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*Grand 50th Khajuraho Dance Festival from February 20 to February 26, with an extraordinary celebration of culture, rhythm, and the spirit of incredible India.

*At this festival MPTB has introduced activities like heritage walk, nature visits, e-cycle tour,and soft adventure sports by catering to the needs of all types of tourist



Step into a realm where tradition gracefully intertwines with art, unfolding its magic! Set against the majestic backdrop of historical monuments, this annual cultural extravaganza promises a series of surprises: Located in the Chhatarpur district of Madhya Pradesh, the UNESCO site of ‘Khajuraho Group of Monuments’,is famous for its Nagara-Style architecture and graceful sculptures of  nayikas and deities.

The temples of Khajuraho are India’s unique gift to the world, representing life in every form and moods that has been captured in stone, testifying not only to the craftsman’s artistry but also to the extraordinary breadth of vision of the Chandela Rajputs under whose rule the temples were conceived and constructed. The Khajuraho temples were built in the short span of a hundred years, from 950-1050 AD in a truly inspired burst of creativity. Of the 85 original temples, 22 have survived till today to constitute one of the world's great artistic wonders.

Every year in February, tourists witness Khajuraho Dance Festival in Khajuraho. This grand cultural extravaganza is a stunning blend of art and architecture. One gets to experience a wonderful symphony of mesmerising classical dance performances being performed by renowned artists coming from different cities and towns in India.

This mega festival is a spirited celebration of classical dance forms, art, and culture wherein renowned exponents of Indian classical and folk dances are performed throughout the week. Apart from the graceful dance performances, there are also other highlights that can be enjoyed simultaneously.

Activities and events like art exhibitions, panel discussions, interactive sessions, adventure sports, village tours and much more keep tourists entertained throughout. The choice is yours to opt from a wide range of multidimensional activities.

Khajuraho dance festival is not only a festival of dances; it has been transformed into a wholesome

festival of dance, literature, fine arts and everything. The celebration of art has been all along linked with the tourism in Madhya Pradesh. Madhya Pradesh Tourism Board (MPTB) has taken several initiatives to publicize and engage the tourists during the week of the festival.

At this festival MPTB has introduced activities like heritage walk, nature visits, e-cycle tour, and soft adventure sports by catering to the needs of all types of tourist. Be it a dance enthusiast or an adventure lover.

Screening of movies, documentaries, along experimental cinema of famous artists are also displayed to help viewers understand the dynamics of arts, music, literature, vocals, dance instrumental music, and various art forms.

Culinary Delights: Immerse yourself in the authentic flavours of Madhya Pradesh at the Food Festival. Indulge in a culinary journey that captures the essence of the region, adding a delightful dimension to your experience. You can also indulge in mouth-watering Bundeli recipes. Enjoy the widespread dishes and feel the goodness of Bundeli food.

Tourists, who visited Khajuraho and Panna during the dance festival, can also explore these


Camping: at Bear Valley Camp – Village Jhinna, District Panna: Luxury Tent (Swiss Tent also available for 15 person), Alpine tent for 18 persons, Team Games, Stargazing Trek to the hill of Panna, Bonfire, Night Jungle Safari, Live Music, Boat Safari

Village Tour: Old Khajuraho Village Tour: Start from Jawari Temple end in Brahama Temple, Demonstraion of Old Panchayat System, Durga Mandir

E-Bike Tour: Visit of Khajuraho – Western group of Temples- Gol Market- Chaturbhuj Temple- Vaman Temple- Archaeological Museum

Segway Tour: Sunrise tour to Datla Pahad ( 2hours), Sunset tour to Dalta Pahad ( 2 hours), Khajuraho by night – A joy ride (1.5 hours), Farm tour ( 2 hours), Trail Joy Ride (15 mins)

Water Sports: Speed Boat, Banana Ride, Shikara Boat, Raft Boat in Kutni Water Body and rafting in Ken River

Thrill of Skydiving: Elevate the festivities to new heights as you experience the exhilaration of skydiving against the breathtaking backdrop of Khajuraho.

A visit to Panna:

If you are mulling to explore Khajuraho, do not forget to visit Panna National Park, situated just 32 km away and a mere 30-minute drive from Khajuraho. The jungles harbour many species of wildlife. The tiger can be glimpsed here, with other rare species such as the leopard, wolf and gharial.

Things to do in Panna:

Explore wellness tourism at KairaliAyurgram, Jeep Safari in Panna National park to explore wildlife in MP.

Places to visit in and around Khajuraho:

Adivart Museum, Dhubela Museum, Kandariya Mahadeo temple, Chaunsath Yogini temple, Chitragupta Temple, Vishwanath Temple, Lakshmana Temple, Lakshmana Temple, Matangeswara Temple, Parsvanath Temple, Ghantai Temple, Adhinath Temple, Duladeo Temple, Chaturbhuj Temple, Sound and  Light Show, State Museum of Tribal and Folk Arts, Adivart Tribal and Folk Art Museum, Dhubela Museum.

Places to visit in and around Panna – Wildlife, Fort of Ajaygarh, Mahamati Prannathji Mandir, Pandav falls, National Museum, Panna Diamond Mines.

Plan a trip to this picturesque destination in Madhya Pradesh and be a part of the Khajuraho Dance Festival where all these multi-dimensional segments are waiting for you to explore.



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