Tuesday, July 16, 2024
Modhera Dance Festival

Place: Modhera, Gujarat.
Venue: Sun Temple.
Date:  January

The sun temple at Modhera in Mehsana  district (102 km from Ahmedabad, capital city of Gujarat),Sun temple, Modhera in north Gujarat, built during the reign of the Solanki king Bhimdev I, represents one of the most magnificent monuments of Gujarat. The temple, though in ruins, is considered one of the best specimens of Indian art and architecture of the by gone era. The temple dedicated to Lord Surya, the sun god has its outer walls covered with sculptures in which the figures of Lord Surya are prominent.

The beautiful Sun Temple acts as the backdrop during the festival of  Indian classical dances held every year in January for three days. This annual festival of dance is organized by the Tourism Corporation of Gujarat. The idea is to present classical dance forms in an atmosphere they were originally presented in.

Contact Address:

Tourism Corporation of Gujarat Ltd,
H. K. House, Opp: Bata Showroom,
Ashram Road, Ahmedabad,
Tel: +79 26578044/46/26589172
Fax: +79 26582183
E-mail: tibahd@gujarattourism.com 

How to reach Modhera

Modhera is 102 kms north west of Ahmedabad.

Air: Nearest airport is Ahmedabad. 
Mehasana(30km from Modhera) is the nearest station.
Road: There are direct buses from Ahmedabad to Modhera which will take around three and half hours.

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