Located 190 kms from Bhubaneswar and 160 kms from Cuttack, Bhitarkanika Wildlife Sanctuary is one of the most renowned sanctuaries in Odisha. Popular for its crocodiles and turtles, the sanctuary is spread over 650 sq kms and was declared a wildlife sanctuary in 1975. Converted into a national park in 1998, to preserve the turtles; the sanctuary has a thick mangrove forest which is home to a number of endangered and migratory birds.
Apart from reptiles, different types of mammals, birds, amphibians and fish are also found here. Out of 58 species of mangroves in India, 55 are available in Bhitarkanika Wildlife Sanctuary. Endangered animals like saltwater crocodiles can also be viewed in the sanctuary. Bhitarkanika also offers several rare mammals such as Hyena, Fishing Cat, Jungle Cat, Smooth Coated Otter, Civet, Indian Porcupine, Wild Boar, Spotted Deer and Sambar. The endangered Lesser Adjutant Stork also breeds here.
The nearest airport being at Bhubaneswar, the sanctuary is 77 kilometers from Bhadrak railhead. Located at 35 kilometers from Chandabali, the sanctuary is also well connected by road to the other parts of Odisha (Orissa).
DAY 1 : ARRIVAL AT CUTTACK- RATNAGIRI
On arrival at Cuttack Railway Station, pick up & proceed to Ratnagiri. Visit famous and great Buddhist attraction and Buddhist history of sculptures at Ratnagiri and Udayagiri and Lalitgiri. Check in hotel, after refreshment half day excursion to Paradip. Back to hotel, en route visit Baladev Jew Temple overnight @ Ratnagiri.
Ratnagiri – Udayagiri – Lalitgiri – These are also famous as the name of ‘Diamond Triangle of Odisha” and enriched with typical engraved Buddhist monuments and ancient sculptures. A number of antiquities including stone cultural peices , monolithic votive stupas, terracotta seals and sealings , bronze objects , coins, glass bangle items are also defines the gone era of Buddhist monastery for these two sites.
Paradip:- – “Paradip is one of the largest ports on east coast and only major port in odisha”. On the confluence of the river Mahanadi and the Bay of Bengal, ParadIp is a beautiful beach. The beach is famous for its clear blue water, green forest, stones alongside the beach, a good marine drive and the biggest port. Visitor can spend some hours by frolicking in the lovely indigo water. The scenic location of the beach gives an ideal destination for tour.
Baladev Jew Temple:- – Baladev Jew Temple is situated in Ichhapur (Tulasi Khetra), Kendrapara, Odisha. The present shrine of Siddha Baladeva Jew was constructed during the Maratha rule in Orissa (1761 AD) of Ichhapur (Kendrapara). It was constructed by the king of Kujanga, Raja Gopal Sandha and Zamidar (land lord) of Chhedara killah, Srinivas Narendra Mahapatra.
DAY 2 : RATNAGIRI – TO – BHITARKANIKA
After early breakfast proceed for a full day excursion in the Lap of the Nature at Bhitarkanika. This trip will take you close to the Nature & its beautiful creation. At Khola (Entry point of Bhitarkanika National Park) enjoy boat riding and visit different creeks to see spot crocodiles, bird sanctuary, trekking to hunting tower of ancient king, crocodiles breeding centre, spotted deer, Lotus pond, many kinds of Jungle animals and museum. Then back to hotel. Overnight @ Ratnagiri
DAY 3 : RATNAGIRI TO BHUBANESWAR AIRPORT DROP
After breakfast check out from the hotel and drive to Bhubaneswar. En route visit Chhatia Baat. Then proceed to Cuttack, visit Maritime Museum. Then drop at Bhubaneswar Airport for onwards journey with sweet memories.
Chhatia Baat :- – Chhatia is popularly known as Chhatia Bata as sacred place of pilgrimage. The shrine of Lord Jagannath at Chhatia is a modern piece of Odisha Temple Architecture. It is the saint Mahapurusa Hadi Das Samadhi Pitha. The trinity of Jagannath, Balabhadra Subhadra in militant form seated on horseback. The three deities brandish their sword in their hand.
Maritime Museum:- – The Odisha State Maritime Museum, which has been set up at this Jobra Workshop, has 10 nos of galleries along with its ancillary components, as required in a modern museum. This location, which has a beginning around 1869 has the unique distinction of being the only workshop, which catered to the requirement of three provinces of Bihar, Bengal and Odisha under the Bengal Presidency of British India. It was set up by the then PWD department of British administration through the efforts of one Scottish Engineer Mr. G. H. Faulkner immediately after the great famine of 1866 in Odisha, known as “Naa Anka Durviksha”.
|Package Inclusions Details :Welcome drink on arrival (Non-alcoholic).Accommodation in AC Deluxe room for 2 Nights in Ratnagiri.3 Buffet Breakfast 1 lunch , 1 Pack Lunch , 2 Dinner , 2 Evening Tea/Coffee with Veg Pakoda / CookiesAll menu will be TDS menu / Fixed menu / ThaliBoating at Bhitarkanika National Park.Vehicle will exclusive on your Tour Package duty as per itinerary (From pick-up to drop)Above mention car for above mention program with Driver charges, Night halt charges, Toll, Parking, Diesel expenses & Govt. tax.GST|
|Package does not include :Train Fare/Air FareAny kind of Entry FeesAny kind of personal expenses like telephone, Laundry beverages (Both Hard & Soft) etc.Anything which is not included in the above cost includes sections.|
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