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Bhubaneshwar to Kolkata via Mangroves Forest & Tiger Reserve

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Product Code : AGORA585

Journey through the heart of Eastern India on a mesmerizing expedition from Bhubaneswar to Kolkata, experiencing a blend of ancient heritage and natural wonders. Begin with Bhubaneswar's iconic temples, marveling at their intricate architecture and storied past. Traverse the enchanting mangroves of Bhitarakanika National Park, where boat safaris unveil a world teeming with estuarine crocodiles and vibrant birdlife. Explore the wild terrains of Similipal Tiger Reserve on exhilarating Jeep safaris, seeking out the elusive melanistic tigers and myriad wildlife species. Conclude your adventure in the cultural hub of Kolkata, where historic landmarks, bustling markets, and sacred temples await, wrapping up a memorable sojourn through Eastern India's diverse landscapes.


Day 1: Explore Bhubaneswar's Temples

Upon arrival at Bhubaneswar airport, you'll be escorted to your hotel. Dive into the spiritual aura of the "City of Temples" starting with Rajarani, a temple known for its intricate carvings and sculptures. Continue to Parsurameswar, one of the oldest existing temples in Bhubaneswar, reflecting the quintessential Kalinga architecture. The journey proceeds to Mukteswar, renowned for its exquisite carvings and the Brahmeswar temple dedicated to Lord Shiva. Conclude the temple tour with a visit to Lingaraj, one of the largest temples in Bhubaneswar, showcasing a blend of Hindu, Buddhist, and Jain architectural styles. Later, explore the Khandagiri and Udaigiri Jain caves, ancient rock-cut caves adorned with inscriptions and sculptures. Wind up the day with a visit to the Dhauli peace pagoda, a symbol of peace and harmony. Overnight stay at the hotel.


Day 2: Bhitarakanika National Park Exploration

After a refreshing breakfast, embark on a scenic drive to Bhitarakanika. En route, stop by Ratnagiri, Udaigiri, and Lalitgiri, significant Buddhist excavation sites, unveiling ancient Buddhist culture through stupas and monasteries. Upon reaching Bhitarakanika National Park, settle into a Jungle Cottage/Tent. Experience the mesmerizing beauty of the mangrove forest during an evening boat safari, offering glimpses of estuarine crocodiles lurking in the waters and a plethora of bird species, including vibrant kingfishers. Overnight at Jungle Cottage/Tent.


Day 3: Wildlife and Nature at Similipal

After breakfast, continue your mangrove exploration at the Bagagahan Bird Sanctuary. Ascend the watchtower to witness the bustling avian life, with pelicans and storks soaring overhead against the backdrop of the serene forest. Later, journey to the Similipal Tiger Reserve, one of India's prime wildlife destinations. On arrival, check-in at a Jungle Cottage/Tent, surrounded by the dense forests of Similipal. Dinner and overnight at Jungle Cottage/Tent.


Day 4: Safari Day at Similipal Tiger Reserve

Kickstart the day with an exhilarating Jeep safari through Similipal Tiger Reserve. Traverse through its diverse landscapes, spotting elusive tigers, graceful leopards, majestic elephants, and the rare melanistic tiger. The reserve's avian riches will captivate bird enthusiasts with its 361 bird species, making it a paradise for birdwatchers. Post-safari, indulge in personal activities, relax amidst nature, or further explore the reserve's wilderness. Dinner and overnight at Jungle Cottage/Tent.


Day 5: Drive to Kolkata

After a hearty breakfast, embark on a scenic drive to Kolkata, the cultural capital of India. As you traverse the landscapes, relish the changing scenery from dense forests to urban vistas. On reaching Kolkata, check-in at the hotel. Spend the remaining day relaxing or exploring the vibrant streets of Kolkata. Overnight at the hotel.


Day 6: Kolkata City Tour

Dive into Kolkata's rich heritage with a comprehensive city tour. Begin with Fort William, a colossal colonial-era structure reminiscent of the British Raj. Wander through the lush gardens surrounding the Victoria Memorial, a magnificent white marble monument dedicated to Queen Victoria. Explore the bustling New Market and the aromatic Malik Ghat Flower Market, immersing yourself in Kolkata's vibrant daily life. Visit the serene St. Paul's Cathedral and marvel at its Gothic revival architecture. Cross the iconic Howrah Bridge, a symbol of Kolkata's bustling life, to reach the Dakshineswar Kali Temple, a major spiritual hub dedicated to the goddess Kali. Conclude the day soaking in Kolkata's cultural richness. Overnight at the hotel.


Day 7: Departure from Kolkata

After a delightful breakfast, based on your flight schedule, you'll be transferred to the airport, bidding adieu to the mesmerizing journey through the temples of Bhubaneshwar, the mangroves of Bhitarakanika, the wilderness of Similipal Tiger Reserve, and the cultural heart of Kolkata.

- 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.