Bhubaneswar: The second edition of Odisha Tourism’s flagship Eco Retreat event commenced at five locations– Ramchandi beach in Konark, Satkosia, Bhitarkanika, Daringibadi and Hirakud– today and will continue till February 28.
Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik inaugurated the event through video conferencing. Video messages of the CM, Union Tourism Minister Prahlad Singh Patel and Union PNG and Steel Minister Dharmendra Pradhan were displayed at the five locations during the inauguration ceremony.
The event aims at boosting the tourism sector in Odisha, which was worst-hit during the COVID-19 pandemic. The first edition of Eco Retreat was held at the Ramchandi beach, last year.
Accommodation facilities and services will be provided to the tourists in luxury tented cottages during the event. It was earlier scheduled to be inaugurated on December 8, but got deferred by a day due to Bharat Bandh.
Tourists can book accommodation at https://ecoretreat.odishatourism.gov.in/en.html.