14th Chandipur Beach Festival 2012

The 14th Chandipur beach festival

The 14th Golden Beach Festival in Chandipur was inagurated on Thursday.  The four-day cultural extravaganza was inaugurated by minister for tourism and culture Maheswar Mohanty.

Odissi dance ballet by Guru Ratikant and his troupe will mark the inaugural ceremony followed by Mahari dance by Rupashree Mohapatra and group.

Beach sports like Parasailing and Zorbing, organized under the aegis of National Adventurous Foundation, will be the main attraction of this year’s festival.

The calm beach at Chandipur is surely one among many of the fine beaches of the country, but with a plus there  the waters of the Sea recede five Kms. Off shore and  proceed rhythmically after a regular interval. The sand- dunes green with wild creepers and the casuarinas whistling with the breeze create a fantastic moment for a  visitor absorbed in observing the play of the tide.

The Chandipur Beach Festival is a unique event and first of its kind in the eastern part of India organized by the Chandipur Beach Festival Committee and Sponsored by Dept. of Tourism & Culture, Govt. of odisha,Ministry of Tourism & Culture,Govt. India,EZCC,Kolkata,Govt. of Odisha,District Administration,Balasore,Hotel Association,Balasore.With great enthusiasm and dedication the members of Chandipur Beach Festival Committee made it an international event with the participation of artistes / cultural troupes from foreign countries directly and Indirectly.

Chandipur beach festival is dedicated at the lotus feet of Sri Sri Gopinath Jew, the Lord of Universe who is the embodiment of equality, fraternity and unity irrespective of religion, cast, creed, language and faith.The aim of this festival is highlight to importance of Chandipur Beach In World Tourism & to develop the Chandipur Beach. The Chandipur Beach Festival attracts lakhs of visitors to enjoy the beautiful golden beach, see and purchase the exquisite handicrafts and handloom products and witness the cultural programme by a galaxy of artistes of national and international repute from inside the country and abroad.

The 14th Chandipur beach festival

6th to 9th December, 2012

The 14th Chandipur beach festival

Beach Festival Event Schedule

Dec 6, 2012, Thursday

1. Opening chorus, Chandipur
2. Odissi Dance,Chandipur
3. Odissi dance ballet
4. Odissi Jugalbandhi, Purnnashree, Luckypragnya
5. Sankha dance, Ranpa dance, Rajendra,     Narendrapur
6. Folk dances of W.B., Bihar, Punjab, Jammu,Kashmir Sponsored-Eastern Zonal Cultural Center,
7. Mayurbhanj Chhow,

Dec 7, 2012, Friday

1. Odissi Ballet ‘AGNI’, Jyotshna ‘Surmandir’,
2. Kathak Ballet Dance, Souvik, Nrityadisha,
3. Goudiya Nrutya, Taraknath Group,
4. Folk dances of W.B., Bihar, Punjab, Jammu, Kashmir Sponsored-Eastern Zonal Cultural Center,
5. Creative Dance Ballet, Arindam, Kalakshetra,

Dec 8, 2012, Saturday

1. Musical Symphony ‘Mahodadhi’ Odia     KathaOGatha Guru Ramhari Das & Guru     Dhaneswar Swain,
2. Odissi Group Dance Ms. Kaberi & Group, Guru     Harekrushna Behera College of Art Culture,
3. Hansadhwani, Kuchipudi Ballet, Ajay Vijayawada
4. Folk dances of W.B., Bihar, Punjab, Jammu,     Kashmir Sponsored-Eastern Zonal Cultural     Center,

Dec 9, 2012, Sunday

1. Musical Symphony ‘Mahodadhi’ Odia
KathaOGatha Guru Ramhari Das & Guru Dhaneswar Swain, BBSR
2. Odissi Group Dance Ms. Kaberi & Group
3. Hansadhwani, Kuchipudi Ballet, Ajay Vijayawada
4. Folk dances of W.B., Bihar, Punjab, Jammu  Kashmir Sponsored-Eastern Zonal Cultural  Center,

How to reach Chandipur?

Air: The nearest air port for visiting the places of interest in Balasore district is at Bhubaneswar which is connected with Kolkata, Delhi, Hydrabad, Raipur, Nagpur and
Mumbai by bording flights.

Rail: Nearest rail head is at Balasore on S.E.Rly.

Road: Chandipur is 16 Kms. By road from Balasore Bus services are available from Balasore to Chandipur


Panthanivas, OTDC  270051

Hotel Subham      270025

Hotel Chandipur   270030

Hotel Anandamayee 270012

Hotel Pacific Inn 270083

Hotel Santinivas  270018

Hotel Muktangan   270027

Casuarina Forest Rest 252613

PWDBungalo        262045

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