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2 Famous Sand Art Destinations in India

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Published: Sunday, October 9, 2016, 15:30 [IST]
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Art has no boundaries, it is a world in itself! A sculptor is an artist, an actor is an artist and even those who do embroidery are artists. Not everyone can be that creative and talented, it is truly a god's gift. Sand art is one such mind-blowing genre which is emerging in India. It is not easy to create models out of sand but there are some artists who create magic on the sea shores.

Sand Art Destinations in India

Sudarshan Pattnaik's Sand Art

Since it is not very popular, there are not many opportunities for training in India. In recent times, sand artists like Sudarshan Pattnaik, Nitish Bharati and Manas Kumar Sahoo have become famous for their amazing sand sculptures. We keep seeing the pictures of their work on social media platforms but seeing them live is definitely interesting. For enthusiastic souls who are interested to see such grand sand arts, here are two famous sand art destinations in India.

Sand Art Destinations in India

Sudarshan Pattnaik's Sand Art

Puri Beach

Famous Sand artist Sudarshan Pattnaik is from Odisha. He started sculpting Gods and Goddesses on the shores of Puri Beach. Today, he is PadmaSri award winner for his outstanding work on sand arts. It is even common to see his sand arts on social media platforms in India. Puri Beach is one of the magic destinations where we can see Sudarshan Pattnaik's excellent sand arts.

Sand Art Destinations in India

Sudarshan Pattnaik's Sand Art - Syrian War

Golden Sand Art institute (which is named as Sudarshan Sand Art Institute) is an open-air institute which is dedicated to train the budding sand artists. This institute is on the sea shore between Hotel May Fair Beach Resort and Panthanivas in Puri.

Sand Art Destinations in India

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Sudarshan Pattnaik's Sand Art

Mysore Sand Sculpture Museum

Sand Sculpture Museum is one of the unique museums located in Mysore. This museum has numerous sand models which showcase the enormous talent and efforts put by the artists. Sand Sculpture Museum is a new addition to the must-visit places in Mysore. M N Gowri, the founder of this museum, has done some amazing work in the field of fine art. This museum is open to public on all days and it is worthwhile to see some splendid sand art.

Sand Art Destinations in India

Mysore Sand Sculpture Museum
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Since sand art is a developing art form, it needs a lot of attention. Though we admire the sand sculptures, it still needs to get a lot of visibility in the country. We should all encourage such awesome talents in the country. Do visit these sand art destinations in India.

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