Destination : Balasore - Similipal Park - Kuldiha - Bhadrak - Chandbali - Dangamal - Bhitarkanika - Ekkakula - Garhimata - Nandankanan - Chilika Lake - Bhubaneswar (Duration : 09 Nights / 08 Days)
Day 01: Balasore - Similipal Park
Arrival at the Balasore Railway Station:
Received at the station and escorted to the Ramtirtha Forest Lodge
Nature Walk and Nature Study at Herbal Nursery.
Visit to Crocodile Breeding Farm, subject to time of arrival.
Day 02: Similipal Park
Breakfast at the lodge.
Drive to Barehipani and Joranda waterfalls.
Option to proceed to Gurguria Forest Lodge, or return to Ramtirtha Forest Lodge.
Dinner and an overnight stay in Forest Lodge (Ramtirtha/Gurguria)
Day 03: Similipal Park - Panchlingeshwar - Kuldiha
Breakfast at Ramtirtha/Gurguria
Drive to Panchlingeshwar on the Nilagiri Hills, Balasore distrct
Check in at Panthasala Lodge
Visit Kuldiha Wildlife Sanctuary, 272 sq. km
Wide variety of wild life tiger, gaur, sambar, reptiles and birds, among others
Dinner and overnight stay at Panthasala
Bhitarkanika are a group of islands in north-eastern Odisha (Orissa) yet unexplored, with trekking trails, unexplored beaches and dense forests. An amazing variety of birds can be seen on the cruise to the island of Dangamal. The island also has a crocodile sanctuary. Look out for wild life, small pools within the thick forest, and the ruins of a temple. Take a boat ride within the wildlife sanctuary.
Day 04: Bhadrak - Chandbali - Dangamal
Post breakfast drive to Chandbali via Bhadrak by jeep.
From Chandbali, motorboat cruise to Dangamal Island.
At Dangamal, check in at the forest rest house
Dinner and overnight stay at Dangamal Island
Day 05: Dangamal - Bhitarkanika Sanctuary
Breakfast at Dangamal Island
Proceed to Bird Island and observe the thousands of migratory birds from the watch tower
Cruise across to the Bhitarkanika island.
Dinner and overnight stay at lodge.
Day 06: Bhitarkanika Sanctuary - Ekkakula island - Garhimata
Breakfast at lodge
Take the motorboat to Ekkakula, 4 hours away.
An island on the Bay of Bengal, unknown and unspoilt, with a breathtaking view of the sunset. Look out for wildboars, hyenas, and jackals. Dolphins can also be spotted in the sea.
Visit the Olive Ridley Turtle nesting site on the beach at Garhimata
Return to Bhubaneswar
Dinner and overnight stay at Bhubaneswar
Day 07: Bhubaneswar - Nandankanan
Nandankanan Zoo, located in Chandaka Forest along the Kanjia Lake is the habitat of the White Tiger, 67 other animals, 18 reptiles, and 81 species of birds. The Zoo has successfully bred black panthers, white tigers and the gharial crocodiles in captivity.
Drive to Bhubaneswar/ Nandankanan Zoo in Chandraka Forest, 25 kms
Enjoy White Tiger Safari and Lion Safari, Botanical Garden
Lunch at Nandankanan
Return to Bhubaneswar
Dinner and overnight stay in Bhubaneswar
Day 08: Bhubaneswar - Chilika Lake
1,100 sq. km of Asia's largest brackish water lake is home to thousands of birds. The hills ringing the lake are inhabited by wild animals like the blackbucks, cheetahs and porcupines. Islands dot the vast lake, the best visited ones being Nalbana, Kalijal, known for the Makar Sankranti Mela, Satapada, Parikud, Malud and Brahmapura
Post early breakfast, drive to Chilika Lake
Check in at Lodge in Barkul, 105 kms
Cruise on the Chilika by motor launch to the islands
Return to Barkul Lodge
Dinner and overnight stay at Barkul
Day 09: Chilika-Bhubaneswar
Breakfast at Lodge
Visit Nirmala Jhar temple, Narayani temple and Banpur
Return to Bhubaneswar/onward destination.