The Deemed University of Art and Culture Kalamandalam, is a major learning institution in India for performing arts. It's placed in the village of Cheruthuruthy in Thrissur District on the banks of the Bharathapuzha River. Kerala Kalamandalam is the premiere public institution in South India providing coaching and conducting performances of the classical arts of Kerala like Kathakali, Koodiyattam, Mohiniyaattam, Thullal and Panchavaadyam. It was established in the year1930 by celebrated author Padmabhooshan Vallathol Narayana Menon on the banks of the bharatapuzha. Kalamandalam is a renowned name in the cultural map of the world. Coaching in art-disciplines at Kalamandalam basically adheres to the traditional Gurukula sambradaaya or the residential coaching .Kerala Kalamandalam has been functioning as a grant-in-aid establishment below the Cultural Affairs Department, Government of Kerala.Tourists are provided with facility to spend a day here along with the reputed masters of these art forms and they can also watch the performances here. Various other attractions are Koothambalam or the Natya shastra temple which is an architectural significance and the art gallery which has all the elegant statues, costumes and accessories used for various Art forms.