A paradise for nature lovers, the state of Orissa or Odisha, has been blessed with a vast variety of flora as well as fauna. The national parks and wildlife sanctuaries of Orissa are treasure houses of rare animal and plants species. The well-planned Orissa wildlife tour helps you in visiting such places, which truly are biodiversity hubs. During the span of 6 nights and 7 days offers you a chance to enjoy wildlife spotting at Similipal, Bhitarkanika, Chandbali, Dangamal, Gahirmatha, and Ekkakula Island. The itinerary also includes sightseeing at Bhubaneswar, Similipal and Bhadra.
- Wildlife viewing Nandankanan Zoological Park, Bhubaneshwar
- Sightseeing in Similipal including Sitakund and Bhimkund
- Jungle safari and visit to waterfalls of Similipal National Park
- Baba Akhandalmani and Maa Bhadrakali temples in Bhadrak
- River cruise in Chandbali, Dangamal and Bhitarkanika
- Spot the friendly dolphins at Ekkakula Island in Bay of Bengal
- Visit to Olive Ridley Turtle nesting site at Garhimatha
As you arrive at the Bhubaneswar airport, meet our tour representative who helps you with assisted transfer to the hotel. After completing the check-in, you are free to enjoy wildlife viewing Nandankanan Zoological Park. A Zoo cum Botanical garden, it is one of the most popular attractions in Bhubaneshwar that spreads in an area of 400 hectares. Later on, the evening is at leisure and you can indulge in the activities of your interest. In Nandankanan, the visitors rare animals as well as plants of the region.
Overnight stay in Bhubaneshwar.
In the morning on day 2, post breakfast, check-out of the hotel and begin your road journey to Similipal, a serene town of Orissa. Later afternoon arrival. On reaching, check-in at the hotel. If time and energy permits, you can explore the attractions that are located near Similipal such as Deokund, Bhimkund, Lulung and Sitakund.
Stay overnight in Simlipal.
Day 3 of the tour starts early. Get ready for a full day excursion to the Similipal National park, one of the best tiger reserves and national parks in Orissa. Once the hunting grounds for the erstwhile rulers of Marurbhanj, this national park is home to a vast variety of flora and fauna including leopard, elephant, langur, sloth bear, spotted deer and so on. Bird watching is another popular activity here as the wildlife reserve has as many as 230 species of birds.
After wildlife spotting, visit the popular, mesmerizing waterfalls inside the park- Joranda and Barehipani waterfalls. Next, in line are the other attractions of Similipal such as Gurguria, Chahala, Ramatirtha and Nawana.
On the 4th day of the tour, have your breakfast and fulfill the check-out formalities at the hotel. This is followed by a drive to Bhadrak. The journey is of around 4 hours. On arrival, check into the hotel and leave for sightseeing. Here you visit temples of Baba Akhandalmani and Maa Bhadrakali. The rest of the day is free and you can indulge in leisure activities. Explore the nearby places on your own or simply take rest in your comfortable rooms.
Overnight stay in Bhadrak.
After morning breakfast on day 5, check-out is followed by road journey to Chandbali. Once you arrive at Chandbali, form here you get into a motor boat and enjoy a ride up till Dangamal. Later on, you cruise around Bhitarkanika - the hot-spot of biodiversity. You can spot crocodiles, and several other kinds of flora and fauna species, making an interesting sight for the onlooker. This place also has as many as 71 species of Mangroves. Enjoy the wonderful river cruise. In the evening, relax at the Forest Lodge and treat your eyes to the lush greenery spread all around.
Today, post breakfast, you continue proceed to Ekkakula – a beautiful island at the Bay of Bengal. The place is a delight and offers mesmerizing views of the surroundings as well as its wildlife treasures. Spot hyenas, wild boars, dolphins, and jackals. Later on, have a visit to the Olive Ridley Turtle nesting site on the Garhimatha beach. Later on, start your road journey back to Bhubaneswar. On reaching, check-in at the hotel.
Stay overnight in Bhubaneswar.
On the last day of the tour, have breakfast and complete the check-out formalities. Thereafter, get transferred to Bhubaneswar airport / railway station to board a flight or a train for your onward journey.
- 7 Days / 6 Night
- Bhubaneswar - Similipal - Bha...