Dance Festival

The most exquisite way of experiencing these graceful evocations is through the many prestigious dance festivals. Some of the dance forms that originated and evolved in India are Bharatnatyam, Kathak, Kathakali, Kuchipudi, Manipuri, Mohiniyattam and Odissi

Bharatnatyam, also known as the mother of all other classical dances, is considered as the oldest dance form in India originated from the temples of Tamil Nadu.

Kathak is another popular dance form that originated from Uttar Pradesh in north India. It is based on the art of storytelling where the dancers narrate stories through their eyes and expressions.

It is the most attractive, dramatic and elaborate form of classical Indian dance. It originated in the state of Kerala. Kathakali dancers have detailed makeup, heavy costumes and most importantly polished gestures.

Manipuri dance originated from the north eastern state of Manipur and is a purely spiritual experience. The theme of this classical dance depicts the act of the Hindu gods Radha and Krishna


Odissi dance emerged from the East Indian state of Odisha and is mainly derived from the ancient Hindu temples in Odisha. The whole dance is based on gestures and movements or mudras.

Khajuraho Festival
Khajuraho Dance Festival was first held some 20 years ago. Khajuraho Dance Festival is a weeklong dance festival and is held during February and March in Khajuraho. This cultural extravaganza is organized by the Madhya Pradesh Tourism Department and is promoted as one of the major cultural events in Khajuraho. .

Konark Dance Festival
India is a country of rich cultural heritage. The religion, arts and crafts in the Indian culture are so well intermingled with each other that it is almost impossible to segregate them.

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