Holidaying in Puri will be far more fun with jet skiing and banana boat rides adding to the excitement of tourists.
The holy town made famous by the 12th century shrine of Lord Jagannath and its golden beaches is set to emerge as a major water sports destination.
Apart from jet skis (a high-speed motorbike on water), banana boats (speed boats pulling an inflatable tube resembling the fruit), the beach town will also offer bumper rides in the sea on floating sofas and all-terrain bike (ATB), the specialised ones for beaches.
A hovercraft service is also likely to be introduced shortly.
While jet skis and banana rides will be available on the beachfront between the lighthouse and the Mangala river, the hovercraft will operate between Panthanivas in Puri and the Ramchandi beach near Konark.