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Mangrove Marvels: Bhitarakanika Wildlife Expedition



3 Nights / 4 Days

Tour Type

Daily Tour

Group Size

8 people




Explore the enchanting realm of Mangrove Marvels with our Bhitarakanika Wildlife Expedition. This immersive journey takes you to Bhitarakanika, India’s second-largest mangrove forest and a sanctuary for diverse wildlife, including the estuarine crocodile and Olive Ridley turtles. Experience the wonders of this unique ecosystem through boat safaris, bird watching, and a visit to the Bagagahan Bird Sanctuary. Along the way, discover the rich heritage of Odisha with visits to ancient Buddhist sites and temples. This tour promises an unforgettable blend of natural beauty and cultural treasures.


  • Explore Bhubaneswar's ancient temples, including the Parasurameshwar Temple, Mukteshwar Temple, Rajarani Temple, and the grand Lingaraj Temple.
  • Discover the rock-cut wonders of Khandagiri and Udaygiri Caves, adorned with intricate carvings and inscriptions.
  • Visit the Dhauli Rock Edicts, where Emperor Ashoka's messages of non-violence and peace are etched in stone.
  • Immerse yourself in the natural wonders of Bhitarakanika National Park, home to estuarine crocodiles, Olive Ridley turtles, and diverse birdlife.
  • Enjoy a boat safari through the mangrove forest, explore the Bagagahan Bird Sanctuary, and visit the ancient Buddhist sites of Ratnagiri, Udaigiri, and Lalitgiri, all while experiencing Odisha's rich cultural and natural heritage.

Bulk discount (by percent)

Bulk diccount adult
# Discount group From adult To adult Value
1 Discount on 2-person group 2 2 43%
2 Discount on 3-person group 3 3 49%
3 Discount on 4-person group 4 4 59%
4 Discount on 5-person group 5 5 60%
5 Discount on 6-person group 6 6 62%
6 Discount on 7-person group 7 7 62%
7 Discount on 8-person group 8 8 66%


Day 1: Arrive Bhubaneswar
Upon your arrival at Bhubaneswar airport, our representative will greet you and assist with your transfer to the hotel. After check-in, you will begin your exploration of this ancient city's rich cultural heritage.

Your sightseeing tour will include visits to the following landmarks:

Parasurameshwar Temple: Admire the intricate architectural details of this 7th-century Hindu temple dedicated to Lord Shiva.
Mukteshwar Temple: Explore this 10th-century gem known for its finely carved archways and exquisite sculptures.
Rajarani Temple: Marvel at the elegant erotic carvings adorning this unique temple dedicated to Lord Brahma.
Lingaraj Temple: While only Hindus are allowed to enter the sanctum, you can still appreciate the temple's grandeur and religious significance from the outside.
Khandagiri and Udaygiri Caves: Discover the ancient Jain rock-cut caves, known for their intricate carvings and inscriptions.
Dhauli Rock Edicts: Visit the site where Emperor Ashoka's edicts are inscribed on rocks, promoting non-violence and peace.
After a day of cultural immersion, return to your hotel for an overnight stay.
Day 2: Bhubaneswar - Bhitarakanika National Park (200kms)
After breakfast at your hotel, you'll embark on a scenic drive from Bhubaneswar to Bhitarakanika National Park. Upon arrival, check in at your hotel.

Bhitarakanika is the second-largest mangrove forest in India and has been declared a sanctuary to protect its unique ecosystem, including estuarine crocodiles and nesting Olive Ridley turtles.

The rest of the day is free for you to relax and soak in the natural beauty of the surroundings.

Lunch and dinner will be served at your jungle cottage or tented accommodation.
Day 3: Bhitarakanika National Park
Begin your day with breakfast at your accommodation before setting off for a memorable day exploring Bhitarakanika and its diverse wildlife.

Activities for the day include:

Boat Safari: Hop aboard a boat to cruise through the serene mangrove forest. Enjoy the sight of winding creeks and keep an eye out for the rich birdlife, including various species of Kingfishers. Don't miss the chance to spot estuarine crocodiles sunbathing along the banks.

Bagagahan Bird Sanctuary: Visit this bird sanctuary and climb to a watchtower for a panoramic view. Keep your binoculars handy to spot pelicans and a variety of storks.

In the evening, return to your jungle cottage or tent for dinner and a well-deserved rest.
Day 4: Bhitarakanika National Park - Bhubaneswar
After breakfast, bid farewell to the mesmerizing landscapes of Bhitarakanika and set out on a journey back to Bhubaneswar. Enroute, you will visit the Ratnagiri, Udaigiri, and Lalitgiri Excavated Buddhist Sites, dating back to the 1st century. Explore the ancient ruins and absorb the spiritual ambience of these historical sites.

Finally, you'll continue your drive to Bhubaneswar, where you will be dropped off either at the airport for your onward flight or at your chosen hotel, marking the end of your unforgettable adventure in Odisha.


  • Assistance on arrival at airport.
  • 3 Nights' accommodation in 5-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.

Tour's Location


What is the standard of the hotels on this tour?
Mixed 3 and 5 Star below mentioned hotels or similar
Bhubaneswar - Mayfair Lagoon/ Trident Hotel
Bhitarkanika - Nature Camp Bhitarkanika Retreat/ Estuarine Village Resort Bhitarkanika


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