Odisha Temple & Mangrove Forest
Package price 959 per person sharing twin
Product Code : AGORA110
Odisha temple tour is combined with Mangrove Forest of Bhitarkanika Wildlife Sanctuary famous for Basking Giant Salt Water Crocodiles. Explore many Hindu temples like Rajarani, Lingaraj, Lord Jagannath Temple and Konark, The Sun Temple an UNESCO Wold Heritage Site built in the shape of a Chariot. The temple stands tall in midst of a beautiful scenic landscape and show cases the cultural heritage of the state. Buddhist structures like Dhaulgiri Temple and Udaygiri, Khandagiri, Ratnagiri, Lalitagiri caves are also part of this itinerary. While staying on the beach hotels in Puri you will do the excursion visit to Chilika Lake the paradise for migratory bird, the boat ride may provide the opportunity to sight dolphins.
Day 01: Bhubaneswar
On arrival at Bhubaneshwar airport assistance and transfer to hotel.
Later city tour visiting famous temples Parasurameshwar, Mukteshwar, Rajarani & Lingaraj temple (non-Hindus are not allowed to enter inside the main temple sanctum). Also excursion to visit Khandgiri, Udayagiri Jain caves and Dhauli Rock Edicts. Evening enjoy Dhauli light & sound show at Dhauli (Closed on Monday). Overnight at hotel.
Day 02: Bhubaneswar - Bhitaraknika (160km/ 3 hr approx)
After early breakfast proceed to Bhitarkanika, the Wildlife Sanctuary, check in to the Forest Resort followed by Lunch. After lunch enjoy different creeks for spotting Basking Giant Salt Water Crocodiles, Nature trek inside the sanctuary area to see birds & en-dangerous animals. The park is home to the saltwater crocodile, Indian python, black ibis, wild boar, rhesus monkey, chital, darter, cobra, monitor lizard. Olive ridley turtles nest on Gahirmatha and other nearby beaches. Bhitarkanika has one of the largest populations of endangered saltwater crocodile in India and is globally unique in that, 10% of the adults exceed 6m length. Dinner & overnight at Forest Resort, Bhitaraknika.
Day 03: Bhitaraknika - Ratnagiri- Puri (240km/ 5hrs approx)
Breakfast at hotel followed by boat safari. Later drive to Puri via visiting Ratnagiri, Udaigiri & Lalitgiri Excavated Buddhist Sites. On arrival check in & overnight at hotel.
Day 04: Puri
Breakfast at hotel full day excursion to visit Konark Sun temple (UNESCO World Heritage Site) Pipili the applique work village & Raghurajpur artisan village. Further visit, Ramchandi temple & Chandrabhaga beach. Also visit world famous lord Jagannath temple (non-Hindus are not allowed to enter inside the main temple sanctum). Rest time to relax on the beach. Overnight at hotel.
Day 05: Puri – Chilika Lake (55km/ 1hr approx)
Breakfast at hotel excursion to visit Chilika (Mangalajodi Birds paradise). Chilika Lake is a brackish water lagoon, at the mouth of the Daya River, flowing into the Bay of Bengal, covering an area of over 1,100km². Boating on the lake. Evening back to Puri. Overnight at hotel.
Day 06: Puri – Bhubaneshwar (65km/ 1.3hr approx)
Breakfast at hotel drive to Bhubaneshwar airport and drop off to airport to board flight for onward destination.
Garland welcome and assistance on arrival at airport
5-nights / 6-days accommodation in offered hotels or similar (standard room)
Daily breakfast at hotel in each package price
Full board accommodation in Bhitarkanika National Park
Deluxe Air-conditioned private vehicle with English speaking chauffeur as per tour program.
Monuments Entrances of sightseeing places mentioned in the itinerary
2 Time boat safari in Bhitarkanika Wildlife Sanctuary
Boat ride on Chilika Lake
Government licensed English speaking tour guide on sightseeing days (local guide in each city).
Applicable GST (government taxes).
Hotels used or similar
Bhubaneswar x 1 nights
3* - Kalinga Ashok/ The HHI
4* - Fortune Park Sishmo/ Mayfair Convention
5* - Mayfair Lagoon/ Trident Hotel
Bhitarkanika x 1 night
3* / 4* & 5* - Nature Camp Bhitarkanika Retreat/ Estuarine Village Resort Bhitarkanika
Puri x 3 nights
3* - Toshali Sands/ Blue Lily Beach Resort
4* - The Hans Coco Palms/ The Chariot Resort & spa
5* - Mayfair Waves
Any flight ticket
Main Meals, Lunch or dinner unless mentioned
Expenses of personal nature like liquor, laundry, tips, telephone, fax, internet etc.
Or anything not mentioned above.