and handicraft, mouth watering, cruising, the vibrant martial traditions, folk culture and classical dance & music etc are little known to the tourists To show case the rich history, culture and traditions of the holy city, Shreekshetra Utsav, the Puri festival was conceived for the 1st time in the year 2005. The 1st festival was organized from 14th April to 28th April 2005.
The long extravaganza of art and culture: "Shreekshetra Utsav: The Puri Festival", is a pure celebration of everything that's Orissa. It is all pageantry and colour.
Puri has a rich history, culture and tradition. While an average tourist knows Puri as the abode of Lord Jagannath, he doesn't know much about its other, equally glorious traditions: its mouth-watering cuisine, its intricate handloom, handicraft and its vibrant akhada culture.
The long-felt need to familiarize the tourist with this little known facets of this captivating city led to the birth of "Shreekshetra Utsav: The Puri Festival". The second edition of the festival will be a pot-pouri of the finest offerings of Orissan handloom, handicraft, cuisine, dance, music and its famed sand-art.
To familiarize the tourist with little known facets of this captivating city the "Shreekshetra Utsav : The Puri Festival" is organised. The said festival will have the following components.