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Tag: Odisha Tourism

Similipal National Park Closed For Tourists For Indefinite Period
Similipal National Park Closed For Tourists For Indefinite Period

The authorities said that most trails in the park have become slushy under the impact of rainfall for last few days and thick blanket of fog engulfing the national park could become dangerous for the travelers or safari, so it has been decided to keep visitors away from the biosphere reserve. 

Odisha's Tourism Sets Sights On Revival After Covid Battle
Odisha's Tourism Sets Sight For Revival After Covid Battle

The scenic, serene and sublime, Odisha Tourism is all set to open doors to visitors after nearly two years of staying off the grid in the wake of Covid crisis as the setting in of winter--which brings a windfall in business every year-- is expected to rejuvenate the pandemic-battered industry. 

Similipal National Park To Reopen From Nov 1
Similipal National Park To Reopen From Nov 1, Tourists Can Avail Bicycle Tours, No Plastic

The famous Similipal National Park in Mayurbhanj district is all set to welcome back tourists this year from November 1.

Eco Retreat
Odisha To Organise Maiden Eco Retreat Fest At Virgin Pentha Beach

Last year, the department had organized a three month-long eco-retreat festival at Nalitapatia village, close to the Bhitarkanika national park.

Bichitrapur Mangrove Reserve In Odisha's Balasore
Bichitrapur Mangrove Reserve In Odisha's Balasore Is Too Tempting To Miss

Want to experience the bliss of life? Then there are a number of such locations in Odisha where a simple ride or a few moments of deep breath can infuse the feeling of heavenly tranquillity. Bichitrapur Mangrove Reserve is just one such site that is enough to inspire wanderlust even in the most reserved.

Odisha To Start Boating Facility At 100 Spots By Dec

Chief Secretary S.C. Mahapatra directed the departments of forest and environment, water resources and tourism to identify around 100 spots for starting the boating facilities and submit the final list within a month.

Odisha Govt's Eco-Friendly Boost For Tourism
Odisha Govt's Eco-Friendly Boost For Tourism

Bhubaneswar: From eco-tours in the wild and environmentally conscious retreats on beaches, the Odisha government has gone completely green as far as the state’s tourism is concerned. Although the state is primarily known for two locations–Puri Beach and Konark Sun temple–the Odisha government is now opening up paths to lesser known and unexplored locations in […]

Odisha Tourism
Odisha Tourism Scales Up Its Eco Retreat Event

Bhubaneswar: Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Wednesday declared Odisha Tourism’s flagship three-month glamping festival Eco Retreat, open for booking. Patnaik also unveiled the new logo subtly depicting the ecological orientation. This year’s Eco Retreat is being organised keeping in view the last year’s success of its debut with an event at marine drive in Konark. […]

Tourism Sector May Open In Odisha Amid COVID-19 Pandemic

Puri: With an aim to bring back economy on track amid the COVID-19 pandemic, Odisha government is working on a concrete master plan for development of tourism sector which provides livelihood support to lakhs of people in the State. Official sources said development of the tourism infrastructure in Konark remains a priority and steps are […]

Odisha Tourism
Post-lockdown plan: Odisha govt to focus on domestic tourism

Bhubaneswar: The Odisha government has decided to bring domestic tourism to core focus in the post-lockdown phase for the revival of the economy. It has decided to rejuvenate the tourism sector for upscaling economic activities both in rural and urban areas. Reviewing the present scenario, chief secretary Asit Tripathy directed to bring domestic tourism to […]

Odisha Seeks Center's Support For Tourism Growth

Bhubaneswar: The Odisha government on Thursday sought the Center’s support in formulating a policy for the growth of tourism that will enable cross-flow of tourists among eastern Indian states. A strong plea for Center’s supports in working out a comprehensive tourism package was made by Odisha Tourism Minister Jyoti Prakash Panigrahi at the two-day National […]

Odisha Tourism To Launch Marine Drive Eco-Retreat

Bhubaneswar: As part of efforts to boost the global appeal of its key destinations, Odisha Tourism is all set to launch a marine drive eco-retreat offering a unique blend of premium glamourous camping, luxury and heritage and nature, an official said. The marine drive eco retreat has been envisioned as eastern Indias first ‘Glamping’ festival […]

Asit Tripathy
Odisha Chief Secy Directs For 'Home-Stay Policy' Near Wildlife Sanctuaries & Eco-Destinations

Bhubaneswar: Odisha government has directed the Tourism and the Forest department to prepare a ‘Home-Stay policy’ near identified wildlife sanctuaries and eco-destinations, officials said. In the meeting of the Eco-Tourism Board on Wednesday, chief secretary Asit Kumar Tripathy said eco-tourism would be developed along professional lines through the creation of market demand and private sector linkages. […]

Odisha Hopes Its New Film Policy Will Boost Tourism Sector

Panaji: A senior Odisha government official on Thursday said the state’s new Film Policy providing incentives for movie shootings will boost tourist footfalls. The policy has been designed to increase tourist arrivals in Odisha and revive the key industry, said Nitin Jawale, Managing Director, Odisha Film Development Corporation (OFDC). In March this year, the Odisha […]

Column: Let’s Promote Tourism More Aggressively

By Ashutosh Mishra Bhubaneswar: Odisha government’s decision to organise Marine Drive Eco Retreat festival near Konark from December 14 is obviously aimed at drawing more tourists, especially foreign tourists to the area which not only houses the world famous 13th century sun temple but also has an excellent beach and a beautiful wildlife sanctuary. The […]

CM Naveen To Inaugurate Odisha Travel Bazaar On Oct 14

Bhubaneswar: Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik is scheduled to inaugurate the third edition of Odisha Travel Bazaar which will focus on business of inbound and domestic tourism on October 14. The Department of Tourism, Government of Odisha along with Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industries (FICCI) will organise the mega event in Bhubaneswar. […]

Odisha Government Plans Konark Makeover With New Facilities For Tourists

Bhubaneswar/Puri: In a move to boost tourist inflow to Odisha, the state tourism department has come up with a new idea of providing tent facilities for tourists visiting Sun Temple in Konark. A meeting in this regard was held in Lokaseva Bhavan under the chairmanship of Chief Secretary Asit Tripathy. As per reports, Odisha government […]

Odisha Expects 2.4 Crore Tourist Footfall In 2021

Kolkata: Odisha is expecting a tourist footfall of 2.4 crore in 2021, a top official of the department from the state said here on Thursday. The state had received 1.5 crore tourists in 2018, he said. Odisha offers exciting tourist spots across 19 protected areas, including two national parks, and a Buddhist circuit, state tourism […]

Shortage Of Entry Tickets Sparks Tension At Konark Sun Temple

Konark: Tension prevailed at world famous Konark Sun Temple here today after hundreds of tourists expressed their dissatisfaction over shortage of entry tickets into the temple. Sources said, the Sun Temple witnessed heavy footfall on occasion of holiday today as more than five thousand tourists reportedly visited the 13th century shrine. However, as per the […]

Op-Ed: Lagging Behind in Tourism Promotion

By Ashutosh Mishra Bhubaneswar: Odisha’s tourism sector suffered massive losses in the wake of cyclone Fani which left behind a trail of destruction in several coastal districts, the worst affected being Puri and Khurda. On a rough estimate the loss has been to the tune of Rs.732 crore. Puri being a major tourist hub of […]

Bloggers to hard sell Odisha tourism abroad

Bhubaneswar: In a bid to project Odisha’s tourism potential at the international level, Odisha’s tourism department in collaboration with Air Asia has roped in eight bloggers who will promote the natural beauty and rich heritage of the state, an official said. A total of eight bloggers, including foreigners, will explore various places of the state […]

Op-Ed: Time For Odisha To Stand Up For Its Rights

By Ashutosh Mishra Bhubaneswar: As expected chief minister, Naveen Patnaik has written a letter to union tourism minister expressing his disappointment over the omission of Odisha from the list of 17 iconic tourism sites to be developed by the Centre with provision made for the same in the budget for 2019-20. In his missive to […]

Iconic tourism sites: Patnaik expresses disappointment over omission of Odisha

Bhubaneswar: Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik Wednesday expressed disappointment over the omission of Odisha from the Centre’s list of 17 iconic tourism sites and sought the inclusion of at least two important tourist places of the state. Patnaik said Odisha houses a mesmerising array of tourism sites, from ancient to modern and from manmade marvels to […]

Odisha Tourism bags excellence award at Hyderabad trade fair

Bhubaneswar: Odisha tourism department has bagged the excellence award in “best stall decoration” category at the Travel and Tourism Fair (TTF) in Hyderabad. In the two-day event that concluded on Saturday, the state tourism department tried to woo domestic and international tourists by showcasing travel offerings ranging from Jagannath Ratha Yatra to ecological, sports and […]

Odisha Tourism Showcases its Offerings as India's Best Kept Secret

Mumbai: Tourism Minister of Odisha Mr. J. P. Panigrahi last evening led a delegation at a roadshow organised by FICCI in Mumbai. The roadshow witnessed the participation of over 150 tour and travel operators from the city, who conducted rapid B2B networking with 18 leading tour operators from Odisha, who were part of the delegation. […]