Travel & Tourism

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 […]

Read More

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 […]


The Charisma and Mysticism of Banaras

By Kasturika Mishra, New Delhi: When you set out on a journey you have hundred expectations you evaluate the money factor, do research on the background of the place and also help the emotions to run high. The charisma and mysticism of Banaras effervescent in spirit is ideal for the wanderlust. Journey started on reaching […]


Five XIMB Students Join Udayagiri-Khandagiri Heritage Walk

By Odisha Story Bureau, Bhubaneswar: While several options are there to welcome the coming New Year in style, a group of management students from city-based Xavier Institute of Management, Bhubaneswar (XIMB), joined the 4th heritage walk at Udayagiri and Khandagiri hills to know more about the caves, the architecture, social customs, historical tales and genesis […]