Sunday, December 27, 2015
We are a group of four;me and my better-half,grandson Prudhvi Mitra and a friend shri GPRao.we arrived in Bhuvaneswar by flight and drove to Konark[63k,1.30hrs.]]We stayed in a small but clean and neat place by the name Surya Inn,300 meters from the konark temple;the orissa tourist corporation has a 48 room Yatri Nivas right opposite the dance venue;the place is good,but booking has to be done well in advance of the function,say 3 months.
Those desirous of attending the five day dance performances should stay in Konark;however,
since the dances are only in the evenings,the rest of the day can be used to visit other places.
The international Sand Art Exibition is held during the same period at Chandrabagha beach,two kilometers from konark;This is worth a visit.on the other days we visited by taxi Sri Jagannathji Temple in Puri[32km],peace pagoda and asokan rock edict,lingaraja temple in Bhubaneswar[63km] and had a glimpse of the Irrawadi dolphins in chilika lake.[65km]
We could not attend the 1st December programme as we reached konark late in the evening, but we attended the programme from 2nd to 5th,in the evenings from 6.00 pm to 8.30 pm and visiting the places described above in the daytime.