Place : Delhi
Time : October
Significance : Festival based on the classical dance form Kathak.
Kathak Mahotsav, one of India's prestigious Kathak dance festival, takes place in October every year at New Delhi, the Capital of India.
This colourful festival is based on Kathak, a major classical dance form of North India, which had its origin from simple story-telling by a story-teller or Kathakar.
The Mahotsav is organized by the Kathak Kendra, one of the leading teaching institutions of Kathak dance in the country. Established in 1964, Kathak Kendra a constituent unit of Sangeet Natak Akademi, offers several courses in Kathak Dance as well as allied subjects like vocal music and Pakhawaj.
Many established and amateur dancers from all over the country performs in the festival, which includes both solo and group choreographic works in Kathak by well known dancers.
Contact Address :
Kathak Kendra, Bhawalpur House
New Delhi - 110001
Phone: 011 - 23388681
Fax: 011 - 23387182
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How to get there
Air : Delhi is the main gateway city for northern India with a modern airport. All major international airlines in the world fly through Delhi. Indira Gandhi International Airport is located at 23km southwest of Central Delhi and the domestic terminal at Palam is 5km away from the international terminal.
Taxi and coach transfer is available from both International and Domestic Arrivals. Pre-paid Taxi (a service with journey fare paid at the booking counter), air-conditioned and non- air-conditioned coach counters are located immediately outside the customs Hall in International Terminal and outside Baggage Claim area in Domestic Arrivals.
Airport Coach (non-airconditioned) is operated by Delhi Transport Corporation (via Connaught Place and Railway Stations) to Inter State Bus Terminus (ISBT), Kashmiri Gate and by Ex- Servicemen's Airlink Transport Service to Connaught Place. The coach covers all major hotels enroute.
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Rail : Delhi is the hub of the Indian Railways network with Express trains to all parts of the country. The city has two major railway stations in New Delhi and Old Delhi. New Delhi station is within walking distance of Connaught Place and Main Delhi station is about 7km from Connaught Place. Delhi offers Express trains to all parts of the country. For the foreigners, tickets are available at the International Tourist Bureau (Ph: 011-3346804), located at New Delhi station. The main ticket office is at the IRCA building on Chelmsford Road, Pahar Ganj, between New Delhi station and Connaught Place.
Shatabdi Express air-conditioned fast tourist train operates to Bhopal (via Agra, Gwalior, Jhansi), Lucknow (via Kanpur) and Chandigarh, provides access to some of the neighboring tourist centres.
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Bus : Buses from all the major places in Uttar Pradesh, Punjab, Haryana, Himachal Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh and Rajasthan are available for getting to Delhi. During the summer months, air-conditioned coaches are recommended. Delhi Transport Corporation (DTC) operates special services from railway stations to different parts of the city.
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