Foreign tourists play holi

Puri: Foreign tourists today joined holi revellers and in this sea-side pilgrim town bringing the colour of spring on the sea beach.

The tourists from different countries, including 25 Japanese girls and boys sprinkled "gulal" with local people celebrating the festival of colours.

The foreigners were offered sweets by locals.

Srikanta Kumar Das, President of Indo-Japan friendship centre said the main objective of the programme involving foreigners in traditional Indian culture was to attract more visitors from abroad to Odisha.

After playing with colours, the foreigners took bath in the sea.