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Fort Cochin Entrance & Kathakali Dance Performance

Activity provider: Apollo Voyages (India)

Fort Cochin Entrance & Kathakali Dance Performance

Activity provider: Apollo Voyages (India)

From US$ 80 per person

Experience Cochin, the jewel in the crown of Kerala, and discover its European heritage on a leisurely walk through its streets. Visit Fort Cochi in the center of Old Cochin, and enjoy a performance of 17th-century classical Kathakali dance.

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Duration 4 hours
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  • Experience the European heritage of Kerala
  • Explore the Fort Kochi heritage zone
  • Enjoy a traditional Kathakali dance performance
Full description
Your sightseeing at Fort Kochi will take you on a tour of the center of Old Cochin, an area that now the city’s heritage zone. See the Chinese fishing nets, St. Francis Church, Santa Cruz Basilica, and the many preserved heritage houses. During this 4-hour activity, you’ll see these sites on a walking tour. At the end of the tour you’ll head to the Kathakali center, where you’ll enjoy a performance of traditional Kathakali dance. Before the performance you’ll see the preparation and dressing of the artists, which is an experience in itself. Kathakali is one of the most complex and highly stylized Indian art forms. It is basically a dance drama, noted for its heavy and attractive larger-than-life make up, elaborate costumes, detailed body movements, synchronized eye-hand movements, and thematic presentation of stories. Kathakali’s popularity traditionally was confined to palace dance halls, the courtyards of Nair noble households, and temple festivals.
  • Transportation
  • Private English-speaking guide
  • Entrance fees to site
  • Ticket for Kathakali dance performance
  • Tips for driver and chauffeur
  • Camera/video charges at sites
Not suitable for
  • People with pre-existing medical conditions
  • People over 95 years
Covid-19 precautions
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask
  • You must fill out a travel information form
  • Masks are required while indoors
  • All participants must also bring a valid government-issued photo ID (e.g. passport, driver's license, etc)

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Important information

Not allowed

  • Pets
  • Oversize luggage
  • Red wine
  • Smoking in the vehicle
  • Drinks in the vehicle
  • Smoking indoors
  • Bikes
  • Handcarts
  • Alcohol and drugs
  • Climbing
  • Electric wheelchairs
  • Skateboards
  • Scooter
  • Firework
  • Alcoholic drinks in the vehicle
  • Skates
  • Making noise
  • Party groups
  • Making fire
  • Nudity
  • Riding the animals

Know before you go

  • Please let us know if you require a guide in a language other than English, such as German, French, Spanish, Russian, Chinese, Japanese, etc.

Product ID: 17574