Mangaluru, Dec 21, 2018 : The 10-day annual Karavali Utsav began with a grand procession highlighting the culture of Tulunadu. The procession was flagged off by MCC Mayor Harish Moily. Its journey began from Nehru Maidan passing through Clock Tower, Hampankatta, K.S. Rao Road, Navabharat Circle, P.V.S Circle, M.G. Road,Lalbagh culminated at Karavali Ustav grounds.
The Karavali utsav began with a long procession of artistes and tableaux showcasing the culture of the State and Tulunadu. The exhibition was inaugurated by the District in-charge Minister UT Khader and playback singer Guru Kiran. As part of the Karavali Utsav, a Beach festival will be held at Panambur beach from December 28 to 30. Beach festival combines sports such as beach volleyball, Aaharotsava (food festival) and dance. On December 29, a demonstration of kite making, sand sculpture, Aharotsava, drum jam and a musical extravaganza will be organised.
Kayaking, rowing, ferrying and a food festival would be held as part of river festival. To promote the riverfront, the district administration had proposed setting up of 12 jetties from Kuloor bridge-Sulthan Bathery-Old Port area.