Bhubaneswar: The second edition of the Eco Retreat 2020 at Konark kick-started on Wednesday.
Keeping in view the last year’s huge success and response, Odisha Tourism has started eco retreats (Luxurious Tented Accommodations) at Konark, Bhitarkanika, Daringibadi, Hirakud and Satkosia.
All the Eco Retreats were simultaneously inaugurated in all the 5 locations through video messages in virtual mode by Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik.
“The success of the Eco Retreat model is evident from the enthusiastic response received by each of the Eco Retreats, across diverse locales – Bhitarkanika, Daringbadi, Hirakud, Konark and Satkosia. Eco Retreats 2020 will go a long way in encouraging tourists from across India to explore these beautiful destinations set deep in the hinterlands of Odisha,” said the Chief Minister.
On this occasion, Union Tourism Minister Prahlad Singh Patel and Union Petroleum Minister Dharmendra Pradhan also addressed through video message.
In his message, Union Minister of Tourism reiterated his last visit and opined that the Eco Retreat at Konark and Rann of Kutch are two glamping events in India which has attracted the attention in the country and outside.
He appreciated the initiative of the Govt of Odisha for taking such a novel initiative in organising the eco retreats in five locations amidst the global pandemic situations and wished all success.
Pradhan, in his message, highlighted the tourism potentials of the state and hoped that such glamping event will unlock tourism potentials of the state.
This year, total 145 cottages of different categories have been put up in 5 locations. The additional features in the current year at Ramchandi are Sea Surfing session, parasailing, e-scooter, open air restaurant, beach shack etc.
The Eco Retreats 2020 started today will continue till 28th February 2020.