Fun/Culture/Shopping/Tourism in Orissa
Editor's comment on July 26' 2005: Orissa should go in a big way in developing these water bodies for tourism purposes, especially the ones which are close to well-connected cities and towns like Sambalpur and Rourkela. Orissa should borrow ideas from the Aswan reservoir in Egypt, Lake Powell in Arizona/Utah border of the USA, Lake Meade in Nevada USA, etc. Not many people in India (and for that matter Orissa), know about the various water bodies mentioned below (except Chilika lake). Orissa should develop appropriate infrastructure, and promote Rourkela and Sambalpur in regards to Mandira reservoir and Hirakud reservoir respectively.