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Puri Beach Carnival 2017 first day celebration photos and videos

Puri, the pilgrim town has come alive with the inauguration of the much-awaited “Puri Beach Carnival 2017”, with lots of fun, frolic and festivity on Friday.

The week-long cultural extravaganza begins with a colourful carnival parade showcasing the cultural diversity of Odisha with a procession of decorated bullock carts and rickshaws, accompanied by naval band, school children, Sahi Medha, Ghantua, Odissi, Mahari, Sambalpuri, Pala, Gotipua, and Chhau performers.

Puri Beach Carnival 2017

Designed in the lines of Goa carnival, the Puri beach carnival started with a road show from Mausima Mandir at Grand Road to Swargadwara. The cultural extravaganza was inaugurated by Bollywood actor Tusshar Kapoor. The carnival started with a colourful road showcasing the cultural diversity of Odisha.

Beach Carnival Puri 2017

The three-km beach stretch from Mayfair beach to Jatrika is the venue for the carnival, which will see a host of events like fashion shows, beach yoga, cycling, beach volleyball, and other activities.

Tusshar Kapoor and Babushan in Puri Beach Carnival 2017

One can participate in interesting activities like paramotoring, dragon boat race, samba dance, zorbing and all-terrain motor race. There will be power-packed performances by popular dance groups and singers in the following 7 days.

A sand art exhibition by world renowned sand artist Sudarshan Patnaik will be one of the major attractions. But the main show stopper will be a laser show on history of Jagannath temple of Puri and Jagannath culture.

Ollywood actor-singer Babushan, music composer Abhijit Majumdar and Punjabi singer BIG Dhillon performed in Puri Beach Carnival 2017. Watch the performances below.

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