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EVENTS AND FESTIVALS

Lokrang Festival

Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh
  • Start Date: 26/01/2016
  • End Date: 30/01/2016

A cultural exposition organised by Madhya Pradesh Adivasi Lok Kala Academy, the five day long festival of Lokrang in Bhopal begins every year on 26th January. The main features of the Lokrang festival are folk and tibal dances, classical dances, performing art, exhibition and presentation of art and craft and cultural presentations from abroad.

Khajuraho Dance Festival

Khajuraho, Madhya Pradesh
  • Start Date: 20/02/2016
  • End Date: 26/02/2016

The Khajuraho Dance Festival is the celebration of the traditional dance forms against the backdrop of the UNESCO World Heritage Sites.

The famous temples of Khajuraho in Madhya Pradesh are famous for archaeological excellence. The temples were built during the Chandela Dynasty between 250 and 1050 AD. These monuments are the finest examples of the fusion of beauty, spirituality and sensuality, which delineates art in its most spectacular form.   Spectators from all over the world attend the demonstration of art in the dance form.

Tansen Sangeet Samaroh

Gwalior, Madhya Pradesh
  • Start Date: 01/12/2015
  • End Date: 01/12/2015

Gwalior, acclaimed as the oldest Gharana in Hindustani music, has managed to retain its musical spirit and tradition. Tansen was one of the nine gems in the court of one of the greatest Mughal rulers of India, Emperor Akbar. The Tansen Music Festival or the Tansen Utsav is held every year in order to celebrate the memory of one of the greatest artists in Indian history, Tansen. The place where this great musician is buried, Tansen Tomb in Gwalior is the venue of this music festival held annually in November – December.

Mandu Festival

Mandu, Madhya Pradesh
  • Start Date: 01/09/2016
  • End Date: 31/10/2016

Mandu festival coincides with the celebration of Ganesh Chaturthi in other places. Madhya Pradesh, known for its overpowering gaiety and pomp during festive celebrations, exhibits the Mandu festival every year with exulting fervour.

Simhastha Kumbh Mela

Ujjain, Madhya Pradesh
  • Start Date: 22/04/2016
  • End Date: 21/05/2016

Attended by more than million people, the festival is considered one of the largest of religious festivals in the world. Kumbh Mela is celebrated on rotational basis in four different places in India, which are considered the four most sacred places on earth- Allahabad, Ujjain, Nashik and Haridwar. The celebration of Kumbh Mela sees the convergence of millions of devotees, shamans, monks and religious saints across India, making the festival the largest of all Hindu fairs!

Bhagoria Festival

Jhabua, Madhya Pradesh
  • Start Date: 25/02/2015
  • End Date: 05/03/2015

The tribal people of Madhya Pradesh form an important part of its culture and contribute to the colourful graffiti of the state. In the local language, Bhagoria festival is also called the festival of love. Celebrated with great pomp and show by the tribal people of Madhya Pradesh, Bhagoria Haat Festival is one of its kind in which young girls and boys have a right to elope after choosing their life partner.  This unique tradition and vibrant culture comes alive in the Bhagoriya festival of Jhabua. In this festival, a boy and girl put red powder on their partner’s face if they like each other. Further, they run away from the ground and parents can’t deny their relationship later on.

Allauddin Khan Sangeet Samaroh

Maihar, Madhya Pradesh
  • Start Date: 02/02/2016
  • End Date: 02/02/2016

Allauddin Khan Sangeet Samaroh in Maihar, Satna is a three-day festival that is organised in the month of February every year.It is an ode to Ustad Allauddin Khan. It offers a chance to witness presentations by several artists of Indian classical music.

Madai Festival

Bastar, Chhattisgarh
  • Start Date: 20/02/2016
  • End Date: 26/02/2016

The Madai Festival is one of the unique attractions of Bastar held in the different villages stretched out from Mandla to Bastar. Gonds from distant places come and meet their dearest ones and buy a year’s supply of items like salt and cooking oil.

Akhil Bhartiya Kalidas Samaroh

Ujjain, Madhya Pradesh
  • Start Date: 11/01/2016
  • End Date: 11/01/2016

Akhil Bharatiya Kalidas Samaroh of Ujjain takes pride in its association with Kalidas, the greatest poet of the country. Every year in August, it is organised with much fanfare. It attracts many people, both from the country as well as from abroad. Several dramas are staged during this event that depict a wide array of themes, social, socio-political, cultural etc.

Pachmarhi Utsav

Pachmarhi, Madhya Pradesh
  • Start Date: 25/12/2015
  • End Date: 30/12/2015

Pachmarhi Utsav of Pachmarhi is a six-day festival held annually every year. This event begins from December 25 and ends after ushering the New Year. The New Year bonanza features a bouquet of cultural programs and art performances. Pachmarhi Utsava at Pachmarhi hosts exhibitions and craft fair besides some fascinating art performances. Cultural evenings are arranged every day of this Pachmarhi Utsava that features artists of national as well as international repute!

Nimar Utsav

Maheshwar, Madhya Pradesh
  • Start Date: 01/11/2015
  • End Date: 30/11/2015

Nimar Utsav is organized by the state government of Madhya Pradesh and is celebrated on the banks of the holy river Narmada. This cultural extravaganza is an annual event that is held in Maheshwar, Madhya Pradesh. It is a three day event that is a comprehensive feast of music, dance, drama, boating and canoeing. Specifically it is held on the eve of Kartik Purnima.

Malwa Utsav

Ujjain and Indore
  • Start Date: 15/05/2015
  • End Date: 17/05/2015

Numerous classical dances are performed at Malwa Utsava in Ujjain and Indore. According to the legend, the supreme creator of this Universe created Natya by amalgamating four diverse components collected exclusively from the four Vedas. Performers and entertainers from different parts of India charm the cities of Indore and Ujjain for a remarkable five day celebration of art, music, dance, drama and culture. Malwa Utsav is one of the biggest and most spectacular events of Madhya Pradesh. The festival restores the age old culture and the tradition of India through its various classical dance performances and traditional music!

Dhrupad Samaroh

Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh
  • Start Date: 01/09/2016
  • End Date: 30/09/2016

Music aficionados from across the world come to the city lured by Dhrupad Samaroh of Bhopal.

It is an ideal venue to relish vocal performances by some of the notable names of the music fraternity.

Ameer Khan Festival

Indore, Madhya Pradesh

Music enthusiasts from across the globe come to Indore enticed by Ameer Khan Festival. It is the perfect venue to savour Indian classical music performances by the talented stalwarts.