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Cochin Cultural Centre

Sangamam | Manikath Road, Kochi (Cochin) 682016, India
+91 484 235 6366
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This is one of the pioneer centre for ethnic culture and traditions.
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Sangamam | Manikath Road, Kochi (Cochin) 682016, India
+91 484 235 6366
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Reviewed 3 April 2017

We were a part of a small group and we thoroughly enjoyed all of the show, including the preparation. Some others were dozing at the beginning but were quickly awoken when the music and dancing started! The story was well told by the two dancers...More

1  Thank Rubyann40
Reviewed 13 March 2017

I am leaving myself open to being accused of being a philistine but this was watching paint dry – literarily! We arrived and sat for over thirty minutes or so watching two people put their make up on for the Kathakali show. They had started...More

Thank TJA950
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Reviewed 4 January 2017 via mobile

The best part of the makeup was watching the Japanese tourists. One lady wanted her face painted and it happened. The others watched it fell asleep. The first part was about facial expressions as you can only wonder at the range possible. The second half...More

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Reviewed 29 October 2016

It took almost two hours for the entire show with the "Make Up" part of the Kathakali dancers alone taking almost 45 min. The make up part took too long and it soon became a bit boring as the performers were putting on their make...More

Reviewed 21 June 2016 via mobile

I wanted to go to this since I started landing my trip. It was definitely a unique experience. Well worth the money (cheap like $7) We got there early. Nice to relax in the ac and watch the makeup process. Definitely something unique to see....More

Thank Mary Z
Reviewed 28 April 2016

If you stay in Cochin it is a must to visit the daily Kathakali Show. Kathakali is the classical dance-drama of Kerala. Be there one hour before the show starts and also watch the Kathakali Makeup performance. Each character is instantly recognisable by their characteristic...More

Thank Inge K
Reviewed 25 March 2016

Not always easy to follow as we weren't familiar with the legends being represented but still interesting. The make-up session was well explained and fun to watch the character develop before your very eyes. I especially enjoyed the drummer's playing,very involving. Thank goodness we had...More

Thank Cocciolino2015
Reviewed 5 February 2016

We did not know what to expect and where quite surprised to get a really interesting introduction to Kathakali including the face painting of the actors, the explanations of their gestures and a short traditional play.

Thank Christian T
Reviewed 23 January 2016

I visited the cultural center during the last week of December 2015, that time some Kadhakali play was going on organized by the Ernakulam Karayodam Kadhakali Club, It was really a masterpiece art of Kerala, I really enjoyed it. Many prominent artists in the field...More

Thank Krishna K
Reviewed 11 January 2016 via mobile

Visited this 'attraction' as it was booked by my travel agent. Dreadful, over long and uncomfortable. We were made to get there at five pm and spent an hour on the most uncomfortable plastic chairs watching two men apply make up. Several people in the...More

Thank Hartrix
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