Travel & Tourism

Third Museum Walk Draws Art, Craft and Heritage Lovers

Bhubaneswar, June 24, 2018: The third Museum Walk today got another rousing response with 70 participants joining the trail to explore the crafts and handloom treasure of the State at Kala Bhoomi along the Pokhariput-Khandagiri Road along the proposed heritage corridor. Kids, however, were a major force behind today’s footfall and they have shown an […]

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Visitors from Kochi and Rajasthan join 76th Ekamra Walks

Bhubaneswar, May 27, 2018: Four young Indian Administrative Service (IAS) probationers, undergoing training at city based Gopabandhu Academy, explored the rich heritage and Kalingan temple architecture of old Bhubaneswar area, as part of enthusiastic walkers in 76th Ekamra Walks, the first weekly guided heritage tour of the city, organized jointly by Bhubaneswar Development Authority (BDA), […]


7 Lakh Foreigners Visit India in April

New Delhi, May 22, 2018: Ministry of Tourism compiles monthly Foreign Tourist Arrivals (FTAs) & FTAs on e- Tourist Visa on the basis of information received from Bureau of Immigration (BOI). The following are the important highlights regarding FTAs and FTAs one-Tourist Visa during the month of April, 2018: Foreign Tourist Arrivals (FTAs): FTAs in […]


Jagannath Temple Soon Under CCTV Vigil

Puri, May 22, 2018: Shree Jagannath Temple Administration (SJTA) has decided to install CCTV cameras inside the 12th century shrine to keep a vigil on the activities of the devotees and the servitors. According to SJTA source, this has been decided after a devotee from Maharastra was allegedly assaulted by temple Sevayats (servitors) near Bhitar Katha (at the entry […]


Souvagya Mohapatra Appointed Member of OSTPC

Bhubaneswar, May 14, 2018: Souvagya Mohapatra, the Executive Director of Mayfair Hotels and Resorts, has been appointed as a member of the Odisha State Tourism Promotion Council (OSTPC). He has been appointed for three years. During his tenure Mohapatra will work on promoting Odisha as a prominent travel destination in the country. OSTPC guides and monitors the developments of […]


Dharmendra Pradhan Inaugurates Konark Interpretation Centre

By Odisha Story Bureau, Konark: Union Petroleum and Skill Development minister Dharmendra Pradhan inaugurated state-of-art tourist facilities and an interpretation centre at Konark today afternoon. On Utkal Dibasa (1st April) the 82nd anniversary of Odisha, Dharmendra dedicated the world-class tourist facilitation centre here. Joining a public meeting after the inauguration Dharmendra said, Konark is an unique spot […]


Families, IT Professionals Join 17th Heritage Walk

By Odisha Story Bureau, Bhubaneswar: Families, visitors from other states, IT professionals and locals constituted the list of visitors today at the 17th Monks, Caves and Kings at the Twin Hills of Khandagiri and Udayagiri today. Neethi Lavanya, an architect working here in the city originally from Karnataka came with her brother Arjun NK and […]


Dharmendra to Inaugurate Tourist Facilities at Konark

By Odisha Story Bureau, Bhubaneswar: Union Petroleum and Skill Development Minister Dharmendra Pradhan will inaugurate the world-class tourist facilitation centre and an interpretation centre at Konark on Utkal Divas (1 April 2018). The Indian Oil Foundation has developed the interpretation centre and the tourist facilitation centre at the Unesco World Heritage Site of famous Sun Temple at a cost of Rs. 45 […]


FIR Against Raveena Tondon in Bhubaneswar

By Odisha Story Bureau, Bhubaneswar: A commercial video was taken inside the Lingaraj temple An FIR was filed today here against Bollywood actress Raveena Tondon, as she violated the Temple Law of Lord Ringaraj Temple here in Bhubaneswar during her recent visit. Case was filed by the temple administration at Lingaraj Police Station. Raveena dragged into […]


House of Gopinath Mohanty Turns Into Warehouse

By Subhransu Panda, Bhubaneswar: The great author’s Koraput home should be declared a heritage place The Government property is now leased to BSNL Months back Odisha Govt. decided to preserve Assam poet Bezbaruah’s Sambalpur home “To our great calamity and disaster Sri Gopinath Mohanty is posted here as the special assistant agent at Rayagada. He is […]