Kerala Kathakali Centre, Kochi (Cochin)

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Witness the ancient dance-drama of India at Kerala Kathakali Centre, an intimate wooden theater and home of the Kathakali for over 20 years. Sacred religious scriptures are often performed here through a mixture of dance, martial arts, and rituals. Learn about the native folklore and religious texts, and observe iconic headgear and expressive make-up that complete the experience. Reserve your seat online, and come an hour early to see the performers put on their make-up and costumes. Using our online itinerary creator, Kochi (Cochin) attractions like Kerala Kathakali Centre can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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  • August 14, 2017
    Watching the kathakali show was one of the most brilliant evenings of my life! An incredible honour to watch such an amazing art form and very humbling. Fantastic experience - definitely get there for...  more »
  • August 14, 2017
    Heard from other travellers aktcali can be boring because it's hard to understand what's going on. Instead we chose to go to a concert of classical dance. I think only one night a week. Was amazing! Mom and very helpful ladies 9, 15, 20. In the morning we went to meditate musically. An interesting and unique experience. There every morning.
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  • August 14, 2017
    It is a palce of Classical Music and Dance... Dance forms mainy "KATHAKALI" and other dances....It is also one of the greatest place for MARTIAL ARTS  more »

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