Chennai although being a metropolitan city, has also held on to its rich traditional past. Here, as the people lead a modern life, the traditional aspects of their culture also find an equal importance in their day to day lives.
The Carnatic music of this region is one of the classical styles of music in India. The Bharatnatyam style of dancing which is native to this region is also the official dance of this state. Children from a very young age learn these traditional forms of music and dance and achieve proficiency at a very young age. These classical forms of art require sincere dedication and passion, which allows them to excel in it.
In every December, there is a five week long event being organized known as ‘Music Season’ where several performances are given by classical artists around the different venues of the city. It is one of the world's largest cultural events that attract thousands of visitors to this city every year.
Steeped in rich South-Indian culture, Chennai is a city that has a plethora of dimensions that one can explore, and regardless of where you go, the city has an old-world charm to it that refuses to be overshadowed.