Bhubaneswar, December 9: Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik virtually inaugurated the second edition of the Eco Retreats (Luxurious Tented Accommodations) – an initiative of the Odisha Tourism – at Konark, Bhitarkanika, Daringibadi, Hirakud and Satkosia.
Speaking on the occasion Patnaik said, “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.”
Union Minister of Tourism & Culture, Prahlad Singh Patel, Union Minister Petroleum & Natural Gas and Steel Dharmendra Pradhan also addressed through video message.
This year, a total of 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 retreat started today will continue till February 28, 2021.