The ultimate destination of art enthusiasts, Margi showcases performances of all the major art forms of Kerala. This organisation, situated in Thiruvananthapuram, strives to preserve and propagate Kerala’s myriad ancient art forms. Visitors can watch performances of prominent art forms like Kootiyattam, Nangyarkoothu, Chakyarkoothu, Paatakom (all temple art forms) and Kathakali in an ethnic atmosphere. Margi has centres in two locations in Thiruvananthapuram. The first is at Valiyasala (Margi - Valiyasala) where Kootiyattam, Nangyarkoothu, Chakyarkoothu and Paatakom performances are staged and aspiring artists trained. The other hub is located near East Fort (Margi - Fort), which is devoted exclusively to Kathakali. The institution was founded in 1970 by an eminent theatre enthusiast, the late D. Appukuttan Nair.
Attraction: Performances of Kathakali and other art forms of Kerala like Kootiyattam, Nangyarkoothu, Chakyarkoothu and Paatakom in an ethnic atmosphere. One can also observe Kathakali artistes in the process of making up their face.
Visiting hours: Friday evening.
Nearest railway station: Thiruvananthapuram Central, about 2 km
Nearest airport: Trivandrum International Airport, about 7 km
Latitude: 8.485955, Longitude: 76.940897