Bhubaneswar: Tourists to the world famous Sun Temple at Konark would be able to enjoy the much-awaited light and sound show from today evening. At least 250 people could be accommodated per show.
The 35-minute show was inaugurated at the 13th century temple by Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on September 9 evening. The Black Pagoda now has a new attraction for tourists. Two shows would be held every evening.
The light and sound show would be available to tourists in three different languages and they would be able to enjoy the programme through customised headphones, he said.
Headphones would be used in order to check noise pollution at the UNESCO Heritage site, the official added.
The Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) advised using headphones for narration to prevent any adverse effect on the structure, officials said.
The Indian Tourism Development Corporation (ITDC) spent Rs 5.56 crore on the project, officials said.
The historical and religious significance of the magnificent heritage monument and the popular legend of Dharmapada would be depicted in the show.
Tourists will have to choose their preferred language to listen to the narration while purchasing tickets for the light and sound show and the headphones will be set accordingly, officials said.
Tourists will have to pay Rs 50 each to watch the show.