Day 1: Bhubaneshwar - Similipal Tiger Reserve (250kms)
Your journey begins as we pick you up from your hotel in Bhubaneshwar. As you set off towards Similipal National Park, you'll have the opportunity to explore the rich cultural heritage of the region. First, we visit Ratnagiri, Udaigiri, and Lalitgiri, ancient Buddhist excavation sites that house magnificent rock-cut Stupas and historic monasteries. These sites offer a glimpse into the profound history of Buddhism in this area.
After soaking in the spiritual ambiance of these sites, we continue our drive to Similipal National Park, where you'll check into your Jungle Cottage or Tent. Your accommodation allows you to be close to nature, surrounded by the pristine wilderness of Similipal. The day ends with a delicious lunch and dinner, providing you with a taste of local flavors. You'll spend the night enveloped by the sounds of the jungle, creating a unique and immersive experience.
Day 2: Similipal Tiger Reserve
Rise and shine in the heart of nature, and after a hearty breakfast, prepare for an exhilarating adventure. You'll embark on a thrilling jeep safari through the vast expanse of Similipal Tiger Reserve. This protected area is a haven for wildlife enthusiasts, as it's home to a diverse range of fauna. Keep your eyes peeled for majestic tigers, elusive leopards, mighty elephants, and many other remarkable species.
Similipal's topography is a spectacle in itself, with towering peaks like Khairiburu, Maghasini, and dramatic cliffs such as Ganapati, which overlook frost-covered valleys in Devasthali. The sanctuary's biodiversity is a true marvel, characterized by high levels of endemism. With 55 species of mammals, 361 species of birds, 62 species of reptiles, and 21 species of amphibians, along with a myriad of invertebrates, the landscape comes alive with the wonders of nature.
After an exhilarating safari, you'll have some free time to relax, absorb the tranquil surroundings, and engage in personal activities. As the sun sets over Similipal, you'll savor a delectable lunch and dinner at your Jungle Cottage or Tent, culminating another exciting day in the wilderness.
Day 3: Similipal Tiger Reserve - Bhubaneshwar (200kms)
On the final day of your adventure, after breakfast, it's time to bid farewell to the untamed beauty of Similipal Tiger Reserve. You'll embark on a scenic drive back to Bhubaneshwar. As we drop you off at your hotel or the airport, you'll carry with you cherished memories of your wildlife expedition and cultural exploration.
This journey through Similipal Tiger Reserve promises an enchanting blend of history, spirituality, and the mesmerizing wildlife of Odisha. It's an unforgettable experience that allows you to connect with both the past and the natural world, leaving you with a deep appreciation for this remarkable region.