Wildlife Tour of Odisha
Places Covered: Bhubaneswar – Bhitarkanika – Puri – Konark – Bhubaneswar
Duration: 06 Nights / 07 Days
Khandagiri and Udayagiri
These twin hills are situated in Bhubaneswar. There are 117 caves in these twin hills. The Rani Gumpha is the largest cave in the Udaygiri hill. Another famous cave called the Hati Gumpha is also there where the rock is engraved with Hathigumpha inscription by King Kharavela. These caves contain a Barabhuja temple and a Jain temple.
Day 01: Arrival at Bhubaneswar
On arrival at Bhubaneswar airport met by our representative. Then transfer to the hotel. Later, half day sightseeing of tribal museum (closed on Monday), Khandagiri & Udaigiri Jain caves (oldest rock cut caves). Overnight at Bhubaneswar.
Day 02: Bhubaneswar
Morning after breakfast visit to famous city temples including Rajarani, Parsurameswar, Mukteswar (Gem of Orissan architecture), Brahmeswar & Lingaraj. After lunch visit to Nandankanan Zoo (closed on Monday).This Zoo is famous for the white tiger safari. Overnight at Bhubaneswar.
Day 03: Bhubaneswar – Bhitarkanika
Morning after breakfast drive to Bhitarkanika and take the boat cruise to Dangmal-hub of the sanctuary (45 minutes scenic cruise from Khola-entry point). Enjoy the Mangrove forest & crocodiles by boat cruise. Arrival at Dangmal and Check in at the Forest cottage. Evening with a cup of Tea/coffee relax with the endangered deer. Overnight at Forest cottage.
Day 04: Bhitarkanika
Morning cruise to the Bird Sanctuary & trekking into the Hunting tower of the ancient King of Kanika. (Trek will be of 3/4 hrs) Back to resort. Later visit to Crocodile museum & Interpretation centre. Dinner & Overnight at Forest cottage.
Day 05: Bhitarkanika – Puri
After morning breakfast cruise back to Khola (the exit point) to have last look to natures paradise. Then drive back to Puri via Bhubaneswar. Check in to the hotel. Then relax on the golden beach. Overnight at Puri.
Day 06: Puri – Konark – Puri
Morning visit to Jagannath temple (Non Hindus are not allowed). Then drive to Konark to visit the Sun temple (one of the world famous heritage sites, also known as black pagoda). Enroute visit Ramchanditemple & Chandrabhaga beach. Also visit to the Fishermen Village. Return to Puri. Evening visit of Lord Jagannath Temple (Non Hindus are not allowed) / Relax on the golden beach of Puri. Overnight at Puri.
Day 07: Puri – Bhubaneswar
Morning drive back to Bhubaneswar and transfer to airport for onwards journey.
|New Delhi to Bhubaneswar|
|Flight||Dept. Time||Arrv. Time||Duration|
|Indigo – 6E-253||07:00 – NewDelhi||09:00 – Bhubaneswar||02h 00m – Nonstop|
|Air India – AI – 877||07:05 – NewDelhi||09:00 – Bhubaneswar||01h 55m – Non Stop|
|Go Air – G8 – 163||05:20 – NewDelhi||07:30 – Bhubaneshwar||02h 10m – Non Stop|
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