Cheruthuruthy is a small village located near by the bank of Bharathapuzha (Nila River). World famous Kerala Kalamandalam situated in this village, Kerala Kalamandalam renowned the world over for its Kathakali training centre, founded by the poet Vallathole Narayana Menon. It is in this academy that the best of Kerala’s Kathakali performers get their rigorous training. The institution also offers training in music, drama and other dance forms including Mohiniyattam, Koodiyattam and Ottamthullal. Cultural programmes are also arranged. The Kerala Kalamandalam is functioning at Vallathole Nagar. The Samadhi (tomb) of the poet Vallathole, the founder of this famous institution is at the premises of old Kalamandalam.

The Indian Institute of Panchakarma under the Central Council for Research in Ayurveda and Sidha is situated at Vallathole Nagar.

Location : 30 Kms From Thrissur.