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Chennai Dance & Music Festival Chennai

(Last Updated 09 Nov, 2022)

  • Dates :

    16/12/2022 - 16/01/2023

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The Chennai Dance & Music Festival is the celebration of South Indian music and dance specially the Carnatic Music which is held in the city of Chennai. The festival is organized at a number of venues and is celebrated throughout Chennai especially for all the music lovers. This is truly a festival dedicated to South Indian Classical music and dance.

Time of Celebration of Chennai Dance & Music Festival

The Chennai Dance & Music Festival is held during mid December to mid January and people from all over come to Chennai during this time to be a part of this celebration of Indian music and dance.

Description of Chennai Dance & Music Festival

The Chennai Dance and Music festival is a celebration of classical music and dance of South India. The festival is held at a number of venues throughout the city and mostly it is organized in the auditoriums, temples and heritage bungalows. Artistes from different parts of the country participate in this musical extravaganza and enthrall the audiences who are music lovers.

This started quite early and was called the Margazhi festival which was back in 1927 and it was meant to commemorate the anniversary of the Madras Music Academy. Since it was held in the Tamil month of Margazhi it was named as Margazhi festival. Later the other music schools joined the festival. The South Indian classical music is treated as a form of worship and the musical notes truly fills the air of Chennai with a divine feeling.

One of the cultural concerts of Chennai it involves 2000 famous participants and over 300 concerts are arranged. It is also called the December season to the international tourists. From Vocal and Instrumental music, dance the Chennai Dance and Music Festival is one of the important festivals for music lovers.


Chennai has a vital role in the economic scenario as well as tourism as it is the capital city of Tamil Nadu. The bustling city receives visitors in large numbers throughout the year. Hotels in Chennai cater to the comfort and needs of all travelers. 5-star hotels with business facilities to luxury hotels with recreational facilities to budget hotels, there are many options of Chennai Hotels to choose from.

How to reach

By Air

Chennai’s air connection is the Meenampakkam Airport. 7 km from the city, the airport has both domestic and international terminals. Regular flights connect Chennai with the major cities within the country and also with countries abroad.

By Rail

Chennai is well connected by rail with the important towns and cities within and beyond the state. Chennai Central, Egmore and Tambaram are the three railway stations. The city also has a functional network of local trains.

By Road

The road connections to Chennai are also easily accessible. State transport buses and private buses connect Chennai with the major towns and cities within the country.

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