Mamallapuram was earlier named Mahabalipuram and is a small city in the state of Tamil Nadu. Historic sites and rock craves make it is a great place to visit throughout the year. The place is significant with large stone carvings and monolithic art sculptures. Mamallapuram Festival is one of the top events in the city drawing a significant crowd every year. A month long event, the Mamallapuram Festival took off this December 25, 2010 and ends on January 25, 2013. Prepare yourself for the festival as you make a plan for India travel. The Pallava carvings of the 7th and 8th century can be part of your tour here.
About Mamallapuram Festival
Indian classical dances and art forms are the main highlights of the festival. It is for this reason that the event is well known as Mamallapuram Dance Festival. Promoted by the Tamil Nadu Department of Tourism, the four-week long dance extravaganza draws artists, dancers, troupes, and eminent dance guru. Over the years, the celebration has evolved into a grand event in the field of classical dance forms. The prominent exponents of Kathakali, Bharatnatyam, and Kathak are active participants of this cultural show.
The 19th edition of Mamallapuram Dance Festival is bound to captivate the viewers from across the world. If you are a lover of performing art, there is no way you want to miss this great event. Be at the Arjuna's penance rock sculpture, where the center-stage will be the regional dance performances. The rock sculptures that have an embedded history provide the perfect backdrop to the show. Your evenings in South India can be a memorable one in Mamallapuram. You will experience the exotic classical dances with a modern touch.