This colorful and energetic festival extends over a span of
five days, between the 5th and 9th days of November. During
this time, you can interact with the warm and friendly locals and learn about
their magnificent heritage and culture. It is an excellent opportunity for the
youth to showcase their various skills and talents.
While retaining traditional
and religious practices, the festival has also been evolving in such a manner
that one can witness international rock bands perform here and fashion shows
take place. You can enjoy a truly fulfilling experience while dancing to the
music of international and local artists. Local dances such as the Odissi,
Lambadi and Lepcha are performed on the beach and are a magnificent spectacle
Sand art is extremely sought after and abundantly sold at
stalls which line up the beachside during the Puri Beach Festival. You can
feast on local delicacies and relish the Oriya cuisine. The beautiful skyline
consists of an array of architecturally splendid temples including the Lord
Jagannath Temple which is a famous historical structure. The festival starts off
with the patriotic Vande Matram.
Unearthing the Grandiose Event
Since the festival is a combination of tradition and frolic,
it attracts tourists from all over the world, giving it the status of an
international festival. The festival was first celebrated in the year 1993 so
that the artists could exhibit their creations and talents.
industry has received a major boost due to this splendorous festival. It is
conducted by the Hotel and Restaurant Association of Orissa (HARA). The
Government of India, Ministry of Tourism, the Department of Tourism,
Development Commissioner of Handicrafts and the Eastern Zonal Cultural Center
and the Government of Orissa sponsor this festival and ensure that it is a
Puri Beach Festival and Beyond
The Puri Beach Festival is a commercialized event
which takes place on the sea shore till the wee hours of the morning. Tourists
enjoy the relaxed and serene beaches which are encompassed by a large number of
temples and the beaches are packed with locals and foreigners as they take in
the beauty of this fun-filled festival.