Chennai Dance and Music Festival

Dance & Music

Chennai, Tamil Nadu

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Held at various places in the city of Chennai, the Chennai Dance and Music Festival is an ultimate blend of cultural and traditional diversity. For all art lovers, this is something that cannot be missed out upon at any cost. As it falls in the month of Margazhi as per the Tamil Calendar, this was also the reason why it was earlier known as the Margazhi Festival. 

What’s interesting is that this festival is commemorated by the people as a way to connect to the divine within. The artsy and classical performances by the artists do make the whole atmosphere light up with grace, happiness and all things good. So, if you are up for something really cool then immerse yourself in this interesting combination of music and dance; let yourself soak up in the blissful ecstasy of these great performances and talent showcased by the immensely brilliant performers. 

Happening between the months of December and January, it is the result of this festival that the city of Chennai swarms up with a lot of tourists and travel aficionados every year. The Chennai Dance and Music Festival 2021 might be curtailed due to the COVID situation. 

History of Chennai Dance and Music Festival

The historic roots of Chennai Dance and Music Festival date back to the year 1927 as the Margazhi Festival, and since then it has been celebrated to pay homage to the Madras Music Academy. However, over the years, the name of this music festival was changed to Music and Dance Festival. It is believed that it was this academy that brought the dance form of Bharatnatyam into the limelight. 

Major Attractions of Chennai Dance and Music Festival

1. Powerhouse of Talent and Grand Performances

The Chennai Music and Dance Festival don’t fail to create an impressive crescendo of music, light, and happiness for the audiences. Dancers, vocalists, and all kinds of musicians and artists come together to make this whole affair of art an unforgettable experience. Talking about the music, it ranges from Tamil, Telugu, and several other regional languages. 

2. A String of Events

As this festival goes on for about a whole month, these performances can be witnessed at several places locally. Normally more than 300 concerts happen wherein all kinds of senior and junior artists collaborate to deliver some of the most iconic performances spreading their charm. 

How to Reach Chennai 

One of the most popular events in Chennai, the Chennai Dance, and Music Festival is everything magical that you can imagine. To reach Chennai, you will need to cover an approximate distance of about 2,201, 1,346, 1,674, 347 km from Indian metropolitan cities like Delhi, Mumbai, Kolkata, and Bengaluru respectively. Here are the details on how you can visit Chennai via the below-mentioned means of public transportation. 

By Air. Deboard at the Chennai International Airport (MAA) and from there take some means of public transportation to reach your destination. The airport is well-connected with other Indian cities via regular direct and connecting flights. From the airport, you will need to take some means of public transport to reach your destination. 

  • From Coimbatore - Board Spicejet, IndiGo flights from Coimbatore Airport. The airfares start from INR 3,000-4,000
  • From Kozhikode - Board IndiGo, AirAsia flights from Kozhikode Airport. The airfares start from INR 4,000-5,000
  • From Kochi - Board AirAsia, Spicejet, IndiGo flights from Kochi Airport. The airfares start from INR 4,000-5,000

By Train. If planning to travel to Chennai then, you can deboard at either Chennai Central station, Chennai Egmore and Tambaram station. All of these stations have excellent overall connectivity with these stations. Once you deboard, continue your journey further via some means of public transport to your respective destination. 

By Road. You can also plan your trip via road to reach Chennai. The national highways and roads connecting Chennai to other neighboring cities are well-maintained with overall good connectivity. From the nearby regions, one can easily book a bus (private as well as interstate) or book a private cab at affordable pricing. Otherwise, to reach here you can also consider self-drive here.

  • From Puducherry - 166 km via NH32
  • From Vellore - 137 km via Vellore-Chennai Road
  • From Madanapalle - 249 km via Vellore-Chennai Road

You can plan your trip and create your own route to the city with Adotrip’s technically driven circuit planner. Click here.

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