Konark Dance and Music Festival
Konark Music and Dance Festival, is a contemporary festival celebrated at Konark, in the Puri district of Orrisa.
Held at the Sun Temple in Konark, a famed world heritage site in the month of December, it showcases various classical dance forms of India such as Odissi, Bharathnatyam, Manipuri, Kathak and Chau Dance on the stage of Natyashala.
A variety of handicrafts are kept for sale, along with the regional cuisine that one can enjoy at the festival.
The Sun Temple in Konark, about 65 km from Bhubaneswar, and 30 kms from Puri.The temple is famed world heritage site. The exquisite 'Natyamandap' or the 'dancing hall' of this 700-year old shrine is an architectural wonder. An open-air auditorium with the temple as the backdrop is the venue of the Konark Festival.
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