The tour will begin at 0930 hours and end by 1300 hours on all working days.
Booking for a maximum of 30 members per day will be confirmed. The restriction in number is to ensure that the tour does not interfere with the artistic and academic atmosphere.
The Group will be divided into 3 sections of 10 members each.
There is no minimum size for a tour.
The tour will feature Kalamandalam staffs as Guides.
On the latter part of the tour, one or two Gurus (masters) may also join the tour to interact with the visitors.
It is assumed that the visitors will arrive in their own vehicles by 9.15 a.m and they will travel to the old campus (2 km) in their vehicles. However, there will be arrangements for transporting visitors without own transport.
All visitors are welcome to take still pictures. There will be no extra charges for cameras. However, care should be taken not to disturb the classes. Photographers should not ask the teachers or students to pose for pictures. Professional photographers have to take permission, and there may be extra charges.
Umbrellas will be provided on request on a first come, first served basis.
Some Kalaris may not be functional on some days, for a variety of reasons.
Visitors may be advised to wear sandals or slippers, for ease of removal, as footwear is not permitted in the kalaris.
The tour is priced at 20 US $ per head for foreign nationals and INR 1,000/- per Indian national, inclusive of taxes as applicable.
The tour won’t be available on Government holidays and other declared holidays
Kalamandalam will be closed for examinations and summer holidays from the third week of March and the tour will not be available during the summer vacation (April-May). Bookings will reopen from the month of June. The school will also be closed for 10 days during Onam holidays in the month of September and 10 days in December for the Christmas holidays.
Kalamandalam holds recitals of Kathakali, Koodiyattam, Mohiniyattam, Thullal and so on for tourists, artists and international students. Those who are interested in commissioning performances in our Koothambalam may contact Registrar, Kerala Kalamandalam, for details on fee and other expenses to be remitted. For single recitals and for package-programs there is change in the rate of fee charged. The performance will be for maximum three hours from 6 or 6.30 P.M.
Kalamandalam welcomes contributions from philanthropists. All donations and contributions should be made in the name of Kerala Kalamandalam, and a receipt will be given. Please contact the Project Executive for further details.