Odisha Tourism to host 3-day Bloggers Trail from July 19

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Bhubaneswar: Odisha Tourism in collaboration with Air Asia is all set to organise a three-day Bloggers’ Trail, named “Odisha Bloggers Trail” from July 19 to 21.

During the trail, eight bloggers will go around Bhubaneswar, Cuttack, Chilika, Gopalpur, Konark and Chandrabagha beach to explore and pen down their experiences.

The bloggers will also get a chance to witness world-class sporting action 21st Commonwealth Table Tennis Championships to be held at Jawaharlal Nehru Indoor Stadium in Cuttack from July 17 to 22.

The final day will have a tour of Chilika lake, Gopalpur beach and the Temple City of Bhubaneswar. Activities like lessons on cooking Odia cuisine to Pattachitra are planned for the bloggers as well.

Globetrotting bloggers and the lucky winner will have a chance to visit different places in three days –  Kala Bhoomi in Bhubaneswar. They will also witness world-class Table Tennis action live in Cuttack, Konark Sun Temple and Chandrabhaga Beach.

“We are looking forward to hosting the bloggers and are glad to collaborate with Air Asia on the same. Influencers act like brand ambassadors for the state and I hope all of them enjoy India’s best-kept secret,” said Vishal K. Dev, Commisioner-cum-Secretary, Odisha Tourism and Odisha Sports.

Day 1- The wander lustres will first visit Kala Bhoomi, Odisha Crafts museum in Bhubaneswar that celebrates the craftsmanship of our artisans by putting on display their breathtaking masterpieces.

Strolling past the traditional hut-shaped edifice of Kala Bhoomi at Pokhariput in Odisha capital, one will come across some exquisite paintings on the wall depicting the ethereal and beautiful culture of the state.

Later they will witness a high-intensity match at the 21st Commonwealth Table Tennis Championship at the Jawaharlal Indoor Stadium in Cuttack.

Odisha Government is set to host the 21st Commonwealth Table Tennis Championship at the Jawaharlal Indoor Stadium in Cuttack, scheduled for July 17 to 22.

Through its Department of Sports and Youth Services (DSYS), the government of Odisha has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Table Tennis Federation of India (TTFI) and Odisha State Table Tennis Association (OSTTA) to host the event.

The three-day-long trail, initially scheduled to take place in May 2019, was rescheduled due to Cyclone Fani. It will be organised by Odisha Tourism in partnership with Air Asia, Swosti Hotels, Odisha Sports and Youth Services with media partner Pragativadi.

Day 2- On July 20, the participants will visit Konark Sun Temple and then they can take a stroll at the Chandrabhaga Beach which is situated three km east of the Sun temple.

One of the UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Odisha, the magnificent Konark Temple is an ode to time. Dedicated to Surya, the Sun God, the 13th-century shrine was designed like a massive chariot but it was the ornately carved twenty-four wheels. The Puri Jagannath temple was referred to as the White Pagoda by the Europeans but the Sun Temple at Konark earned the title of Black Pagoda.

This beach is situated at the confluence of the Chandrabhaga River with the Bay of Bengal. It is also known as Konark Beach. When the blue sea rushes in on the golden sands, it is a sight to behold.

Day 3- On the third and final day of the trail, the visitors will be packed with sightseeing of the natural beauty and rich cultural heritage of the stage. The travellers are scheduled for a tour of Chilika Lake, Gopalpur beach and finally a temple trail in the capital city.

Chilika lake is Asia’s largest brackish water lagoon with water spread ranging from 1165 sq km in the rainy season to 906 sq km in the dry season,  is nestled in the heart of the coastal Odisha. Because of its rich bio-diversity and socio-economic importance, Chilika was designated as a Ramsar site in 1981 to afford better protection.

Gopalpur is a town and a Notified Area Council on the Bay of Bengal coast in Ganjam district in the southern part of Odisha, India. Today it is a commercial port, a famous sea beach and a tourist destination around 15 km from Berhampur.

The smart city Bhubaneswar is the capital of Indian state Odisha, the name of this city is based on the Hindu God Lord Shiva, Lord Shiva is known as Tribuhuvaneswara or “Lord of the Three Worlds or Universe”. Bhubaneswar is also known as the Temple City, because here thousands of Hindu temples of Lord Shiva, Lord Vishnu, Ganesh, Krishna and other Hindu gods and goddess are very stunning. The “Lingaraja Temple” is one of the famous temples located in Bhubaneswar.

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