Konark Festival

Konark Festival

A festival that celebrates dance, music and art in a venue where every stone has a story to tell. Konark Dance festival is one of the reasons why the cultural heritage of Odisha is alive and blossoming

About the event

The Konark Dance Festival (KDF) has been held in the poetic sands of Konark, since the last 32 years unabated, when it commenced in 1986. Within the dates of 1st to 5th December every year, Konark experiences a surge of tourists and art enthusiasts alike, to envision the biggest and the grandest of dance festivals in the state. Held in the open air auditorium which overlooks the much acclaimed Sun temple of Konark, the festival enthralls and bewitches the people who visit from far and wide.

Apart from being the one of the greatest tourist events of the state, the festival serves as a platform for classical dancers in India to showcase India's cultural depth. The leading exponents and dance enthusiasts of almost all main classical dance forms of India-including Odissi, Bharatanatyam, Manipuri, Kathakali, Kathaka, Kuchipudi and Sattriya take part in the five-day classical dance carnival much adding to the appeal of the event

Complementing the dance and music in the air, a Crafts Mela is held at the Urban Haat, Konark during the festival that displays and sells beautiful sculptures and souvenirs made by the expert craftsmen of the region. The International Sand Art Festival, organized at Chandrabhaga Beach, Konark during the same days, brings all elements of Odisha's cultural heritage live at one place.

Programme

Every day is a scintillating evening of performances that touch your body and soul. Visit and behold your personal preference of dance and music, manifest in front of you.

Stepping on The Stage

Behold the stars come alive in their gracious movements, colorful ambience, and rhythmic innuendos on one platform, set in the backdrop of the majestic Sun temple.

Stepping
on The
Stage

Behold the stars come alive in their gracious movements, colorful ambience, and rhythmic innuendos on one platform, set in the backdrop of the majestic Sun temple.

Kumudini Lakhia

& group, Ahmedabad

Anwesa Mohanta

& group, Guwahati

Yasmin Singh

& group, Chhattisgarh

Ileana Citaristi

& group, Bhubaneswar

Durga Charan Ranbir

& group, Bhubaneswar

Previous Years

Immersive and divine ; the Konark dance festival has been captivating audiences since 1989. Below is a sneak peak into the golden performances of the previous years

2014

Konark Festival

2015

Konark Festival

2016

Konark Festival

2017

Konark Festival

Book Your Tickets Now

Collect Your Tickets from Tourist Offices in Bhubaneswar/Puri or the Panthanivas in Bhubaneswar/Puri. Alternatively, take tickets on the spot from the venue.

Tourist Office, Bhubaneswar

2nd floor , Paryatana Bhawan, Lewis Road, Bhubaneswar, PIN - 751014

Contact No. : +91-674-2432177, 2430887
Email : oritour@gmail.com
Tourist Office, Puri

VIP Road, Near Subash Bose Chowk, Puri

Contact No. : +91-6752-222664, 222562
Panthanivas, Bhubaneswar

Near BJB College, Lewis Rd, Bhubaneswar, Odisha 751014

Contact No. : +91-674 243 2515
Panthanivas, Puri

Puri, Odisha 752002

Contact No. : +91-6752 222 562

While You Are Here

Along with enjoying the enthralling performances at the Konark Festival, do explore our specially curated package tours which allow you to absorb Odisha's History, art, culture and rich heritage.
Check Out our trail tours section for more details.