Mamallapuram Dance Festival

Place : Mahabalipuram

Venue: Arjuna's penance

Timings – 6 PM till 8 PM
Open to all and no entry fee

Mamallapuram sculptures are world renowned, so as the Mamallapuram dance festival. This splendid fete falls in the month of Dec- Jan. With crème de la crème architecture as the back drop, the flawless dancers exhibit their nature’s gift to the natures itself. All kinds of dances such as Manipuri, Kathakali, kuchipudi, Odissi and Bharatanatyam will drive you to the seventh heaven.

Mamallapuram Dance Festival:

Tamilnadu tourism takes immense care in bringing out the festival in a grand manner, every year. Along with the voices of drums, flutes, veena and tabela, the smoothing ripples of the waves dashing against the rock adds more music to the performance. While witnessing the festival we experience the nature’s presence in each and every move of the dancers.

All the dance fraternities descend on Mamallapuram to contribute their God given skills to the god himself and to their passionate audience. This festival brings out the integrity between Indians, people from different states and speaking different language meet here and performs as one. After our tiresome days looking computer screens and nonstop clamor, this dance show will surely be a feast to your ears and eyes.

Month of Celebration:

This festival falls in the month of December or January.

Travel Mode

There are lots of bus facilities from Chennai, or you can also take taxi to reach here.


The nearest railway station is at Chengalpattu; from there take an auto or taxi to reach Mamallapuram.


Chennai international airport is the nearest one to Mamallapuram.

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