Konark Dance Festival: Classical Dance & Music exhibition

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Photo of Konark Dance Festival: Classical Dance & Music exhibition by Nishant Tyagi

The Konark Dance Festival is organized annually in the month of December at the open air auditorium in the temple premises with the temple as the back drop. Many celebrated dancers from all over the country perform at this pious venue. Since 1989, this festival has been organized in the state jointly by Orissa Tourism and Odissi Research Centre to promote the diverse Indian dance heritage as well as the popularity of Konark Temple and Orissa as a tourist destination.

Photo of Konark Dance Festival: Classical Dance & Music exhibition 1/3 by Nishant Tyagi

The Konark Dance Festival is organized annually in the month of December at the open air auditorium in the temple premises with the temple as the back drop. Many celebrated dancers from all over the country perform at this pious venue. Since 1989, this festival has been organized in the state jointly by Orissa Tourism and Odissi Research Centre to promote the diverse Indian dance heritage as well as the popularity of Konark Temple and Orissa as a tourist destination.

Photo of Konark Dance Festival: Classical Dance & Music exhibition 2/3 by Nishant Tyagi

Konark Dance Festival takes place in an open-air auditorium against the backdrop of the floodlit temples that reverberates with the beats of 'Raga' and 'Tala' to fill the air with the sounds of classical music. The classical extravaganza is a journey through eternal ecstasy. Thus, Konark Festival gives one to have an experience of life time to witness a cocktail of art, craft, music, dance and food, all at the same place.

Photo of Konark Dance Festival: Classical Dance & Music exhibition 3/3 by Nishant Tyagi

How to Reach

Konark is 61 kms away by road from Biju Patnaik International Airport and 60 kms away by road from Bhubaneswar Railway Station.

Where to Stay

Mayfair Lagoon, Bhubaneswar (A spectacular luxury resort set amidst verdant greenery and a lovely lagoon. It offers plush accommodation and the best restaurants in town)

Mayfair Waves, Puri (A chic boutique resort located right on the popular Puri Beach offering excellent views and luxury accommodation)

Mayfair Heritage, Puri (A lovely luxury beach resort with spellbinding views of the Bay of Bengal in the sacred seaside pilgrimage town of Puri)

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