By the time you read this, this regal tent pitched on Konark’s serene Ramachandi Beach will be gone, like a true-blue ‘eco retreat’. But, come December, it’ll be back, to repeat the success of two seasons. It’s a one-of-a-kind glamping experience, with en-suite toilets and all meals and most activities taken care of, allowing a deep immersion in nature in offbeat places where no concrete structure would be possible or desirable. Eco Retreat Konark offers unfettered access to the sea, on a litter-free private beach. Odisha has also set up Eco Retreats at Hirakud, Satkosia and Daringbadi.
Things to do
There is a busy schedule at Eco Retreat Konark, should you wish to partake. Activities include yoga, Zumba, beach volleyball, star-gazing, cycling, etc.
>) Basic surfing lessons
>) Visit to Konark Sun Temple
>) Nature trail in the Balukhand Sanctuary
>) 1N/2D and 2N/3D itineraries
Konark sun temple The 13th-century temple is just a short drive from the Eco Retreat. Don’t miss the sound and light show and the spectacular Experience Centre here.