|| Dhauli Mahotsav is celebrated in the foothill of the Dhauli. Orissa Dance Academy, one of the premier cultural institution of Orissa was founded by Guru Gangadhar Pradhan in the year 1975. Since its inception it has been engaged in projecting Orissan art and culture throughout the country and in a foreign country. In the year 2003 it has started Dhauli Mahotsav from 27th March. The purpose behind this Mahotsav is to create an awareness of our cultural. The Mahotsav ranges every year and showcases a wide range of rural art and culture from classical to folk items such as Odissi dance, Odissi vocal, Mardal recital, Chhau dance, Daskathia, Pala, Yajna, Sankirtan, etc.
Near about 500 artistes from different disciplines perform on the different days of the Mahotsav. Artists from different region of the state perform Odissi dance, Gotipua dance, Chhau dance, Shankirtan, Pala, Odissi Vocal and other folk and tribal dance & music of Orissa.The festival has been widely accepted among the lovers of music and dances.