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The Khajuraho Dance Festival is the celebration of the traditional dance forms against the backdrop of the UNESCO World Heritage Sites. The cultural presentation is an intriguing spectacle of art and traditions of India presented in the form of dance.Here is Some Information about Khajuraho Dance Festival  like Date,Location,Contact Information,How to reach and celebration. 

Location: Khajuraho Madhya Pradesh
Date : Feb 20 2017 to Feb 26  2017
Main Attraction : The most important cultural event in Khajuraho
Duration: 3 Days
How to Reach by Air: The Nearest Airport is Khajuraho City Aorport(12 KM).
How to Reach by Rail: The Nearest Railway station is Khajuraho City Railway station.
How to Reach by Road: There are many public and private vehicles are available to reach there.

More Information about Khajuraho Dance Festival

Khajuraho Dance festival highlights the richness of various Indian classical dance styles such as Kathak, Bharathanatyam, Odissi, Kuchipudi, Manipuri and Kathakali. Also, there are performances from some of the best exponents in the field. Apart from the traditional classical dance forms, the modern Indian dance has also made it to the list.  

The Khajuraho Dance Festival is the celebration of the Indian traditional dance forms. Classical Indian dance originated in the ancient temples. The intriguing temples of Khajuraho have a mesmerizing association with dance as the art form has been glamorized and immortal in the exquisite stone carvings here. Khajuraho temples therefore serves as the idyllic backdrop of the art genre. As the hard winters make for warm spring, the Khajuraho Dance Festival is organized. Audiences from all over the world are drawn to the cultural extravaganza of Indian classical dance forms, music and art. Celebrate the art of dance against the backdrop of the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Khajuraho.

History of  Khajuraho Dance festival


The history of Khajuraho takes you back between the periods of 10th century to 12th century, during the era of Chandela Monarchs. Let’s not go deep into the medieval era of the rich Indian history but something that offer a feast for the eyes and pamper our prurience are the Khajuraho Group of Monuments, one of the UNESCO World Heritage Sites of India and also listed one of the seven wonders of India. To be precise and flaring a bit out from the history of Khajuraho Group of Monuments, there were originally 85 temples those were built over a span of 200 years beholding the erotic sculptures crafted by Chandela artisans. Over the decades, today there are only 25 temples scattered over a sprawling landscape and reflects a fine example of Indian architectural styles.

Celebration of Khajuraho Dance festival

The Kala Parishad under the Madhya Pradesh government organizes the Khajuraho Dance festival. The celebration brings together many popular classical dancers from all over India. The dance performances comprise intricate foot skills of Kathak, cultured Bharathnatyam, poetic temple dance of Odissi, dance dramas of Kuchipudi and Manipuri and the Kathakali stage fights with elaborate masks. The performances are accompanied by the melodious strains of the flute and tanpura, rhythms of beats of the mridangam and tabla echoed by the ghungroo of dancers. The event is held at open air auditoriums in two of the most popular temples of Khajuraho, the Chitragupta and Vishwanatha Temple.

Khajuraho Dance Festival apart from displaying dance forms gives homage to the numerous unnamed artisans who brought to life the exquisite carvings of Khajuraho. The immortalized carvings are a remembrance to the heritage that withstood the ravages of time. The glory of the art still shines through and draws visitors from all over the globe.

Address and Contact Detail of  Khajuraho Dance festival

Western Group of Temples Area
Khajuraho, Chhatarpur (M.P.)
Phone: +91 94256 49707

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