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Kathakali

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Address: Puthencavu | Chengannur, Alappuzha, India
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It starts with an artist showcasing the human emotions(rasa). After that the story is narrated in English. The kathakali dance is performed by two artists, depicting the story... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 weeks ago
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London, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

It's certainly not expensive and it's always nice to see some local culture. The actors are great to watch, but the music is really really loud and jarring. The show is an hour-we came 30 minutes late and I suggest that's plent of time to get the gist of it...

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5 reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Nothing interesting had being done no the show.. Its cost of show per person is 200 rs.. It's totally waste of time, show will be for one hour..

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Thank Santhosh23
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5 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

It starts with an artist showcasing the human emotions(rasa). After that the story is narrated in English. The kathakali dance is performed by two artists, depicting the story. And in the end you get to take pictures and selfies with the artists. We watched the Kathakali dance in Thekkady. And the cost per person was: Rs 200

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Uttar Pradesh, India
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

In India there are 30 states and Kerla is known as GOD's own country. Entire Kerla is very beautiful and one must visit in his life. Surrounded by coconut trees and rivers and sea. Alappuzha is a place where you can see the traditional Kerla India. The Kathakali is one of the major forms of classical Indian dance. It is... More 

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Regensburg, Germany
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4 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 September 2016

It's definetly a must have when you are in fort cochin! We were very facinated by the coulours and the musik and the whole Theatre. We loved it!!

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Thank Pauline S
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 August 2016 via mobile

One thing must see if one is in kerala... esp their dress up n eye movements. Its totally a dance of expression with no words and then one realizes how they perform their traditional story tales..

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Ahmedabad, India
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 August 2016

Always amaze me how well they performed with such heavy dresses and do worship of god in the form of dance, representing true Indian culture and art.

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Bengaluru, India
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 July 2016 via mobile

It is indeed a rare art form. The amount of preparation in make up of artists is huge. Painstakingly and meticulously each color is applied on face one after the other. The dance form has lot of mudras which are expressed by hands. It is a must watch.

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Bengaluru (Bangalore), India
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 July 2016 via mobile

Amazing experience. The best dance ever and was mesmerised by the eye movement on the musical tap. The story and the makeup was awesome. A must watch to complete the Visit of Gods own country......

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Kolkata, India
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 June 2016

Depicts ancient kathakali why, how. Description & demo was awesome. Even the play was fantastic. You can have photo session with the actors after the show free of cost.

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