DURATION: 05 Nights / 06 Days – DESTINATION – Bhubaneswar – Mangalajodi – Satkosia – Bhitarkanika – Puri
Welcome to Eco Tours Odisha, where we invite you to embark on a remarkable journey through the natural splendors of Odisha. Our eco tours are designed to offer sustainable adventures that showcase the breathtaking landscapes, rich biodiversity, and vibrant cultural heritage of this captivating region. Immerse yourself in the pristine beauty of Odisha’s forests, wildlife sanctuaries, and coastal wonders, while promoting responsible travel practices that contribute to conservation and community development. Get ready to discover the hidden treasures of Odisha while leaving a positive impact on the environment and local communities.
Odisha, a state in eastern India, is a treasure trove of natural beauty, ancient temples, and vibrant cultural heritage. Embark on a memorable 7-day journey as we explore the captivating sights and experiences that Odisha has to offer. From ornate temples and ancient Jain caves to scenic wetlands, national parks, and serene lakes, this itinerary will take you on a remarkable adventure through the heart of Odisha.
Day 1: Discovering Bhubaneswar‘s Spiritual Charms Our journey begins in the capital city of Bhubaneswar, renowned for its temples and historical significance. Spend the day visiting architectural marvels such as the Lingaraj Temple, dedicated to Lord Shiva, the intricate Mukteshwar Temple, and the beautiful Rajarani Temple. Immerse yourself in the spiritual ambiance and admire the intricate carvings that adorn these sacred structures. To gain a deeper understanding of the region’s cultural heritage, don’t miss the opportunity to explore the Udayagiri and Khandagiri Caves, which hold ancient Jain relics.
Day 2: Mangalajodi‘s Avian Wonderland Rise early and set off for Mangalajodi, a village situated on the banks of the mesmerizing Chilika Lake. Hop aboard a boat and embark on a thrilling excursion through the wetlands, which serve as a temporary refuge for numerous migratory birds. Marvel at the sight of vibrant flamingos, elegant pelicans, and graceful herons, as they grace the tranquil waters. As you navigate through the intricate network of channels, immerse yourself in the symphony of nature and capture breathtaking photographs of these winged visitors.
Day 3: Satakosiya Gorge and National Park Journey towards the stunning Satakosiya Gorge and National Park, a hidden gem nestled alongside the mighty Mahanadi River. After a scenic drive through picturesque landscapes, arrive at your destination and check into a cozy Swiss cottage tent on the river’s sandy banks. Spend the evening marveling at the captivating sunset, painting the sky with hues of orange and gold. The national park offers a thrilling opportunity to explore its diverse flora and fauna through nature walks and other jungle-related activities.
Day 4: Ansupa Lake and Textile Weavers Village Embark on a morning nature walk before crossing the river to visit the enchanting Ansupa Lake. Surrounded by lush greenery, this serene lake offers a perfect setting for relaxation and rejuvenation. Explore the nearby textile weavers village and witness the skilled artisans at work, creating intricate fabrics using traditional techniques. Immerse yourself in the vibrant colors and patterns of Odisha’s handloom industry, known for its rich heritage.
Day 5: Bhitarakanika National Park and Buddhist Heritage Continue your journey to Bhitarakanika National Park, a biodiverse mangrove ecosystem teeming with unique wildlife. En route, explore the Buddhist heritage sites of Lalitgiri and Ratnagiri, where ancient monasteries and stupas stand as testimony to Odisha’s rich Buddhist history. Experience the tranquility of these sacred sites and learn about the profound impact of Buddhism in the region.
Day 6: Creek Exploration at Bhitarkanika National Park Today, venture into the enchanting creeks of Bhitarkanika National Park, a paradise for nature lovers and wildlife enthusiasts. Glide through the meandering waterways flanked by dense mangrove forests, home to estuarine crocodiles, playful dolphins, and a plethora of avian species. Observe the delicate balance of nature as you encounter fascinating flora and fauna, making this an unforgettable experience.
On the final day of our journey, we head to the iconic Konark Temple, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and a masterpiece of Odishan architecture. This stunning temple is dedicated to the Sun God and is known for its intricate stone carvings depicting various mythological scenes. Marvel at the grandeur of the temple’s chariot-like structure and the skillful craftsmanship that went into its construction.
After exploring the temple, we make our way to the serene beachside retreat. You have the option to stay at the eco tents nestled in the Nuanai Casuarina Forest near Jungle Beach or in the coastal town of Puri itself. Spend your time strolling along the golden sands, basking in the warm sun, and listening to the soothing sound of the waves crashing against the shore. Immerse yourself in the relaxed coastal ambiance and take in the breathtaking views of the azure sea.