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The Women of Kathakali - An Exclusive Interaction in Kochi provided by The Traveling Gecko

The Women of Kathakali - An Exclusive Interaction in Kochi

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Kathakali has been an all-male art form, with even women characters being portrayed by men. On this tour we meet members of India's first All Womens Kathakali group who broke through the male bastion, excelled in the art and made a mark for themselves. From being dismissed as a fad that would not last long they went on to win the President of India's medal of honour in the year 2017. On this tour the women artistes share with us their inspiring journey of starting the group while alongside explaining the different elements of this fascinating art form- its stories, language, costumes, music, training, mythology, et al. The interaction ends with a brief lecture-demonstration without make-up or costume. The tour is designed to be an informal one, it flows along naturally as a conversation between visitor and artiste, and last for about 2 hrs. The interaction is arranged at the private residence of the women artiste(s) which is located in Kochi, Kerala.
  • You'll start at
    Kalikotta Palace
    Or, you can also get picked up
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  • Pass by
    Kalikotta Palace
  • You'll end at
    Kalikotta Palace
    Kalikotta Palace Rd, Kottakakom, Thrippunithura, Ernakulam, Kerala 682301, India
    A local representative will meet you at this point and escort you to the Artistes home for the interaction.
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Important Information
Departure Point
Kalikotta Palace Rd, Kottakakom, Thrippunithura, Ernakulam, Kerala 682301, India
90–120 minutes
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
  • Light refreshments
  • Beverages
  • Snacks
  • Coffee and/or Tea
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
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Additional Info
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Dress code is smart casual
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
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ShobaJG wrote a review Aug 2018
Pune, India14 contributions4 helpful votes
Time spent with Geetha is much more than about interacting with a Kathakali artist. Anecdotes from her childhood, understanding the matrilineal Kochi royal family which she is a part of, and her deep love for Kathakali will keep you captivated . When she stands up and begins her
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Date of experience: July 2018
Response from TheTravelingGecko, Guest Relations Manager at The Women of Kathakali - An Exclusive Interaction in Kochi
Responded 17 Aug 2018
Thank you Shoba for bringing out the very essence of this interaction. On behalf of Geetha and The Traveling Gecko I want to thank you for signing up. Cheers!
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By: The Traveling Gecko
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One of my best feelings.
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Steven S
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Key Details
  • Duration: 90–120 minutes
  • Mobile Ticket Accepted
  • Pickup offered
  • Languages Offered: English
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