Odisha’s Eco Retreat Fest To Begin At 7 Locations In December; Booking Opens From Sept 15
Bhubaneswar: Eco Retreat, the annual flagship event of Odisha Tourism, will be begin at seven locations from December 1 and the tourists can book their stay at 220 luxury tents from September 15.
This was announced at the 44th Foundation Day of Odisha Tourism Development Corporation (OTDC) here on Sunday.
The fifth edition of Eco Retreat Odisha will be held at Konark, Putsil, Sonapur, Daringbadi, Bhitarkanika, Satkosia and Hirakud, and on the platter is unparalleled glamping experience with luxury, adventure, local culture, mouth-watering Odia cuisine, aesthetic folk music and dance.
On the occasion, OTDC chairman Lenin Mohanty said the Eco Retreat event has become the face of Odisha Tourism that promotes sustainable tourism in the state. He also highlighted OTDC’s contribution to the economy though creation of employment opportunities while boosting the state’s businesses. “It has made a profit of Rs 5 crore in the last fiscal and played a pivotal role in preserving our cultural heritage and natural beauty,” he said.
Twelve newly-renovated rooms of Panthanivas Bhubaneswar were also inaugurated on the occasion.
The best-performing units of OTDC, which excelled in the last financial year, and unit managers were felicitated. Panthanivas Puri and Panthanivas Gopalpur were adjudged the best-performing accommodation units. Nimantran Bhubaneswar was also awarded.