Khajuraho Dance Festival

Khajuraho Dance Festival - A Weeklong Extravaganza

Expressions come at their best at Khajuraho Dance Festival! Celebrating the charisma of human emotions and religious philosophy, the festival attracts thousands of tourists. Khajuraho dance festival is an annual event, organised in the last week of February in Madhya Pradesh. The event enjoys the presence of the best classical dancers from all across India.

Time of the Festival

This famous dance festival of Khajuraho is celebrated annually in the month of February in the open spaces of Khajuraho group of temples.

Dance Forms

The event exhibits various famous dance forms of India. These include Bharatnatyam, Kathak, Odissi, Kuchipudi, Manipuri and others. Organised by the Tourism board of Madhya Pradesh, the event promotes the Indian heritage.


The festival provides platform to the young dancers to prove their calibre by performing in front of visitors. It is a cultural event that attracts enthusiasts of traditional Asian performing art. Dancers from far and wide visit Khajuraho to take part in the festival.


Internationally famed, the Khajuraho Dance Festival is acclaimed by international dancers as well as academies. The dance festival offers a rare opportunity to see the performance of maestros and grand dames of Indian.

As the dusk leaves its way to the night, lamps in the temple in a golden radiance create the perfect atmosphere to enjoy the event. The euphonic strains of the flute set the mood. The “Mrindangam” (an Indian musical instrument) and the tabla create rhythms resounded by the “Ghungroo” of the dancers.


Besides enjoying the dance performances, art & craft work is also exhibited by the locals. The local villagers indulge in trading off their innate arts and crafts to the visitors. The event provides locals the opportunity to showcase their indigenous art work to the international tourists.

Behold the most Brilliant Indian Classical Dance Forms at Khajuraho Dance Festival!

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