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Bhubaneshwar to Kolkata via Mangroves Forest & Tiger Reserve

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Bhubaneshwar to Kolkata via Mangroves Forest & 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. Next proceed to Similipal National Park endowed with high peaks and rocky cliffs harbouring Tiger, Leopard, Sloth bear, Elephant, Gaur and other important major faunal species. Then drive to Kolkata a colonial city with many historical monuments of Raj Era. 

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. 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 - Kolkata (300kms/ 6hrs approx)

Breakfast at hotel, drive to Kolkata, check in at hotel. Rest time free and easy to relax. Overnight at hotel.

 

Day 6: Kolkata

Breakfast at hotel, city tour of Kolkata. Visit Fort William, Raj-era edifice built during the early years of the Bengal Presidency. Victoria Memorial the immaculate white memorial bounded by verdant greenery and broad roads dedicated to Queen Victoria. Inside the memorial there is a museum where you can see the dresses of the queen as well as different kinds of weapons used during that era. Netaji Bhawan a building maintained as a memorial and research center to the life of the Indian nationalist "Netaji" Subhas Chandra Bose. Howrah Bridge one of the most popular bridges of India built on the river Hooghly. Dakshineswar Kali Temple one of the major pilgrimage center in the city that is dedicated to Goddess Kali. Rest time free and easy to relax and personal activities. Overnight at hotel.

 

Day 7: Kolkata - Departure (flight)

Breakfast at hotel. As per flight schedule transfer to airport to board flight for onward destination.

Garland welcome and assistance on arrival at airport

6 Nights accommodation in offered hotels or similar (standard room)

Only breakfast at hotel in Bhubaneshwar and in Kolkata

All meal included accommodation in Bhitarakanika National Park & Similipal Tiger Reserve

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 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 ticket

Camera charges at monuments

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

Or anything not mentioned above.