Nishagandhi Dance Festival

February

Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala

The magical Nishagandhi Dance Festival attracts tourists from all across the oceans to the heart of Thiruvananthapuram, where the fragrant gardens of Nishagandhi reside. An aura of music and dance is cast bi-yearly in the spectacular open-air theatre in Kannakunnu palace’s large grounds where artisans from diverging states come together to perform to their hearts content.


The magical Nishagandhi Dance Festival attracts tourists from all across the oceans to the heart of Thiruvananthapuram, where the fragrant gardens of Nishagandhi reside. An aura of music and dance is cast bi-yearly in the spectacular open-air theatre in Kannakunnu palace’s large grounds where artisans from diverging states come together to perform to their hearts content.

Bharatnatyam, Kathak, Odissi and Mohiniyattam are the most revered dance forms showcased, but recently modern forms like ballet have been welcomed by connoisseurs with open arms. Enhancing the craze of this festival, classical, fusion and instrumental music pleases the ears, and handicrafts and artefacts that are unique to Kerala are also sold here, along with delectable food, giving a wholesome vibe.

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