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Kathakali, Alappuzha

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Experience an Indian cultural tradition at Kathakali. The arts center hosts performances showcasing the elaborate, stylized dance-drama, as well as martial arts. Learn about the meaning of various movements as dancers in vibrantly colored traditional costumes and makeup explain their significance. Enhance your learning of this demanding art by engaging in lessons offered at the arts center. You can make reservations to shows via the website. Plan to see Kathakali and other attractions that appeal to you using our Alappuzha trip itinerary maker app .
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  • We went here after looking at the reviews and loved the place. They have good artists and good air conditioned hall. Seating was comfortable. Bear in mind that for you to get good seats, you must book...  more »
  • Classical Indian Dance is popular in Kerala. The story being played having colours and actions with meanings were only enjoyed by the art lovers. The form of art has much significance even in modern a...  more »
  • the makeup session was a bit long - whole audience took a snooze whilst watching the actors apply their makeup. Pity there was not more commentary during this session. Show itself was great.  more »

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The accommodations of Alappuzha vary greatly in style, with the beach, main urban area, and waterways splitting the focus of the city. The area between Alappuzha Beach and Finishing Point contains the highest concentration of accommodations here, with hotels offering sea views and large resorts by the coast, a number of upmarket hotels and simple guesthouses by Finishing Point, and an array of largely standard hotels in the urban area between these two scenic spots. Many visitors to Alappuzha opt to stay on a houseboat for all or part of their visit, with the accommodations taking a range of different routes through the backwaters.
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