Bhubaneswar: With the onset of December, .FEST 2018 edition of Ekamra Walks kick-started with the trail around the twin hills of Khandagiri and Udaygiri caves at Bhubaneswar in the wee hours of Saturday.
Participants from Bhubaneswar, journalists covering the World Cup Hockey, travel bloggers from Mumbai and a solo woman traveler joined the session the heritage walks.
The intangible traditions of the “Temple City” are well reflected through these guided heritage trails, an initiative of the Bhubaneswar Development Authority, Bhubaneswar Municipal Corporation, Odisha Tourism and curated by Detour Odisha.”
Jaspreet Sahni, Assistant Editor, Times of India, Internet Edition New Delhi, happened to attend the walk today. Sahni said, “Jain Walks is a remembrance of the era and the rise of Ekamra Kshetra. The next generation can thrive in the glorious beauty of their root and history through these tales. This amazing initiative is young and the State must sustain these centuries’ old stories through these guided trails.”
Travel Blogger Trishita Bhattacharya said, “We have visited Bhubaneswar before, but this time has been a new experience altogether. The Jain Walks have presented to us a non-touristy aspect of Bhubaneswar. I wish I could get to attend more walks.”
Tulika Bhattacharya, Travel Blogger shared, “The Jain Walks is informative and totally feeds my interest in history and culture. This early morning walk was totally worth for a late riser like me.”
Shreya said, “Not being a history buff myself, the stories of these caves makes me want to explore more. I would love to come back again for more stories and such tales on trails.”
Ekamra Walks finds its heart in the architectural brilliance of Ekamra Kshetra which echoes through these compelling tales of glory and lore.