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Published on : Monday, July 3, 2017
22nd Asian Athletics Championship 2017 is boosting up the tourism in Odisha as the Tourism Department of Odisha is organizing the luxury trips with the two sophisticated Mercedes Benz luxury buses hired from Telangana and the Audi cars, to the different attractions of the state like Dhauli, Bhubaneshwar, Puri, Lingaraj Temple, Udaygiri and many other places.
These trips will be organized for the three categories of people. The first trip has been scheduled for the national and international media personalities, second for the members of the national and international athletic federations and third one for the athletes.
For AAC 2017, nearly 1100 athletes and delegates from 45 countries will arrive to compete which will began from July 6. The sojourns will start from July 3 and cover the cynosures like Dhauli Hills, popular for the Japanese Buddhist temple, crafts village of Raghurajpur, Jagannath temple, Konark Sun Temple, sea beaches of Puri and the other popular Buddhist archaeological sites like Ratnagiri, Lalitgiri and Udaygiri in Jajpur district. Tourism Department of Odisha is also planning for the short visit to Chilka Lake, which is a brackish water lagoon in the eastern coast of India.
The second tour, which is for the delegates of national and international athletic federations will be a full one day tour, began on July 4. The tourism department is also arranging a tribal tourism and religious tourism, which include the Peace Pagoda, Tribal Museum, Konark Sun Temple and Jagannath temple.
The last tour is arranged for the athletes who are competing in 22nd Asian Athletics Championship 2017 in a phased manner, so that they enjoy the visits before the finals. The managers and officers are maintaining a liaison about their event schedules so that they take them for the city tours.
NB Jawale, Director of Tourism is hopeful that these tours will promote tourism approaches of Odisha and the personalities will take the best experience by visiting these places.