Odisha Sun Times Bureau
Bhubaneswar, May 4:
Eastern India’s leading hotel and tourism house Swosti Group plans to build an eco-resort in Chilka, a major tourist attraction in Odisha.
The group said there was a need for a resort of international standards in Chilka to cater to the huge demand of tourists. It would be named ‘Swosti Chilka Resort’, the group said.
The resort will be set up on a nine-acre piece of land next to the lake. The construction is set to begin this month and it will be functional by 2017. An architecture firm from Thailand has been requisitioned to develop the infrastructure.
The resort would have a spa, house boats, yoga centre and an ayurvedic botanical garden. There are also plans to provide bicycles to tourists as part of efforts to promote environmental tourism.
It may be noted that the coastal salt water lake has prime significance for the tourism sector of the state given its scenic beauty and the arrival of lakhs of foreign migratory bird in winter every year.