Events & Exhibitions
If you are a digger for heritage and culture, then Kathakali is the way to go. Kathakali is a classical dance form of Kerala which over the years have actually become an icon of Kerala, a symbol which represents Kerala in its glory. Exaggerated makeups, Bright colorful costumes and a very specific way and movements for hands, legs and even eyes. You notice the dedication that they put in to the preparation for one performance. And to acknowledge and appreciate their efforts, these are the top places where you can visit to enjoy a Kathakali show.
For a luxurious time and wonderful event, Folklore Museum must be your choice. The prices are certainly high as Prince Charles himself visited this museum for a Kathakali Show, and why not England's interest in India is well known. This factor increased the prices but the experience is worth it. You see an array of performances from the best out of the lot. It is situated in the Thevara ferry in the southern side of Ernakulam.
Where: Near, 2059C No 26 Pandit Karuppan Road, Thevara Ferry Road, Junction, Kochi
For all night long plays and witness some of the celebrities being a part of this show, Ernakulam Kathakali Club is your way to go. Their venue keeps on changing as it can be TDM Hall or the Ernakulathappan Hall near the Shiva temple in Ernakulam. This place is an all-rounder as it entertains you till the late hours and have some great performances lined up for you to maintain your interest.
Where: Marine Drive, Kochi.
Want to watch Kathakali and in love with cozy settings, then this place is perfect. It is an intimate setting with great Kathakali performances. If you are staying at a hotel in Fort Cochin then this will be the correct choice for a good evening. The wooden interiors will blow your mind and compliment the performances side by side.
Where: KB Jacob Rd, Fort Nagar, Fort Kochi, Kochi
What is in the price when the entertainment value is high? Greenix village is just that. While excelling the art of Kathakali, they also provide their audiences with combination excerpts from Mohiniyattam, Thayyam and Kalaripayyatu which are material art forms. Again a great option for people visiting Fort,Cochin.
Where: Kalvathy Road, Kochi
One of the oldest Kathakali shows in Kerala, Dr. Devan's Kathakali has maintained their aura due to the perfection of Kathakali performances which attracts more and more tourists every year. It is named after it its founder Dr. Devan and a special feature will be that on reaching an hour prior, they show the exact process of doing Kathakli makeup.
Contributed by - Arshia Kochar
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