Day 1: Bhubaneswar - Bhitarakanika National Park
Upon your arrival at Bhubaneswar, either from your hotel or the airport, we will embark on an exciting journey to Bhitarakanika National Park. This park, the second largest mangrove forest in India, was declared a sanctuary in 1975 to protect the unique habitat of estuarine crocodiles and turtles. After reaching Bhitarakanika, check in at your comfortable jungle cottage or tent. You'll have the evening to unwind and relax in the serene surroundings. Dinner will be served at the accommodation, and you'll spend the night in the heart of nature.
Day 2: Bhitarakanika National Park
Today is dedicated to exploring the wonders of Bhitarakanika National Park. This park is renowned as a breeding ground for Olive Ridley turtles and offers a captivating blend of mangrove forests, serpentine creeks, and an abundance of birdlife. Your adventure begins with an enchanting boat safari through the intricate waterways of the mangrove forest, where you can keep your eyes peeled for various bird species, including the vibrant Kingfisher. Don't miss the chance to spot estuarine crocodiles basking in the warm sun.
After your boat safari, you'll visit the Bagagahan Bird Sanctuary, where you can climb to an observation tower to catch sight of majestic pelicans and a diverse array of storks. It's a birdwatcher's paradise.
Later in the day, we'll drive to Similipal, where you'll check in to your comfortable cottage or tent. Lunch and dinner will be provided at your accommodation, allowing you to savor delicious local cuisine in the midst of nature. You'll spend the night surrounded by the tranquil sounds of the forest.
Day 3: Bhitarakanika National Park - Bhubaneswar
After a memorable exploration of Bhitarakanika and Similipal, it's time to head back to Bhubaneswar. We'll drive you to the Bhubaneswar Airport or your hotel, marking the end of this captivating wildlife and nature expedition.
This journey will leave you with cherished memories of mangrove marvels, serene boat safaris, and encounters with unique wildlife.