Experience the Culture of Madhya Pradesh With these 3 Mega Events!

May 05, 2020

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Madhya Pradesh is a melting pot of different cultures which can be witnessed in yearly events organised on a large scale by the department of culture at various locations across the state. The top three fests that attract the great number of visitors are the Tansen Sangeet Samaroh - December, Lokrang Samaroh - January, and Khajuraho International Dance Festival - February.


Tansen Sangeet Samaroh - December


The Department of Culture Madhya Pradesh organises the remarkable 'Tansen Sangeet Samaroh each year to honour the accomplishments of fabled singer 'Tansen' and other composers across the nation. On this occasion, the music-driven platform is used by the maestros and instrumentalists from all over the world to present their compositions and perform in front of a live audience. If you are visiting Gwalior in the last week of December then you should head to enjoy the soulful performances by the doyens of the classical music industry at Behat and Hazira with free entry passes.


Lokrang Samaroh - January


The city of lakes, Bhopal every year hosts the Lokrang Samaroh presented by the Directorate of Culture and Madhya Pradesh Tribal Museum on its land from 26th - 30th January.  The five-day cultural festival emboldens rich tribal and folk tradition of India through various cultural performances such as performing arts, classical dance, tribal folk dance, and exhibitions of artefacts, handlooms and crafts.

Bracing rural culture for two decades, Lokrang Samaroh has become a synonym to the cultural diversity of India. Plan a trip to Bhopal during the Republic day vacation and witness this phenomenal event if you love exploring rural culture at Ravindra Bhavan with free entry.


Khajuraho International Dance Festival - February


When you search about Khajuraho, you typically end up reading the articles on magnificent temples and its sensual sculptures. The Khajuraho group of temples located in the Chhatarpur district of Madhya Pradesh are supreme examples of the finest architectural edifices, these have also been recognised by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site in 1986. Another reason which makes these temples more attractive is the Khajuraho Dance Festival, organised by the department of culture in Madhya Pradesh every year during the month of February when the spring takes over winter. The week-long celebration of dance is hosted against the outstanding backdrop of ancient temples.

This cultural extravaganza celebrates the spirit of rich classical dance forms of India and showcases the richness of the Indian dance forms like Manipuri, Kathak, Odissi, Bharathanatyam and Kuchipudi performed by the various fine artists from across the nation.


Travel to Madhya Pradesh in winter months and discover its rich culture through spellbinding cultural festivals!