Kathakali Dance Show including Dinner and Hotel Transfer

Duration: 4 hours
Destination: India, Kerala, Kochi

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  • 4 hours
  • Kochi
  • E-Voucher
  • Lowest Price
  • Cancellable


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.


  • Enjoy a romantic night including dinner
  • Romantic experience, perfect for couples

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
  • 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
Departure Point

Your hotel in Kochi or Ernakulam

Departure Time

5:30 PM

Return Details

Returns to original departure point

Voucher info

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


4 hours

If you cancel at least 7 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is no cancellation fee.
If you cancel between 3 and 6 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is a 50 percent cancellation fee.
If you cancel within 2 day(s) of the scheduled departure, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee.

User's Reviews

Lynn B

30 Jan, 2017

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.

Rajan B

22 Jan, 2017

Excellent performance!

John D

21 Apr, 2016

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.

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