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Kerala Kathakali Centre: Tours & Tickets

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near Santa Cruz Basilica | K.B. Jacob Road, Fort Kochi, Kochi (Cochin) 682001, India
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

simply awesome Show. Highly recommended must watch also watch martial arts karali . Get photo clicked with artist

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank Subh1977
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

I loved this experience and the opportunity to watch the performers getting their makeup done. They allow photographers to come on stage and take photos or videos of the process which makes it feel very intimate. One of the actors demonstrated the facial and hand...More

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank 53BAA
Reviewed 3 days ago

Got in early to watch the makeup session, actually quite interesting. fascinating performance, the artists were great to watch but I couldnt get pass the "narrator" who told the story through song and was almost in a trace like state in doing so. . great...More

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank James L
Reviewed 1 week ago

1. I went to the martial arts display - i loved this! it was well performed and the gymnastics and weapons was fascinating.. I never saw this before. at the end they invited the audience on stage to do some simple moves, some kids and...More

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank Navigator273008
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

If you like or not like dance this place is a must visit to see the Make preparation and dance performance. Tickets can be bought at the Center or local homestay’s also have some.

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank 216ksd
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A trip to Fort Kochi is incomplete without watching a Kathakali performance at this place. The artists are just awesome - and I don’t mean just the actors.

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank VVaid1
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I had watched a short clip of this on YouTube before going to the Kerala Kathakali Center and frankly ended up going just because I felt it was a "must" see attraction while in Kerala. I felt I was going to be bored and disappointed,...More

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank toryan2019
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It is an essential place to visit in Kochi. You have to go well before the show begins because the makeup of the actors is done in public. Every day there was a different show, different plays, concerts of Indian classical music, dance, etc. We...More

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank Fernando J
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Recommended for kerala cultural experience. Artists were makeup with vivid and high contrast colour painting. It's combination of two or more classical arts

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank SabeeraA
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The centre is the focal point for Kathakali Dance, a tradition dance form which has only male actors and recounts - without words - a story. We had extra time to watch the two actors putting on their make-up which was a performance in itself....More

Date of experience: February 2019
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Shinjan P
27 January 2019|
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Response from sujheesh |
Namasthe sir.. You can get the tickets when you come for the show.. you can also make an online reservation or even call over phone to make a reservation. If you reserve you can get good seats as sometimes the kathakali... More
20 May 2018|
Response from sujheesh |
Hello sir Namaste There are no restrictions for taking photos.. You can click.pictures or make video during the makeup and dance session .. also you can have a snap of urself with the artists after the performance at the... More
20 May 2018|
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Response from JanC377 | Reviewed this property |
I’m so sorry as just picked this up and it’s probably too late but yes you can photograph but no flash during performance