Odisha (Orissa) Wildlife Tour

Destinations & Wildlife Covered: Balasore - Similipal Park - Kuldiha - Bhadrak - Chandbali - Dangamal - Bhitarkanika -Ekkakula - Garhimata - Nandankanan - Chilika Lake- Bhubaneswar
Odisha (Orissa) Wildlife Tour Duration - 09 Days / 08 Nights

Day 01: Balasore - Similipal Park

Meet and Greet at Balasore railway station and escorted to the Ramtirtha Forest Lodge. Must have a walk within nature and have a nature study at Herbal Nursery. Then visit to Crocodile Breeding Farm, subject to time of arrival.

Day 02: Similipal Park

After breakfast visit to Barehipani and Joranda waterfalls. Go for Jungle safari. Return for dinner and an overnight stay in Forest Lodge (Ramtirtha/Gurguria)

Day 03: Similipal Park - Panchlingeshwar - Kuldiha

Breakfast at Ramtirtha/Gurguria and drive to Panchlingeshwar on the Nilagiri Hills, Balasore distrct. Check in welcome at Panthasala Lodge. Visit Kuldiha Wildlife Sanctuary, 272 sq. km where you can get chance to see wide variety of wild life tiger, gaur, sambar, reptiles and birds, among others. Returned to lodge and have overnight stay at Panthasala. Bhitarkanika are a group of islands in north-eastern Odisha 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

Start morning journey towards Chandbali via Bhadrak by jeep. From Chandbali, motorboat cruise to Dangamal Island. Check in welcome at the forest rest house, Dangamal. Have 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. Have a cruise ride across to the Bhitarkanika island. Return to lodge for dinner and overnight stay.

Day 06: Bhitarkanika Sanctuary - Ekkakula island - Garhimata

After breakfast at lodge, go for motorboat ride 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 and have dinner and overnight stay at hotel.

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. Go for White Tiger Safari and Lion Safari, Botanical Garden. Have lunch at Nandankanan then return to Bhubaneswar Hotel for dinner and goodnight sleep.

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 After early breakfast, drive to Chilika Lake. Check in at Lodge in Barkul, 105 kms. Go for cruise ride on the Chilika by motor launch to the islands. Return to Barkul Lodge for dinner and good night sleep.

Day 09: Chilika-Bhubaneswar

Breakfast at Lodge then start journey towards Nirmala Jhar temple, Narayani temple and Banpur. Drop at Bhubaneswar for your return journey.