Tansen Music Festival

Time: November-December every year
Duration: Five nights
Venue: Tansen memorial at Gwalior
Highlight: Musicians and singers gather from all over the country and regale the audience with their awe inspiring musical performances

Miyan Tansen is one of the most notable musicians of North India, who have been able to establish a niche for themselves in the field of Indian music. Tansen was one of the nine jewels at the court of Akbar, the great Emperor of the Mughal era. His soul lies in Gwalior, where he was buried. Built in the ancient Mughal architectural style, the memorial of the famous personality Tansen has an unbeatable charm.

In the memory of Mian Tansen and as a mark of respect and appreciation to his great contribution to the Indian music, a festival is celebrated every year. The festivity is popularly known as the Tansen music festival. The tomb of Tansen in Gwalior serves as the venue for hosting this festival. Singers and musicians from all over the country congregate here to participate in this grand extravaganza. It is usually conducted during the period between November and December.

Musicians and singers assemble at the Tansen memorial and delight the audience with their musical performances that are truly attention-grabbing. Tansen sangeet sammelan is a festivity of five long mesmerizing nights, which takes you back to the times of the well admired classical ragas. Gwalior is known for its strong tradition of music. It is one of the initial places that witnessed the development of Hindustani Classical music.

How to get there

By Air: Gwalior has its own airport, where regular flights are operated. The place is well connected to major cities such as Delhi, Mumbai and Bhopal by air.

By Rail & RoadThere is a wide network of roads, so reaching Gwalior to attend the festival is not at all difficult. Gwalior is easily accessible from almost all the major cities within the country. The nearest railway station is at Gwalior.