Bhitarkanika is a group of islands in north-eastern Odisha (Orissa) 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.
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
Arrival at the Balasore Railway Station. You will be Received at the station and escorted to the Ramtirtha Forest Lodge. Nature Walk and Nature Study at Herbal Nursery. You can Visit the Crocodile Breeding Farm, subject to time of arrival.
Breakfast at the lodge. Drive to Barehipani and Joranda waterfalls, Jungle safari. Option to proceed to Gurguria Forest Lodge, or return to Ramtirtha Forest Lodge.Dinner and an overnight stay in Forest Lodge (Ramtirtha/Gurguria)
Breakfast at Ramtirtha/Gurguria. Drive to Panchlingeshwar in the Nilagiri Hills, Check in at Panthasala Lodge. Visit Kuldiha Wildlife Sanctuary, A Wide variety of wild life including tiger, gaur, sambar, reptiles and birds, among others can be found here. Dinner and overnight stay at Panthasala
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.
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.
Breakfast at lodge. Take the motorboat to Ekkakula, 4 hours away. An island in the Bay of Bengal, unknown and unspoilt, with a breath-taking view of the sunset. Look out for wild boars, 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.
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.
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.