Mudra Cultural Centre

Activity Charges / Entry Fee: INR 200 per person.
Time Required
One to two hours
5:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Difficulty Level
Best Suited For
Experience Seekers, Photo Fanatics and History Buffs.

Quick Info

At Mudra Cultural Centre, you can witness Kerala's authentic art form in full bloom before your very eyes by professional artists from Kalamandalam, the world famous art school of Kerala. You can book your seats before your visit. At the cultural centre, you get to see the speed and energy of the brave performers.

Rankings & Ratings

A cultural centre that keeps ancient Indian customs and art forms alive.
Editor's Rankings

#10 in 10 Things to Do in Thekkady
#2 in 2 Cultural Shows in Thekkady

TripAdvisor Ratings

Editor's Review

The Mudra Cultural Centre in Thekkady shows you good Kathakali performances and local martial art forms. Since there is audience interaction, you get involved in the show. You need to make sure you get seats in the first few rows or you might not get a good view of the show. 


  • The tickets are very reasonably priced for the shows.
  • You can watch the actors get ready in their costumes.
  • They explain you all mudras and also make audience participate.


  • The stage is too small for the performers.
  • Only people seated in the first few rows get a good view.
  • It can get humid inside since there only a few fans.

Detailed Info

The Mudra Cultural centre is popular for Kalaripayattu martial arts and Kathalkali performances.Kathakali shows at this cultural centre are highly entertaining. Make-up and costume starts 30 minutes before each show. Use of still cameras is free and welcome. Arrive early for a good seat. There also two Kalarippayattu performances every night.There is a 1 hour show in the evening from 6:00 PM to 7:00 PM and 8:00 PM to 9:00 PM. The price starts from INR 200 per hour.

Basically originated in south India, the ancient martial art- Kalaripayattu, is a souvenir to the present sophisticated world. As per the myths, this is a 3000 year old art form accredited to sagacious Parasurama - the master of all martial art forms who is attributed as the re-claimer of Kerala from the Arabian Sea.

The area of the centre is designed in a very enchanting way, while keeping in mind the safety and security of the audiences. Martial arts performed here is not just for entertaining purpose but also to teach people self defense practices in a very efficient manner. The activity takes place in a spacious and beautifully designed gallery offering its guests clear vision of the programme from a safe distance. Numerous spectacular performances can be seen at the centre which will leave you spellbound. The show can be seen with your family as well as friends and enjoyed to the fullest.

This place is easily accessible by all modes of transport. You can also get hired vehicles such as private cabs, taxis and auto to reach their easily from the nearest city centre.