Bhubaneswar: Odisha Walks, a guided heritage walking tour to various heritage sites across Odisha was inaugurated today at Parsurameswar Temple in Bhubaneswar by Chairperson OTDC Dr. Lenin Mohanty in presence of Director Tourism & MD OTDC Sachin Ramachandra Jadhav.
Renowned Odia Rapper Sameer Rishu Mohanty better known as Rapper Big Deal was the celebrity guest on the occasion.
More than 50 enthusiasts from different parts of the city joined the maiden heritage walk in which the participants were presented with interesting facets on the rich culture and heritage of Odisha, depicted in each of the monuments. Jitu Mishra and Rosalin Mishra were the Presenters for the inaugural heritage walk.
Speaking on the occasion, Chairperson OTDC said that these guided tours curated along the identified heritage circuits of Bhubaneswar will help reveal the city’s rich architectural treasures, its culture, traditions, rituals, and customs. Apart from well-known architectural marvels such as Mukteswar Temple, Lingaraj Temple, Dhauli, etc., the itinerary shall encompass lesser-known heritage monuments as well.
Director Tourism & MD OTDC opined that this initiative by OTDC will not only promote Odisha’s ancient architecture as part of heritage tourism but also educate and make the local populace aware & informed about Odisha’s rich cultural legacy.
In the first phase, 5 itineraries spanning across a duration of 2 hours have been curated under various themes within Bhubaneswar. These walks shall have engrossing story telling sessions to help the audience get engaged and explore the beauty of history, culture and heritage of Odisha.