Nishagandhi Dance Festival, held at Kanakakunnu Palace
ground in Thiruvananthapuram
, is organized by the Tourism Development Corporation of Kerala
. Nishagandhi is an open-air theatre in the palace ground, and during this festival various dances such as Bharatanatyam
, Kathak, Odissi, modern ballet, and other folk arts are performed by leading artists. The festival is accompanied by music performances.