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CM appoints Dillip Tirkey OTDC chairman

Bhubaneswar, 17/5/2018 ( Odisha Samachar / Abhishek Mohanty )- : Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Friday appointed former BJD Rajya Sabha MP and ex-captain of Indian national hockey team Dillip Tirkey as the chairman of Odisha Tourism Development Corporation (OTDC).   Tirkey was elected unopposed to the Rajya Sabha as BJD MP on March, 22, 2012 and his tenure ended ... Read More »

OTDC declares interim dividend of Rs 1 Cr for first time since inception


Bhubaneswar, 10/4/2018 ( Odisha Samachar / Abhishek Mohanty )- : Odisha Tourism Development Corporation (OTDC) has declared interim dividend of Rs 1 crore for the year 2017-18. This is for the first time since the corporation’s inception. Tourism Minister Ashok Chandra Panda handed over a cheque of Rs 1 crore to Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik in presence of Tourism Principal ... Read More »

Tourism Minister inaugurates shuttle service at Dhauli

Bhubaneswar, 2/4/2018 ( Odisha Samachar / Abhishek Mohanty )- : Tourism Minister Ashok Chandra Panda inaugurated the new shuttle service at Dhauli on Sunday. “In the first phase, six air-conditioned mini buses (26-seater) will start operating from the foothill to the hilltop in regular intervals. Passengers have to pay Rs 10 per head for availing this service. These buses will ... Read More »

Tourism dept to introduce shuttle service at Dhauli from Apr 1


Bhubaneswar, 31/3/2018 ( Odisha Samachar / Abhishek Mohanty )- : Department of tourism is all set to introduce the new shuttle service at Dhauli from April 1. “In the wake of frequent accidents, the tourism department has planned to restrict movement of heavy vehicles to the hilltop of Dhauli.  Initially, six AC buses (26-seater) will start operating from the foothill ... Read More »

New snacks bar opens at Botanical Garden


Bhubaneswar, 15/3/2018 ( Odisha Samachar / Abhishek Mohanty )- : Odisha Tourism Development Corporation (OTDC) has opened a new snacks bar at the Botanical Garden in Nandankanan here on Wednesday. Tourism and Culture Minister Ashok Chandra Panda inaugurated the snacks bar in presence of MLA, Bhubaneswar (North) Priyadarshi Mishra, Nandankanan Director Sisir Acharya and other officials of OTDC and forest ... Read More »


Dh Inauguration

Dhauli ,11/02/2018 ( Odisha Samachar )- The 14th Dhauli-Kalinga Mahotsav jointly organized by Department of Tourism, Government of Odisha, Orissa Dance Academy and Art Vision witnessed an evening showcasing a beautiful blend of classical and martial dances which regaled a large audience gathered at the foothill of Dhauli on Saturday , the 2nd evening of the festival. The programme started ... Read More »

Dhauli-Kalinga Mahotsav from Feb 9

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Bhubaneswar, 02/02/2018 ( Odisha Samachar / Abhishek Mohanty ) : The three-day Dhauli-Kalinga Mahotsav will be hosted by Orissa Dance Academy in association with Art Vision (Bhubaneswar) at the foothills of Dhauli Peace Pagoda from February 9. This year, artistes from Odisha, Manipur, Hyderabad, Bangalore, Chennai and many other parts of the country will take part in the festival and ... Read More »

The 2nd day Khandagiri-Udaygiri Mahotsav enthralled the audience


Bhubaneswar , 27/01/2018 ( Odisha Samachar )- The “Khandagiri- Udaygiri Mahotsav” organised by Tourism Department in association with Department of Culture, BMC and BDA kick-started on 25th January at Khandagiri Interpretation Centre, Bhubaneswar. This cultural fiesta is aimed to bring a fusion of display combining both classical and folk dance with popular renowned artistes performing on each day of the ... Read More »

CM inaugurates light and sound show at Konark Temple


Bhubaneswar, 09/09/2017 ( Odisha Samachar / Abhisek Mohanty )- : Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Saturday inaugurated the long-awaited light and show at Konark Temple. The light and sound show of 40-minute duration will be presented in English, Hindi and Odia languages. While Bollywood actor Sekhar Suman has done the voice-over of the script in Hindi, Kabir Bedi has given ... Read More »

33rd edition of IATO Annual Convention to kick start from 7th – 10th at Bhubaneswar, Odisha

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Bhubaneswar, 07/09/2017 ( Odisha Samachar )- Indian Association of  Tour Operators (IATO), the apex body of travel trade in the country is organising the 33rd IATO Annual Convention from 7th – 10th September 2017 at Bhubaneswar in association with Odisha Tourism.   IATO is back to this beautiful city after a gap of 9 years. While Odisha has made rapid growth in many ... Read More »

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