Aurangabad region in Maharashtra is blessed with many historical monuments and religious tourist places. In ancient period the rich dynasties such as Satvahan, Wakataka, Yadava, Khilji, Mugal Kings have left footprints of their cultural glory. During their regime Art and Culture flourished and many beautiful monuments were created.
A popular historic monument Ellora and Ajanta is in the top list of United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) declared as a
World Heritage Sites in India. For the promotion of tourism of this region, Ellora-Ajanta International
Festival is being organized from 14th October 2016 to 16th October 2016.
About the Festival
Ellora-Ajanta Festival Aurangabad ! A combination of grandeur, artistry and skill ! Soneri Mahal & Ellora, Aurangabad will host the festival from 14th October 2016 to 16th October 2016. Soneri Mahal, a 17th century Haveli, built by Pahadsing a Orchha chieftain is an architectural marvel of Aurangabad.
Virtuoso performances from some of the best-known exponents of Indian music and dance will be a treat to the sense. Entertainment will be lavish and diverse; from classical to folk Dancing, Instrumental and Singing.
The grand dance and music festival, organized by MTDC earlier, then known as 'Ellora festival' and held at the backdrop of the famous Kailash Temple at Ellora, shifted its venue at the beautiful Soneri Mahal, Aurangabad since 2002, to be known as the 'Ellora-Ajanta Festival Aurangabad'. Not only it shifted its venue but also there has been a shift in the very concept of entertainment since then. This festival has taken a shape as a more people oriented blend of classical, performing arts and popular forms of art. As a result, it has attracted more and more people toward the program in the recent years. This year onwards 'Kalagram', the crafts Haat of Aurangabad will also debut as a second venue for the function and would host a performing arts, food and craft festival. The milieu would be such that it would cater one and all, especially the youth. Thus, Ellora-Ajanta Festival Aurangabad now hosts top artists and encourages handicrafts along with the performing arts, giving an opportunity and exposure to the local artists, and artisans.