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Odisha CM launches online portal for Nabakalebara festival

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By NewsGram Staff Writer

The Chief Minister of Odisha, Naveen Jindal, has put the festival of Nabakalebara on digital world by launching a website (www.nabakalebara.gov.inon Thursday. The rituals of Nabakalebara will be showcased through the website, mobile application in Android, iOS and Windows platform, and also through extensive social media campaign via Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and Google Plus.

The move was initiated by the Information Technology department. The Times of India reported state IT minister, Pranab Prakash Das, as saying, “The objective of the digital campaign is to make Nabakalebara a ‘world event’. We are targeting to reach out to over 2 crore people through the website.”

The interactive home page of the website displays four head- titles: Nabakalebara, Plan Visit, In News, Utilities and Shree Khetra.

The ‘Nabakalebara’ option has information about the Nabakalebara festival with a detailed account of the history of its celebration, the rituals performed, the roles of sevayats or sevakas (servitors), role of Gajapati (the king of Puri) and the story of Daru Brahma (world substance symbolized in wood).

‘Plan Visit’ improves tourist engagement and gives directions to reach the temple with a detailed map, and also provides a list of accommodation as well as the places to visit in the State.

‘Utilities’ provides relevant information about the hospitals, clinic, travel agents as well as parking facilities.

The website also displays the latest news related to the Nabakalebara festival under ‘In News.’ The section also features a picture gallery and videos on Nabakalebara.

‘Shree Khetra’ has detailed history of Puri, information about the ‘Jagannath Temple’ and the ‘Chaturdha Murti,’ and tourism and culture of the State.

Naveen Patnaik, while launching the website, stated that the website aims at increasing not only awareness but also enables devotees, visitors and tourists to find relevant information about the Nabakalebara event.

(Information courtesy- www.nabakalebara.gov.in)

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Here are Some Beautiful Honeymoon Spots in India

Has coronavirus ruined your honeymoon plans? Here are some suggestions for you

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There's plenty of time for a honeymoon, but in the interim, for couples looking for some alone time, here's a list of what India has to offer. Pixabay

BY PUJA GUPTA

It’s not just the markets that are facing the brunt of COVID-19, love is too.

But a mini-moon in India might just be the break you can take after a hectic big fat wedding. Escape the daily routine, forget all your stress, turn off your phone, connect with nature and just pay attention to your partner as you embark on a entire lifetime together. There’s plenty of time for a honeymoon, but in the interim, for couples looking for some alone time, here’s a list of what India has to offer.

1. Munjoh Resort in Andaman Island

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Goa is a beautiful place for couples who want to chill at a resort and make their honeymoon special. Pixabay

Think of the vacation and Andaman pops into your mind! India is blessed with one of the most gorgeous and breathtaking Islands – ‘Andaman’, or should we say ‘Maldives’ of India! Andaman & Nicobar is among the most sorted and affordable mini-moon packages in India with plenty of beautiful stay options. One of the most romantic and luxurious stays in Havelock and Port Blair is Munjoh – Luxury Boutique Resort. A beach house meant only for you- to revel in, do as you please, private and decadent. It is a welcoming haven with a range of rooms to suit families, honeymooners and even one specifically designed for solo travellers, plus a private beach in one of the world’s most beautiful locations. The enchanting beaches, sparkling blue water, romantic serene, makes it a perfect getaway for the couples.

2. The Rain by Vista Rooms in Alleppey, Kerala

Since Kerala is known for its purest environment in India, this retreat proves it correct. It provides you with the best and purest views of the nature along with the modern interiors. This place is worth the experience, as it is both luxurious and comfortable for your stay. This is the vision that greets you at Alleppey, rightly also called the eVenice of the East’.

3. Fazlani Nature’s Nest in Lonavala, Maharashtra

If you both looking for the most therapeutic stay in one of India’s most popular wellness retreats, your search stops here. Overlooking the pristine waters of Mawal, Fazlani Nature’s Nest offers luxurious cottages, an organic farm-to-fork restaurant that allows you to pick your own vegetables for the salad, an orchard, delightful afternoon duck parades and an equine therapy that promises to detress your tired mind. Just two hours from Mumbai and Pune, this is the most romantic getaway you always wanted!

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Since Kerala is known for its purest environment in India, couples can plan their honeymoon over there. Pixabay

4. Ashore Villa in Goa

Relax in the lap of luxury at Ashore villa Morjim Beach. This ultra-luxurious villa with contemporary art deco architecture and modern furniture is ideal for families and friends. There are multiple spots in the villa to unwind and relax. One can relax in the infinity pool or the rooftop lounge while soaking in a mesmerizing sunset. The terrace, with a sky bar, as well as a steam room is perfect for an evening barbeque or cocktail soiree.

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Villa Ashore living by the Sea is located in a serene, tranquil location in Morjim and overlooks the beach. Morjim is popular as the home or nesting ground for Olive Riddle turtles and the tantalizing sea is ideal to learn surfing, wakeboarding or to unwind on the shores while reading. (IANS)