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Cheruthuruthy Guide in Thrissur

Cheruthuruthi is a small village on the banks of Bharatapuzha (Nila nadi), which is 32 Km from Thrissur in Kerala.It is better known as the cultural capital of Kerala.

Cheruthuruthi

Cheruthuruthi is a small village on the banks of Bharatapuzha (Nila nadi), which is 32 Km from Thrissur in Kerala.It is better known as the cultural capital of Kerala.

The old Kerala Kalamandalam established in 1930 by Maha Kavi Vallathol, to impart training in traditional art forms ie. Kathakali, Mohiniyattam, Thullal, Koothu, is located here. Now the Kerala Kalamandalam has been shifted to Vallathol Nagar.

At that time the popularity of Kathakali was on the wane. In order to keep this traditional art form alive Vallathol along with Kathakali enthusiast M Mukundaraj and Kunjikuttan Thamparan took up the revival of this art.Many of the internationally renowned artists of Kerala and India have been trained here.

Today, this centre is run by the state government with over 300 students enrolled in courses in theatre, dance and music that will equip them with a Bachelor of Performing Arts degree. The place is so vast that the administrative buildings and the kalari (classrooms) look like a mass of concrete.

One can also view Kathakali, Mohiniattam, Kuchipudi, Bharatanatyam performances here in the evenings. All these cultural and traditional features makes Cheruthuruthi a great destination in Kerala.

The place is easily accessible by rail route the nearest railway station is Shornur which is about 10 Km away. The nearest airport is Cochin International Airport.

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