Arts & Craft Centers Kerala

Kerala state, giving due importance to arts and crafts, has established various arts and craft centers. By visiting these centers, one can get close to the praiseworthy culture and traditions of Kerala. Most of the arts and crafts centers in Kerala are renowned for preserving art forms of the past.

Edneer Mutt

Located 10 km. northeast of Kasaragod. The Mutt of Edneer, renowned as a  centre of art and learning, belongs to the Sankaracharya tradition.  It attracts devotees from all over Kerala, Karnataka and other states.   read more

Gurukulam Kathakali Yogam

ere, visitors can watch the famous kathakali, Kerala's own traditional dance-drama. Dancers in their colourful costumes, with painted faces and splendid attire, enact ancient legends. Other kathakali centres: See India Foundation on Kalathiparambil Road, near Ernakulam Junction railway station (show at 6.45 p.m. daily); Cochin Cultural Centre on Manikath Road,… read more


Kadammanitta, a village eight km. away from Pathanamthitta is famous for Padayani, which is an important ritual art performed in the premises of the Mother Goddess. It is celebrated every year from the first to the tenth (Pathamudayam) day of the Malayalam era month of Medom   read more

Kerala Lalita Kala Academy

It is located adjacent to a two-acre plot in the heart of the city, now called the Durbar Hall Grounds. Kerala Lalita Kala Academy was once the venue where the Maharaja of Cochin held his durbar (meetings, events). It is just behind the Shiva Temple. Kerla Lalita Kala Academy holds… read more


The Kerala Institute for Research, Training and Development Studies of Scheduled Castes and Tribes was established in 1972 at Kozhikode. The ethnological museum here houses a large collection of artefacts, tools and devices used by the ancient tribal communities of Kerala. A good library with books on anthropology and sociology… read more

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