Puri the holy land of lord Jagannath is famous as a religious tourist destination; the great Jagannath temple (Shree Mandir) is the most dominant attraction of this place. Tourists those become the guest of Puri are loved to spend some time on the pronounced beach pointed here. Puri beach is a highly visited tourist destination in Odisha to which millions of tourist pays a visit throughout the year. So the Hotel and Restaurant Association of the state Odisha (Orissa) (HRAO) along with the Ministry of Tourism, Government of India, the Department of Tourism, Government of Odisha, Development Commissioner of Handicrafts and the Eastern Zonal Cultural Center, Calcutta together organized an annual beach festival in Puri in deep veneration of tourists.
Puri Beach Festival is a colorful festival celebrated at happening beach of Puri every year on the month of November and it continues for 5 days. These are lots of fairs and festivals are celebrated in Puri which attracts visitors to enjoy them with much exuberance at this pleasant tourist heaven. Puri Beach Festival is one leading festival occurred in Puri in which various classical and folk dances of Odisha and other states of the country India are performed by expert dancers. Along with that an exhibition of Handicraft products made by peoples of Odisha, beautiful Handloom products mainly ‘Pata’ sari and specially ‘Pattachitra Sari’ etc are placed for visitors, the tourist allowed to explore these products and also to buy if they want. The Sand Art made by skilled artists increase the charm of this festival up to high extent.
The cardinal aspiration behind organizing the Puri Beach festival is to present the culture, art, craft, sports, cuisines and tourism of Odisha. This Beach Festival offers a captivating and enchanting experience to tourist. So it’s a highly demanding event for tourist especially among foreign tourist. Foreign people stipulated with their tour service provider that they include Puri Beach Festival in their tour packages, sometimes tourist wait for months to come for a tour in Odisha only because of this festival. So as November is considered as the most suitable time for Puri Tour, and millions of tourist visiting to this heavenly tourist destination on this month.