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Bhubaneshwar, Bhitarkanika Mangroves Forest & Similipal Tiger Reserve Tour

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Product Code : AGORA583

Discover the essence of Odisha with our "Bhubaneshwar, Bhitarakanika Mangroves Forest & Similipal Tiger Reserve Tour." Immerse yourself in the rich history of Bhubaneswar's ancient temples before venturing into the captivating Bhitarakanika Mangroves, renowned for Olive Ridley turtles. Experience the thrill of a boat safari, explore diverse ecosystems, and witness unique wildlife in the Similipal Tiger Reserve, including the elusive melanistic tigers. This journey promises a perfect blend of cultural heritage and untamed wilderness, offering a truly immersive and unforgettable Odisha experience.

 

Day 1: Arrive Bhubaneswar

Upon landing at Bhubaneswar airport, our representative will warmly welcome you and facilitate your transfer to the hotel. After a seamless check-in, kickstart your journey with a comprehensive city tour of Bhubaneswar. Explore revered temples such as Rajarani, Parsurameswar, Mukteswar, Brahmeswar, and Lingaraj (note that non-Hindus are restricted inside the sanctum sanctorum). Dive into the ancient rock-cut caves of Khandagiri and Udaigiri, and find solace at the Dhauli peace pagoda. Conclude the day with a delectable dinner and a restful overnight stay in Bhubaneswar.

 

Day 2: Bhubaneswar - Bhitarakanika National Park

Begin the day with a sumptuous breakfast before setting off to Bhitarakanika National Park. En route, explore the Ratnagiri, Udaigiri, and Lalitgiri excavated Buddhist Sites, adorned with rock-carved Stupas and ancient monasteries. Upon reaching Bhitarakanika, check in at the Jungle Cottage or Tent. A haven for adventure enthusiasts and a prime breeding ground for Olive Ridley turtles, Bhitarakanika beckons exploration of its second largest mangrove forest in the country. Immerse yourself in its diverse ecosystem before a delightful dinner and an overnight stay in the Jungle Cottage or Tent.

 

Day 3: Bhitarakanika National Park - Similipal Tiger Reserve

Embark on a thrilling boat safari within the mangrove forest of Bhitarakanika. Navigate through serpentine creeks, spot diverse bird species, and keep an eye out for estuarine crocodiles sunbathing along the banks. Visit the Bagagahan Bird Sanctuary, ascend the watchtower for panoramic views, and witness pelicans and various storks. Explore the Crocodile museum at Dangamal. Later, drive to Similipal Tiger Reserve and check in at the Jungle Cottage or Tent. Relish dinner and unwind during an overnight stay surrounded by the sounds of the jungle.

 

Day 4: Similipal Tiger Reserve

Embark on an exhilarating jeep safari within Similipal Tiger Reserve. Marvel at the scenic beauty characterized by peaks like Khairiburu and Maghasini, as well as rocky cliffs like Ganapati. Similipal's red silk cotton trees and rich biodiversity, housing tigers, leopards, sloth bears, elephants, gaurs, and unique melanistic tigers, promise a captivating experience. Spend the evening at leisure, absorbing the tranquility of the surroundings. Dinner and a serene overnight stay await you in the Jungle Cottage or Tent.

 

Day 5: Similipal Tiger Reserve - Bhubaneswar

After a wholesome breakfast, commence your journey back to Bhubaneswar. On arrival, a direct transfer to the airport awaits you for your onward flight. Bid adieu to the captivating landscapes and wildlife of Odisha, carrying cherished memories of an unforgettable expedition.

- Assistance on arrival at airport.

- 4 Nights' accommodation in selected price category hotels.

- Daily breakfast at hotels.

- Private AC car/van for airport transfers, sightseeing, and excursions as per the program.

- English speaking tour guide on sightseeing days (local guide in each city), as per program.

- Boat safari in Bhitarakanika National Park

- Time Jeep safari in Similipal Tiger Reserve

- Monument entrances and activities charges mentioned in the itinerary.

- Bottled drinking water in car.

- Government taxes.

 

Hotels used or similar for 4 nights accommodation

Bhubaneswar x 1 night
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 Bhitarkanik

Simlipal National Park x 2 nights
Aranya Nivas Resort/ Panthnivas Panchalingeswar

- Any flight tickets

- Camera charges at monuments if any.

- Meals other than mentioned in the inclusions.

- Expenses of personal nature like liquor, laundry, tips, telephone, fax, internet etc. 

- Gratuities and optional activities.

- Anything not mentioned in inclusions.