The International Sand Art Festival, being a part of the Konark Festival, has been well designed to attract more tourists and visitors to the Chandrabhaga Beach at Konark. The 2013 edition of this festival will be at the Chandrabhaga Beach in Konark from December 1 till December 5.
In total, 23 artists from Odisha, one each from Gujarat and Andhra Pradesh and 5 artistes from abroad i.e. one each from Canada, United States of America, Italy, Austria and Sri Lanka are participating in the festival.
Internationally reputed sand artist Sri Sudarshan Pattnaik is the Brand Ambassador of Odisha like last year. This year also, Odisha Tourism Development Corporation (OTDC) has designed special tour packages for the Konark Dance Festival and the International Sand Art Festival 2013. Details of the tour packages are available on the Tourism Department’s website (www.odishatourism.gov.in) and the OTDC website (www.panthanivas.com).
Entry passes can be purchased for Rs 400/- (season pass for 5 days), Rs 100/-
(main gallery per day) and Rs 15/- (Side gallery chair per day).