Religious in Puri

Rath Yatra

Immense wooden chariots containing Lord Jagannath, brother Balbhadra and sister Subhadra are hauled from Jagannath Mandir to Gundicha Mandir, beside Puri’s main bus stand. The Ulta Rath Yatra (return trip of the...

Dance in Konark

Konark Festival

Steeped in traditional music and dance, the Konark Festival takes place in an open-air auditorium with the gorgeous Sun Temple as a backdrop.

Cultural in Puri

Puri Beach Festival

A festival featuring song, dance, food and cultural activities, including installations on the beach by sand artists from across India.

Religious in Puri

Makar Mela

This Puri festival celebrates the entrance of the sun into the orbit of Capricorn. Surya, the sun god, is the attention of worship for thousands who bathe in the sea and offer prayers to the rising sun.

Religious in Konark

Magha Mela

Odisha's sun festival features pilgrims bathing en masse at Konark's Chandrabhaga beach before daybreak, and then worshipping the rising sun with prayers and invocations.