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Kerala Startup Mission

Kerala Startup Mission is the central agency of the Government of Kerala for entrepreneurship development and incubation activities in Kerala, India. Timings: 08.00 am to 08.00 pm

Tholpavakoothu Kerala Puppetry School

Tholpavakoothu is a traditional art form performed at bhadrakali temples palakkad malappuram thrissur districts. Tholpavakoothu performed in temples at a permenent stage called koothu madam in front of badhrakali temples. It is said to have originated in the 18th century is also known as pavakoothu (puppet play) or nizhalattam (shadow play). This entertainment art is performed on a special stage called koothumadam in the temple courtyard. Puppets (pavakal), usually representing four characters from the Ramayana, are arranged behind a long white screen, in front of bright wick lamps. The puppets made of deer skin are made to dance to songs from the Kamba Ramayana (the Tamil version of the epic). The performance starts late at night and continues up to daybreak. Tholpavakoothu, literally meaning ‘leather puppet play’, is a ritual art performed during the annual festivals in the Kaali temples of Palakkad district. The theme of the play is based on the Kamba Ramayana, narrated in a diction that is a mixture of Malayalam and Tamil dialectical variations. The play covers the whole gamut of events from Lord Sree Rama’s birth to his coronation as the King of Ayodhya. The shadow play is presented in the ‘Koothumadam’, a specially constructed oblong play house on the temple premises. The puppets are fashioned out of the hides of buffaloes and deer, the former for evil characters and latter for noble ones.

Sargaalaya Kerala Arts & Crafts Village

Attraction combining crafts shops, artisan demonstrations, a lake with pedal boats & a cafeteria. Working Hours: 10.00 AM TO 8.00 PM Ticket Rate: Adults - ₹50 Children - ₹40 Parking - ₹30

Sopanam School of Panchavadyam

A non profit entrepreneur initiative aiming at the conservation of regional cultural heritage and percussion tradition allows all art lovers accross the world irrespective of gender, race, caste and creed to know learn and practice Panchavadhyam, Chenda, Sopanasangeetham, etc in a traditional way. Open Hours(Monday - Saturday) 9:30 am–5:30 pm Office Hours 10:00 AM - 05:00 PM Office : 9495968990 Director : 8086351794 Chief Co-ordinator : 9946126453


Ekibeki is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to preserving, sustaining and growing the dying crafts of India. Ekibeki means oneness of interests, sentiments, pursuits among different groups or entities. The aim is to revive the folk arts and crafts of India, help generate sustainable livelihoods for artisans, and help the artisans grow the community craft clusters in their natural habitat.

Nila House

The Nila organisation sits at the intersection of craft, design, sustainability and community empowerment. A ground-breaking non-profit initiative, Nila is unique worldwide in its scope, encompassing all stages of the Indian craft value chain. Thoughtfully envisioned, innovative in method and sensitive in execution, the foundation addresses the core needs required for the survival of a progressive, thriving craft industry in today’s global economy. Nila House is open Monday to Saturday, 11 am - 6 pm.

Dilli Haat

Vibrant market with Arts, Crafts and Food.

Kara Weaves

Kara Weaves is a WBE certified social enterprise working with co-operatives to create fair-trade handwoven textiles in south-west India. Started in 2007, Kara Weaves stands for everything we love about handmade products and the people who make them.