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Location : Mamallapuram/Mahabalipuram, Tamil Nadu
Falls On : December 25th To February First Week
Celebrated On : All Saturdays And Government Holidays

The internationally acclaimed and globally renowned "Mamallapuram Dance Festival" is organised by the Department of Tourism, Government of Tamil Nadu every year in Mamallapuram - the renowned and ancient 7th century centre for Pallava culture and arts.
Dance Festival At Mamallapuram
The Dance festival starts on the 25th of December every year and is conducted on all Saturdays and Government holidays, upto February first week. Dancers and musicians of repute from India and abroad thrill the crowds every year. Folk dances of India are an added attraction.

An Ancient Open Arena
Sit before an open-air 'stage' created 13 centuries ago, the incredible monolithic rock sculptures of the Pallavas, next to the sea in this ancient city of Mamallapuram. Lovers of dance will be treated to a very unique and unforgettably aesthetic event: Bharatanatyam, Kuchipudi, Kathakali and Odissi , presented by the very best exponents of the art besides folk dances


Air: Chennai (58-km) is the nearest airport with both domestic and international terminus. Chennai is connected with all the major places in India through the numerous domestic flights. International flights operate from various parts of the world to Chennai.
Rail: The nearest railway stations are Chengalpattu (29-km) and Chennai (58-km). From these stations one has to take road to reach the Mamallapuram.
Road: Buses are available from Pondicherry, Kanchipuram, Chengalpattu and Chennai to Mamallapuram daily. The road to Mamallapuram is good. Tourists can also hire a taxi from Chennai.


Accommodation is available at the resorts and lodges in Mamallapuram.

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