Bhubaneswar: June 21: In order to make the tourism season mesmerizing in Odisha the Odisha Tourism Development Corporation (OTDC) has come out with attractive Rath Yatra packages for July 6, for which bookings have already begun.
The packages depict that the tours would commence from Bhubaneswar, Cuttack and Sambalpur. And the tourist can get the glimpses of the festival from the roof top along Grand Road. The tourist from Bhubaneswar will have to start their journey from 5 AM and will return the same evening whereas tourists form Sambalpur will have to start a day before.
Both the Bhubaneswar and Sambalpur packages comprise of AC transport, sitting arrangements with breakfast, vegetarian lunch and snacks (beverages). The cost of the package in Bhubaneswar would be Rs. 3999 per head and Rs. 3299 for children below 12 years while the Sambalpur package costs Rs. 4999 per head and Rs. 4299 for children below 12 years.
Marketing Manager of OTDC, Alok Mishra, informed the media that since the packages are out, the response has been positive because people get a chance to avoid the headache of expenditure and witness the festival smoothly. He added, tourist can book their packages online as well.