01 May 2017
Bhubaneswar: An 11-member team from Malaysia comprising staff of the airlines 'Air Asia' and media representatives joined the 20th Ekamra Walks and soaked themselves with the beauty of the old world Kalingan architecture, traditional lifestyle of Old Town and experienced the lucid and rhythmic ways of Classical Odissi dance on Sunday.
A total of 35 persons which includes the Malayasian team and other members of the Ekamra Walks, visited monuments like Mukteswar , Parsurameswar, Sampurnajaleswar, Kotitirtheswar, ancient lake Bindusagar, Ananta Vasudev Temple, Brahma temple, Old Dharmasala, Lingaraj Temple, Sari Temple, Mohini Temple and in the end Parikrama along the Bindusagar lake.
Towards the end of the heritage journey visited the Art Vision to see Odissi Classical dance and saw the dance of three budding dancers and disciples of Ileana Citaristi.
Director Tourism Nitin Bhanudas Jawle was present at the walks and also explained some points and clarified doubts of the Malayasian guests. The Malayasian delegation is currently visiting various tourism destinations in and around the State Capital.
At a time when Air Asia has started linking the Temple City with a prominent airway gateway of the East, Kuala Lumpur, and Bhubaneswar is hoping to draw more and more tourists from the Buddhist world.