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From Sangeet, Mehndi to marriage ceremony, OTDC's Destination Wedding Package has it all. Package starts @ Rs 2.17 lakh

Bhubaneswar: A complete wedding package at Rs 2.17 lakh! From Sangeet, Mehndi to the marriage ceremony, the ‘Destination Wedding Package’ has it all. The Odisha Tourism Development Corporation (OTDC) has launched this unique scheme for people of the state and outside.

The scheme launched yesterday would be available at six Panthanivas in Puri, Gopalpur, Rambha, Konark, Chandipur and Barkul in first phase. The scheme would later be extended to other Panthanivas of the state.

OTDC Chairman Shreemayee Mishra informed the Destination Wedding Package starts at Rs 2,17, 500. Under the package, 25 rooms would be made available for 50 guests along with services like meals, snacks, breakfasts, mineral water and main wedding meal.

This apart, people will have to pay additional Rs 2,57,500 for services like basic decoration (Rs 80,000), flower decoration (Rs 40,000), rituals (Rs 12,500), beautician (Rs 20,000), Mehndi (Rs 10,000), cultural programme (Rs 25,000), videography (Rs 30,000) and transport for two days for local sightseeing (Rs 40,000).

Moreover, the OTDC would offer free accommodation of two nights and three days in any of the Panthanivas to the newly-wed couple as a honeymoon package and also on their first marriage anniversary, Mishra added.

The corporation has signed an agreement with online travel portals like MakeMyTrip, Goibibo and Yatra to help people book rooms at Panthanivas. Besides, OTDC will soon introduce two special buses for sightseeing in Kalahandi and Balangir.  The corporation has also decided to offer 30 per cent discount to Government employees in booking of rooms at Panthanivas.

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