Nrityagram, with its wonderful ambience and ethnic look, is definitely worth a visit. The unique dance village is located near Hesarghatta in Bangalore Rural district. It lies at a distance of only 35 kilometres from Bangalore and is easily accessible.
The Facts Behind The Village - Tourist Places In Nrityagram
The village was conceptualised by the well-known Odissi dancer, Protima Bedi. Her idea was to develop a village devoted to teaching dance in the age-old gurukul tradition. Nrityagram's dance ensembles are indeed popular, but the beauty of the village and the use of nature and natural materials in its construction have made a visit to Nrityagram a memorable experience.
The village was designed by the well-known architect, Gerard Da Cunha. The open spaces, greenery and the mud buildings give Nrityagram a rural look. One of the best times to visit Nrityagram would be during the Vasanthahabba festival held to celebrate the arrival of spring. Artists from all over the world perform at the Nrityagram amphitheater during this festival.
A visit to Nrityagram would also give you the chance to explore the Hessarghatta Reservoir. It lies five kilometres away from the dance village. The man-made lake occupies an area of 1124 acres and was built in the year 1894.
Nrityagram is closed on Sundays and Mondays.