Bhubaneswar: ‘Marine Drive Eco Retreat’, a festival of international standard will be organized from December 14 to January 14 on the Puri-Konark Marine Drive 8 km away from Konark.
The festival will be designed as a major attraction for domestic and foreign tourists.
The decision to hold the festival was taken at a meeting chaired by Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik at the Lok Seva Bhawan here today.
As per the decision taken at the meeting, arrangements keeping in line with international standards will be made for the tourists during the month-long festival which include luxury tents, cultural programmes, 3D Mapping, Food Festival, Adventure and Water Sports, said an official.
As many as 50-roomed luxury tent cottages with water, electricity and parking facilities will be set up for the stay of tourists, the official added.
Apart from the lighting of the Marine Drive the area will be beautified.
All concerned departments have been advised by the Chief Minister to put in best of their efforts to make this festival a success, the official revealed.