4 Days & 3 Nights
Odisha is bequeathed with mesmerizing and spiffing grandeur of nature. Sublime landscape, sun-drenched beaches and various other quintessence of nature's opulence. The tourist can relish the utter serenity in Orissa, as it is unscathed from the hustle and bustle that an individual usually experiences in a metropolis. Moreover, the state is also brimming with exotic and rare species of flora and fauna as well. This 03 nights and 04 days itinerary to exotic Orissa takes the tourists on a congenial tour. The tour comprises exploring Bhubaneswar and Bhitarkanika makes the tourists get soaked in the vistas of nature's exquisiteness and jaw-dropping wildlife. The Bhitarkanika National Park is certainly a paradise for wildlife lovers, whereas Bhubaneswar is known for its cultural profuse.
On arrival at Bhubaneswar Airport/Railway station in the early morning, we will pick you up and proceed towards Bhitarkanika. On the way, both sides of the road you will find typical Villages. The scenery is magnificent. It takes 4 hours of driving. Bhitarakanika is an adventurist's paradise and a breeding ground for Olive Ridley turtles. The second-largest mangrove forest of the country, it was declared a sanctuary in 1975, in order to protect the estuarine crocodile and the turtles in their rare mangrove habitat. Other residents of the sanctuary include water monitor lizards and king cobras.
Check-in at the Nature camp at Dangamal. Have your lunch there. Then have a boat ride. (Boating will be in your own expense) A countryside boat that is approved by the Wildlife Department will tour you around offering a panoramic view of the Ramsar area. Later, in the evening, back to Dangamal Nature camp for dinner and overnight stay.
After breakfast check out the camp from Dangamal and move to Gupti to have a boat to transfer to Habalikathi. Then explore the land of crocodiles in their own Mangrove habitat. Full-day boat safari to Mangrove forest enjoys the serpentine creeks, and watch out for birds, particularly different varieties of Kingfisher. Keep looking for estuarine crocodiles basking in the sun. Also, visit Bagagahan Bird Sanctuary, climb to the watchtower, and look for Pelican & different varieties of Storks. To reach Habalikhati Nature camp one must have to walk 2.5 kms from the boating point. This place is very near to Gahrimatha Marine Sanctuary. Overnight at Habalikhati eco tent house after dinner.
After breakfast check out and have a walk of 2.5 kms to reach the boating point. The boat will transfer you up to Gupti. Then have a ride back to Bhubaneswar. On the way back, we will make you visit the Buddhist Monasteries and Stupas in Ratnagiri, Udayagiri, and Lalitgiri. Then drive to towards Bhubaneswar and check in the hotel. Overnight stay at the hotel at Bhubaneswar.
This morning after breakfast check out from the hotel and then have a local visit of Bhubaneswar. NandanKanan Zoo, Khandagiri, Udaygiri, and Tribal Museum. (Monday Closed). Have your lunch in between. Then visit Lingaraj, Rajarani Temple, Mukteswar Temple, Ananta Basudev Temple. Thereafter, you will be dropped at your respective Railway station/Airport to board the train or catch the flight for your onward journey.