Odisha Nature Trail & Culture
10 nights/ 11 days
Day 1:( Arrive Bhubaneswar) Assistance at airport & transfer to hotel. Afternoon visit of Tribal Museum and Khandagiri – Udaygiri Jain caves of 2nd Century BC. Overnight at Hotel.
Day 2:( Bhubaneswar)
Early morning trek inside Ekamra park to see pale capped pigeons ,then visit to Parasurameswar temple, Mukteswar Temple, Rajarani Temple & Lingaraj Temple. After lunch visit to NandanKanan zoo for it’s famous white tiger safari. Overnight at Hotel.
Day 3: ( Bhubaneswar-Satkosia)
After breakfast drive to Satkosia, Afternoon a short trek inside the forest to explore the nature. Overnight in tented accommodation.
Day 4: (Satkosia)
Morning take the boat cruise in the gorge to see crocodiles & alligators lazing around in the sandbanks. Afternoon trek along nature trail followed by evening bonfire. Overnight in tented accommodation.
Day 5: (Satkosia- Dhenkanal)
After breakfast drive to Dhenkanal,install in Dhenkanal palace. Afternoon visit to monks of Mahima community in Jorannda. Dinner & Overnight in Dhenkanal Palace.
Day 6 : ( Dhenkanal – Bhitarkanika)
After breakfast drive to Dangmal, Afternoon have a walk to enjoy watching the wild boars, moniter Lizards, deers and many avian species. Check into Forest cottage and Overnight .
Day 7: (Bhitarkanika)
After breakfast take the boat cruise in creeks to explore more species of birds and reptiles. Also trek inside the mangrove forest and from the watch tower see more species in their natural habitat. Evening bonfire & overnight.
Day 8:( Bhitarkanika- Puri)
After breakfast cruise back and drive back to Puri en route visiting Buddhist ruins, ancient stupas-chaityas, archeological excavation sites at Ratnagiri & Lalitgiri. Overnight at hotel in Puri.
Day 9: ( Puri-Konark-Puri)
After breakfast drive to visit The Sun Temple at Konark , lunch on beach , later walk to visit fishermen village, drive to Puri to see Jaggannath Temple & market .Overnight at Hotel in Puri.
Day 10: ( Puri- Chilka-Puri)
After breakfast drive to Chilka lake to see the friendly Irrawaddy Dolphins and visit typical villages , Overnight at Puri.
Day 11: ( Puri-Mangalajodi- Bhubaneswar)
After breakfast visit Mangalajodi, the birds paradise. Afternoon drive to Bhubaneswar for Overnight stay.