Cuttack: The Cuttack district administration on Friday announced that the annual Bali Yatra festival will run for eight days, commencing on November 27, 2023, and concluding on December 4, 2023.
In preparation for this significant event that attracts numerous visitors to the city, a high-level meeting was convened to focus on ensuring security and enhancing visitor-friendly amenities.
Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik had previously urged Prime Minister Narendra Modi to grant Bali Yatra the prestigious national maritime heritage festival status.
Bali Yatra is an annual tradition in Cuttack that pays tribute to the rich maritime heritage and seafaring activities of the Odia mariners. This event holds great cultural significance and continues to draw a substantial crowd.
The district administration is taking steps to ensure that the upcoming festival is a safe and enjoyable experience for all visitors. Security measures have been beefed up, and visitor-friendly amenities are being improved.