International Sand Art Festival 2016

Sand art by Sudarsan Pattnaik on International Sand Sculpture Festival 2012

The International Sand Art Festival will be held at the gorgeous Chandrabhaga Beach near the city of Konark in Odisha from the 1st of December to the 5th of December, 2016. This popular annual event is organized by Odisha Tourism. World renowned sand artist Sudarsan Pattnaik who travels far and wide to display his stunning sand sculptures would be the brand ambassador for the festival. Sand artists of repute from all over would be showcasing their incredible and delicate art for everyone to see.

Enjoying a relaxing day on the quiet and gorgeous Chandrabhaga Beach is definitely one of the best things to do near Konark or Puri. On Magha Saptami day, people come in large numbers to take a holy dip in the waters. It is in this lovely setting that various sand artists would create their spellbinding works of art and the creator of the best sand sculptures would stand to win a grand prize. The vibrant Konark Dance Festival also takes place at the same time and is another event you should definitely not miss. You can enjoy the best of both worlds by visiting this part of Odisha during this time in December.

How to Reach
Chandrabhaga Beach is 3 kms away by road from Konark and Konark is 61 kms away by road from Biju Patnaik International Airport, Bhubaneswar 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)