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Odisha Wildlife and Beach Holidays
Duration:          9 Nights / 10 Days
Places Covered: Delhi/Kolkata-Bhubaneswar-Bhitarkanika-Puri-Chilika Lake, Gopalpur on Sea.

Day 01: Arrival Delhi/Kolkata
Upon arrival at New Delhi/Kolkata International Airport meet by our representative and transfer to the hotel for overnight stay.

Day 02: New Delhi/Kolkata-Bhubaneshwar
Transfer to the airport for flight to Bhubaneswar. Reach and transfer to hotel. Proceed for half-day tour of the city coving the temples excluding Lingaraj Temples. Overnight at Bhubaneswar.

Day 03: Bhubaneshwar-Bhitarkanika Wildlife Sactuary (148 lms/3 hrs)
After breakfast proceed for sightseeing of Udaygiri and Khandagiri Jain Temple complex. Thereafter proceed to Bhitarkanika Wildlife Sanctuary- the sanctuary is a Biosphere reserve consisting of 3 protected areas Bhitakanika Wildlife Sanctuary, Bhitarkanika National Park and Gahirmatha Marine Wildlife. Upon arrival you will be transferred to the resort. Overnight at resort.

Day 04: Bhitarkanika Wildlife Sanctuary
After an early breakfast proceed for sightseeing by boat which is for full day. The sanctuary is famous for housing the largest population of Giant Salt water crocodile in India. It has also been established as a “Saltwater crocodile Breeding Centre”. Another most distinct feature of this park is a Mangrove swamp that lies at a fertile delta made by the Brahmani, Baitarni and Dhamara rivers. This mangrove forest spread over 672 sq kms is home to over 215 species of birds including winter migrants from central-Asia and Europe. This number of avifauna also includes eight amazing varieties of kingfishers. Surrounded by the Bhitarkanika Wildlife Sanctuary, the park is bordered by the Gahirmatha Beach in the east. Known as the largest rookery of the Olive Ridley Sea Turtles, this beach acts as a dividing line between the Mangroves and the Bay of Bengal. Overnight at Resort.

Day 05: Bhitarkanika-Puri (203 kms/4 hrs)
After breakfast check out and drive to Puri. En route sightseeing of Peepli artisan Viilage. Check into hotel. Overnight at Hotel.

Day 06: Puri
Post breakfast proceed for sightseeing of Konark Sun Temple -Konark Sun Temple is a 13th century Sun Temple (also known as the Black Pagoda), at Konark, in Odisha. It was constructed from oxidized and weathered ferruginous sandstone by King Narasimhadeva I (1238-1250 CE) of the Eastern Ganga Dynasty. The temple is an example of Orissan architecture of the Ganga dynasty. The temple is one of the most renowned temples in India and is a World Heritage Site. After Konark visit to Chandrabagha Beach along with other artisan village. Return to hotel in Puri en route covering the sightseeing of Raghunathpur Artisan village. Overnight at Hotel.

Day 07: Puri-Gopalpur on Sea
After breakfast drive to Gopalpur on Sea en route Chilika Lake-the Asia’s largest brackish Lake which attracts numerous Birds species across the world. Upon arrival hotel check in. Rest of the day at leisure. Overnight at Resort.

Day 08: Gopalpur on Sea (Excursion tour of Rishikulya Ridleys Island)
Breakfast at Hotel. Visit to Rishikulya Ridleys Turtle breeding place at Rishululya Beach. Visit by boat (From November to March). Return to the hotel. Overnight at Hotel.

Day 09: Gopalpur on Sea-Bhubaneswar (175 kms/3.5 hours)-Delhi/Kolkata
After breakfast drive to Bhubaneswar Airport to catch the flight for New Delhi/Kolkata.

Day 10: Delhi/Kolkata
After breakfast combined sightseeing of Old and New Delhi. Visit to Humayun Tomb- the first Garden Tomb built in subcontinent (UNESCO Site), Qutab Minar- the tallest free standing tower (UNESCO TOWER), Red Fort (UNESCO site), Raj Ghat- the cremation ground of Mahatma Gandhi, Jama Masjid –The largest Friday Mosque in India. Later in the evening transfer to the International Airport for flight back to home.
Sightseeing of Kolkata Includes:
Howrah Bridge*, Belur Math, Vivekananda Setu*, Dakshineswar Temple, GPO*, Writers Building*, Eden Garden Stadium*, St. Pauls Cathedral Church, Victoria Memorial Hall. * (Drive Pass)