January 26, Republic Day, will mark a new historic moment for Odisha. For the first time, an international luxury cruise liner will drop anchor on the State coast, scripting a high for Odisha tourism.
Silversea Cruises, a Monaco-based luxury cruise liner, has included Odisha in its Asian expedition itinerary. During its 14-night expedition covering many Asian countries, the ship, with over 120 guests, will anchor at Paradip Port on January 26. On its stopover at Paradip Port, the cruise liner will take its guests to the ancient Buddhist heritage sites at Ratnagiri, Udayagiri and Lalitagiri.