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Kerala Kathakali Centre

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Kerala Kathakali Centre

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Benefit from a private full-day tour of Kochi and Mattanchery with transport by tuk-tuk (auto-rickshaw), which allows you to zip through the city streets like a local. Your driver-guide shares live commentary about Kochi's history and culture as you go to highlights such as the Chinese fishing nets, Mattancherry Palace (Dutch Palace), Jain and Hindu temples, and St. Francis Church—the oldest European church in India.
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Pramod skandha wrote a review Jun 2020
Mysuru (Mysore), India65 contributions2 helpful votes
Traditional local performance- Kathakali. The ticket includes the make up and the preparations before the show and little expensive for locals. It is nice and interesting, I would just recommend to come not more then 1 hr. Also would recommend to get your ticket a bit in advance.
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Date of experience: July 2019
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Travel-1-Facts wrote a review May 2020
Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada268 contributions170 helpful votes
It was interesting to see the performers applying their makeup and gluing on their paper face pieces before the performance. The theater is is small with hard chairs, and no place to buy beverages during the intermission. You have a good view, but it was far too loud for many of us in our tour group. Some left at the intermission.
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Date of experience: February 2020
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Deepak Mallyk wrote a review May 2020
Bengaluru, India18 contributions3 helpful votes
An amazing performance. Good stories of Mahabharata. Most importantly mind-blowing facial expressions. Reasonable fee. Through out the show, I was wondering about the levels of dedication and hard-work the artists have put in. I am glad, this place is trying to educate and promote about Kathakali and stopping this ancient and classical art form from having a slow death. One can visit a bit earlier than the actual showtime to observe the process of makeup and dressing. The place was sparsely filled and most of them were foreigners. I had to visit Kochi on work. That day, I completed my work and got myself free by evening. With an intention to best utilize the time, I tried this place over Lulu mall, marine drive etc, I felt it was a good decision after the end of the show.
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Date of experience: July 2019
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HMN19 wrote a review Apr 2020
London, United Kingdom173 contributions88 helpful votes
Although it is lengthy, I would recommend arriving early to see the performers applying their make up. The transformation unfolding added an extra dimension to the performance. A complete play would take many hours, so a small excerpt is what they show. Even without the demonstration of the conventional poses it would have been easy to follow the story, but the demonstration set the scene for this mix of mime and dance. Having learned about it as a drama student but never dreamed I would actually see, it was something I could not have missed and I was enthralled throughout. My husband, in fairness, found it a bit longer than he really wanted. That is why I have not rated it 5* although for me it was.
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Date of experience: March 2020
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candam wrote a review Apr 2020
Chorley, United Kingdom168 contributions59 helpful votes
We had no idea what to expect but it was a thoroughly enjoyable experience. Saw the artists applying their make up, a mime presentation which was fabulous and then the main act. Well worth a visit and can highly recommend
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Date of experience: February 2020
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