The tour will
begin at 0930 hours and end by 1300 hours on all working
Booking for a
maximum of 30 members per day will be confirmed.
The restriction in number is to ensure that the tour does
not disturb the artistic and academic atmosphere.
The group will
be divided into 3 Groups of 10 members each.
There is no
minimum size for a tour.
The tour will
feature Kalamandalam staffs as Guides. The students have
been trained in an art form for at least 3 years, they have
been given special training for escorting visitors.
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
will be provided on request on a first come, first served
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 all kalaris.
The tour is
priced at Rs. 1,000 per head for foreign nationals and INR
1,000/- for Indian nationals, inclusive of taxes as
The tour won’t
be available on Government holidays and other declared
will be closed for examinations and summer holidays from
the third week of March and the tour will not be available
during the vacation period. 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.