6-Day Buddhist And Wildlife Tour In Odisha_245523

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6-Day Buddhist And Wildlife Tour In Odisha

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Duration
time-raw7 days
Starting point
IHCT Heritage & Adventure Tours
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Free Pickup

While on this guided tour of Odisha, we will visit all the amazing historical and cultural sites in this area. On this trip, you will see incredible wildlife such as the rare white tigers, visit top attraction sites including; the Buddhist caves, Nandankanan Zoological Park, and Ashokan Rock Edicts. Last but not least, don't miss a boat sail experience to Garhimata and Ekkakula Islands through the Bay of Bengal.

What to expect?

Day 1: Bhubaneshwar (B,L,D)
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. Dinner and overnight at hotel.

Day 2: Bhubaneshwar (B,L,D)
On this day 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. Return to hotel in Bhubaneshwar for dinner and overnight stay.

Day 3: Bhubaneshwar (B,L,D)
After breakfast drive 105km to 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. Return to the hotel in Bhubaneshwar for dinner and overnight stay.

Day 4: Bhubaneshwar (B,L,D)
After breakfast 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.

Day 5 : Bhubaneshwar (B,L,D)
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 before returning to Bhubaneshwar for dinner and overnight.

Day 6 : Bhubaneshwar (B,L,D)
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. Return to Bhubaneswar for dinner. Your tour will end in Bhubaneshwar after dinner and we will drop you off at your own hotel.

What is included?

Inclusions:

  • 5 nights accommodation
  • Entrance fees
  • National Park fees
  • Bottled water
  • Breakfast,Buffet lunch,Buffet dinner
  • Local taxes

Exclusions

  • Tips
  • Photography charges
  • Alcoholic drinks

Is this experience for me?

  • Not recommended for child aged 2 and under
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • Please advise any specific dietary requirements at time of booking
  • Vegetarian option is available, please advise at time of booking if required

What do I need to bring?

  • Infant seats available
  • Please bring soft shoes or walking shoes
  • Stroller accessible
  • Dress according to the weather

Additional information

  • Voucher: You will receive a secure voucher to either print out or present on your mobile phone.
    • Cancellation Policy: For a full refund, please cancel at least 1 week in advance of the start of the experience.
    • Quality Assurance: Travelade only works with selected local partners we trust to provide high quality service.

Meeting Point

  • Hotel pickup and drop-off in Bhubaneshwar is provided

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$1187