Duration: 4 weeks
When: December - January
Dedicated to : Indian classical dance forms
Venue : Arjuna’s penance
Timings : 06:00 - 8:00 P.M.
Tickets : INR 100
Organized by Tamil Nadu Tourism Department, Mamallapuram Dance Festival is one of the most popular festivals in Mahabalipuram. The festival is organized every year in the months of December and January. During the festival, there are performances of different classical dance forms of India including Kathakali, Bharatanatyam, Mohiniattam, Kathak, and Odissi. Along with these classical dance forms, there are performances of folk dances.
This four-week dance festival is organized at the Arjuna’s Penenace, a bass-relief sculpture. The Pallava rock sculptures form the background of the dance performances at the Mamallapuram Dance Festival. The festival is attended by dance lovers from all around. The performances are done on an open-air stage, which sets the mood perfect.