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, the endangered saltwater crocodiles and many other fascinating reptiles. Enjoy beautiful boat rides at the river surrounded by the second largest feasible mangrove eco-system 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 salt water 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 Salt Water Crocodiles, the site serves as a healthy habitat for these endangered species to live, grow and thrive at.
Upon arrival, you will be escorted to the hotel where you can freshen up and enjoy a hearty breakfast. Later, set off to explore the city and sightsee. First, you will be driven to the Lingaraj Temple, a sprawling ancient Hindu Temple which had been built in the eleventh century. Later on, you will be driven to the Nandankanan Zoo which is especially known for its Tiger Safari. Afterwards, you return to the hotel and enjoy a sumptuous dinner along with an overnight stay.
Enjoy a hearty breakfast at the hotel in Bhubaneswar and then you are driven to Bhitarkanika. Upon reaching, you will be escorted to the hotel. Once having freshened up, you will 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. Later on, return back to your hotel and enjoy a hearty dinner and an overnight stay.
Once you have freshened up, enjoy a filling breakfast for the long day ahead. 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, her towards the Bhitarkanika Forest Block and take a look at the Old Temple, Hunting tower of past rulers and the Lotus Pond. You may spot wild boars, jungle cats and spotted deer. Afterwards, get to visit Dangmal Crocodile Breeding and Research center and look at crocodiles. Head back to your hotel for a delicious dinner and overnight stay.
After enjoying a filling breakfast, you will be driven back to Bhubaneswar. From there, you will be dropped to the airport/railway station to catch the flight/train for your next 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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