March 31, 2019
10-Day Tour of Coastal Orissa : Chilka Lake Beaches Cruises Ridley Turtles & Temples
Written By KV Singh
We will pick you from your hotel in Bhubaneshwar at 7:15am and transfer you to our hotel. After breakfast take a full-day city tour of Bhubaneshwar visiting Mukteswar Temple, Odisha State Museum and the 2nd-century BC Khandagiri and Udaigiri Caves dedicated to Jainism.
Take an excursion to Dhauli, famous for Ashokan Rock Edicts and the place where the famous Kalinga War took place. It is the sufferings that the war caused that made Ashok turn to Buddhism and spread its message of peace throughout Asia. Visit the
Peace Pagoda and the town of Pipli where craftspeople do exquisite applique work. Marvel at the Sun Temple at Konark, a part of the UNESCO World Heritage List.
On the tenth day after your breakfast we will drive you to Bhubaneshawar airport for your outward flight.
Visit Chilika Lake, Asia’s largest brackish water lake spread over 1100 sq km and home to thousands of birds. The hills around the lake are inhabited by wild animals such as porcupines, cheetahs, deer and blackbuck. Cruise along by motorboat visiting some of the islands found on the lake.
Embark an excursion to Nandankanan Zoological Park. The zoo is located in the breathtaking environs of Chandaka Forests and Kanjia Lake and is spread over 30 sq km, consisting of habitats for the white tiger, reptiles, rare birds as well as other animals. The zoo has successfully bred black panthers, white tigers and crocodiles. Take a one-hour safari in the park and later on return to the hotel in Bhubaneshwar for dinner and overnight stay.Take a full day tour to Bhitarkanika National Park after breakfast. The park comprises a group of islands in northeastern Odisha and boasts of lushgreen mangroves.thousands of migratory birds, turtles, crocodiles and other wildlife. Carry a packed lunch on a 4-hour motorboat to Ekkakula – an island in the Bay of Bengal. Look out for wildboars, hyenas, jackals and dolphins and visit the Oilve Ridley Turtle nesting site on the beach at Garhimata. See the stunning sunset here.
Take a full-day tour to Kayam Hill Buddhist Cave and Langudi Giri excavation sites that hold the remains of several 2500-year-old monasteries, stupas and Mahayanic edifices.
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