Mamallapuram Dance Festival
Mahabalipuram, Tamil Nadu
The Mamallapuram Dance Festival, near the city of Mahabalipuram is one engaging festival. The festivities are held every year during January/February and attract plentiful visitors to this 7th century Pallava port. Renowned for its distinct Pallava inspired architecture of breathtaking rock-cut temples, sculptures, caves and more, this beachfront location sees proficient dancers tie up their ghunghroos and dance to the traditional tunes in various native dance forms like Bharatnatyam, Kathak, Kuchipudi and Kathakali among others.