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Temples and Mangroves: A Cultural and Ecological Odyssey in Odisha

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Product Code : AGORA264

Embark on a captivating journey through the cultural and ecological wonders of Odisha with our "Temples and Mangroves: A Cultural and Ecological Odyssey in Odisha" tour. Begin your exploration in Bhubaneswar, the "City of Temples," where you'll marvel at ancient architectural masterpieces like Lingaraj Temple and Mukteswara Temple. Journey to the enchanting Bhitaraknika National Park, a haven of biodiversity, via historical sites like Lalitgiri, Ratnagiri, and Udaigiri. Immerse yourself in the pristine beauty of Bhitarkanika Wildlife Sanctuary with an exhilarating boat safari, and discover unique spots like Dhauli and Dangmal that offer serene vistas and cultural insights. Conclude your odyssey with cherished memories as you bid farewell to the captivating landscapes of Odisha.


Day 1: Explore Bhubaneswar - The City of Temples

Upon your arrival at Bhubaneswar airport, our representative will greet you warmly and transfer you to your hotel. After settling in, we'll embark on a fascinating sightseeing tour of Bhubaneswar, famously known as the "City of Temples." Our visits will include the revered Lingaraj Temple, an architectural marvel dedicated to Lord Shiva; the ancient Mukteswara Temple, known for its exquisite sculptures and intricate carvings; and the ornate Rajarani Temple, celebrated for its unique and intricate architectural style. Additionally, we'll explore Dhauli, a serene hill adorned with ancient Buddhist rock-cut caves and a magnificent white peace pagoda, offering panoramic views of the surrounding landscapes.


Day 2: Journey to Bhitaraknika via Historical Sites

After a delicious breakfast, we'll set off for Bhitaraknika National Park, a mesmerizing wetland ecosystem nestled in Odisha's Kendrapara district. En route, we'll make captivating stops at Lalitgiri, Ratnagiri, and Udaigiri. Lalitgiri is famous for its ancient Buddhist complexes and stupas, Ratnagiri houses impressive Buddhist monastic ruins and exquisite sculptures, while Udaigiri is renowned for its rock-cut caves containing beautiful carvings and inscriptions. After soaking in the history and culture of these sites, we'll continue our scenic drive to Bhitaraknika. Upon arrival, check into your hotel and unwind amidst the tranquil surroundings.


Day 3: Bhitarkanika Wildlife Sanctuary Adventure

Kickstart your day with a hearty breakfast before embarking on an exhilarating boat safari in the Bhitarkanika Wildlife Sanctuary. This lush mangrove forest is a treasure trove of diverse flora and fauna, including majestic saltwater crocodiles, vibrant kingfishers, and elusive monitor lizards. Navigate through the winding waterways aboard a motorboat, immersing yourself in the pristine beauty of the dense mangrove ecosystem. Later, we'll visit Dangmal, a unique spot accessible only by waterways and the gateway to Bhitarkanika National Park, offering opportunities for bird-watching and wildlife spotting.


Day 4: Farewell to Bhubaneswar

After breakfast, it's time to bid adieu to the enchanting landscapes of Bhitaraknika. We'll check out from the hotel and drive back to Bhubaneswar. Our representative will drop you off at the airport, marking the end of this memorable cultural and ecological odyssey in Odisha.

- Assistance on arrival at airport.

- 3 Nights' accommodation in selected price category hotels.

- All Meals starting from 1st day tinner to last day breakfast.

- 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.

- Full day boat safari in Bhitarkanika Wildlife Sanctuary

- Monument entrances and activities charges mentioned in the itinerary.

- Bottled drinking water in car.

- Government taxes.


Hotels used or similar for 3 nights accommodation

Bhubaneswar x 1 nights
3* - Kalinga Ashok/ The HHI
4* - Fortune Park Sishmo/ Mayfair Convention
5* - Mayfair Lagoon/ Trident Hotel

Bhitarkanika x 2 night
3* / 4* & 5* - Nature Camp Bhitarkanika Retreat/ Estuarine Village Resort Bhitarkanika

- 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.