Bhubaneswar: At last some great news for adventure lovers and tourists around the country. After the success of Eco retreat Odisha venture 2019, tourism department of Odisha is eying to make this event even grand in 2020. Amidst the pandemic of Covid, this event was in doubt to continue in 2020. However, as per official sources the event is not only going to be organized but also to expand to other locations in Odisha. Moreover, this event is going to be held for three months this year starting from December 2020 to February 2021.
Apart from Konark, the tourism department is eyeing other popular eco tourism spots like Satkosia, Bhitarkanika, Daringbadi and Hirakud. Luxurious tents are to be set up for camping at these locations along with arrangement for adventure and fun activities. Cultural events and food courts will be other attractions at these sites. Services at these camps will be at par with 3 star category hotels.
A survey done by the Tourism department last week got an over whelming response from people. Responders state this initiative to be great to revive tourism which has seen a drastic downfall due to the Covid Pandemic. Mean while sources have revealed that, all safety protocols and Covid guidelines will be strictly followed to ensure safety of tourists. It is also said that, emergency vehicles, doctor and medical facility, isolation rooms along with tie up with local hospitals will be in place in case of requirement.
In case every thing goes fine and the second edition of eco retreat Odisha makes a comeback, it will be the first major event to be organized since the beginning of Covid pandemic. Hence plan the new year 2021 at one of these amazing sities.
Tourism department is also planning to revamp tourism in the state by promoting road trips in the near future.