Odisha Has 4 New Eco Retreats! Tourists Can Go Glamping, Try Water Sports & Enjoy A Panoramic View

by Shreya Rathod
Odisha Has 4 New Eco Retreats! Tourists Can Go Glamping, Try Water Sports & Enjoy A Panoramic View

With majestic mountains, gorgeous water bodies and a flavourful cuisine, Odisha is truly the soul of Incredible India. The state has a lot of tourism potential and several places are yet to be explored! The state tourism has started a flagship programme called ‘Eco Retreat’ which is appreciated for its sustainable model. Recently, Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik has inaugurated four new eco retreats!

Odisha Has 4 New Eco Retreats!

The Chief Minister has inaugurated four new eco retreats in exotic destinations. They include Putsil, Daringbadi, Satkosia and Hirakud. At the inaugural event, he stated that after successfully pulling off this flagship programme, they have introduced four new eco retreats. In fact, they are highly appreciated in the tourism industry for their sustainable model. Their ideas like waste to wealth and holistic resource management are commendable. Additionally, their effort to offer tourists more refined leisure hospitality similar to the five-star category resorts is admirable.

Following the success of the inaugural event in 2019 at Ramchandi Beach near Konark, four additional locations—Baliput (Satkosia), Bhitarkanika, Daringbadi, and Hirakud—were added to the calendar for 2020. Two further expansions were made in 2022 to Sonapur Beach and Putsil (Koraput). This year, with thrilling water sports and other leisure pursuits it’s better than ever. According to an official, Eco Retreat Konark will open on December 15 and Eco Retreat Bhitarkanika and Sonapur Beach on December 1.

According to Lelin Mohanty, chairman of the Odisha Tourism Development Corporation (OTDC), Odisha Tourism has taken measures to ensure that the tourism activities in these destinations have a minimal impact on the natural environment. The Eco Retreats are strategically located in ecologically sensitive areas.

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Each of these four locations’ Eco Retreats features 25 tents and a plethora of engaging activities. Travellers who visit these locations this winter will have access to opulent campgrounds set in the heart of the outdoors that offer 5-star amenities. To make their stay unforgettable, a variety of activities are offered, such as guided excursions and adventure sports like paragliding and water sports.

Visit These Retreats For An Unparalleled Experience

1. Eco Retreat Konark

While on a camping vacation at Eco Retreat Konark, take advantage of the beautiful Ramchandi Beach as well as exciting water sports activities.

2. Eco Retreat Satkosia

While glamping at Eco Retreat Satkosia, take in breathtaking views of the Ramsar site Satkosia Gorge, spot exotic species at the Satkosia Tiger Reserve and Species Sanctuary, go boating on the Mahanadi River, or just take in the beauty of mother nature.

3. Eco Retreat Bhitarkanika

At Eco Retreat Bhitarkanika, go boating along the mangrove creeks, unwind at the luxurious campsite and explore the amazing wildlife!

4. Eco Retreat Daringbadi

The Eco Retreat Daringbadi allows you to take a break from the busy city and enjoy the dense pine forests, waterfalls and a vast coffee garden.

5. Eco Retreat Hirakud

This place offers tranquillity and comfort and also adventure activities for guests.

6. Eco Retreat Putsil

Eco Retreat Putsil is another place surrounded by verdant valleys & picturesque waterfalls.

7. Eco Retreat Sonapur

This retreat offers a beautiful sight of the Bay of Bengal and is perfect for glamping!

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Comment below and tell us if you also want to visit these eco retreats in Odisha.

Cover Image Courtesy: Odisha Eco Retreats/ Website

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