Nishagandhi Dance Festival, Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala
The Nishagandhi open-air theatre in the palace compound holds a dance festival every year. Renowned dancers perform Bharat Natyam, Mohiniyattam, Kathak, Odissi, modern ballet and other folk forms. Artist and connoisseurs of dance from all over India come to enjoy this cultural treat. The festival organised by the Tourism Development Corporation is free and is usually accompanied with music.