Kathakali Dance Show including Dinner and Hotel Transfer

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Kathakali Dance Show including Dinner and Hotel Transfer
from AUD $91.88
A visit to Kochi would be incomplete without experiencing the mesmerizing art form of Kerala region – the Kathakali dance. Kathakali is a classical dance form that traces its origin in Kerala. Kathakali is deeply imbibed in the culture of Kerala and is one of the important cultural icons of Kerala. Also enjoy a delicious dinner and convenient hotel transfer in Kochi or Ernakulam.
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In Brief

Kochi (Cochin), India
4 hours
Important InfoInfo
Your driver will pick you up from the hotel in Kochi or Ernakulam at 5:30 pm and drive to the Cochin Cultural Center to enjoy the popular Kathakali Dance Show.

From 6:30 pm to 7:30 pm enjoy the classical dance form of Kerala. The act begins with the Kelikutto and it is the call for the audience to shift their attention as the act is about to get started. Kelikutto is followed by Todayam. In this part, two allotted characters evoke the blessing of the Divine. This is consecutively followed by an entertaining dance piece purapaddu. Once the dance piece ends, the musicians take the stage and take the audience on a breath taking musical journey. This particular section of the act is called Melappada. Pakka or the minukku does not get the opportunity to do a debut on the stage. All the other characters perform a debut in the Tiranokku section. This marks the beginning of the performance or the scene to be narrated.

After the dance show you will be taken to back to a hotel restaurant for dinner. You will be transferred back to your hotel after dinner.


  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Dinner
  • Driver/guide
  • Transport by private air-conditioned minivan


  • Alcoholic drinks (available to purchase)
  • Food and drinks, unless specified
  • Gratuities

Departure Time

5:30 PM

Departure Point

Your hotel in Kochi or Ernakulam

Returns To

Returns to original departure point

Additional Information

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • A maximum of 8 people per booking
  • Group discount is available
  • Vegetarian option is available, please advise at time of booking if required

Booking Information

You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.

Cancellation Terms

Once booked, this trip is fully non-refundable

Booking Terms and Conditions

When you book this trip, you need to read and accept the terms and conditions for booking our day trips in excursions.

Hotel Pickup

When you book, we will ask you to select a hotel to be picked up from. Once your booking is confirmed, we'll send you a confirmation voucher with full contact information (phone number, email address) for our local operator in case you need to update or change your hotel pick-up details.

Here are answers to some commonly asked questions about hotel pickup:

What if my hotel is not listed?
That's okay. When you book you can select an hotel from our list and make your way there on the day of departure; or you can contact our local operator directly to make alternate pick-up arrangements.

What if I have not yet booked a hotel?
Once your hotel arrangements are finalised, you can contact our local operator directly with your hotel details.

What if I live locally, am staying with friends or relatives, and/or don't require pick-up?
Once your booking is confirmed, we'll send you complete details and directions to the tour/activity departure point.

Scoring an average traveller rating of 4.67 out of 5 based on the last 3 recent reviews

Whole evening was great. Picked up without any gala from hotel and taken to Kathakali centre. Great to see the makeup being applied and the transformation the artists go through. Good explanation of this style of dance and a great show. Dinner followed and was good, dropped back at hotel. Very pleasant evening.
• Submitted 30 Jan 2017
Excellent performance!
• Submitted 22 Jan 2017
Nobody should go to Cochin without experiencing Kathakali. The whole experience was both educational and entertaining and seeing the whole presentation from makeup through an explanation of the principles and ending in a scene from a full presentation was excellent. The transfers were punctual and the local restaurant was right opposite our hotel and well used by tour trips so was well up to the standard expected.
• Submitted 21 Apr 2016

In Brief

Kochi (Cochin), India
4 hours