Bhitarkanika Special Tour
Tour code: 119/ WLTB
Duration of Tour: 2 Night/ 3 Days.
Tour Highlight: This special tour has beginning from Bhadrak railway station to drop at Bhadrak railway station and excursion one of the famous Mangrove National Park of India- Bhitarkanika,
Boating on different river creeks and hiking on the core area.
Day1 – Calcutta – Bhadrak – Chandbali- boatride for Bhitarkanika National Park ( 2hr drive+45min. boat ride).
Early board the train from Howrah station to Bhadrak , upon arrival Bhadrak station meet our representative and transfer to chandbali jetty ride the boat for Bhitarkanika National park,
Note: our boat will bring you near to our resort on river side, walking distance-50 mt;
Overnight stay in the same resort and enjoy the mouth watering veg and non-veg food near camp fire.
Day2-Bhitarkanika National Park.
Full day programme (boating and hiking 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 with camp fire..
Day3- Bhitarkanika National Park- Departure.
Morning after breakfast departure under same process like boatride from resort to chandbali to Bhadrak station..
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.
Booking of Boating: advance booking
But entry permit for the National Park directly in the Khola and Gupty entrance 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 is limited accommodation to avoid the rush please book in advance.