Khajuraho Dance Festival
|Country and Region||India — Madhya Pradesh|
|Type of Festival||Dance|
|Location of Festival||Khajuraho, Madhya Pradesh, India|
|Festival Contact Information|
Ustad Alauddin Khan Sangeet And Kala Akademi
Since 1975 this cultural festival has highlighted the richness of the various Indian classical dance styles such as Kathak, Bharathanatyam, Odissi, Kuchipudi, Manipuri and Kathakali with performances of some of the best exponents in the field. Modern Indian dance has also been added recently. The dances are performed in an open-air auditorium, usually in front of the Chitragupta Temple dedicated to Surya (the Sun God) and the Vishwanatha Temple dedicated to Lord Shiva, belonging to the western group. Along with the renowned performers, a number of craftsmen display their crafts to the visitors. There is an open market where local articles are there for sale. Khajuraho Dance Festival is conducted as a celebration of the cultural heritage of Khajuraho temples and preserving it for the coming generation.
|Festival Dates||February 20 - 26, 2013|
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How to get there:
- The access to Khajuraho is by air, rail and road. Khajuraho is 395km from Agra, 117 km from Satna, 175 km from Jhansi, 350 km from Bhopal, 280 km from Gwalior, 480 km from Indore, 210 km from Jabalpur.
- By air
There are regular flights linking Khajuraho with Delhi (35 minutes), Agra (40 minutes), and Varanasi (45 minutes).
- By rail
There is no direct train to Khajuraho. The most convenient station is Jhansi (175km), which is linked to Delhi and other major northern cities. Satna (117km) is another convenient railway head for those coming from Mumbai, Calcutta and Varanasi.
- By bus
Khajuraho is connected by regular buses with Satna, Harpalpur (94km), Jhansi and Mahoba (61km).