Day 1: Bhubaneswar - Bhitarakanika National Park (200kms)
After breakfast at your hotel in Bhubaneswar, embark on a scenic drive to Bhitarakanika National Park. Along the way, you'll explore the historical treasures of Ratnagiri, Udaigiri, and Lalitgiri, renowned Buddhist excavation sites with ancient stupas and monasteries carved into rock. As you arrive at Bhitarakanika, settle into your Jungle Cottage or Tent accommodation. Enjoy a delicious lunch and later, embark on a thrilling boat safari through the intricate waterways of the Mangrove forest. Keep your eyes peeled for a variety of bird species, especially Kingfishers, and observe estuarine crocodiles sunbathing on the banks. Visit the Bagagahan Bird Sanctuary, ascend to a watchtower for a panoramic view, and watch out for Pelicans and various Storks. Your day ends with a visit to the Crocodile museum at Dangamal. Enjoy dinner and stay overnight at your Jungle Cottage or Tent.
Day 2: Bhitarakanika National Park - Similipal Tiger Reserve (200kms)
Start your day with breakfast in the serene surroundings of Bhitarakanika. Today's adventure takes you deeper into the realm of crocodiles as you embark on another boat safari in the Mangrove forest. Traverse the winding creeks, marvel at the birdlife, and keep a lookout for estuarine crocodiles basking in the sun. Visit the impressive Bagagahan Bird Sanctuary, climb to a watchtower for birdwatching, and spot Pelicans and various Storks. Your journey continues to Similipal Tiger Reserve, a vital sanctuary for wildlife conservation. Check-in at your Jungle Cottage or Tent and relish a hearty lunch. In the afternoon, explore the reserve on a thrilling jeep safari. Similipal is home to an array of wildlife, including tigers, leopards, sloth bears, elephants, and gaurs. It's also the exclusive habitat of the world's only melanistic tiger. After an exciting day, enjoy dinner and a restful night in your Jungle Cottage or Tent.
Day 3: Similipal Tiger Reserve
Rise and shine in the heart of nature at Similipal Tiger Reserve. After breakfast, embark on another jeep safari to explore the reserve's diverse flora and fauna. Similipal is renowned for its population of tigers and offers a chance to spot these majestic creatures in their natural habitat. Keep your camera ready to capture the park's other remarkable residents, including leopards, sloth bears, and various bird species. Lunch is served back at your Jungle Cottage or Tent. Spend the afternoon at leisure, enjoying the tranquil environment and the sounds of the forest. As the day draws to a close, savor a delicious dinner and retire to your comfortable accommodation for the night.
Day 4: Similipal Tiger Reserve - Bhubaneshwar (200kms/ 4hrs approx)
After breakfast at your Jungle Cottage or Tent, it's time to bid farewell to the wilderness of Similipal Tiger Reserve. Embark on a scenic drive back to Bhubaneshwar. You'll be transferred to Bhubaneshwar airport for your evening flight to your onward destination.