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Kalidas Festival is celebrated at Nagpur in memory of the great Sanskrit poet Kalidas and his fabulous work in the field of poetry. The two days - nights fun filled musical and dance extravaganza is organized by Maharashtra Tourism Development Corporation (MTDC) and Collector Office of Nagpur, in association with Nagpur Municipal Corporation.
The Kalidas Festival is organized at Ramtek town in Nagpur district and is believed to be associated with Lord Rama. Ramtek previously called Ramgiri is the place whose beauty and tranquility inspired the great poet Kalidas to compose his famous poetry Meghdoot.
Some of the popular literary compositions of Kalidas are 'Abhijnanasakuntalam', 'Meghadootham', 'Raghuvamsam' and 'Kumarasambhavam', which contributed in enriching the Indian Literature.
The festival aims to recall the golden period of Vidarbha region. The celebration of Kalidas Festival is a tribute to Kalidas and his eternal contribution to the field of poetry.
The Kalidas festival is packed with stupendous performances of some of the most recognized artists in the field of dance, music and drama, celebrating the rich heritage of the serene Ramtek town. There are also luminous performances by theatre artists to further add enthuses to the festival. Kalidas Festival also endeavors to promote the Vidarbha region and its rich legacy throughout India and world wide.