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Eco Retreat Festival

In a bid to attract more tourists to Odisha, the State Government has decided to host a month-long ‘Marine Drive Eco-Retreat’ Festival starting from December 14.


A decision in regard was taken at a meeting chaired by Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik at the Lok Seva Bhawan here.

Mr.Patnaik also directed officials of concerned departments to make the festival a success.

The event will be held at a place, around eight km from Konark, on Puri-Konark Marine Drive.

Vishal K Dev, Secretary Tourism and Sports made a Power Point Presentation on the proposed Eco-Retreat.

Temporary luxury tent cottage with 50 rooms will be set up with water and electricity facilities. As per the decision, beautification of the festival area and lighting of the  Marine Drive will be taken up.

This apart, the participants of the event will witness cultural programs, 3D mapping, food festival, adventure and water sports arrangement will be made for visitors, an official said.

The arrangements will be made of international standard and the government planned to fully utilize the natural beauty of the Marine Drive which so far remained untapped.

While the State Government has been carrying out Puri town beautification and developing Shamuka project near Chilika, the proposed retreat event will certainly attract more and tourists including foreigners to Odisha, an official said. 
 


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