Pongal is the harvest Festival of Tamil Nadu and it is celebrated on a grand scale in the middle of January. These are added attractions at Mamallapuram, if you visit at that time of the year.

Dance Festival

Dance Festival December-January is the time at Mamallapuram to celebrate the Mamallapuram Dance Festival each year. To the accompanying music of the wind and with Arjuna's Penance serving as a fitting backdrop, exponents of the Classical Indian Dance forms and Folk Dances from all over the country come together to perform at this venue. This Dance festival attracts tourists in large numbers.