Month : December
Location : Mahabalipuram Tamil Nadu
Mamallapuram is 75 kms of south of Chennai famous for shore temples. Mamallapuram once the ancient port of the Pallavas, Mamallapuram plays host to a vibrant festivals of dance. Exponents of world famous Indian classical dances including Bharatanatyam, Mohiniattam, Odissi, Kathakali and Kuchipudi, are performed against the magnificent backdrop of the Pallavas rock sculptures, which is held annually, festivals every Saturdays and Sundays and also during holidays of the months of December and January. The festival is for 4 weeks and dancers all over the country participate and dance on the backdrop of the Arjuna’s penance. Classical dances, music, tribal dances and puppet shows also entertain the mass gathering. The Mahabalipuram Dance festival is an occasion when artists from all over the country come together to perform
Main attracts Exponents of Bharathanatyam, Kuchipudi, Kathakali, Mohini Attam, Oddissi and Kathak who perform to the delight of International and Local Tourists as well.
The nearest airport of Chennai 58 Kms connects Mahabalipuram with other major cities of India and the world by frequent flights.
The nearest railway stations from Mahabalipuram are Chennai 58 Kms and Chengalpattu (29 Kms). From there one has to take the road journey.
The good motor able roads connect Mahabalipuram with nearby towns. Regular bus services are available from Pondicherry 62 kms, Kanchipuram 65 kms and Chennai to Mahabalipuram is 60 kms