Association of Kalidas and Ramtek Town
Kalidasa was one of the most renowned Sanskrit poets and dramatist of the country. His famed works include the epic poem Meghdoot and the historical drama Shakuntalam which are considered as the masterpieces of Indian literature. Ramtek, also known as Ramgiri, has played a significant role in the life of the eminent poet. The place had immensely inspired him and its mention can be extensively found in his literary works. His compositions Meghdoot, Ritusamhaara and Kumaarasambhava were penned down by the poet in this spectacular place. This is a major reason for choosing this town as the perfect venue for Kalidas festival, which is dedicated to this esteemed poet. The festival pays tribute to the poet and his much honoured literary works which immensely enriched the Indian literature.
Features of Kalidas Festival
The magnificent cultural performances in the Kalidas festival create a further glorious ambience amidst the picturesque backdrop of Ramtek. It is organized in association with the District Collectorate Office of Nagpur. Several connoisseurs of music, drama and dance hail from distant regions to visit the festival and bestow their heart touching performances. It also allures tourists from all around the world, promoting the rich legacy of the region across the globe. Apart from promoting the rich cultural heritage of the country, Kalidas festival also enhance the tourism of Vidarbha region by familiarizing the visitors with the vibrant wildlife and majestic landscape of the region.
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