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OTDC announces spl package for Rath Yatra

Bhubaneswar: The Odisha Tourism Development Corporation (OTDC) on Tuesday announced special tour packages for the ensuing annual Rath Yatra and Bahuda Yatra scheduled on June 29 and July 7 respectively at Puri. 
 
According to OTDC chairman Narendra Swain the OTDC has developed a one day package for tourists of Bhubaneswar and Cuttack and two nights and one day for Sambalpur tourists this year. 

“While the cost per ticket for Bhubaneswar and Cuttack tourists is Rs 3,650 for adults and Rs 2,650 for child below 12 years, for Sambalpur people it is Rs 4,490 for adult and Rs 4,110 for child. The package includes AC transport, food (breakfast, lunch, afternoon tea and snacks and dinner for Sambalpur tourists) only,” Swain told mediapersons here. 

He also informed that sitting arrangements have been made for 120 people on the roof top near the temple with guide services in first come first service basis this year.  

Apart from the special package, AC buses will also ply from Bhubaneswar to Puri on June 29 which will leave the city Panthanivas for Puri sharp at 7 am and will also leave Panthanivas Puri at 6.30 pm for Bhubaneswar. 

“Tourists and general public can avail this service by paying Rs 500 per head,” said Tourism Director Manoranjan Pattnaik, adding that tourists of the capital city can visit Puri from June 30 to July 7 by paying Rs 600 per head in AC busues with morning tea, snacks and lunch.

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