What can be more inviting than exploring a World Heritage Site and attending a culturally rich dance and music festival, both in one visit? The Ajanta-Ellora Festival is an exotic and delightful dance and music festival held at the Soneri Mahal in the traditional city of Aurangabad. The impressive surroundings of the Ajanta-Ellora Caves and temples will make your visit all the more alluring.
This festival, organised annually by Maharashtra Tourism Development Corporation, showcases renowned musicians and dancers from all over India as well as provides an opportunity to explore the magnificent caves, filled with history.
Performers at the Festival
Ajanta Ellora Festival is cited as one of the biggest cultural extravaganza showcasing some of the finest talents the country has. This grand ceremony of Indian classical art features some of the world-renowned performers of the country, who with their talents have mesmerised the audience across the world.
The festival has seen some of the finest performers like Zakir Hussain, Pandit Jasraj, Bharat Ratna Ustad Bismillah Khan, Ghulam Ali, Hariharan and Hema Malini gracing the stage previously.
Festivities at Kalagram
Kalagram, the craft haat of Aurangabad is host to performing arts, food and craft festival. The ambience created is such that it caters to everyone especially the youth of the country. With this new venue, Ajanta Ellora Festival is now a host to some of the finest artists of the country, and promotes handicrafts along with performing arts thus providing opportunities for local artists and artisans.