Konark Festival, International Sand Art Festival to begin from tomorrow
Puri: The famous Konark Festival and International Sand Art Festival will begin at Konark from tomorrow.
The 30th edition of the Konark Festival will be held at the Open Air Auditorium, with the magnificent Konark Sun Temple in the backdrop, between December 1 and December 5.
Several artistes from across India will perform on Indian classical dance forms such as Odissi, Bharatnatyam, Kathak, Kuchipudi, and Sattriya from 6.30 pm to 8.30 pm during the five-day long festival.
As many as 10 acclaimed artistes will also be part of the festival organised by the Tourism department of Odisha government.
Likewise, the 8th edition of the International Sand Art Festival will be held on the Chandrabhaga Beach, three km away from the Sun Temple. Noted sand artist Sudarshan Pattnaik is the brand ambassador and chief curator.
The other highlight of the festival will be the ‘Crafts Mela’ which is scheduled to be held near the Chandrabhaga. Beautiful sculptures and souvenirs made by expert craftsmen of the region will be displayed and sold during the Mela.
The Tourism department has made special tour package arrangements for the twin annual events. The visitors can visit the official website – panthanivas.com – to book their special packaged tours.