Bhubaneswar: The Marine Drive Eco Retreat organised by Odisha Tourism on Ramchandi beach at Konark that was scheduled to culminate on January 31 has been extended till February 15.
The Tourism Department extended the carnival in view of the overwhelming response of tourists to the glamorous camping festival.
Besides, the department would also host a two-day conclave of all Tourism ministers and secretaries on January 23 and 24 to promote the carnival across the country. The conclave to be inaugurated by Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik will have discussion on strategies for development of tourism across the country. Union Tourism Minister Prahlad Singh Patel is also scheduled to attend the summit
With this, the Marine Drive Eco Retreat, which is considered as Eastern India’s first ‘Glamping’ festival on beach, is expected to help the state play a crucial role in the country’s tourism.
The carnival that began on December 15 offers tourists an unique blend of glamorous camping with all luxurious amenities. There are 50 luxury cottages, delectable cuisine, beach spa, adventure and water sports activities, cultural evenings, nature trails and wholesome day itineraries.