Taking place on a 3km stretch between MAYFAIR Waves and Swargadwar beach, the Puri Beach Carnival started with a colourful parade including decked-up bullock carts and rickshaws, naval bands, and performers of Odissi, Gotipua and Chhau, among others.
The seven-day schedule is packed with beach yoga, aerobics, cycling, roller-skating, beach volleyball, kabaddi, paintball, fashion shows and mask parties. Adventure junkies can go jet-skiing, surfing, zorbing, parasailing, paramotoring and dragon-boat racing. Plus, there are sand-art and photography exhibitions, beach theatre and a tattoo workshop.
Bollywood stars, including Govinda, are expected to be present at the last day of Puri Beach Carnival. Watch awesome belly dance by Banjara girls below.