3. Get a taste of culture at the Kerala Kathakali CentreVisit the Kerala Kathakali Centre, located near the Santa Cruz Basilica, in Kochi to see some traditional Kathakali performances by graduates of the Kerala Kalamandalam University. Performances start at 6pm. To visit the renowned theatre for soul-stirring kathakali, music, martial arts performances and other dance forms would be an exceptional addition to your list of things to do in Kerala.Timing: Kalaripayttu (Martial Arts) Show 4pm to 5pm; Kathakali Demonstration and Show 6pm to 7.30pm; Indian Classical Music Show (by special guest artists) 8pm to 9pm. Meditation classes also take place daily between 8am to 9am and yoga sessions happen from 6.30am to 8am and from 9am to 10.30pm.Entry fees: ₹300 for Kathakali; ₹300 for Indian Classical Dance and Music and ₹250 for martial art.₹200 for meditation and ₹350 for yoga.
The Kathakali performance, a dance-drama which is very traditional to Kerala, is one of the most cherished memories of all the tourists if they watch a performance live. The look of the dancers with red bloodshot eye, border on grotesque along with the movements of dance which are very subtle. They tell a meaningful story based on the mythology depicting the various form of non verbal communication.