Special Food Tour in Odisha

Every people have their own food test and many people in this world very curious to know (test) and learn the traditional food cuisine of different destination which indicate the test and culture of that area.
For food lovers odisha is an unique destination, where one can test and learn the classic flavor of different hygienic organic traditional food and dessert .

In this special Food tour in Odisha here we try to recollect some classic food of different destination including tribal area too . So during your tour you enjoy the real mouth watering cooked organic food and if desire learn the traditional technique of classic odisha cuisine by our local village person directly with sightseeing and explore the culture of people.

Tour code: 144/ OFTS- 2021

Duration of tour:11 Day/ 10 night

Destination cover: Bhubaneswar- Satkosia- Dhenkanal- choudwar- Aul- Chandanpur

Suggested tour itinerary:

Day1- Bhubaneswar-

Upon arrival Bhubaneswar airport/ Railway station meet our representative and transfer to hotel .

Pm- visit the very unique snack point where you test the unique snack of our state – Bara and an very unique person – Hari bhai (he use directly his hand to complete hot oil ) and feel the unique test of orissa snack.

Mouth watering dinner at Orissa hotel / where your meal serve traditionally on brass metal utensils.

Overnight- Bhubaneswar.

Day2- Bhubaneswar- Satkosia Kondh village (5hr drive+ visit)

Morning after breakfast drive towards Satkosia jungle / check in a nice jungle eco camp (with attached toilet and bathroom) which it run by kondh tribal lady community .

Learn the tribal food (very testy- chicken backed by jungle leaf and hot charcoal ) in natural ambiance. If desire visit the Jungle safari also .

Overnight – Satkosia eco resort/ tent

Day3- Satkosia- Dhenkanal (4hr drive+ visit)

Morning after breakfast meet the Dokra craft people at Sadeiberani/ check in a nice heritage palace at Dhenkanal /

Pm- Enjoy the mouth watering dinner including Ginger chicken or Jungly chicken at the royal palace with the royal hospitality by the royal family and staff.

Overnight- Dhenkanal

Day4- Dhenkanal- Joranda- Santal village- Choudwar (2.30hr drive+ visit)

Enjoy the royal breakfast at Open garden / drive to Joranda- meet the unique Mahima sadhus at their monastery and excursion their unique worship of infinity and then drive towards core jungle of Kapilash and meet the Santal tribes and enjoy the santal chicken curry with different herbal spices & clay pot rice at their village (at the village chief house) at lunch time .

Pm- after excursion their life style and food culture drive back to Choudwar./ very special dinner with royal hospitality.

Overnight- Choudwar Kiladalijoda Palace

Day5- Munda village- Choudwar (2hr drive+ visit)

Morning learn the special tech. of One of the famous breakfast of our state- Haladipatra pitha (very test full , traditional and hygienic) , orissa omelet , green pea / cheese curry by the royal family.

Meet the munda tribes , excursion their lifestyle and if desire learn the special tech of county side liquor preparation)

Pm- very special fish curry (with mustard seed pest), brown rice , red dal fry , veg. fry and many more

Overnight- Choudwar Kiladalijoda Palace

Day6- Choudwar- Kendrapara- Aul (3hr drive+ visit)

morning after early breakfast drive towards Aul

Aul- is an ancient royal dynesty and now a nice big village with royal palace/ and royal family is very great hospitality and the served food here is very unique and flavor of ancient odisha.

Enroute test the Khir Rasabali at Kendrapara (Khir Rasabali is a very special sweet item made by cottage cheese + wheet flour + milk and sugar + cream+ cardamom+ rose water)

Mouth watering dinner at Aul heritage home stay and very unique traditional food such as tiger prawn curry, mutton rogan juice , jeera rice and many more with desert along with riverside bonfire.

Overnight- Aul

Day7- Bhitarkanika national park- Aul

Morning traditional breakfast at royal dinning hall. If desire visit the Bhitarkanika national park / which is famous for salt water monster crocodile / while boating one can enjoy the trip / or hiking inside the core and meet different flora and fauna or

If not visit the very unique malar village near by and

Enjoy the mouth watering lunch at the palace

Enjoy the very special dinner at there such as traditional mutton curry or chicken curry with different other cooked food.

Overnight- Aul

Day8- Aul-Pahala- Nimapara- Konark- chandrabhaga- Chandanpur (4hr drive+ visit)

Morning after breakfast drive towards Nimapara / enroute test the very special chenapoda (cottage cheese with sugar and cardamom backed traditionally by fire wood charcoal) at Pahala

Enjoy the chenajeelly (very special sweet item made by cottage cheese) at Nimapada.

Visit the world famous sun temple at Konark.

Visit the Chandrabhaga fishermen village and bring fresh sea fish with you for the special fish item at chandanpur.

With different mouthwatering traditional different dinner enjoy the patrapoda fish (fish backed with mustard seed pest covered with banana leaf / very special recipes )along with bon fire at the open garden or dinning hall.

Overnight night – Selanidingo village retreat at Chandanpur

Day9- Puri special- Chandanpur

Morning after breakfast at open garden or dinning hall drive towards Puri (10km) and hiking the classic part of puri.

If desire learn the special lunch and dinner at Selanidingo, Chandanpur from our village chef (the list of food is given below/ accordingly number choice is your)

Day10- Chandanpur

Morning catamaran boating on river “Bhargavi” (with boatman arranged by us)-1 hr and village tour

If desire we can add classic Gotipua group dance (dancers are with traditional dance and musical instrument too)/ traditional full body herbal oil massage by village barber (his ancestor work in royal palace puri)/

If desire learn the special traditional breakfast , lunch and dinner at Selanidingo, Chandanpur from our village chef (the list of food is given below/ accordingly number choice is your)

Day11- Departure

Morning after breakfast check out and departure towards Bhubaneswar airport (45 km/ 1 hr drive ) board the flight for your onwards destination.

List of Delicious traditional food prepared in our village retreat at chandanpur

Breakfast: Including continental breakfast such as (cornflake , hot / cold milk, Mussali with different nuts, oat pourage, cutting raw fruit/ raw fruit- seasonal , seasonal mix real fruit juice, toast bread, brown bread, butter, Peanut butter, fruit jam, honey, egg item – boil or omelet or scrambled )

Here we add also traditional selanidingo special such as

  • Mandia Jau- (Red millet gruel)
  • Amalu (whole wheat flour ,banana, jagir, milk made pan cake)// Idly – (steam rice and black dal cake- no oil, no masala)/ Chakuli- (orissa salty cake)/ Bara (with mix veg) – any one of given list at your choice
  • Gaja Muga
  • Kheer kadali Lasi (milk and banana shake with honey)/ Mix fruit lassi – any one of given Lasi list at your choice
  • Matter tarkari (white peas curry)
  • Tea/ coffee (black ) sugger separate or with milk and masala as your choice

Lunch:

  • Rice (Boil/ fried rice/ brown rice) any one of given Rice item list at your choice
  • Noodles (Hakka/ mixed veg/ Mixed non-veg and veg./ Egg) any one of given Noodles list at your choice
  • Misti Dahi (sweet curd with typical style) // Bhapa Mango Dahi (steamed mango juice and sweet yogurt) / Dahi Baigan (yogurt and bringjal tempered veg. oil with different spcies like whole mustard, red chili, spring leaves ) any one of given Yogurt list at your choice
  • Roti (plan/ masala/ nan/ garlic nan/ butter nan/ Kahli roti/ Paratha/ Allu paratha ) any one of given bread list at your choice
  • Non veg- Soya chicken / chuna machha bhaja (small river fish oil fry with salt and coriander power) – any one of given Non veg. list at your choice
  • Veg. fried- kadali bhaja (raw banana fry)/ allu bhaja (potato fry- orissan style) / bringjal fry/ Spinach fry – any one of given veg. fried list at your choice
  • Tea/ coffee (black ) sugar separate or with milk and masala as your choice on request

Evening snacks:

  • Pokoda- (Veg. -/ chicken / prawn / fish/ Egg/ chili chicken/ stick chicken ) any one of given Pokoda list at your choice
  • Tea/ coffee (black ) sugger separate or with milk and masala as your choice

Dinner Special :

  • Soup (tomato/ mix veg/ lemon coriander/ chicken soup/ sweet corn/ hot and sour/ chicken noodles) any one of given Soup list at your choice
  • Rice (Boil/ fried rice/ brown rice/ jeera rice / Palau/ biriyani- mix,/ veg. biriyani/ chicken biriyani/ mutton biriyani / Khechudi / Kanika ) any one of given Rice item list at your choice
  • Roti (plan/ masala/ nan/ garlic nan/ butter nan/ Kahli roti/ Paratha/ Allu paratha / Puri / green puri ) any one of given Bread list at your choice
  • Dal item- (traditional Dalma/ plan dal/sweet dal/ dal fry/ Dal Navranta/ Dal Tadka) any one of given Dal (lentil) list at your choice
  • Traditional Non veg. (unique bamboo chicken/ mati handi mutton (clay pot lamb)/ clay mutton / Patrapoda chicken / patrapoda machha (sea fish backed with masala covered banana leaf) / patra poda chinduri (prawn backed with mustard pest and different masala covered pumpkin leaf)/ Prawn curry / Prawn fry orissan style / Machha Besara/ Machha Mahura/ Chinguri Mahura / Prawn Dalma) – any one of given non veg. list at your choice
  • Veg. (Santula- mix veg curry traditional style/Mix veg. fry/ veg. and panner curry/ palak panner / Jani posta / Pottala rasa/ Kakharuphula bhaja/ Allu dum ) any one of given veg. list at your choice
  • Badi chura / Baigan – allu bharta/ Sima Rai/ Tomato khata (sweet tomato tempered with oil and different spices)- any one of given list at your choice
  • Tea/ coffee (black ) sugar separate or with milk and masala as your choice on request.

Dessert iteam:

  • Fixed fruit salad with Rabdi / chenapoda (orissa special)/ Manda/ Chandrakanti/ kakara/ arisa/ bhaja manda/ Poda pitha/ Khir sagar / Rasabali/ Golap jammun/ Sita Bhog/ chena jheely – any one of given dessert list at your choice

Note- All above item we can prepare at our chandanpur village retreat (Selanidingo) in traditional method / during your stay if you like to learn and prepare by your own hand (in the instruction of our village chef) with the same traditional method please choice the item and say in advance to our village chef

And also if you have add of your own food item during your stay of our village retreat- selanidingo it will our pleasure to learn that too from you/

Note- here we allow only fish, prawn, chicken, mutton , lamb , egg as in non veg. category / and all local vegetable product what is available in our area with milk and milk product.

Some traditional food we mentioned with odia (our language) if you know the detail cooking process please mail us.

Ladakh tribal tour for Photographer

Tour code: DT-801-LTTS- 2021

Ladakh – the land of high passes- marks the boundary between the peaks of the western Himalaya and the vast Tibetan plateau. We focus this special interest Ladakh tribal tour to keep in mind for the anthropologist to human culture interest photographers / in our below given tribal tour of ladakh itinerary here we focus the real culture and isolated villages and areas of Khampa tribe Tos Kar region, Changpa tribe of Changthang region, Brokpa (Aryan tribe ) of Dard region and try to excursion the real culture , custom , ancient saltements , music and dances, food habitant etc.
Our local team help you to interact more with the tribes and flexible during your trip.

Suggested itinerary

Day1- Delhi- Leh
Upon arrival Leh airport meet our representative and transfer to hotel / if time permit visit the old part of leh town such as Santi stupa, Leh market / and interect with our guide regarding berief of tour program.
Overnight- Leh

Day2- Leh- Tos Kar (4hr drive+ visit)
Morning after breakfast proceed to Tos Kar region / check in a camp.
Pm- visit the Kampa tribe area / Photography and back to camp.
Overnight- Tos Kar ( camping- swiss tent)

Day3- Tos Kar – Tos- Moriri (3hr drive+ visit)
Early standup and meet again the Kampa people at the nomadic camp site (early morning light is best for photography)
Then proceed to Tos Moriri / check in a clean comfort swiss camp
Overnight- Tos-Moriri (camping- swiss tent)

Day4- Tos-Moriri- Changtang- Tos Moriri (4hr drive + visit)
Early standup and drive towards Changtang region meet the Changpa tribe at their natural camping carnval . full day photoshoot at there and back to Tos Moriri.
Overnight- Tos-Moriri (camping- swiss tent)

Day5- Tos-Moriri- Leh (7hr drive)
Visit the Karzon village/ see the activities of the classic people at there photoshoot and then back to leh.
Overnight- Leh (Hotel)

Day6- Leh- Aryan valley(6hr drive+ visit)
Morning after early breakfast drive towards Aryan valley
Check in a nice camp site at there.
Pm- meet my friend Aryan tribal cheap at his village/ also photography at the village with the help of our local tribal guide
Overnight- Aryan village (camping- swiss tent)

Day7- Aryan village tour (full day)
Meet the Aryan people at the specific different Aryan villages/ (the local Aryan boy is my friend who know our team (driver and guide) and will accompanying with you to interact with the people for photography /if you desire traditional group tribal dance with proper traditional music and custom (organize by us)
Overnight- Aryan village (camping- swiss tent)

Day8- Arayn village- Lamayur monastery (Gompa) – Leh (6hr drive+ visit)
Morning after breakfast check out and drive to Leh and enroute visit the Lamayur Buddhist monastery / explore the lifestyle of Monks (with their traditional lifestyle and custom )
Overnight- Leh (Hotel)

Day9- Leh- Departure
Morning after breakfast check out departure towards to airport with lots of sweet memories.

Tour concludes:

 

Tribes of Ladakh:

Khampa– There is a state name Kham in Tibet and the people of that state are known as Khampa . and it is believed that they have migrated from that area.
They are more Tibet- mongo lied feature. They are nomadic
They live around Tso Kar (white lake). Who can often seen taking advantage of the summer and moving herds of goats, cows.
Khampas live in large, movable family tents referred to as Chinese cowboys.

Changpa– A very hospitable semi-nomadic Tibet-mongolied featured tribe in changtang region of Ladakh called Changpa ..
Their octangle shaped grand huge thick tent made by goat and sheep skin woven with fur of yak called Rebo . which save the extremely cold weather and snow fall by nature
In the same tent with family and cattle herd they stay along with during winter.
The main sources of income is the fine poshmina goat wool / goat chess , milk

Brokpa (Aryan): The steep bare walls of the Indus river valley of North-western Ladakh give the terraced fields more light and heat than other parts , which , combined with the lower altitude, enables rich crops of Vegetables and fruits (especially apricots) to grow here. The area most famous for its inhabitants, known as “Brokpa” (People of the land)
An ancient they are indo- Iranian race called pure Aryan tribe of the world . very different from Originaly ladakhi people / some historian says that they are the army family of Alexegender the great of Masidonia.
They are tall, light eyed, high cheek bones and fair skinned. The cause of preserve the similar physical a ethnicity from the beginning is due to inter marrying (with in their community).

The traditional custom of these Aryans including elaborate head gear made of flowers called Tepi. Women decorate with nice long metal ear-rings. Very special custom during special occasions like wedding and festival
Festival in Ladakh- Mostly the festival is summer June to sept

 

Ladakh festival at Leh 1st to 5th Sept.
Aryan festival at Bhima Aryan village End of Aug.
Matho Gompa festival (very special for Monk) at Matho Feb- March
Lamayur Gompa festival at Lamayur July
Note- all the season the very cold weather so during your trip please bring thick woolen cloth with you

You can revised or changed of the above the program accordingly your choice too before finalize.

Wildlife Tour in Orissa

Code nr: 109 /ORIW

Here in Orissa there are two National park- Similipal (3200 sq km) and Bhitarkanika (672 sq km area, a mangrove forest, core area is 145 sq km) and 19 wildlife sanctuaries. But here the below given suggested itinerary we offer you Satkosia Tikarpada wild life sanctuary (project tiger), Bhitarkanika National park (famous for wild crocodile on nature while boating),chilika Lagoon- ramsar site (famous for Migratory and residence birds on nature), because the density of fauna are more of these places.

Duration of Tour: 7 Night / 8 Days

Suggested Itinerary:

D1-Bhubaneswar

Upon arrival airport / Railway station meet our representative and transfer to hotel. If time permit visit Nandan Kaman- 20km from Bhubaneswar and tiger and lion safari at there (safari last bus has been running up to 1600 hr). Return back to hotel.

D2-Bhubaneswar-Satkosia (Project –Tiger) {5hr drive+Visit}

Drive to Satkosia wild life sanctuary. Upon arrival there check in a nice jungle resort run by local and forest department inside of core area (With proper safety). Afternoon hiking inside the jungle trail guided by govt. Guide (its mandatory). Meet the wild animal on nature.

D3-Satkosia wild life sanctuary

Early morning hiking on jungle trail enjoy the flora and fauna (including different birds on nature) and then drive to Satkosia Gorge and boating in the Mahanadi River. To meet the Magar crocodile on nature. Afternoon again hiking on the jungle pond area to watch the movement of wild animal. *Morning and late afternoon it’s time to movement of the wild animal. So again do the two hiking inside of core area and enjoy the flora and fauna of that area.

D4-Satkosia-Bhitarkanika National Park (5hr drive+Visit)

Morning drive towards Bhitarkanika National Park. Check in a nice resort in buffer zone. Walk around the area to meet different birds on nature. Overnight stay in that resort, if it is cold and cloudless night then enjoys the camp fire with star full night.

D5-Bhitarkanika National Park

Morning meet the wild crocodile on nature while boating on different creeks. Also visit the interpitation centre. Hiking the core area and meet different fauna such as wild boar, spotted deer, jungle fowl, and many different birds. Afternoon again boating on buffer zone. Overnight at the same resort.

D6-Bhitarkanika-chilika Lake (4hr drive+Visit)


Morning proceed chilika lake. Check in a nice resort at Mangalajodi*. Afternoon walk around the natural trail and enjoy the wet land with different migratory and residence birds on nature with very short distance (more or less 20-30 mts).

D7-chilika Lake

Chilika lake: the area is around 1100 sq km. Home of migratory and residence birds and also wild Irrawaddy dolphin on nature. (But which side we mentioned that side is famous for bird’s zone because that area is outer chilika). Morning ride a catamaran boat (with boatman) and meet the migratory and residence birds on nature. Overnight stay pleasantly in that resort.

D8-Departure

Morning departure to Bhubaneswar (2hr drive) board the flight / train to your onwards journey.

Tour concludes:

Caution: Try to obey the jungle rule accordingly in order. Respect the nature and enjoy the nature.

Do

Don’t

Keep mineral water while hiking Walk or drive night time in core area
Keep mosquito repellent Take any arms and weapons
Keep silence Take Crackels and music system
use green or grey colour cloth and cap while hiking. Feed the wild animal, birds and reptile
Keep binocular and camera Disturb the animal, birds and reptile
Keep proper permit and entry document Use plastic polithin
While hiking follow the guide Dive or Swim in the water body

Please flexible during the tour and please follow approved naturalist.

For more detail description & best price please feel free to contact : [email protected] ,  [email protected] ,  or phone to us +91-9439050039

Satkosia Wildlife Sanctuary

Located in the south- western  part of Anugul district (60km from Anugul; 110km from Dhenkanal; 190 km from Bhubaneswar) of Odisha. The sanctuary is covering an area of 795 sq km which is covering four districts such as Anugul, cuttack, Nayagarh and Baud.

The Satkosia Gorge is a unique feature in geomorphology of India. Here Mahanadi has cut right across the Eastern Ghats and has formed a magnificent gorge(22km) with sylvan beauty and excellent features.

The topography of the region is supports moist deciduous forest, dry deciduous forest and moist peninsular Sal Forest. This area is the home for Tiger, Leopard, Elephant, Gaur, Sambar, Spotted deer, Mouse deer, Nilgai, Chousingha, Sloth bear, Wild dog etc., Varieties of resident and migratory birds, reptilian species( Gharial, Magar, Crocodile, Fresh Water turtle, Poisons & Non poisons snakes etc.)

Best time to visit: Oct. to April (during summer season chances of sighting is more) ; entry gate point ( Pampasara) open from morning 7am for day visit and till 5 pm for accommodation at the resort/ camp of the sanctuary.

Closing of the sanctuary: July-Aug.- Sept. ( During Monsoon)

Nearest airport: Bhubaneswar-190km; Nearest Railway Station: Meramundili-54km, Angul-60km

There are eco cottage and tent in the buffer area of this Wildlife Sanctuary , in Chhotkei, Tikarpara and Puruna Katak area,  there are limited accommodation to avoid the rush please book in advance

Bhitarkanika National Park

Located in the north-eastern part of Kendrapara district of Odisha. The sanctuary is covering an area of 672 sq km and out of that 145 sq km is core area. The topography of the region is mangrove. The major wildlife of the Bhitarkanika National park include salt water crocodile, water monster Lizard, spotted deer, monkey, wild boar,  jungle cat , fox, Jackal, mongoose, fishing cat, hyena etc.

The sanctuary also has a sizable bird population with prominent being 8  different type kingfisher, open bill stork, ibis , cormorants, Darters, water hen, Hupei, Tree pie,  Wood Peckers, Drongos, Egrets, red jungle fowl and Herons.The flora of Bhitarkanika National Park chiefly comprises of Mangrove forest with Hental being the prominent trees.

Nearest airport: Bhubaneswar-150km from Khola entry point; Nearest Railway station: Cuttack-120km, Bhubaneswar-150km

Best time to visit: Oct. to March ( during winter chances of sighting is more) ) entry point ( for boating) for the national park open from morning 7 am to exit time 5 pm at Khola & Gupty Gate.

Closing of the sanctuary: 14May-31 July. & 1jan.-10jan.

Chilika Lake-Birds Sanctuary/ wild Irrawaddy Dolphin

Located in the south-eastern part of Puri district; The sanctuary is covering an area of 1100 sq km.

Place of attraction: satpada ( sight wild Irrawaddy Dolphin while in boating)-58km from Puri; 120km from Bhubaneswar. Boating facilities: Motor Boat available at Satpada, Sipakuda, Mirzapur, Gabakunda    accommodation : OTDC , Hotel at there.

Mangalajodi-sighting of wild migratory and residential bird on nature -100km from Bhubaneswar; 120 km from puri . Boating facilities: catamaran Boat available with hood , binocular, and train bird watching guide with boatman, limited of boating capacity 4+2                              There is  eco cottage and tent at Mangalajodi. Due to limited accommodation, to avoid the rush please book in advance.

Rambha- 140km from Bhubaneswar, 120 km from puri- through chilika lake/ ferry.                    Boating facility: at Rambha, Motor Boat and catamaran boat both available.  Place of attraction : breakfast island, honeymoon island, birds island, fishermen village , farmer village and an ancient temple with pond and ruin palace.

Barkul: 100 km from Bhubaneswar, Boating facilities: Govt. & private Motor Boat available at there. Place of attraction: Kalijai island, Nalaban island, birds island. Accommodation: Govt OTDC Panthniwas available at here.
The topography of the region is supports wetland sandpiper grass and casuarinas Forest. This area is the home for Different Migratory birds and wild Irrawaddy Dolphins with huge amount of brackish water fish, lobster, crabs and many more)

Best time to visit: Sept. to March (during winter season chances of sighting is more)

Buddhist Heritage with Tribal Wonder in Odisha (Orissa)

Tour Code: 105/ ORIB

Them of the Tour:  How animist way of life impressed with the path of “Nirvan”- the peace of life and salvation.

Tour Destination: This tour cover the popular Dhauli Santi Stupa with Buddhist diamond triangle Lalitgiri, Udaygiri and Ratnagiri and also hidden face of buddha at Languri , Radhanagar, Bauda , Sonepur, Bhawanipatna and also nice Tibetan monastery at Jiranga ( Largest Buddhist statue inside monastery in Asia) with popular tribal culture of Dunguria , Desia tribe and only Aryan tribe at Gunupur region – the Lanjia Saura.

Tour Duration: 7Night/ 8 Days ( weekend to weekend) which save the time.

Day1- (Sat)-Bhubaneswar- Dhauli Peace Pagoda- Bhubaneswar

Day2-(Sun)-Bhubaneswar- Langudi- Radhanagar- Ratnagiri

Day3-(Mon)-Ratnagiri- Udaygiri- Lalitgiri- Killajodi

Day4-(Tue)-Killajodi- Bauda- Sonepur

Day5-(Wed)-Sonepur- Balangir-Bhawanipatna

Day6-(Thru)-Bhawanipatna- Dunguria Tribal village- Desia Village-Rayagada

Day7-(fri)-Rayagada-Lanjia Saura village- Jiranga( Buddhist Monastry)- Gopalpur

Day8-(Sat)-Gopalpur- Bhubaneswar / departure

Buddhist Heritage with Tribal Wonder in Odisha (Orissa)

For more detail description & best price please feel free to contact : [email protected] ,  [email protected] ,  or phone to us +91-9439050039

Debrigarh Wildlife Sanctuary

Debrigarh Wildlife Sanctuary


Located in the northern  part of Bargarh district (40km from Sambhalpur; 61 km from Bargarh) of Odisha. The sanctuary is covering an area of 347 sq km.

The topography of the region is supports northern dry deciduous Sal Forest. This area is the home for Tiger, Leopard, Indian Bison, Sambar, Spotted deer, Mouse deer, Nilgai, Chousingha, Sloth bear, Wild dog, moijitor Lizards, chameleon and Gaur etc., Varieties of resident and migratory birds arrives to Hirakud water reservoir ( which is nearby to the sanctuary)  reptilian species( Gharial, Magar Crocodile, Fresh Water turtle, Poisons & Non poisons snakes etc.)

Best time to visit: Oct. to May (during summer season chances of sighting is more) entry point (Dhudorkusum) open from morning 7am to 4pm for day visitor and up to 5 pm those who accommodate at the resort/ camp of the sanctuary.

Closing of the sanctuary: July-Aug.- Sept. ( During Monsoon)

Nearest Airport: Raipur: 243km, Bhubaneswar- 317km ; Nearest Railway Station- Sambalpur-40km, Bargarh-61km

There are eco cottage and tent in the buffer area (Dhudorkusum, entry point area) of this Wildlife Sanctuary.  There is limited accommodation, to avoid the rush please book in advance.

Suggested tour Itinerary:

Tour code: 120/WLTD

Duration of Tour: 2Night/ 3 Days

Day1- Sambalpur- Debrigarh Wildlife Sanctuary (1.30hr drive+ visit)

Upon arrival of Debrigarh Wildlife Sanctuary check in a clean and comfort eco resort at Dhudorkusum and after fresh up afternoon Rumble around the sanctuary by vehicle and meet the wild animal on nature.

Day2- Debrigarh Wildlife Sanctuary

Early standup for hiking in nature trail with our experts to meet different flora and fauna on nature and then boat ride at Hirakud reservoir   in the river Mahanadi and enjoy the panoramic view of nature. Afternoon safari towards Bison ( Indian Gaur ) trail area and meet the wild animal on nature rumble around the core area meet the wild big cat on nature ( depend upon luck)  where more chance to sighting wild carnivorous and herbivorous on nature. Evening enjoy the  Mouth watering dinner at eco resort  and relax.

Day3- Satkosia Wildlife Sanctuary-Departure

Morning after breakfast safari in side core area with special permission and then departure towards Sambalpur or  your onwards destination.

Caution: Try to obey the jungle rule accordingly in order. Respect the nature and enjoy the nature.

Do

Don’t

Keep mineral water while hiking Walk or drive night time in core area
Keep mosquito repellent Take any arms and weapons
Keep silence Take Crackles and music system
Use green or grey color cloth and cap while hiking. Feed the wild animal, birds and reptile
Keep binocular and camera Disturb the animal, birds and reptile
Keep proper permit and entry document Use plastic polythin
Keep blanket while safari in winter Mimicries the animal and birds

 

Kuldiha Wildlife Sanctuary

Kuldiha Wildlife SanctuaryKuldiha is the virgin wildlife sanctuary which is happy natural home for many endanger spices and paradise for nature lover. Located in the northern Odisha & It is south-western part of Baleswar district (35km from Baleswar railway station , 20km from Bhadrak railway station , 12km from Panchalingeswar & 270 km from Bhubaneswar) of Odisha. The sanctuary is covering an area of 272 sq km.

The topography of the region is supports deciduous thick Sal Forest. This area is the home for boost population of wild Indian elephant and including of Tiger, Leopard, Indian Bison,  Indian Sambar deer, Spotted deer, Mouse deer, Nilgai, Chousingha, Sloth bear, etc.At the salt leak place one can see lots of herbivorous including wild Indian elephant collecting salt ball from the ground. Varieties of birds like peacock, horn bill, tree pie, hill myna, parakeet etc with Poisons & Non poisons snakes etc. Though it is small in area and more flora & fauna it is more chances to sight animal and birds on nature.

Safari- By own vehicles ; entry permit for the park- on spot

Best Time to visit: Oct. to May (during summer season chances of sighting is more at near the water body point)

Time of Entry : 9Am- 6pm (Daily)

Entry price: Rs. 40 (Rs. Forty only) per day per person , Per Taxi (Sedan & SUV ) entry per day  Rs. 100 (Rs. One hundred)

Closing  of the sanctuary: July- sept. (during Monson )

Nearest place for Accommodation: Risia Nature camp (Run by local with the help of forest Dept) No of double tented accommodation is 9 (Nine) which includes Foods  ;

& also at Panchalingeswar Panthasala run by OTDC– 12km, No. of ac/ non ac Rooms – 30 (Which includes room with breakfast)

Due to limited accommodation to avoid the rush please book in advance.

Suggested tour itinerary  : (Below suggested itinerary we have pointed from calcutta but we most revised at your choice)

Tour code: DT- 122/WLTK- 2021-22

Duration of Tour: 2 Night/ 3Days

Day1- Calcutta- (By morning train to Balesore) – Kuldiha Wildlife Sanctuary ( 1hr drive+ visit)

upon arrival Balesore railway station meet our representative and transfer to Kuldiha Wildlife sanctuary make permit at the entry gate then check in the Risia tented accommodation at  Kuldiha Wildlife Sanctuary. Rumble around the sanctuary by your vehicle with the help of local guide (arranged by us) and meet the wild animal on nature.

Overnight: Kuldiha Wildlife sanctuary

Day2- Kuldiha Wildlife Sanctuary-

Morning nature walk in the park to meet the wild animal and watch the birds on nature with our naturalist.

Afternoon visit the salt lake place watch quietly on watch tower where more chance to sighting wild elephant on nature(90% chances to sighting wild elephant on nature).

Overnight: Kuldiha Wildlife Sanctuary

Day3- Kuldiha Wildlife SanctuaryDeparture

Morning after breakfast departure for your onward destination.

Note: On our above itinerary we suggest to accommodation inside the park but those who accommodate at Panchalingeswar OTDC also  possible and after visit the park and making program overnight they back to Panchalingeswar OTDC room each night too.

Do

Don’t

Keep mineral water while hiking Walk or drive night time in core area
Keep mosquito repellent Take any arms and weapons
Keep silence Take Crackles and music system
Use green or grey color cloth and cap while hiking. Feed the wild animal, birds and reptile
Keep binocular and camera Disturb the animal, birds and reptile
Keep proper permit and entry document Use plastic polythin
Keep blanket while safari in winter Mimicries the animal and birds

For more detail description, package tour & best price please feel free to contact : [email protected] ,  [email protected] ,  or phone to us +91-9439050039

Satkosia Wildlife Sanctuary

Satkosia Wildlife Sanctuary


Located in the south- western  part of Anugul district (60km from Anugul; 110km from Dhenkanal; 190 km from Bhubaneswar) of Odisha. The sanctuary is covering an area of 795 sq km which is covering four districts such as Anugul, cuttack, Nayagarh and Baud.

The Satkosia Gorge is a unique feature in geomorphology of India. Here Mahanadi has cut right across the Eastern Ghats and has formed a magnificent gorge(22km) with sylvan beauty and excellent features.

The topography of the region is supports moist deciduous forest, dry deciduous forest and moist peninsular Sal Forest. This area is the home for Tiger, Leopard, Elephant, Gaur, Sambar, Spotted deer, Mouse deer, Nilgai, Chousingha, Sloth bear, Wild dog etc., Varieties of resident and migratory birds, reptilian species( Gharial, Magar, Crocodile, Fresh Water turtle, Poisons & Non poisons snakes etc.)

Best time to visit: Oct. to April (during summer season chances of sighting is more) ; entry gate point ( Pampasara) open from morning 7am to 4pm for day visitor  and up to 5 pm those who accommodate at the resort/ camp of the sanctuary.

Closing of the sanctuary: July-Aug.- Sept. ( During Monsoon)

Booking of safari: by your own vehicles

But entry permits for the sanctuary directly in the pampasara entrance gate

Nearest airport: Bhubaneswar-190km; Nearest Railway Station: Meramundili-54km, Angul-60km

There are eco cottage and tent in the buffer area of this Wildlife Sanctuary , in Chhotkei, Tikarpara and Puruna Katak area,  there are limited accommodation to avoid the rush please book in advance

Suggested tour Itinerary:

Tour code: 123/WLSS

Duration of Tour: 2 Night /3 Days

Day1-Bhubaneswar-Satkosia Wildlife Sanctuary( 4hr drive+ visit)

Upon arrival of Satkosia Wildlife Sanctuary check in a clean and comfort eco resort / tent and after fresh up afternoon Rumble around the sanctuary by vehicle and meet the wild animal on nature.

Day2- Early stand up for nature walk in the park ( with our naturalist) to meet the wild animal and watch the birds on nature. boat ride at Tikarpada in the river Mahanadi and enjoy the panoramic view of nature.. Afternoon visit the salt lake place watch quietly on watch tower at Baghamunda or kandha eda area where more chance to sighting wild elephant on nature(90% chances to sighting wild elephant on nature).  Enjoy the folk song during dinner at resort or eco tent.

Day3- Satkosia Wildlife Sanctuary-Departure

Morning after breakfast departure for your onwards destination.

Caution: Try to obey the jungle rule accordingly in order. Respect the nature and enjoy the nature.

Do Don’t
Keep mineral water while hiking Walk or drive night time in core area
Keep mosquito repellent Take any arms and weapons
Keep silence Take Crackles and music system
use green or grey color cloth and cap while hiking. Feed the wild animal, birds and reptile
Keep binocular and camera Disturb the animal, birds and reptile
Keep proper permit and entry document Use plastic polythin
While hiking follow the guide Dive or Swim in the water body

Bhitarkanika National Park

Bhitarkanika National Park

Welcome to the mini Amazon in odisha – The Bhitarkanika
It is Located in the north-eastern part of Kendrapara district of  Odisha. The sanctuary is covering an area of 672 sq km and out of that 145 sq km is core area.

The topography of the region is mangrove which not only attract thousands of migratory birds from different part of the world but also the major wildlife of the Bhitarkanika National Park include salt water crocodile, water monster Lizard, spotted deer, monkey, wild boar,  jungle cat , fox, Jackal, mongoose, fishing cat, hyena etc.

The sanctuary also has a sizable bird population with prominent being 8  different type kingfisher, open bill stork, ibis , cormorants, Darters, water hen, Hupei, Tree pie,  Wood Peckers, Drongos, Egrets, red jungle fowl and Herons.

The flora of Bhitarkanika National Park chiefly comprises of Mangrove forest with Hental being the prominent trees.

Nearest airport: Bhubaneswar – 150km from Khola entry point;

Nearest Railway station: Cuttack-120km, Bhubaneswar-150km, Bhadrak to Khola gate via Chandbali- Jainagar jetty- 75 km

Best time to visit: Oct. to March ( during winter chances of sighting is more) ) entry point ( for boating) for the national park open from morning 7 am to exit time 5 pm at Khola & Gupty Gate.

How to get Bhitarkanika : 1) From Bhadrak Railway Station: To Chanbali – Rajkanika – JaiNagar Jetty (State Highway-9 & it is 75 km by road) then board the pre booked boat (arranged  by us) to Khola Gate make permit and then entry the National park. (Night stay also possible – pre booked the rooms by us)

2) From Bhubaneswar : To Cuttack- Kendrapara- Pattamundai- Rajnagar- Khola gate (Upto Cuttack NH16 then State Highway-9A & it is 150KM by road)

Entry ticket per person per day : INR 40 only (please bring three photo copy of your identity proof and please carry the original one also with you. (camera and video camera charges extra)

Booking of Boating: advance booking

But entry permit for the National Park directly at the  Khola and Gupty entrance gate

Closing of the sanctuary: 14May-31 July. & 1jan.-6 th jan.

There are eco cottage and tent in the buffer area of this national park, near khola gate, there is limited accommodation to avoid the rush please book in advance.

Suggested Tour Itinerary from Bhubaneswar :

Tour code: 119/ WLTB

Duration of Tour: 2 Night/ 3 Days

Day1-Bhubaneswar- Bhitarkanika National Park ( 4hr drive)

Upon arrival at Bhitarkanika Eco cottage after fresh up afternoon visit the local typical farmer village(clay houses straw thatches roof ) with nice rice pest mural painting and explore the village life of northern costal Orissa.

Overnight: Bhitarkanika National Park

Day2-Bhitarkanika National Park

Full day program (boating and hiking with our naturalist of core area- Bhitarkanika, Bagagahana, Gupty, Dangmal and meet the salt water crocodile on nature in different creeks). Over night stay in the same eco cottage and enjoy the dinner along with bon fire.

Overnight: Bhitarkanika National Park

Day3- Bhitarkanika National Park- Departure

Morning after breakfast departure for your onward destination.

Note- Here we offer the itinerary from Bhubaneswar/ but if guest like to come from Calcutta by train and like to drop at Bhadrak railway station (many express / super fast/ passenger train halt at here) our team pickup from them & continue the tour accordingly. If you like to extend the program also possible . please say us in advance becuase the room & taxi must booked here in advance.

Caution: Please Try to obey the jungle rule accordingly in Govt. order. Respect the nature and enjoy the nature.

Do

Don’t

Keep mineral water while hiking Walk or drive night time in core area
Keep mosquito repellent Take any arms and weapons
Keep silence Take Crackles and music system
Use green or grey color cloth and cap while hiking. Feed the wild animal, birds and reptile
Keep binocular and camera Disturb the animal, birds and reptile
Keep proper permit and entry document Use plastic polythin
Keep blanket while safari in winter Mimicries the animal and birds

For more detail description, package tour & best price please feel free to contact : [email protected] ,  [email protected] ,  or phone to us +91-9439050039

WILDLIFE ADVENTURE TOUR IN ODISHA (ORISSA)

Kuldiha – Bhitarkanika – Satkosia – Debrigad – Chilka Lake

Tour Code: 117/ ORIW

Here in Orissa there are two National park- Similipal (3200 sq km) and Bhitarkanika (672 sq km area, a Mangrove forest, core area is 145 sq km) and 19 wildlife sanctuaries. Here we introduced the unique wildlife hub of Odisha ( Orissa) , where one can enjoy the flora and fauna on nature.

Tour Duration: 14 Night/15 days

Tour Destination: This special Wildlife Adventure tour starts from Calcutta and it concludes in Bhubaneswar and cover the unique wildlife zone , which includes safari of Kuldiha Wildlife sanctuary (

famous for wild elephant on nature), Bhitarkanika National park ( famous for salt water crocodile),

Satkosia Wildlife sanctuary (famous for wild elephant, Project -Tiger and Magar crocodile on nature),

unique Debrigarh wildlife sanctuary ( famous for wild Indian Gaur , tiger, leopard etc …on nature) with

Chilika lake (famous for migratory and residence birds on nature).

 

Suggested Tour Itinerary:

Day1- upon arrival Calcutta meet our representative and transfer to hotel.

Day2-Calcutta- Balasore (By morning train)- Panchalingeswar- Kuldiha WL Sanctuary – back to hotel

Kuldiha WL Sanctuary inside has no accommodation , so one can stay in the nearest place

Panchalingeswar OTDC Panthniwas or Balasore.

Day3- Kuldiha WL Sanctuary –

full day safari take packet lunch and water with you and meet the wild animal on nature.

Day4-Kuldiha-Bhitarkanika National Park – Eco cottage (5hr drive + visit)

Upon arrival at Bhitarkanika Eco cottage after fresh up afternoon visit the local typical farmer village ( clay houses straw thatches roof with nice mural painting; and explore the village life of northern costal Orissa.

Day5-Bhitarkanika National park-

Full day programme (boating and hiking of core area- Bhitarkanika, Bagagahana, Gupty, Dangmal and meet the crocodile on nature in different creeks)

Day6- Bhitarkanika National Park-

Full day Programme (boating Ekakula, Habelikhunti, Gahirmatha area and meet the wild crocodile on nature )

Day7-Bhitarkanika – Joranda- Dhenkanal (4hr drive+visit)

Morning after breakfast proceed towards to Dhenkanal refresh and afternoon excursion the Mahima Philosophy and unique worship of Mahima sadhu at the main monastery at Joranda

Day8-Dhenkanal- Pampasara- Satkosia WL Sanctuary –(3hr drive+visit)

Nature walk in Satkosia Wildlife Sanctuary, watch the wild animal on watch tower with forest- nature guide. Relax in your resort or nature camp.

Day9-Satkosia WL Sanctuary– full day programme (safari/ hiking / watch tower)

Day10- Satkosia WL Sanctuary– Sambalpur (5hr drive+ visit)

Morning Boating on the Mahanadi River and meet the mugger crocodile on nature basking on the river bank. Then drive towards to Sambalpur.

Day11-Sambalpur-Debrigarh WL Sanctuary- eco cottage (1.30 hr drive +visit)

Morning proceed to Debrigarh Wildlife sanctuary entry your permit paper at Dhudorkusum and check in the nice eco resort. Afternoon safari to the core and meet the wild animal on nature.

Day12- Debrigarh WL Sanctuary -full day programme

Meet the wild tiger on nature ( depend upon luck) and many carnivorous and herbivorous on nature while on full day safari. Enjoy the packet lunch near Hirakud dam water site.

Day13- Debrigarh WL Sanctuary- Morning safari- Bhubaneswar ( 7hr drive+ visit)

Morning again safari to meet many animal on nature; visit the Bison trail area during safari.

Then proceed towards Bhubaneswar , upon arrival check in a nice hotel and relax.

Day14-Bhubaneswar- chilika lake day trip-Boating at Mangalajodi- Bhubaneswar ( 3hr drive+visit)

Morning after early breakfast proceed towards Chilika lake ( Mangalajodi). Ride a catamaran boat and meet the migratory and residential birds on nature and also nature walk ( 1hr but not mandatory)on the amendment. Nice sea food lunch at the eco resort near by then back to hotel.

Day15-Bhubaneswar- departure

Departure to Bhubaneswar airport or railway station for your onwards destination.

Tour concludes:

Caution: Try to obey the jungle rule accordingly in order. Respect the nature and enjoy the nature.

Do

Don’t

Keep mineral water while hiking Walk or drive night time in core area
Keep mosquito repellent Take any arms and weapons
Keep silence Take Crackels and music system
use green or grey colour cloth and cap while hiking. Feed the wild animal, birds and reptile
Keep binocular and camera Disturb the animal, birds and reptile
Keep proper permit and entry document Use plastic polythin
While hiking follow the guide Dive or Swim in the water body

Please flexible during the tour and please follow approved naturalist.

Whatever you want out of your trip we can tailor make an itinerary for you!!!!!

Due to limited accommodation please book the tour in advance.

Dulcimer Tours provide you the all documents such as entry and permit before beginning the package tours.

For more detail description & best price please feel free to contact : [email protected] , [email protected] , or phone to us +91-9439050039

Kuldiha Wildlife Sanctuary

Located in the south-western part of Baleswar district (35km from Baleswar railway station , 20km from Bhadrak railway station , 12km from Panchalingeswar & 270 km from Bhubaneswar) of Odisha. The sanctuary is covering an area of 272 sq km.

The topography of the region is supports deciduous thick Sal Forest. This area is the home for boost population of wild Indian elephant and including of Tiger, Leopard, Indian Bison, Sambar, Spotted deer, Mouse deer, Nilgai, Chousingha, Sloth bear, etc.At the salt leak place one can see lots of herbivorous including wild Indian elephant collecting salt ball from the ground. Varieties of birds like peacock, hornbill, tree pie, hill myna, parakeet etc with Poisons & Non poisons snakes etc.

Nearest accommodation : Panchalingeswar – 12km, Baleswar-35km

Safari- own vehicles ; entry permit for the park- on spot

Best Time to visit: Oct. to May (during summer season chances of sighting is more)

Close of the sanctuary: July- sept. (during Monson )

Nearest place for Accommodation: Panchalingeswar OTDC– 12km, Balesore- 35km

Due to limited accommodation to avoid the rush please book in advance.

Bhitarkanika National Park

Located in the north-eastern part of Kendrapara district of Odisha. The sanctuary is covering an area of 672 sq km and out of that 145 sq km is core area. The topography of the region is mangrove. The major wildlife of the Bhitarkanika National park include salt water crocodile, water monster Lizard, spotted deer, monkey, wild boar, jungle cat , fox, Jackal, mongoose, fishing cat, hyena etc.

The sanctuary also has a sizable bird population with prominent being 8 different type kingfisher, open bill stork, ibis , cormorants, Darters, water hen, Hupei, Tree pie, Wood Peckers, Drongos, Egrets, red jungle fowl and Herons.The flora of Bhitarkanika National Park chiefly comprises of Mangrove forest with Hental being the prominent trees.

Nearest airport: Bhubaneswar-150km from Khola entry point; Nearest Railway station: Cuttack-120km, Bhubaneswar-150km

Best time to visit: Oct. to March ( during winter chances of sighting is more) ) entry point ( for boating) for the national park open from morning 7 am to exit time 5 pm at Khola & Gupty Gate.

Closing of the sanctuary: 14May-31 July. & 1jan.-10jan.

There are eco cottage and tent in the buffer area of this national park, near khola gate, there are limited accommodation to avoid the rush please book in advance.

Satkosia Wildlife Sanctuary

Located in the south- western part of Anugul district (60km from Anugul; 110km from Dhenkanal; 190 km from Bhubaneswar) of Odisha. The sanctuary is covering an area of 795 sq km which is covering four districts such as Anugul, cuttack, Nayagarh and Baud.

The Satkosia Gorge is a unique feature in geomorphology of India. Here Mahanadi has cut right across the Eastern Ghats and has formed a magnificent gorge(22km) with sylvan beauty and excellent features.

The topography of the region is supports moist deciduous forest, dry deciduous forest and moist peninsular Sal Forest. This area is the home for Tiger, Leopard, Elephant, Gaur, Sambar, Spotted deer, Mouse deer, Nilgai, Chousingha, Sloth bear, Wild dog etc., Varieties of resident and migratory birds, reptilian species( Gharial, Magar, Crocodile, Fresh Water turtle, Poisons & Non poisons snakes etc.)

Best time to visit: Oct. to April (during summer season chances of sighting is more) ; entry gate point ( Pampasara) open from morning 7am for day visit and till 5 pm for accommodation at the resort/ camp of the sanctuary.

Closing of the sanctuary: July-Aug.- Sept. ( During Monsoon)

Nearest airport: Bhubaneswar-190km; Nearest Railway Station: Meramundili-54km, Angul-60km

There are eco cottage and tent in the buffer area of this Wildlife Sanctuary , in Chhotkei, Tikarpara and Puruna Katak area, there are limited accommodation to avoid the rush please book in advance

Debrigarh Wildlife Sanctuary

Located in the northern part of Bargarh district (40km from Sambhalpur; 61 km from Bargarh) of Odisha. The sanctuary is covering an area of 347 sq km.

The topography of the region is supports northern dry deciduous Sal Forest. This area is the home for Tiger, Leopard, Indian Bison, Sambar, Spotted deer, Mouse deer, Nilgai, Chousingha, Sloth bear, Wild dog, moijitor Lizards, chameleon and Gaur etc., Varieties of resident and migratory birds arrives to Hirakud water reservoir ( which is near by to the sanctuary) reptilian species( Gharial, Magar Crocodile, Fresh Water turtle, Poisons & Non poisons snakes etc.)

Best time to visit: Oct. to May (during summer season chances of sighting is more) entry point (Dhudorkusum) open from morning 7am to 4pm for day visitor and up to 5 pm those who accommodate at the resort/ camp of the sanctuary.

Closing of the sanctuary: July-Aug.- Sept. ( During Monsoon)

Nearest Airport: Raipur: 243km, Bhubaneswar- 317km ; Nearest Railway Station- Sambalpur-40km, Bargarh-61km

There are eco cottage and tent in the buffer area (Dhudurkusum, entry point area) of this Wildlife Sanctuary. There is limited accommodation, to avoid the rush please book in advance.

Chilika Lake-Birds Sanctuary/ wild Irrawaddy Dolphin

Kanha National Park: -(160km from Jabalpur) It is one of India’s largest national parks, covering 1945 sq km including a “Core zone” 940 sq km. Due to project tiger, local awareness and a policy of wildlife management over the past 30 years has seen a steady increase in the numbers of tigers and leopards, as well as sambar, spotted deer, swamp deer and gaur (Indian bison). At the last census the tiger population was 133 and leopards numbered 107. There’s a good chance of sighting tigers, gaur and herbivores,
Besides this, there are some 200 species of birds, making Kanha a bird watcher’s paradise. A project Tiger Reserve harboring and abundance of wildlife species, Kanha enjoys the status of a well-maintained and tourist-friendly National Park.Nearest Airport: Jabalpur 170km ( is connect with Delhi, Mumbai, Bhopal)Nearest Railway Station- Gondia 145km; Jabalpur-165kmBest time to visit: Nov. to JuneClosing of the National Park:- July to Oct.Entry Point : Mukki gate and Kathia gateBooking of safari: on line booking open 120 days in advance.

Safari By: open hued maruti jeep with jungle guide ( Mandatory; provide by forest department at the entrance gate- chargeable)// maximum no. of Guests per safari jeep-6 pax( excluding driver and Jungle guide)

Accommodation: eco resorts and eco tented accommodation near Mukki Gate and Kathia gate

Due to limited accommodation to avoid the rush please book in advance.

Unique Cultural Tour of Odisha along the River Mahanadi

It is not the regular tour in odisha , we try to present here  how a river and rural life is the soul of our state . yes , friend I am talking about one of the main river of eastern India –     “The Mahanadi”, ancient name was “ModaGanga”.

So what you spell the single word this special itinerary we try to present the culture, history, heritage, wildlife, people, colorful costume, fair and festival, classic dance, tribal culture & cuisine of real Odisha, (ancient name of Kalinga) prosperous  along with the River Mahanadi.

So in our special interest journey we first begin our point from western part of Odisha (Orissa) ancient name was Koshal and conclusion at the mingling point of the great river and sea (bay of Bengal) on Eastern coastal part of our state.

Suggested itinerary

D1- Though our tour start from Western Odisha so our arrival point is Jharsuguda

Location – Nearest airport is Jharsuguda/ it is one of the major railhead too. So upon arrival at Jharsuguda meet our reprenstative and transfer by road to Debrigarh wildlife sanctuary  which take 2.30hr drive .

Overnight – Relax at the eco cottage inside the core of Debrigarh wildlife sanctuary.

 

D2- Morning natural alarm call by different birds and animal wild on nature and open jee safari to meet the wild animal on nature

/ and then proceed to visit the longest river dam in the world at Hirakud then proceed to one of the most cultural city of western odisha- Sambalpur.- enjoy the nice sun set on the river bed of the great Mahanadi- (total driving hour- 1.30hr + visit)

Overnight- Sambalpur

 

D3- Visit the Mysterious bend temple of our state popularly called the pissa of India at Huma and panoramic river view and catamaran boating for the stone island.

Feed the Kuda fish while boating too. (boating is possible during winter and summer season –(Oct- May)/ Explore the ancient history of Binka and excursion the unique textile pattern at there popularly known as “ Bomkai”

Overnight- Sonepur

 

D4- Morning heritage walk of old part of town Excursion different ancient temple  and meet the pottery making artisan and excursion their age old tech of pottery making classic tech

. and then cool morning  view of Classic Mahanadi ghat and activities over catamaran boat (with boatman) at Sonepur.

Overnight- Sonepur

 

D5- To feel more to this beautiful river our next destination is Badmul

(nice tented accommodation on the sand bar of Mahanadi) and enroute visit the only star shaped group of ancient temples of our country at Baud / afternoon visit the isolated tribal village and evening enjoy the tribal dance along with bon fire and organic cooked tribal food at there.

Overnight- Badmul

 

D6- Meet the wild skimmer birds on nature while boating (noise free petrol boat with boatman) on river Mahanadi then  ancient Nilamadhav temple at Kantilo and charchika temple at Banki is the nice experience

Overnight at – Athgarh

 

D7- Visit the unique 7th c AD Singhnath temple on river island and excursion the beauty and ancient sculpture over there. And then our next destination is pre-historic rock art at Pathapur jungle .

Overnight-at the nice heritage home at choudwar.

 

D8- Morning hiking 1hr (flat jungle path) meet the Saura tribe at their isolated village in Damadamuni jungle range also excursion the classic culture of Munda tribe at their village.

Overnight- same heritage home at choudwar

 

D9-Our next destination now Santal tribal village (famous for their unique mural painting) and then after prachi valley civilization

(which is one of the oldest civilization in history) / if time permit visit the sun temple at Konark

Today we accommodate at eco beach resort at Konark and nice mouthwatering sea food experience at there.

 

D10- Enjoy the sunrise on chandrabhaga beach (subject to no cloudy weather) then our next destination is Chandanpur (it is a nice small village along with river Bhargavi – the tributary of river Mahanadi.

Enroute visit the one of the most culture city of eastern India – Puri

By cycle rickshaw tour (with rickshaw man) visit the classic part of puri

Enjoy the mouthwatering classic organic cooked dinner at nice village home retreat  Selanidingo at chandanpur host by nice cultured couple. Classic musical night at here too.

D11- Meet different birds on nature while catamaran boating (with boatman and local guide) on river bhargavi at Chandanpur/

if desire nice classic breakfast on boat. And enjoy the village walk to explore the classic life of real odisha.

Evening enjoy the traditional Gotipua dance at this retreat. (optional)

If desire herbal oil body massage by royal barber (optional)

Overnight- Same village retreat selanidingo at Chandanpur

D12- Morning enjoy the classic breakfast (with continental breakfast too) and then proceed to Bhubaneswar airport

to your onwards destination with lots of sweet memories

Tour concludes: