The culture of Kerala boasts of its artistic inclinations. The dance forms performed by the locals are very strong proponents of expressing emotions and story-telling. Kathakali is the most popular classical dance form performed in Kumarakom. A Kathakali performance is a treat to watch because of elegant and diverse Mudras, facial expressions and a charismatic rhythm followed by all the dancers. Kalaripayattu is an Indian version of martial arts. Swift movements clubbed with strength make this a must watch art form in Kumarakom. Whether you are artistically inclined, or not, witnessing a traditional art form performance must be in your list of things to do in Kumarakom.