7 Days & 6 Nights
A true delight for the nature lovers, the state of Odisha (Orissa) offers adventurous Wildlife tours. Renowned for its Wildlife parks and Sanctuaries in India, Orissa wildlife is home to several rare flora and fauna species. Having the thickest Mangrove forest and abundant Red Silk Cotton Trees, Wildlife parks at Odisha (Orissa) has proved to be the most successful breeding ground for Asiatic lions. The protected area network of Odisha (Orissa), spread over a sprawling area of 6611.12 sq. km, the Wildlife in Orissa(Odisha) is cradled very lovingly in eighteen sanctuaries, a National Park and one proposed National Park. These wildlife parks cover about 4.25% of the geographical area and 11.37% of the forest area of the state. Adding more to this is the Gahirmatha Marine Sanctuary spread over1408 sq. km of the seascape. This marine habitat rests on a stretch of 20 km.
On your arrival at Bhubaneswar Airport or Railway Station, our guide will give you a warm welcome and transfer you to the best hotel for your comfortable stay. After getting freshens up we will take you to explore wildlife viewing Nandankanan Zoological Park. A Zoo cum Botanical garden, it is one of the most popular attractions in Bhubaneshwar that spreads in an area of 400 hectares. Later on, the evening is at leisure and you can indulge in the activities of your interest. In Nandankanan, you will find rare animals as well as plants in the region. Then our tour agent will drop you at your hotel.
Your day will start with bed tea and our wake up call. After getting freshens up we will begin your road journey to Similipal, a serene town of Orissa. On arrival, we will drop you at your hotel. After that, we will explore the attractions located near Similipal such as Deokund, Bhimkund, Lulung, and Sitakund. Then our tour agent will drop you at your hotel.
Today your tour will start early. After breakfast, we will start a full-day excursion to the Similipal National Park, one of the best tiger reserves and national parks in Orissa. Once it was the hunting grounds for the erstwhile rulers of Mayurbhanj, this national park is home to a vast variety of flora and fauna including leopard, elephant, languor, and sloth bear, spotted deer and so on. Bird watching is another popular activity here as the wildlife reserve has as many as 230 species of birds. After that, we will visit the popular mesmerizing waterfalls inside the park – Joranda and Barehipani waterfalls. Next, we will visit Gurguria, Chahala, Ramatirtha, and Nawana. Then our tour agent will drop you at your hotel.
After your breakfast, we will go on a road trip to Bhadrak. The journey is of around 4 hours. On arrival, we will drop you at your hotel. After freshen up and rest we will visit temples of Baba Akhandalmani and Maa Bhadrakali. The rest of the day is free and you can indulge in leisure activities.
After your breakfast, we will proceed by a road journey to Chandbali. On arrival, we will take a motor boat cruise and enjoy a ride up till Dangamal. Later we will go for a cruise around Bhitarkanika. It’s the hot spot of biodiversity. You can spot Crocodiles and several other kinds of flora and fauna species making an interesting sight for the onlooker. This place also has as many as 71 species of Mangroves. You can enjoy the wonderful river cruise. In the evening, you can relax at the Forest Lodge.
After your breakfast, we will proceed to Ekkakula. It’s a beautiful island in the Bay of Bengal. The place is a delight and offers mesmerizing views of the surroundings as well as its wildlife treasures. You can spot hyenas, wild boars, dolphins, and jackals. Later on, we will visit the Olive Ridley Turtle nesting site on the Garhimatha beach. After that, we will drive back to Bhubaneswar. Our tour agent will drop you at your hotel.
On the last day, after your breakfast, our tour agent will drop you at the airport/railway station for your onward journey.