Bhubaneshwar, Bhitarkanika Mangroves Forest & Similipal Tiger Reserve Tour
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Product Code : AGORA583
Embark on a captivating journey through the cultural and natural wonders of Odisha on the "Bhubaneswar, Bhitarkanika Mangroves Forest & Similipal Tiger Reserve Tour." Explore the ancient temples of Bhubaneswar, including Lingaraj and Mukteswar. Discover the pristine beauty of Bhitarkanika National Park, home to diverse wildlife and the Olive Ridley turtles. Experience the thrill of jeep safaris in Similipal Tiger Reserve, known for its majestic tigers and unique melanistic tigers. Immerse yourself in the rich biodiversity, serene landscapes, and spiritual essence of this enchanting region.
Day 1: Arrive Bhubaneswar
Upon arrival at Bhubaneswar airport, you will be greeted by our representative who will assist you in transferring to your hotel. After check-in, embark on a city tour of Bhubaneswar, visiting renowned temples such as Rajarani, Parsurameswar, Mukteswar, Brahmeswar, and Lingaraj (non-Hindus are not allowed inside the sanctum sanctorum). Explore the ancient rock-cut caves of Khandagiri and Udaigiri, and visit the peaceful Dhauli peace pagoda. Enjoy dinner and overnight stay in Bhubaneswar.
Day 2: Bhubaneswar - Bhitarakanika National Park
After breakfast, drive to Bhitarakanika National Park. En route, visit the Ratnagiri, Udaigiri, and Lalitgiri excavated Buddhist Sites, featuring numerous Stupas carved out of rock and ancient monasteries. Upon arrival at Bhitarakanika, check-in at the Jungle Cottage or Tent. Bhitarakanika is a haven for adventure enthusiasts and a breeding ground for Olive Ridley turtles. Explore the second largest mangrove forest in the country and marvel at its diverse ecosystem. Enjoy dinner and overnight stay in the Jungle Cottage or Tent.
Day 3: Bhitarakanika National Park - Similipal Tiger Reserve
Embark on a boat safari in the mangrove forest of Bhitarakanika. Cruise through serpentine creeks, spot various bird species, and keep an eye out for estuarine crocodiles basking in the sun. Visit the Bagagahan Bird Sanctuary and climb the watchtower for panoramic views and the chance to spot pelicans and different species of storks. Explore the Crocodile museum at Dangamal. Later, drive to Similipal Tiger Reserve and check-in at the Jungle Cottage or Tent. Enjoy dinner and overnight stay in the Jungle Cottage or Tent.
Day 4: Similipal Tiger Reserve
Embark on an exciting jeep safari in Similipal Tiger Reserve. Admire the scenic beauty of the reserve, characterized by peaks like Khairiburu and Maghasini, as well as rocky cliffs like Ganapati. Similipal is famous for its red silk cotton trees and boasts a rich biodiversity, including tigers, leopards, sloth bears, elephants, gaurs, and other significant fauna. Marvel at the unique melanistic tigers found only in this reserve. Similipal is also home to numerous mammal, bird, reptile, amphibian, and invertebrate species. Spend the evening at leisure, enjoying the tranquil surroundings. Dinner and overnight stay in the Jungle Cottage or Tent.
Day 5: Similipal Tiger Reserve - Bhubaneswar
After breakfast, drive back to Bhubaneswar. On arrival, you will be transferred directly to the airport for your onward journey, bidding farewell to the captivating landscapes and wildlife of Odisha.
- Assistance on arrival at airport.
- 3 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.