Mahabalipuram Dance Festival - Tamilnadu
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 is the Mamallapuram dance festival. This splendid fete falls in the month of December- January every year. With crème de la crème architecture as the back drop, the flawless dancers exhibit their nature's gift to the nature. All kinds of dances such as Manipuri, Kathakali, kuchipudi, Odissi and Bharatanatyam are performed here and this takes you to the seventh heaven.
Mamallapuram Dance Festival : Tamil Nadu 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 colours to the performance. While witnessing the festival we can experience the nature’s presence in each and every move of the dancers.
All the dance fraternities descend to Mamallapuram to contribute their God given skills to the God himself and to their passionate audience. This festival brings out the integrity between Indians, where people from different states and speaking different language meet together and perform as one team. After our tiresome days looking computer screens and nonstop clamour, 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 :
Bus : There are lots of bus facilities from Chennai, or you can also hire cabs to reach here.
Train : The nearest railway station is at Chengalpattu; from there hire an auto or taxi to reach Mamallapuram.
Airport : Chennai international airport is the nearest one to Mamallapuram.