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Kolkata to Bhubaneshwar via Tiger Reserve, Mangroves Forest & Puri Beach Resort

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Product Code : AGORA586

Kolkata to Bhubaneshwar via Tiger Reserve, Mangroves Forest and Puri Beach Resort tour will begin with pick up from Kolkata airport. Explore the colonial city dotted with many historical monuments of Raj Era. Then 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. Next head to Bhitarakanika and enjoy boat safari in Mangroves Forest a nestling ground for estuarine crocodile and the Olive Ridley turtles. Continue to Puri via visiting Ratnagiri, Udaigiri & Lalitgiri excavated Buddhist Sites. From Puri visit Chilika Lake & Konark Sun Temple. Tour will end with visit to few Hindu collection of grand temples in Bhubaneswar.

Day 1: Arrive Kolkata

On arrival at Kolkata Airport assistance & transfer to hotel (standard hotel check in time 12pm). Rest time for personal activities. 
O/n at hotel.


Day 2: Kolkata

Full day city tour of Kolkata visiting Fort William, Victoria Memorial, Netaji Bhawan, Howrah Bridge, Dakshineswar Kali Temple & other landmark monuments of the city.
 O/n at hotel. Meal plan: B.


Day 3: Kolkata - Similipal Tiger Reserve (300kms) 

Drive to Similipal Tiger Reserve, check in at hotel. Rest time free to relax. 
O/n at hotel. Meal plan: B,L,D.


Day 4: Similipal Tiger Reserve 

Jeep safari in Similipal Tiger Reserve. 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. 
O/n at Jungle Cottage/ Tent. Meal plan: B,L,D.


Day 5: Similipal NP - Bhitarakanika NP (200kms)

Drive to Bhitarakanika check in at Jungle Cottage/ Tent. Rest time for personal activities.
O/n at Jungle Cottage/ Tent. Meal plan: B,L,D.


Day 6: Bhitarakanika NP - Puri (225kms)

Explore Bhitarkanika the breeding ground for Olive Ridley turtles. 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. Later drive to Puri check in hotel. 
O/n at hotel. Meal plan: B.


Day 7: Puri 

Excursion to visit Chilika Lake the second largest brackish water lagoon in the world after the New Caledonian barrier reef. A pleasant boat ride amidst the colourful migratory birds and the quaint water. Drive back to Puri & visit The Konark Sun Temple, a 13th-century Temple in the form of the chariot heavily decorated with symbolic stone carvings and led by a team of six horses. Rest time free to relax on the beach. 
O/n at hotel. Meal plan: B.


Day 8: Puri - Bhubaneshwar (65kms)

Drive to Bhubaneshwar via visiting Khandgiri, Udayagiri Jain caves and Dhauli Rock Edicts. In Bhubaneshwar visit few famous temples Parasurameshwar, Mukteshwar, Rajarani & Lingaraj temple (non-Hindus are not allowed to enter inside the main temple sanctum). Later drop off to Bhubaneshwar airport to board evening flight for onward destination. 
Meal plan: B.

Assistance on arrival at airport.

7 Nights accommodation in selected price category hotels.

Daily breakfast & meal as per day plan (B- Breakfast, L- Lunch, D- Dinner)

Private air conditioned deluxe car for airport transfer, sightseeing and excursion as per program.

English speaking tour guide on sightseeing days (local guide in each city), as per program.

Monuments entrances and activities charges mentioned in the itinerary.

1-Time full day gypsy safari in Similipal Tiger Reserve with forest department naturalist.

Boat safari in Bhitarkanika Mangrove Forest with naturalist.

Bottled drinking water in car.

Government taxes.


Hotels used or similar for 7 nights accommodation

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

Simlipal National Park x 2 nights
Aranya Nivas Resort/ Panthnivas Panchalingeswar

Bhitarkanika x 1 night
3* / 4* & 5* - Nature Camp Bhitarkanika Retreat/ Estuarine Village Resort Bhitarkanika

Puri x 2 nights
3* - Toshali Sands/ Blue Lily Beach Resort
4* - The Hans Coco Palms/ The Chariot Resort & spa
5* - Mayfair Waves

Any flight tickets.

Camera charges at monuments.

Meals other than mentioned in day plan.

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

Gratuities & optional activities.

Anything not mentioned in inclusions.