Planning to visit Orissa (now Odisha) in November? Add Bhubaneswar to your itinerary if you have not done that already. Rabindra Mandap, Bhubaneswar is the venue of the Gotipua Dance Festival that takes place from 15-17th November (6.30 pm onwards).
Not many may have heard of the Gotipua Dance of Odisha but the dance form is believed to be the centuries old precursor to Odissi (the most popular dance in Odisha). The Gotipua Dance is performed by young boys dressed up as girls. Graceful and a perfect blend of beauty and balance, the Gotipua dance is about the music, acrobatic postures, vibrant costumes and graceful movements of dancers.
Enjoy the rich cultural heritage of Odisha and share your experiences (in the comments below) once you have been there and done that.