Monday, July 15, 2024
Rajgir Dance Festival

Place: Rajgir,  Bihar
From October 24 to October 26.

Rajgir, the ancient capital of the Magadhan empire in Bihar is held sacred by both Buddhists and Jains for its association with the Buddha and Mahavir. Surrounded by forested hills, Rajgir is also a popular tourist resort besides being a major Buddhist and Jain pilgrimage centre. 

Department of Tourism, Bihar holds a colourful festival of dance and music, Rajgir Mahotsav or Dance Festival every year in Rajgir. Be it instrumental music, devotional songs, opera, folk dance, ballet or the many schools of classical dance and music, geniuses in their own realms of accomplishments, create an almost ethereal atmosphere. Some of the eminent artists who have performed here include Sonal Man Singh, Hema Malini, Swapna Sundari, Madhavi Mudgal, Anand Sankar etc. This festival held during last week of October attracts tourists in large numbers.

How to get there : 

Air: Nearest airport is at Patna (105km). 
Rail: Nearest railhead is Gaya (95km) 
Road: There are good road links to Gaya and Nalanda (15km).

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