Bhubaneshwar, Bhitarkanika Mangroves Forest & Similipal Tiger Reserve Tour
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Bhubaneshwar, Bhitarkanika Mangroves Forest and Similipal Tiger Reserve Tour will begin with pick up from Bhubaneshwar airport. Explore the Hindu collection of grand temples in Bhubaneshwar and Caves of Khandagiri & Udaigiri. Then proceed to Bhitarakanika via visiting Ratnagiri, Udaigiri & Lalitgiri excavated Buddhist Sites. Enjoy boat safari in Mangroves Forest a nestling ground for estuarine crocodile and the Olive Ridley turtles in their rare mangrove habitat. Next proceed to Similipal National Park a Tiger Reserve endowed with high peaks and rocky cliffs harbouring Tiger, Leopard, Sloth bear, Elephant, Gaur and other important major faunal species.
Day 1: Arrive Bhubaneswar
On arrival at Bhubaneswar airport assistance and transfer to hotel. Later city tour visiting famous temples including Rajarani, Parsurameswar, Mukteswar, Brahmeswar & Lingaraj (Foreigners and non-Hindus are not allowed inside the sanctum sanctorum). Also visit Khandagiri & Udaigiri Jain caves (the oldest rock cut caves) and Dhauli peace pagoda. Dinner & overnight at hotel.
Day 2: Bhubaneswar - Bhitarakanika National Park (200kms/ 4hrs approx)
Breakfast at hotel, drive to Bhitarakanika via visiting Ratnagiri, Udaigiri & Lalitgiri excavated Buddhist Sites filled with many Stupas cut out from rock and ancient monastery. Arrive Bhitarakanika check in at Jungle Cottage/ Tent. Bhitarkanika is an adventurist's paradise and a breeding ground for Olive Ridley turtles. The second largest mangrove forest of the country, it was declared a sanctuary in 1975, in order to protect the estuarine crocodile and the turtles in their rare mangrove habitat. Other residents of the sanctuary include water monitor lizards and king cobras. Dinner & overnight at Jungle Cottage/ Tent.
Day 3: Bhitarakanika National Park - Similipal Tiger Reserve (200kms/ 4hrs approx)
After breakfast ready to explore the land of crocodiles in their own Mangrove habitat. Boat safari in Mangrove forest, enjoy the serpentine creeks, watch out for birds, particularly different varieties of Kingfisher. Keep looking for estuarine crocodiles basking in the sun. Also visit Bagagahan Bird Sanctuary, climb to watch tower, look for Pelican & different varieties of Storks. Visit Crocodile museum at Dangamal.
Later drive to Similipal National Park a tiger reserve and check in at Jungle Cottage/ Tent. Dinner & overnight at Jungle Cottage/ Tent.
Day 4: Similipal Tiger Reserve
After breakfast Jeep safari in Similipal Tiger Reserve. Simiipal is endowed with high peaks like Khairiburu, Maghasini and rocky cliffs like Ganapati facing the frost-valleys in Devasthali. Simlipal National Park derives its name from the abundance of red silk cotton trees growing in the area. The biodiversity of the land scape with high degree of endemism is the striking feature of the sanctuary. It harbours Tiger, Leopard, Sloth bear, Elephant, Gaur and other important major faunal species. Similipal is the only home for the unique melanistic tiger in the world. There are 55 species of mammals, 361 species of birds, 62 species of reptiles, 21 species of amphibians, with many species of invertebrate are present in the landscape.
Rest time free and easy to relax and personal activities. Dinner & overnight at Jungle Cottage/ Tent.
Day 5: Similipal Tiger Reserve - Bhubaneshwar (200kms/ 4hrs approx)
Breakfast at hotel, drive to Bhubaneshwar. Directly transfer to airport to board evening flight for onward destination.
Garland welcome and assistance on arrival at airport
4 Nights accommodation in offered hotels or similar (standard room)
Full board accommodation (1st day dinner to last day breakfast)
Deluxe Air-conditioned private vehicle with English speaking driver.
Monuments Entrances of sightseeing places mentioned in the itinerary.
1 Boat Safari in Bhitarakanika National Park
1 Jeep safari in Similipal Tiger Reserve
English speaking tour guide on sightseeing days (local guide in each city).
Applicable GST (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 ticket
Camera charges at monuments
Expenses of personal nature like liquor, laundry, tips, telephone, fax, internet etc.
Or anything not mentioned above.