If we want to explore the old world charm of India, in the fast paced modern day life then a trip to Chattisgarh will serve us great! Sirpur is one of the unspoilt natural beauties of India, where the beautiful vibrant tribal culture can still be felt intensely. Adorned with the largest waterfall in India, the Chitrakote Falls, this is the state where time seems to have stood still. Apart from the wondrous natural beauty, the state of Chatthisgarh has also been blessed with one of India’s best dance and music festivals, the Sirpur Dance Festival.
Sirpur National Dance and Music Festival bind humanity through the cultural medium of dance and music. Though the festival is one of the youngest Indian dance and music festivals, this is only the fourth year, yet it is among the leading 5 such festivals in India. This three day long festival, organized adjacent to the 7th century Laxman Temple in Sirpur, brings together the finest performers from the fields of music and dance from all over the world.
During this annual three day festival, performers from various parts of India exhibit their talents. The guests are transmitted to an entirely different world, different dimension – one that is filled with immense beauty and solace. One of the major attractions of the festival, are the cultural performances by the local tribal artists as well. Apart from this various renowned maestros adorn the centre stage. The festival starts on January 29 and culminates on January 31.
The Dance and Music festival pays homage to the rich history and tradition of Sirpur. Sirpur is visited by thousands of tourists during the festival. The small city would become a bustling hub of activities during the festival, for there are many other attractions in this abode of spirituality and culture. The small city of Sirpur in Chhattisgarh was once an important pilgrim place for Jains, Buddhists and Hindus. So, the city from ancient times has been a meeting point of various cultures and religions. This small city holds within it some of the finest historical relics.