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Wild Odisha Expedition: Mangroves & Tiger Reserves


3 Nights / 4 Days

Tour Type

Daily Tour

Group Size

10 people




Embark on the “Wild Odisha Expedition: Mangroves & Tiger Reserves” and delve into the untamed beauty of Odisha’s natural wonders. Begin your journey in Bhubaneshwar, the gateway to this adventure, before venturing to Bhitarakanika National Park. Here, navigate through intricate mangrove ecosystems on serene boat safaris, encountering crocodiles and vibrant birdlife. Transition to Similipal Tiger Reserve, where gypsy safaris unveil the lush habitat of Bengal tigers, elephants, and cascading waterfalls like Barehipani and Joranda. Explore local villages en route, immersing yourself in Odisha’s rural life and traditions before concluding this expedition, enriched by encounters with both wildlife and cultural heritage.


  • 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 3-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 %


Day 1: Bhubaneswar - Bhitarakanika National Park (200kms)

Depart from Bhubaneswar in the morning for Bhitarakanika National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage site known for its mangrove forests and rich biodiversity. Upon arrival, embark on a scenic boat safari through the tranquil waterways of Bhitarakanika. Glide past dense mangrove forests teeming with wildlife, including spotted deer, wild boars, and a myriad of bird species such as kingfishers, herons, and eagles. Keep an eye out for estuarine crocodiles basking on the muddy banks, a highlight of the park's ecosystem.

Day 2: Bhitarakanika National Park - Similipal Tiger Reserve (200kms)

Start the day with an optional visit to the Crocodile Breeding and Research Center to witness conservation efforts and learn about the lifecycle of these ancient reptiles. Depart for Similipal Tiger Reserve, a vast expanse of deciduous forests and rolling hills. En route, enjoy the scenic drive through rural landscapes, passing by villages and agricultural fields typical of Odisha. Upon arrival, settle into your accommodation and relax amidst the serene surroundings of the reserve.

Day 3: Similipal Tiger Reserve

Begin your day with an early morning gypsy safari into Similipal Tiger Reserve, accompanied by knowledgeable guides who will help you spot elusive wildlife. Traverse through diverse habitats ranging from dense forests to grassy meadows, home to a variety of wildlife including Bengal tigers, elephants, leopards, and gaur (Indian bison). Explore the picturesque Barehipani and Joranda waterfalls, where cascading streams plunge down rocky cliffs surrounded by lush greenery. Take in the sights and sounds of nature while enjoying a picnic lunch amidst the tranquil setting.

Day 4: Similipal Tiger Reserve - Bhubaneshwar (200kms/ 4hrs approx)

After breakfast, bid farewell to Similipal Tiger Reserve and begin your journey back to Bhubaneshwar. En route, visit local villages to experience rural life in Odisha. Interact with villagers, learn about their traditional customs and livelihoods, and browse local handicrafts and produce at village markets. Arrive in Bhubaneshwar by late afternoon, concluding your enriching expedition through the wilds of Bhitarkanika and Similipal National Parks.


  • Assistance on arrival at airport.
  • 3 Night's accommodation in 4-Star hotels.
  • Daily breakfast and meal as per day plane.
  • 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.
  • Boat safari in Bhitarakanika National Park
  • Time Jeep safari in Similipal Tiger Reserve
  • Monuments entrances and activities charges mentioned in the itinerary.
  • 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.

Tour's Location


Can travelers upgrade the accommodation to 5-star hotels?

Hotels used or similar for 3 nights accommodation

3 Star Hotels

1. Bhitarakanika x 1 night: Sand Pebbles Bhitarkanika Jungle Resorts/ Nature Camp Bhitarkanika Retreat
2. Similipal x 2 nights: Lulung Aranya Nivas Resort/ Similipal Nature Camps

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