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Kerala Kathakali Centre

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near Santa Cruz Basilica | K.B. Jacob Road, Fort Kochi, Kochi (Cochin) 682001, India
+91 98955 34939
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Kochi Evening Excursion: Kathakali Dance Show including Dinner and Hotel...
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near Santa Cruz Basilica | K.B. Jacob Road, Fort Kochi, Kochi (Cochin) 682001, India
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We booked this show while on our visit to Kochi. Though we have seen many plays, this one was really interesting to us. We got the front seats, so it was nice to see the makeup and the play. All in all very interesting.

Thank travelCraze1979
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Interesting performace, sometimes marred by numerous tourists insisting on standing in the front, obstructing the view for others, in order to take close up photos! Very rude.;

Thank Sheila V
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We got in early and booked some front row seats to the performance. You can arrive at 4.00pm to watch performers apply the face paint, it is interesting to watch but you probably don’t need to arrive the full hour earlier for this. Show began...More

Thank JScott09
Reviewed 4 days ago

we went there early to see the make-up session ,it was really very attracting . kathakali basic mudras are thought before begining for performance .

Thank sikhilviswam
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Cool and different cultural experience. You need to be curious, patient and attentive to enjoy this - or simply curious:-) I went for this “show” just for fun and out of curiosity - never regretted. You dive into different religion and culture, get a nice...More

Thank Nathaly_K
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Although concerned that it was a tourist trap, we found the Kathakali dance show interesting and learnt something which we had not know about local culture. Don’t be put off by the number of tourists. It is worth a visit. Go before the show starts...More

Thank katyhaf
Reviewed 5 days ago

We went along to a typical Kathakali Dance demo including the make-up session beforehand. Not sure what we expected but it was surprising. Had it not been for the explanation about the way the story telling took place using body movements, we would have found...More

Thank Carol W
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Wonderful traditional show,this has been the thrill of our tour.thanks to our driver who suggested this to us.

Thank rimpapmaji
Reviewed 1 week ago

You definitely have to get there early: first to have good places in the front (booking is possible), and second to enjoy how they cooperate to make up before the show. Beautiful show and live music. These guys are fantastic! Tibetan restaurant is just next...More

Thank delphsilva
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Well worth visit for show and live music. We did both and was excellent. Must do in Kochi. We just turned up, no booking.

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
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2 December 2017|
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Response from Arup1981 | Reviewed this property |
There are no dress codes for the audience
Satish V
23 October 2017|
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Response from sujheesh |
this centre works everyday ... there is no closing on any days... we are open 365 days a year ... and yes there will be performances everyday ...
Shahbaaz S
5 February 2017|
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Response from sujheesh |
no shows in day time ... Schedules: 6:30 A M - Yoga 6 A. M - Meditation with live music 4 PM - Kalaripayattu [Martial arts] 5 PM - Kathakali 8 pm - various Musical shows 9 PM - classical dance