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India is a country full of wonderments. In order to understand it better, the Exotic Tour of Odisha could serve as an excellent insight into the sheer richness of culture, variety and tradition which India can offer to her visitors. Odisha is gifted with some of the most mesmerizing treasures of Mother Nature. Surrounded by natural grandeur and a sublime landscape, Odisha will leave you spellbound!
Bhubaneswar is the capital of Odisha. This ancient city’s history stretches back to over two thousand years and is filled with some of the finest of what Odisha has to offer. Explore the sandstone temples which date all the way back to the eleventh century such as the Hindu Lingaraj Temple. Many of these sandstone temples are built around Bindu Sagar Lake which is located in the Old City. Along with Puri and Konark, Bhubaneswar forms the Golden Triangle and is one of the most visited locations in India. With its sheer wealth in architecture, sculptures and heritage, Bhubaneswar will be an experience like none other.
Bhitarkanika is all about sand pebbles and jungle life. If you are an avid lover of nature and wildlife, Bhitarkanika National Park will prove to be a spectacular experience. Peppered with lush green mangroves, the park is teeming with turtles, migratory birds, endangered saltwater crocodiles and many other fascinating reptiles. Enjoy beautiful boat rides at the river surrounded by the second largest feasible mangrove ecosystem in India and soak in the feeling of what it truly means to be in the lap of nature.
Over two hundred and fifteen bird species reside in the wetlands and mangrove forests of Bhitarkanika. Some of them are winter migrants travelling all the way to India from Central-Asia and Europe. The Bhitarkanika Sanctuary is home to crisscrossed tidal creeks and mesmerizing rivers. It is home to the endangered saltwater crocodiles and serves as the habitat for the Indian Python, Water Monitor Lizard and the King Cobra. Safety is never compromised and allows one to get a spectacular insight into the exotic wildlife available in the region.
The Bhitarkanika Ramsar Site spans over an area of six hundred and seventy-two square kilometers and this particular wetland holds tremendous global importance. Being home to Olive Ridley Sea Turtles and Saltwater Crocodiles, the site serves as a healthy habitat for these endangered species to live, grow and thrive at.
Arrival in Bhubaneshwar and transfer to Hotel,
Bhubaneswar is an ancient city in Odisha, formerly Orissa. There are many temples built from sandstone in the old city, i.e Hindu Lingaraja Temple. Outside Rajarani Temple are sculpted figures of the guardians of the 8 cardinal and ordinal directions. Jain antiques, weaponry and indigenous pattachitra paintings fill the Odisha State Museum.
It is known as the Temple city of India, and it is the capital of Odisha. This day of the trip mainly constitutes of the various ancient temples in Bhubaneshwar Lingaraj Temple, Muktesvara Temple, Rajarani Temple and Ananta Vasudeva Temple to be a part of the spiritual experience.
After the tour, if time permits visit the Khandagiri & Udayagiri caves, which are partly natural and partly artificial caves of archaeological importance. Can also visit The State Museum, and the Botanical Garden .
Overnight at hotel in Bhubaneshwar.
Breakfast at hotel and then drive to Bhitarkanika.
Arrive Bhitarkanika and transfer to the hotel.
Freshen up, and begin your excursions of the Exotic Tour of Odisha. Walk amidst nature in the Sanctuary and watch the endangered Saltwater Crocodiles in their natural habitat.
Return back to hotel and enjoy a hearty dinner
Overnight at Hotel in Bhitarkanika
Breakfast at the Hotel and proceed to Explore the beauty of Bhitarkanika and enjoy a Boat Safari by the river surrounded by lush belts of mangrove trees. Watch serpents and birds such as Bramhani Kites, Eagles, Kingfishers and Egrets. Get off at Bagagahan Bird Sanctuary and climb the Watch Tower. Witness pelicans and numerous types of storks. Later on, proceed towards the Bhitarkanika Forest Block and take a look at the Old Temple, Hunting tower of past rulers and the Lotus Pond. Spot wild boars, jungle cats and spotted deer. Afterwards, get to visit Dangmal Crocodile Breeding and Research center and look at crocodiles.
Return back to the hotel
Dinner and overnight at Hotel in Bhitarkanika.
Breakfast at hotel and driven back to Bhubaneswar. Arrive Bhubaneshwar and transfer to the airport to connect the flight for onward destination.
The Exotic Tour of Odisha will give you a stellar experience of the sheer richness of flora and fauna which is available in this part of India. Come and reconnect yourself with nature with this majestic and once in a lifetime experience.
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