Bhubaneshwar to Kolkata via Mangroves Forest & Tiger Reserve
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Embark on an unforgettable journey from Bhubaneshwar to Kolkata via Mangroves Forest & Tiger Reserve. Witness the stunning rock-cut caves, ancient monasteries, and famous temples in Bhubaneswar before heading to the crocodile land of Bhitarakanika National Park. Explore the Similipal Tiger Reserve and spot tigers, leopards, and other important faunal species. End your adventure with a comprehensive city tour of Kolkata, covering the iconic Howrah Bridge and the magnificent Victoria Memorial.
Day 1: Arrive in Bhubaneswar
Upon arrival at Bhubaneswar airport, you will be greeted and transferred to your hotel. Later, embark on a city tour visiting famous temples including Rajarani, Parsurameswar, Mukteswar, Brahmeswar, and Lingaraj. You will also visit Khandagiri and Udaigiri Jain caves, the oldest rock-cut caves, and the Dhauli peace pagoda. Overnight at the hotel.
Day 2: Bhubaneswar - Bhitarakanika National Park (200kms/ 4hrs approx)
After breakfast, drive to Bhitarakanika via visiting Ratnagiri, Udaigiri & Lalitgiri excavated Buddhist sites filled with many stupas cut out from rock and ancient monasteries. Upon arrival, check-in at Jungle Cottage/Tent. In the evening, take a boat safari in the mangrove forest, watching out for estuarine crocodiles and different varieties of Kingfisher. Overnight at Jungle Cottage/Tent.
Day 3: Bhitarakanika National Park - Similipal Tiger Reserve (200kms/ 4hrs approx)
After breakfast, continue to explore the land of crocodiles in their own mangrove habitat, including visiting Bagagahan Bird Sanctuary and climbing the watchtower to look for pelicans and different varieties of storks. Later, drive to Similipal National Park, a tiger reserve, and check-in at Jungle Cottage/Tent. Dinner and overnight at Jungle Cottage/Tent.
Day 4: Similipal Tiger Reserve
After breakfast, enjoy a Jeep safari in Similipal Tiger Reserve to spot tigers, leopards, sloth bears, elephants, gaurs, and other important faunal species. Similipal is the only home for the unique melanistic tiger in the world. The park is also home to 361 species of birds, 55 species of mammals, 62 species of reptiles, 21 species of amphibians, and many invertebrate species. Rest of the day is free for personal activities. Dinner and overnight at Jungle Cottage/Tent.
Day 5: Similipal Tiger Reserve - Kolkata (300kms/ 6hrs approx)
After breakfast, drive to Kolkata and check-in at the hotel. Rest of the day is free to relax. Overnight at the hotel.
Day 6: Kolkata
After breakfast, embark on a comprehensive city tour of Kolkata. Visit Fort William, an impressive colonial-era edifice built during the early years of the Bengal Presidency. Explore the Victoria Memorial, a magnificent white marble monument dedicated to Queen Victoria and surrounded by lush gardens. Next, visit the lively markets of New Market and the colorful flower market at Malik Ghat. Continue to the St. Paul's Cathedral, an Anglican cathedral built in the Gothic revival style. Visit the iconic Howrah Bridge, one of the most popular bridges in India, built over the river Hooghly. Finally, visit Dakshineswar Kali Temple, a major pilgrimage center dedicated to the goddess Kali. The rest of the day is free for personal activities. Overnight at the hotel.
Day 7: Kolkata - Departure (flight)
After breakfast, as per your flight schedule, you will be transferred to the airport for your onward journey.
- Assistance on arrival at airport.
- 6 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 6 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 Bhitarkanika
Simlipal National Park x 2 nights
Aranya Nivas Resort/ Panthnivas Panchalingeswar
Kolkata x 2 nights
3* - Regenta Orko's/ The Fern Residency
4* - The Peerless Inn/ The Fern Residency
5* - ITC Sonar, a Luxury Collection/ The Lalit Great Eastern
- 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.