The biggest festival in the millennium city has already begun. It is said you will get everything at Bali yatra except parents. The festive starts on Karthik Purnima every year cross the river bed of Mahanadi. From a small Pan shop to Big MNCs install their respective stalls in old & new Baliyatra field.
This festival is held in the city of Cuttack at Gadagadia Ghata of the Mahanadi river, to mark the day when ancient Sadhabas (Odia mariners) would set sail to distant lands of Bali, as well as Java (at the time of the voyage known as “Yawadvipa”), Sumatra, Borneo (all in Indonesia), and Sri Lanka (formerly Ceylon) for trade and cultural expansion. To commemorate this, the festival is celebrated every year from the day of Kartika Purnima (full moon day of the month of Kartika) according to the Odia Calendar.