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Spiritual Treasures & Mangrove Marvels of Odisha

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Duration

3 Nights / 4 Days

Tour Type

Daily Tour

Group Size

10 people

Languages

English

Overview

Explore the mystical depths of Odisha with our “Spiritual Treasures & Mangrove Marvels” tour. Begin in Bhubaneswar, where ancient temples like Lingaraj, Mukteshwar, and Rajarani beckon with their ornate architecture and spiritual significance. Delve into the cultural tapestry of Odisha’s capital before journeying to Bhitarakanika National Park. Here, lush mangrove forests and pristine waterways await, home to diverse wildlife including Olive Ridley Sea turtles and exotic bird species. Embark on thrilling boat safaris, witness nesting turtles at Gahirmatha Beach, and wander the serene landscapes of Kalibhanjadia Island. This expedition promises a blend of spiritual enrichment and natural wonders, offering a unique glimpse into the heart of Odisha’s spiritual and ecological heritage.

Highlights

  • This is a private tour/activity only for your group.
  • Enhanced cleaning/ traveler safety.
  • In-depth cultural experience.
  • Flexible sightseeing & stopover.
  • Most travelers can participate.

Bulk discount (by Percent)

Bulk discount adult
# Discount group From adult To adult Value
1 Discount on 2-person group 2 2 %
2 Discount on 3-person group 3 3 %
3 Discount on 4-person group 4 4 %
4 Discount on 5-person group 5 5 %
5 Discount on 6-person group 6 6 %
6 Discount on 7-person group 7 7 %
7 Discount on 8-person group 8 8 %

Itinerary

Day 1: Arrive Bhubaneswar

Arrive in Bhubaneswar, the vibrant capital city of Odisha known for its ancient temples and rich cultural heritage. Upon arrival, you will be greeted and assisted with transfer to your hotel for check-in. Visit Lingaraj Temple, an ancient masterpiece of Kalinga architecture dedicated to Lord Shiva. Admire the temple's towering spire, intricately carved sculptures, and vibrant rituals that encapsulate Odisha's spiritual essence. Note: Non-Hindus are not allowed to enter the sanctum of active temples in Odisha. Explore Mukteshwar Temple, renowned for its exquisite architecture featuring an arched gateway adorned with intricate carvings depicting scenes from Hindu mythology. Conclude your tour with a visit to Rajarani Temple, celebrated for its ornate sculptural motifs and serene ambiance, offering a serene retreat from the bustling city life.

Day 2: Bhubaneswar - Bhitarakanika National Park (200kms)

Depart from Bhubaneswar for Bhitarakanika National Park, a coastal treasure trove renowned for its lush mangrove forests, diverse wildlife, and vibrant avian population. Explore Gahirmatha Beach, the largest nesting site for Olive Ridley Sea turtles globally (seasonal). Witness the unique spectacle of turtles returning to the sea or laying eggs, depending on the season. Embark on a thrilling boat safari through the serene creeks and waterways of Bhitarakanika. Encounter saltwater crocodiles basking in the sun, playful dolphins frolicking in the waters, and a myriad of bird species nesting among the mangroves.

Day 3: Bhitarakanika National Park

Rise early for a dawn boat safari, immersing yourself in the tranquil beauty of Bhitarakanika's mangrove ecosystem. Marvel at the serene ambiance and the pristine wilderness as you navigate through its labyrinth of water channels. Visit Bagagahana Bird Sanctuary, a haven for bird enthusiasts where you can spot a plethora of resident and migratory birds, including herons, egrets, kingfishers, and many more. Explore Kalibhanjadia Island, a secluded paradise known for its dense mangrove cover and peaceful surroundings. Take a leisurely walk amidst nature, soaking in the sights and sounds of this biodiverse sanctuary.

Day 4: Bhitarakanika National Park - Bhubaneswar

Return to Bhubaneswar from Bhitarakanika National Park, reflecting on your enriching wildlife experience.

Included/Excluded

  • Assistance on arrival at airport.
  • 3 Nights' accommodation in 4-star hotels.
  • Daily breakfast and meal as per day plan.
  • Private air-conditioned deluxe car for airport transfer, sightseeing and excursion as per program.
  • English speaking tour guide on sightseeing days (local guide in each city), as per program.
  • Monument entrances and activities charges mentioned in the itinerary.
  • Boat safari in Bhitarkanika Mangrove Forest with naturalist.
  • Bottled drinking water in car.
  • Government taxes.
  • Any flight tickets.
  • Camera charges at monuments.
  • Expenses of personal nature like liquor, laundry, tips, telephone, fax, internet etc.
  • Gratuities & optional activities.
  • Anything not mentioned in inclusions.

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