Welcome to the beautiful state of Odisha, India’s best-kept secret waiting to be discovered. Nestled on the eastern coast, Odisha is a land of diverse landscapes, rich cultural heritage, and vibrant traditions. From ancient temples to pristine beaches, lush greenery to bustling markets, Odisha offers a tapestry of experiences for every traveller – this destination has it all! With so much to see and so much to do it can be tricky to know where to start when planning your next trip – not to worry, we have you covered! Read along to discover Panoptic’s picks for the top incentives in Odisha and lets get started planning.

Top Incentives in Odisha

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Experience the epitome of luxury and heritage by spending a few days at the Belgadia Palace in Odisha. A tropical art deco sanctuary refurbished with modern amenities,The Belgadia Palace brings alive its history of being an artists haven whilst being surrounded by the wild natural beauty of the Odia countryside. Immerse yourself in the grandeur of bygone eras as this Palace was built in the 1800s in the Victorian architectural style with elements of Georgian decor! At the time it was envisioned as a property for visiting foreign dignitaries, guests of the royal family of Mayurbhanj. During the merger of the princely state to the Union of India, the property was titled palace as to pay homage to the royal family that moved into it post independence as their primary residence. So here, you can find out what it’s like to really live like royalty!  Stay in opulent rooms adorned with regal furnishings and exquisite artwork. Indulge in traditional cuisine fit for royalty, served with impeccable hospitality. Explore the palace’s sprawling grounds, adorned with manicured gardens and historic artefacts. Engage in activities such as horse riding, nature walks, or simply unwind in the tranquil ambiance. Whether you’re seeking a cultural retreat, or simply a taste of regal living, the Belgadia Palace promises an unforgettable incentive experience that is undoubtedly one of the top incentives in Odisha.

Visit Konark Sun Temple

The Tasting Room – Wine and Tapas bar in Cascais

Embark on an exhilarating incentive with a Dubai Desert Safari, a thrilling adventure that immerses your group in the mesmerising beauty and rich culture of the Arabian desert. This experience promises a perfect blend of adrenaline-pumping activities and serene moments in the vast, golden landscapes. From cruising through the dunes in 4×4 cars to trying your hand at camel riding or sandboarding this incentive promises loads of fun and adventure. Come together as the sun goes down for a cultural meal in the middle of the desert complete with traditional performances. This immersive experience allows participants to connect with the rich heritage of the region. So, whether it’s the thrill of the dune bashing, the tranquillity of the desert sunset, or the cultural immersion at the camp, a Dubai Desert Safari promises an unforgettable incentive experience.

Go Boating at Bhitarkanika National Park

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Want to get closer to nature? Then this is going to undoubtedly be one of the top incentives in Odisha for you! Embark on an unforgettable adventure amidst the mangrove forests and waterways of Bhitarkanika National Park. Hop aboard a boat and glide through the tranquil creeks and channels, surrounded by lush greenery and diverse wildlife. Keep your eyes peeled for sightings of saltwater crocodiles, migratory birds, and other fascinating creatures that call this pristine ecosystem home, and of course soak up the sun while you do so!  Whether you’re a wildlife enthusiast, nature lover, or simply seeking a peaceful retreat, a boating excursion at Bhitarkanika National Park promises an unforgettable experience in the heart of nature.

Visit Sabai and Dhokra Handicraft Villages

Discover the traditional craftsmanship and vibrant culture of Odisha by visiting the Sabai and Dhokra handicraft villages. Immerse yourself in the age-old techniques passed down through generations as skilled artisans create intricate Sabai grass products and exquisite Dokra metal artefacts. Wander through the narrow lanes of these picturesque villages, witnessing the artisans at work! Admire the baskets, mats and intricate metalwork on offer and maybe pick up a souvenir or two to take home as a reminder of your trip! Whether you’re here for a wander or to shop till you drop this incentive gives you a look into the amazing culture India and Odisha has to offer.

Looking for something sustainable or just looking to totally unplug? Treat yourself and your group to an Eco Retreat! Situated in a number of locations across the state, this glamping experience allows you to really connect with nature and the unique charm of Odisha, and it’s also a fantastic team bonding experience! From adventure sports like archery, waterskiing and ATV riding to relaxing by the beach and enjoying an authentic meal under the stars, there’s something for everyone here! Our favourite experience is the boat ride to see the ligers, leopards, monkeys and more! We think this is absolutely one of the top incentives in Odisha.

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