Here's How To Get To These Eco-Retreat Spots
Odisha, the hidden state of India, is a state confounded with vast diversity in terms of history, legacy, spirituality and natural beauty. It is riddled with pristine beaches, lakes, rivers, heritage landmarks, hill stations and biological diversity. Making it top in the list of environment friendly places, Odisha’s preserved aura is paving the way for eco-retreats in India.
The glamping sites for Eco Retreats, therefore, are meticulously arranged in order to reveal the state’s diversity and abundance in terms of travel services to tourists from all across the globe. Odisha Tourism has exercised considerable caution when building retreats in ecologically vulnerable places, ensuring that tourists at these locations have no negative impact on the natural ecosystem of the area.
Eco- retreats in Odisha
Hirakud: An Architectural Beauty
The Hirakud Reservoir, Asia’s longest earthen dam, is a magnificently view-worthy pot of Hirakud. This was one of the first large multifunctional river valley projects built after independence, crossing the beautiful Mahanadi River. The Hirakud Eco Retreat has been designed with a proper planning to provide guests with insights into Debrigarh Wildlife Sanctuary along with the enormous reservoir. This place is home to 40 different mammal species, nearly 230 species are recognized and around 40 types of reptiles, amphibians and so on.
You can reach this Eco Retreat destination by Air: Raipur Airport is the closest airport to Hirakud;
By Rail; Sambalpur has two railway stations, Khetrajpur and the Sambalpur Railway Station;
By Road: There are also 2 bus stands about 3 km from the city center, the main VSG Marg Bus stand and Private Bus Stand.
Daringbadi: Green haven
Daringbadi is another must-see highland station in Odisha also known as Kashmir of Odisha. It is a charming hill station with unspoiled nature. It is a fantastic holiday spot for individuals who want to take solace from the busy city life in the lap of nature. Daringbadi Eco Retreat is surrounded by lavish pepper and coffee farms as well as the pine forests giving guests the opportunity to enjoy nature at its best form, and allowing them to scent it as well. The camp organizers have woven many natural paths together into day trips, allowing guests to see the environment, heritage and history, life and the people’s culture near Daringbadi. Explore the scented coffee estates, have a hot coffee and absorb the cool atmosphere of the place. This place is situated almost 900 meters above sea level.
You can reach this place by Air: The nearest airport is Biju Patnaik;
By Rail: the nearest railway station is Berhampur;
By Road: From Bhubaneswar you can take a private cab or public AC/Non AC bus service to reach Baliguda. The distance from Baliguda to that place is 40 Kms and it can be arranged by the retreat itself.
Satkosia: Abode to the Wild
Satkosia, which is home to a well-known wildlife sanctuary, allows you to get close and personal with nature. This place is located at the confluence of both the Deccan Peninsula as well as the Eastern Ghats, is rich in vegetation and fauna. It is a great place for environment enthusiasts and bird watchers to explore the nearby Satkosia Gorge Sanctuary. On a river safari, you get the opportunity to see wildlife in its natural habitat. You might see sights such as howling deer, hedgehogs, antelope, tiger, Malabar Giant Squirrels and many more. During evenings you can engage yourself in playing volleyball, rifle shooting, archery with your pals to make the most out of your time with them!
How to reach this beautiful place
By Air: Cuttack or Bhubaneshwar Airports;
By Train: the nearest railway stations are Sagadapata, Tangiriapal, Nilakantheswar;
By Road: you can board the bus or the private cab from Bhubaneshwar to reach.
Konark: The place of Divinity and World Heritage
Konark is unquestionably one of the top Glamping destinations in Odisha. Konark Eco Retreat is situated on Ramchandi Beach, near the famed Sun Temple. You can participate in a high number of recreational activities. To enrich the visit and overall experience, the camp gives guided visits to the Konark Museum, the Sun Temple, the Balukhand Sanctuary and even the renowned Golden Beach at Puri, which is one of the country’s few blue flagged beaches. Water lovers can visit Puri’s Blue-Flag certified Golden Beach and get the luck to view its spotted Deer populations and black bugs. This Eco Retreat as a beach destination provides exceptional chances for adventure and leisure activities alongside the beach and in the water. These include paragliding, beach volleyball, ATV rides, Kayaking and so on. The evenings here are extremely joyous to remain in your hearts forever with exciting colorful cultural acts to assist tourists to unwind.
You can reach this memorable destination
by Air: the nearest airport is Konark Helipad and Biju Patnaik International Airport;
By Train: Puri Railways Station is the nearest;
By Road: Konark is accessible via travel hubs such as Konark Local Bus stand.
Bhitarkanika: The natural Flora and Fauna
Odisha’s Eco Retreat is in the center of Bhitarkanika National Park, on Pentha Beach. Glamping on a sandy beach with glimpses of the Bay of Bengal across one side and beautiful flora on the other is an experience you cannot miss out on. This Eco Retreat is located on the natural and pristine beaches in the area. It provides tourists with once in a lifetime opportunity to witness nature’s treasure trove in all its splendor. There are specially designed boat excursions down the creek for guests to assist spot spectacular marine and terra fauna. You can also take a boat ride to dense mangrove creeks to see saltwater crocodiles hiding beneath the surface and migrating birds resting on trees, if you are blessed. Apart from engaging with nature this Eco Retreat provides a variety of adrenaline pumping activities like zoning, cycling, rifle shooting and cultural events.
You can reach this beautiful destination
by Air: nearest airport is Bhubaneshwar;
by Train: nearest railway station is Bhadrak;
by Road: Bhadrak is well connected by road service. You can book a private cab or AC\Non AC public buses to travel to this destination.
Odisha is home to many such Eco Retreats which are becoming famous not only for their unexplored natural hotspots but also the adventurous activities they are providing to soothe your aching self. The state’s wonderfully diverse culture is attracting a number of tourists from all over the world and is slowly becoming a source of constant fascination and appreciation among the public and the world of tourism. Visit Odisha soon, check out its eco retreats and have the most sustainably incredible trip you have ever had!
Framed by multiple coupled trees, the village of Raghurajpur is one of the most beautiful craft villages in India. It has a heartwarmingly traditional culture of craft making and most villagers invest in the performance in its entirety to ensure it does not stop existing. The works are mostly inspired by the temples and other attractions of the state of Odisha, and have their own stories to tell. Almost every household is covered in art and decorated by craft.
Pipli is another phenomenal village in Odisha that is famous for its applique work, which is essentially carried out by stitching and embroidering different pieces of cloth that are based on the most amazing decorative items such as umbrellas, pouches, wallets, mirrors etc. Take them with you to add a certain twist and change to your homes in the best way possible.
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