Cuttack: Odisha Tourism has returned with the second edition of Eco Retreat Festival starting near Satakosia at Baliputa in the district from today.
The three-month-long festival will be inaugurated by Union Tourism Minister Prahlad Singh Patel via video conferencing. Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik, Union Petroleum and Natural Gas Minister Dharmendra Pradhan will also join the programme.
According to sources, Tourism department is all set to introduce the glamorous camping, popularly known as glamping events during the festival. As many as 25 cottages have been constructed for the tourists.
The tourists will be provided accommodation in luxury tented cottages and associated facilities such as restaurant and sports activities besides cultural events. The quality of service will be available at par with any three star category hotels.
The eco-retreat is an experience for travellers that includes glamping, and enjoying local cuisines, among other things. The event will be a great opportunity for travellers to explore the beautiful state of Odisha.
Earlier, the Odisha Tourism has announced Eco Retreats Luxury glamping sites at Bhitarkanika, Hirakud, Satkosia and Daringbadi. These Eco-retreats will be operational for three months, till February 28, 2021. The first location was Konark where they piloted the Eco Retreat last year.