Odisha tourism festival

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Odisha tourism festival

  • Odisha’s tourism festival began on December 15.
  • The tourism department is hopeful of witnessing more than 70% footfall this year, compared to pre-covid times.
  • The tourism department has planned events to attract tourists from across the state and its neighbors.
  • To do so, it has joined hands with Odisha by road campaign and Eco Retreat Odisha.

Odisha Tourism Festival’21

  • The festival aims to boost domestic tourism and help in reviving the tourism sector post covid.
  • It also aims to attract tourists and private sector investment.
  • The Odisha by Road campaign aims to revive the domestic tourist movement between the neighboring states.
  • It promotes road trips and tourism products of Odisha.

Eco Retreat Odisha

  • Eco Retreat Odisha hosts a glamping festival, a festival meant to explore the hidden beauty of Odisha for its tourists.
  • This year, Eco Retreat features Konark, Satkosia, Bhitarkanika, Daringbadi, Hirakud, Pati-Sonapur and Koraput.

Best Tourism State

  • Recently, Odisha was adjourned as the best State for most outstanding domestic destinations.
  • Further, Odisha’s Mayurbhanj was voted the ‘Best Offbeat Destination’ at India’s Best Awards 2021 by Travel+Leisure India.
  • This aligns with the Government of India promoting rural and domestic tourism in the country to boost the rural economy and explore the prospects of tourism in rural areas.
  • ‘Ganjam Darshan’ bus has been initiated by the State to connect tourists and better tourism in the State.