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BHITARKANIKA NATIONAL PARK

Apart from birds bhitarkanika is famous for its wide and dense mangrove forest and crocodile reserve. We were able to see almost 25-30 crocodiles. It's a feast for the eyes while boating in Bhitarkanika Sanctuary. The relaxed crocodiles, the greenery at the river bank are a treat to watch.

The national park and wildlife sanctuary is inundated by the rivers Brahmani, Baitarani, Dhamra, Pathsala. It hosts many mangrove species, and is the second largest mangrove ecosystem in India.

The national park is home to Saltwater crocodile (Crocodylus porosus), Indian python, king cobra, black ibis, darters and many other species of flora and fauna.

PURI

One of the most sacred pilgrimage sites for Hindus, Puri also known as Jagannath Puri, is located in the state of Odisha. Famous for the Jagannath temple, Puri is believed to be the final resting place of Lord Vishnu. Unsurprisingly then, it is a very important place of worship for the Hindus.

GOPALPUR

The trading town of Berhampur is famous for its delicious pickles and hand woven Tassar silk textiles. One of the major tourist attractions near Gopalpur is the beautiful Chilka Lake which is a large saltwater lagoon that is noted for bird watching, water sports and fishing.

CHILIKA

Chilika Lake is the largest brackish water lake with estuarine character that sprawls along the east coast of India. It is considered to be the largest lagoon in India and counted amongst the largest lagoons in the world. ... The Lake is a highly productive ecosystem, with rich fishery resources.15-Apr-2014

BHUBANESWAR

Bhubaneswar is an administrative, information technology, education and tourism city . Bhubaneswar was ranked as the best place to do business in India by the World Bank in 2014. Bhubaneswar has emerged as one of the fast-growing, important trading and commercial hub in the state and eastern India.

FAMOUS FOOD

Khicede. The main dish offered to Lord Jagannath at the temple in Puri, the Khicede (or Khichdi) is a versatile dish loved throughout Odisha, not just Bhubaneswar. A mash of rice and lentils, it can be eaten on its own or served with papad and pickle.

TRANSPORT

  • CYCLE

Around 400 cycle stands have been set up across the city. Around 2,000 bicycles have been ordered from three companies - Hexi, Yaana and Yulu. Hexi (from Hero Cycles) will provide 1,000 bicycles and Yaana and Yulu will provide 500 each.

  • BUS

Internal public transport is maintained by "Mo Bus (My Bus)" service administrated by CRUT(Capital Region Urban Transport) along with connecting nearest cities like Cuttack and Puri.

  • ROAD

City bus service (Mo Bus) runs across Bhubaneswar by Capital Region Urban Transport Authority run by Bhubaneswar Development Authority . A fleet of 300+ buses cover all major destinations including Cuttack, Puri and Khordha. Auto rickshaws are available for hire and on a share basis throughout the city. In parts of the city, cycle rickshaws offer short trips. To ease traffic jams, over-bridges at major road junctions and expansion of roads are under construction. In a study of six cities in India, Bhubaneswar was ranked third concerning pedestrian infrastructure. The city scored 50 points out of a maximum of 100.

  • RAIL

The East Coast Railway has its headquarters in Bhubaneswar. Bhubaneswar railway station is one of the main stations of the Indian railway network. It is connected to major cities by daily express and passenger trains and daily service to all metro cities is available from here. However, the station is overloaded by existing traffic. Currently, the station has six platforms. There are plans to add two more platforms.

  • AIR

Biju Patnaik International Airport (IATABBIICAOVEBS) also known as Bhubaneswar Airport, 3 kilometres (1.9 mi) south of the city centre, is the major and sole international airport in Odisha.

Day 1
Bhubaneswar Rly. Station / Airport - Bhirtarkanika National Park
Day 01: Bhubaneswar Rly. Station / Airport - Bhirtarkanika National Park (150 kms / 4 hrs) 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, wildlife and nature photographers. On arrival check-in at resort. Overnight stay will be at Bhitarkanika (Dangmal/Gupti/Khola).
Day 2
Bhirtarkanika National Park
Day 02: Bhirtarkanika National Park After early delicious home style breakfast transfer to Khola forest Gate and board on countryside boat for Mangrove Forest Safari. Enjoy bending creeks, watch out for birds, particularly different varieties of Kingfishers, Egrets, Bramhani Kites, 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 be able to spot Wild Boar, Jungle cat, Spotted Deer and birds also. After that visit Dangmal Crocodile Breeding and Research centre and notice different crocodiles. Visit Interpretation cum Museum and then return back to resort for lunch. After lunch, enjoy the surrounding nature’s beauty and paddy field. Late afternoon, visit the local Jagannath temple to participate in the Aarti Darshan. Overnight stay will be at Bhitarkanika (Dangmal / Gupti / Khola).
Day 3
Bhitarkanika National Park - Bhubaneswar via Lalitgiri-Ratnagiri-Udaigiri
Day 03: Bhitarkanika National Park - Bhubaneswar via Lalitgiri-Ratnagiri-Udaigiri (250 kms / 8 hrs) After breakfast drive to Bhubaneswar. En-route visit through Ratnagiri-Lalitgiri-Udayagiri Buddhist circuit, popularly known as Diamond triangle of Odisha. Ratnagiri is a large-scale excavation having unearthed Buddhist shrines, large monasteries, a big stupa and a number of votive stupas. Lalitgiri is the oldest Buddhist complex of the state and one of the earliest Buddhist establishments of the world. Udayagiri is known for its bell-shaped Stupa signifying Vajrajana form of Buddhism. It is located in the basin of a U-shaped hill. Must visit the museum at Ratnagiri & Lalitgiri. Evening arrive and check-in to the hotel. Overnight stay will be at Bhubaneswar.
Day 4
Bhubaneswar Sightseeing - Puri
Day 04: Bhubaneswar Sightseeing - Puri (125 Kms. / 8 Hrs.) After breakfast check out from hotel for Puri with all your bags and baggage and visit to Lingaraj temple (the biggest temple in Bhubaneswar where Non-Hindus are not allowed inside the temple premises), Khandagiri & Udaigiri Jain caves, Nandan Kanan Zoological Park (Closed on Monday). Later visit to Dhauli Buddhist shanti stupa, Pipli applique village market, on arrival at Puri check-in to the hotel. Overnight stay will be at Puri.
Day 5
Puri - Konark Sightseeing
Day 05: Puri - Konark Sightseeing (36 Kms. / 1 Hrs. one-way drive) In the morning visit The Shree Jagannath Temple which is an important Hindu temple dedicated to Jagannath, a form of Vishnu, in Puri. Later drive to the famous Sun Temple at Konark, a world heritage site managed by UNESCO which attracts around one lakh devotee’s every day. Also visit the famous Chandrabhaga Beach and enjoy the marvelous view. In the evening, you can enjoy long stretch of golden beach at Puri, shallow enough to walk a long distance with superb surf. Evening free for shopping at Sea side where you can get some unique ornaments & showpieces made of Shell. Overnight stay will be at Puri.
Day 6
Puri - Chilika (Barkul)
Day 06: Puri - Chilika (Barkul) (120 Kms. / 5 Hrs.) During morning relax in the beach of Puri. After breakfast proceed to Chilika, en-route visit Raghurajpur the heritage craft village. On arrive check-in at hotel. After fresh up visit Chilika Lagoon at Barkul. Enjoy the motor boat ride (at own cost) in the largest brackish water lagoon of Asia and explore Nalabana bird’s sanctuary (popular for migratory birds), Kalijai Island and temple. Return to the hotel and rest of evening for leisure. Overnight stay will be at Chilika.
Day 7
Chilika (Barkul) - Gopalpur
Day 07: Chilika (Barkul) - Gopalpur (82 Kms. / 3 Hrs.) After breakfast check out from hotel and proceed to Gopalpur. It is a sleepy hamlet that betrays no traces of its glorious past. The ruins of an old port speak of a time that won Gopalpur its prominent place in Odisha’s history. En-route visit Maa Taratarini Mandir (the legendary temple on the hillock). On arrival check in at hotel. Rest of the day free for leisure. Overnight stay will be at Gopalpur.
Day 8
Excursion trip to Chandragiri and Taptapani
Day 08: Excursion trip to Chandragiri and Taptapani (120 Kms. / 3 Hrs. one way) After breakfast drive to Chandragiri, a Tibetan refugee colony known as Mini Tibet, situated in between the lush green forest - a unique Destination for the Buddhist. We can visit Jirang Monastery one of the largest Buddhist Monastery in Southeast Asia. Later Proceed to Taptapani the hot sulphur water spring. On the way back to Gopalpur visit Padmanavpur cotton Sari weaving village. Evening free for independent activities. Overnight stay will be at Gopalpur.
Day 9
Gopalpur - Bhubaneswar Rly. Station / Airport
Day 09: Gopalpur - Bhubaneswar Rly. Station / Airport (165 Kms. / 5 Hrs.) After breakfast Check-out from hotel and take the departure transfers to Bhubaneswar Railway Station / Airport for your onward journey. Note: It is advisable to take departure flight/train on afternoon for the above itinerary.

Price Includes:

    •  Accommodation on twin Sharing Basis. 
    • Meal Plan (as per mentioned above). 
    • Exclusive A/c vehicle for transfers & sightseeing.
    • One-time boat excursion to Bhitarkanika Forest. 
    • One-time Forest entry fees. 
    • All permit fees & hotel taxes (as per itinerary). 
    • Rates are valid for INDIAN NATIONALS only.

Price Excludes:

    •  Air Fare / Train fare. 
    • Personal Expenses such as Laundry, telephone calls, tips & gratuity, mineral water, soft & hard drinks, porterage. 
    • Additional sightseeing or extra usage of vehicle, other than mentioned in the itinerary. 
    • Entrance Fees & Guide charges. 
    • Any cost arising due to natural calamities like, road blockage, political disturbances (strikes), etc (to be borne by the client, which is directly payable on the spot).
    • Any increase in taxes or fuel price, leading to increase in cost on surface transportation & land arrangements, which may come into effect prior to departure.
    • GST. 
    • Insurance. 
    • Anything which is not included in the inclusion.

Cancellation Advance:

  • Cancellation policy is subject to property and it will be offered to guest at the time of booking.

Cancellation penality:

  • Cancellation policy is subject to property and it will be offered to guest at the time of booking.

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