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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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Kochi Evening Excursion: Kathakali Dance Show including Dinner and Hotel...

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Good place to experience Kathakali for the first time

This was my first and only experience. The narrator explained the culture and the concept of Kathakali very well before the actual show started

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Our hotel had an agreement with this place for the morning yoga class. The rooftop setting is quaint and the instructors were nice but the class was unprofessional and frankly a little dangerous. We were supposed to be practising Hatha yoga but there was no logical flow to the asanas. We did challenging poses (headstand, bridge etc.) in random order... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This was my first and only experience. The narrator explained the culture and the concept of Kathakali very well before the actual show started

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

The Kathakali centre does one hour shows of different dance forms in Kerala and other regions. We watched the Kathakali performance and it was fantastic! The show covers the entire process of the dance starting from make up which is an arduous activity. It is amazing to see how much effort goes into every single performance. The artists demonstrated the... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

You will not be disappointed by visiting this place. You can witness Kathakali and Martial arts in purest form.You can actually see actors getting done their makeup and getting ready for the performance.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

This was great value and very authentic. The only drawback was that the aircon was freezing in contrast to outside, so come prepared. I would definitely go again.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Don't get out off by the narrow entrance - Trust your instincts & TripAdvisor reviews and experience Kathakali & Attari (Traditional Martial Arts) in their truest & purest form. You will not be disappointed!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The theatre opens an hour before show time so you can watch the actors do their make up - very interesting. It was nice that there was a demonstration of the various facial expressions and movements that are used in the performance and what they mean. Even though this sounds like a tourist grab, we highly recommend taking in a... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This ancient Kerala art form, Kathakali, and the other theatre performances are so worth seeing if you have never had the experience. The actors are funny and very expressive and there is an English narrator. Also you have the option of watching the actors put on their makeup before the show which is an experence in itself.i

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

A great place to soak in some culture. Great performances and better still the live transformation of artists using natural products and dyes for makeup into the characters of the play. we could see how painstakingly the makeup is done using natural dyes. A cultural eye opener and great performances.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

When we arrived down this back alley I was a little hesitant at what to expect. Then you round the corner to a lady selling water, tapioca crisps etc. Then through to a lovely old building and the ticket office. We had bought our tickets via our guest house already. Then upstairs into the auditorium. The seats were comfortable and... More 

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