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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
+91 484 221 5827
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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
+91 484 221 5827
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Reviewed 3 days ago

With these kind of cultural experiences, it's always a trade off between completely getting lost in translation or the show being too touristic and artificial; thereby losing its charm. In my opinion the Kerala Kathakali Center strikes just the right balance between authenticity and tourist...More

Thank potatojuice
Reviewed 1 week ago

Great costumes, make up and facial expressions. Found the show a little to long. Could be better maybe if each act was narrated, maybe at the beginning of it so you new what was going on. The handout they give you to read at the...More

Thank scott j
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

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Thank Aman M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Very good cultural show. The way they prepare themselves and act was saluting. Enjoyed a lot today. Must visit in order to keep our culture live.

Thank Vikram T
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Excellent introduction. Very well worth the money. Go early to ensure you get good seats. Book in the morning itself if possible.

Thank vishak a
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I actually went three times to the Kathakali art centre during my stay in Kochi! Once for the Kalarripayat show -an ancient form of martial art - which was very impressive to watch and thoroughly detailed by the performers. The second was for the Kathakali...More

Thank Irina R
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My visit to the Kathakali Centre to see an evening performance was so memorable. From the application of the make up to the nature of the performance itself, simply amazing. Do not miss

Thank drwols
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Went here the first night we arrived in Kochi. The staff were all very welcoming. I had never seen anything like this. The leader gave good explanations of the art and painting. The actors were incredible. The first demonstration of the range of emotions was...More

Thank Brigiet T
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Enjoyed the space, the art, the make-up session & the actual performance. As mentioned in other comments, it could get a bit loud & cold if there are only a few folks in the audience, like it did during my off-season visit. It was totally...More

Thank UmaHava
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

On our last night in Fort Kochin we went along on suggestion of our hotel. We knew only that it was a traditional Indian dance show and nothing of the history of Kathikali. We arrived about half way through the make up session, which isn't...More

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Shahbaaz S
timings of show is it available in day tym
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
Would you advice to go for the dance performance with a one year old? Or in other words is the audience expected to remain silent and sit at one place?
27 September 2016|
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Response from chilipepa | Reviewed this property |
I did not feel there were any expectations of the audience other than for us to enjoy the performance. However, if your child scares easily you may want to avoid this performance.
Gautam S
Hi, This is Gautam Sinha How did you do the booking for the Kathakali Show ?
8 August 2016|
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Response from gomathisuppiah | Reviewed this property |
Hi Gautam I got it at the Centre itself, about 30 mins before the show. You could also get it most other places especially at Fort Cochin area, and remember to reserve seats if getting it earlier in the day. It does not... More