Pattadakkal Dance Festival

January

Pattadakkal, Karnataka

Organised each January by the Government of Karnataka, the Pattadakkal Dance Festival is held in the village of Pattadukkalu, on the banks of the River Malaprabha. This hamlet once served as the second capital to the Chalukyan kings and this is probably why it has a rich and diverse history which can be glimpsed at in its architecture and art. Paying homage to the ten stunning Shiva temples in the village, this dance festival sees spectacular performances from renowned dancers from across India.


Organised each January by the Government of Karnataka, the Pattadakkal Dance Festival is held in the village of Pattadukkalu, on the banks of the River Malaprabha. This hamlet once served as the second capital to the Chalukyan kings and this is probably why it has a rich and diverse history which can be glimpsed at in its architecture and art. Paying homage to the ten stunning Shiva temples in the village, this dance festival sees spectacular performances from renowned dancers from across India.

Against a gleaming historical and religious backdrop, this dance festival is accompanied by a breathtaking handicraft fair that pulls visitors to this UNESCO World Heritage Site.

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