Khajuraho Dance Festival - A Mesmerising Tradition Through the Ages

Khajuraho, a small city located in the Chattarpur district in Madhya Pradesh, is one of the most popular tourist destinations in India. Recognised as a UNESCO World Heritage Site, it is believed that the temples located in the city are its prime foundations which were built around 950-1050 AD by the Chandela dynasty. Out of the 85 temples that took over a century to build, only 20 of them exist currently.

The intricate sculptures and stunning artwork of the temples attract most of the tourists to the gates of Khajuraho. These architectural marvels are not only a feast to the eyes but also a symbol of the craftmanship and prowess of our predecessors. Apart from temples, there is yet another crowd-puller that can be witnessed every year in February. This grand event, known as the Khajuraho Dance Festival is conducted for a week at the temple grounds.

Ghungroo used during Dance near Clarks Khajuraho
Kathakali performance near our 5 Star Hotel near Khajuraho Airport
Kathak dancing near our hotel in Khajuraho

The dance festival in Khajuraho consists of daily performances by eminent icons of various Indian dance forms, and group performances encompassing Kathak, Bharathanatyam, Mohiniyattam, Odissi, Kuchipudi, Manipuri, Kathakali and recently, modern Indian dance. It represents the perfect fusion of classical music and various dance forms. It is a treat that entices both national and international audiences. Since its inception in 1975, this tradition, celebrating the culture and art forms of India has been the most awaited event of the country. Organised by the Department of Culture and assisted by Madhya Pradesh Tourism, the onset of the dance festival leads to several extended tour packages for travellers. One of the finest places for you to make the most of this experience is at our 5-star hotel in Khajuraho - Clarks Khajuraho.

So what are you waiting for? Start planning your visit now and witness this mesmerising tradition of the alluring Khajuraho festival in its original format - against the backdrop of the city’s ancient temples. Experience the charm of Indian heritage and savour the enthralling artistic expression!