Khajuraho Festival of Dances
One of the most popular cultural e`vents in India, Khajuraho Festival of Dance is a memorable affair that is held over a week (February and March) and is watched by locals, tourists and celebrities alike. A showcase for the diverse Indian classical dances, the festival attracts the leading performers of
Odissi, Kuchipudi, Kathakali, Bharatnatyam etc. The festival is held before the floodlit temples in the Western Group at
Khajuraho where the dancers perform on stage as an offering to the temple gods.
Khajuraho Festival of Dances draws the best classical dancers in the country every years, who perform against the spectacular backdrop of the floodlit temples. The past and the present silhouetted against he glow of a setting sun, become an exquisite backdrop for the performers. In a setting where the earthly and the divine create perfect harmony - an event that celebrates the pure magic of the rich classical dance traditions of India. As dusk falls, the temples are lit up in a soft, dream-like ethereal stage.
The finest exponents of different classical Indian styles are represented -
Kathak, Bharatanatyam, Kuchipudi, Odissi, Manipuri, and many more. With international status under Government of India program categories; this seven day extravaganza is a unique treat for connoisseurs from all over the world.