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WILDLIFE AND TEMPLES
As per itinerary
A/C Reserved vehicle
6 Nights/7 Days
Twin / Triple sharing basis
Bhitarkanika National Park (2N) – Bhubaneswar (2N) – Puri (2N) – 7 DAYS.
Bhitarkanika National Park, Mangrove forests, Bagagahana Bird Sanctury, Lalitgiri- Udaygiri- Ratnagiri Buddhist circuit, Lingaraja Temple, Udaygiri – Khandagiri Jain caves, NandaKanan, Dhaulagiri, Chandrabagha Beach, Puri Jagannatha Temple, Chilika Lake, Dolphins and Satpada.
October to April
Meet & Greet on arrival at Bhubaneswar Airport / Railway Station & transfer to Bhitarkanika National Park, lying in the estuarine region of Brahmani-Baitarani Rivers in the North-Eastern corner of Kendrapara district of Odisha, is the second largest viable mangrove eco-system of India. The huge area of mangrove forests and wetland is intersected by a network of creeks with Bay of Bengal on the East. This is one of best spots for wildlife and nature lovers. It is a heaven for bird watchers, ornithologists and wildlife and nature photographers. On arrival check-in at resort. Overnight stay will be at Bhitarkanika (Dangmal/Gupti/Khola).
After early delicious home style breakfast transfer to Khola forest Gate to board on countryside boat for Mangrove Forest Safari. Enjoy bending creeks, watch out for birds, particularly different varieties of Kingfishers, Egrets, Bramhani Kites, and Eagles etc. Get down at Bagagahana Bird Sanctuary. Climb the watch Tower to look for Pelicans and different types of Storks. Later visit Bhitarkanika Forest Block to check out Old Temple, Lotus Pond and Hunting Tower of past rulers. Climb the Tower and you might see Wild Boar, Jungle cat, Spotted Deer and birds also. After that visit Dangmal Crocodile Breeding and Research center. Look for different crocodiles kept there. Visit Interpretation cum Museum also. Return back to Resort. Have your lunch.
After lunch, enjoy the surrounding nature’s beauty and paddy field. In the late afternoon visit the local Jagannath temple to participate in the Aarti Darshan. Overnight stay will be at Bhitarkanika (Dangmal / Gupti / Khola).
fter lunch, enjoy the surrounding nature’s beauty and paddy field. In the late afternoon visit the local Jagannath temple to participate in the Aarti Darshan. Overnight stay will be at Bhitarkanika (Dangmal / Gupti / Khola).
After breakfast drive to Bhubaneswar. En-route visit through Lalitgiri-Ratnagiri-Udayagiri Buddhist circuit, popularly known as Diamond triangle of Odisha. Explore the Stupas, Chaityas, and Viharas etc. Lalitgiri is the oldest Buddhist complex of the state and one of the earliest Buddhist establishments of the world. Must visit the museum at Ratnagiri & Lalitgiri. Check-in to the hotel. Overnight stay will be at Bhubaneswar.
After breakfast visit Lingraj Temple dedicated to Lord Shiva and is one of the oldest temple where non-hindu are not allowed inside the temple premises. Later proceed to Udaigiri and Khandagiri Jain caves belong to 2nd Century BC, & Nandan Kanan which contains a botanical garden and part of it has been declared as sanctuary famous for its white tiger population (Closed on Monday). Evening you can enjoy shopping at Ekamra Haat buying local handicrafts and other goodies. Overnight stay will be at Bhubaneswar.
After breakfast proceed to Puri. En-route visit Dhauli Buddhist shanti stupa (Peace Pagoda), Pipili (Appilique Work Village), Sun temple at Konark (the UNESCO World heritage monument), Chandrabhaga beach. On arrival, check-in to the Hotel. After fresh-up visit to Lord Jagannath Temple, one of the four pilgrimage sites of Char Dham (Non Hindu are not allowed inside the temple premises. They can see from the roof top of Raghunandan library which closed on Sunday). Evening free for shopping at Sea side where you can get some unique ornaments & showpieces made by Shell. Overnight stay will be at Puri.
After breakfast start for day excursion to Chilika Lake (Place called Satpada). It’s famous for Irrawaddy Dolphins. One can enjoy boating at Satpada (at own cost) and visit the lagoon where the lake meets with into Bay of Bengal. Evening back to Puri. Overnight stay will be at Puri.
After breakfast checkout from the hotel and transfer to Bhubaneswar Airport / Railway Station for your onward journey.
Check-in & Check-out time 07:00 hrs. in Puri & in Bhubaneswar Check-in & Check-out time will be 11:00 hrs.
Note: If group size is more than 6 pax including child, guests have to opt for Winger / Tempo Traveler / Extra Tavera at a supplement cost. The above packages are not valid during those dates. 1st Oct to 10th Oct 2019 (Durga Puja), 21st Dec to 5th Jan 2020 (Christmas & New Year) and 7th Mar to 10th Mar 2020 (Holi).