number: 484 2215827
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Must visit place in kochi

Just in front of the fort Kochi boat jetty. The kalaripayattu show was great. However I was amazed at very low audience(hardly 25% of the total seating capacity was occupied). The... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
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Bengaluru (Bangalore), India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Just in front of the fort Kochi boat jetty. The kalaripayattu show was great. However I was amazed at very low audience(hardly 25% of the total seating capacity was occupied). The artists had worked hard to present their skills and we should contribute our part to appreciate their efforts otherwise these art forms would perish. Coming back to the kathakli... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

My family members always been attached to the different type of dances, here we have learned about Kathakali by talk with trainers, My Aunt is very fond of Kathakali dances she love most, she got information how to be good at this, this place is real example of true lerner and true epic dance of Kathakali.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

NZ Couple checking in. We went to Kathakali in Fort Kochi. It was a bit pricey by Indian standards but still great for us, only a few dollars! The evening is narrated in easy to understand English. The performance was quite other-worldly for us. It would have been very comical if it wasn't for the sobering topic. We were shocked... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

The centre is not visible from the road. It's located behind some shady buildings and the you have to pass through narrow passages. But when you clime upto their theatre, the atmosphere and the people are awesome. You see the hard work of the makeup artists and the perfection of the dance artist. This place is a must to visit.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This was teh first time I encountered Kathakali with all the explanations in English. Extremely engaging programme, easy to follow . Very good performances

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great show! Amazing musicians and performers..Maybe not the best to take small grumpy children. Would go again solo..Everyone should see it at least once in their life.

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Dammam, Saudi Arabia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

It's an interesting show and different from what I used to attend the story is very simple I am glad we caught it and enjoy it

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Kochi (Cochin), India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

As a Tour Guide , i have seen this spectacular dance " Kthakali " in Kerala Kathakali centre in Fortkochi along with my guests. Makeup session and dance show little longer than other theater , I know Mr. Vijayan, the owner of this organisation , a humble person. The attraction of this centre , if you want to watch the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We have been there for kathakali performance.We booked tickets online.The cost of ticket was 300₹per head.You can booked earlier and pay at the time of show.We reached there at 5pm for the make up session.The show starts at 6 pm.It was very nice experience.I highly recommend this place to everyone.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A small place near the Basilica in Fort Koch. The entrance is through a narrow lane and you have to climb a flight of stairs to reach the auditorium The auditorium is quite decent with a seating capacity of about 100+ . We were delighted with the kalaripayttu performance followed by the kathakalli demostration. I suggest keeping about 4-5 hrs... More 

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