Nature Trail of Odisha

11 Days

Tour Itinerary

Duration: (10 Nights / 11 Days)
Destinations Covered: Bhubaneswar – Satkosia Tiger Reserve – Satkosia Tiger Reserve – Puri – Konark – Parikud – Mangalajodi – Bhubaneswar

Tour Itinerary

Post arrival in Bhubaneswar airport or railway station, our representative will escort you to designated hotel.

Spend rest of the time in leisure activities.

Post tea session in early morning proceed towards Ekamra Park to see pale-capped pigeons followed by a visit to Nandankanan zoo to see famous white tiger safari. Later visit Parasurameswar temple, Mukteshwar Temple, Rajarani Temple and Lingaraj Temple in afternoon. Explore Tribal Museum and Khandagiri – Udaygiri Jain caves of 2nd century BC.

Send rest of the time in leisure activities and stay overnight at the hotel.

Step out to visit Satkosia Tiger Reserve located in eastern highlands’ moist deciduous forests. The area was declared ‘Satkosia Tiger Reserve’ in 2007, including two adjoining wildlife sanctuaries – Satkosia Gorge sanctuary and Baisipalli sanctuary. The reserve has spread over four districts viz Angul, Cuttack, Nayagarh and Boudh. The reserve has an area of 963.87 square kilometre with 523.61sq km as its core area. The area is also a part of Mahanadi elephant reserve. Satkosia is the meeting point of two bio-geographic regions of India namely Deccan Peninsula and Eastern Ghats. It has diverse biodiversity. Take jeep safari to go deep into the forest area to see wild animals in their natural habitat. Check into a hotel upon arrival in Satkosia.

Visit the park in afternoon and get immersed into a wide range of flora and fauna.

Get back to the city in evening and stay overnight at the tented accommodation.

Head towards the Park to enjoy the boat cruise to see crocodiles and alligators lazing around in sandbanks. Enjoy nature trail in afternoon followed by a bonfire in evening.

Stay overnight at the tented accommodation.

Post breakfast drive towards Rajnagar and take the boat cruise to Dangmal. Enjoy watching various mangrove forests with presence of estuarine crocodiles, deers and avian species on the way.

Check into a forest cottage and stay there overnight.

After having breakfast take the boat cruise in creeks to explore various species of birds and reptiles. Also trek inside the mangrove forest and see more species in their natural habitat from a watch tower.

Enjoy bonfire in evening and stay overnight at the forest cottage.

Post breakfast cruise back and drive towards Puri. Visit ruins of ancient Buddhist stupas, chaityas, numerous archaeological excavation sites at Ratnagiri and Lalitgiri en route.

Stay overnight at the hotel in Puri.

Post breakfast drive towards Sun Temple at Konark. Have lunch on beach and later walk towards fishermen village. Drive down to Puri to see Jaggannath Temple and key market places.

Stay overnight at the hotel in Puri.

Post breakfast drive towards Chilka lake to see human-friendly Irrawaddy dolphins and also visit surrounding villages.

Stay overnight at Parikud Palace.

Post breakfast visit Mangalajodi. It is a village located in northern edge of Chilka Lake. It is known for scenic beauty and vast wetlands that attract thousands of visitors throughout the year. This village is famous for swarms of migratory birds, thus also called birds’ paradise for bird watchers. Its vast wetlands attract thousands of migratory birds from across the world. Its wetland now hosts more than 1.5 lakhs of birds during peak season. The best time to visit this place is from November to March.

Drive towards Bhubaneswar and stay there overnight.

Post breakfast in the hotel and depart for Bhubaneswar Airport to board the flight for respective destination.

This concludes nature trail of Odisha tour.

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