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A visit to Kochi definitely calls for a look into the performance arts. Originated in Kerala but famous worldwide, Kathakali is a classical dance form that is famous for expressive eyes, intricate headgear and vibrant makeup worn by the male dancers during the performance. The Kochi Kathakali Tour with dinner will give you a chance to observe this exciting dance.
Your evening will start with a pick up from your hotel lobby by our guide in a private AC vehicle. You will be driven to the Kochi Cultural Centre where the Kathakali dance performance will be held. Admire the graceful moves and the expressive eye movements of the dancers. The performance starts with the Kelikottu, the call that notifies the audience to concentrate on the act that is about to start. This segment will be followed by the Todayam. This segment involves two characters who call for the blessing of the gods. The purappadu follows it which is the entertaining part of the entire act. It doesn’t end there, the musicians will steal the audience’s attention in a segment called Melappada with mind-blowing music that narrates a story. You will also observe various other dance segments like Tiranokku and minnoku of the Keralan Classical dance Kathakali. The dancers’ costumes and vibrant makeup are one of the focal points of this dance form.
After observing one of India’s most expressive dance forms you will be driven to a local restaurant to enjoy a typical Indian feast. Choose your dinner from a set menu. After that, you will be dropped back to your hotel. At the end of the Kochi Kathakali Tour with dinner you mind will be etched with the expressive eyes and graceful moves of Kathakali dancers.
Departure/ return location:Kochi
Tour duration: 3 hours approximately
You will be picked up by our guide from your hotel lobby in Kochi. The pick up will be at roughly 5.00 pm and you will be driven to the Kochi cultural Centre.
Witness the expressive way of storytelling with the Kathakali dance performance, a kerala dance form.
After the show is over you will be driven to a local restaurant. Enjoy a delicious dinner after which you will be dropped back at your hotel