Chadaka Sanctuary

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Chandaka Sanctuary Tour


Route:
Bhubaneswar- Chandaka Forest- Nandankanan- Bhubaneswar
Best time to visit: During October to Mid March Early
Attractions: Forest Safari, Elephant Safari, Jungle Trekking

Morning transfer to Chandaka Forest. Chandaka Forest is a wildlife reserve located in the south fringe of Cuttack in the Indian state of Odisha. Chandaka forest is spread over 175.79 square kilometers (67.87 sq mi) of rolling table land and small sprawling hillocks of Khurdha and Cuttack Districts. It was designated as an elephant reserve in December 1982. There are two Nature Camps in Chandaka-Dampara Wildlife Sanctuary- Deras Nature Camp (8 cottages) and Godibari Nature Camp (8 suites), 5 Km apart from one destination to another. Both the Nature Camps are 20 Km distance from Capital City Bhubaneswar in the same direction. Bharatpur Forest in the south eastern part of Chandaka-Dampara Wildlife Sanctuary an area of 20 Sq. Km in the heart of the capital city is rich in biodiversity.

The Fauna diversities are: Elephant is the keystone or flagship species in the forest ecosystem. Hanuman Langur, the macaque, three deer (spotted deer, barking deer, and mouse deer), wild pig, porcupine and hare form other herbivores. Among carnivores Leopard, sloth bear, hyena, wolf, fox, jackal, mongoose (common, small, ruddy). Civets (small, palm), tree shrew and Pangolins are important. The reptilian fauna include Bengal monitor, mud turtle, the Chameleon, Python, Cobra, Russels viper, Bamboo pit viper, Rat snake, Earth Boa etc.

Watch towers: For visitors there are a number of watch towers to observe wildlife. While Kochilaberana, Pitagadia and Charichhak watch towers are excellent for observation of birds and animals.

Water reservoirs: Deras Dam and Jhumka Dam, situated within the reserve.

Safari Timing:
Jungle Safari at Chandaka Forest is organized everyday – 8 AM to 10 PM
Destination – Bharatpur Jungle Safari
Vehicle Type – 8 Seated
Duration – 2 hours

After 2 hours Jungle safari transfer to Nandankanan Walk. Nandankanan Zoological Park is a 437-hectare (1,080-acre) zoo and botanical garden in Bhubaneswar, Odisha, India. Established in 1960, it was opened to the public in 1979 and became the first zoo in India to join World Association of Zoos and Aquariums (WAZA) in 2009. Nandankanan is the first zoo in the World to breed White tiger and Melanistic tiger.

Nandankanan Zoo Special:
  • White Tiger Safari
  • Lion Safari
  • Herbivore Safari
  • Bear Safari
  • Reptile Park
  • Amphibian Enclosure
  • Open top Leopard Enclosure
  • Aquarium
  • Battery Operated Vehicles
  • Library Nocturnal Animal House
  • Interpretation Centre
  • Zoo Museum
Visiting Timing:
April – September (7.30 AM to 5.30 PM)
October – March (8.00 AM to 5.00 PM)
Closed: Zoological Park remains closed on every Monday.

Tour Includes:
  • Pax- Min: 4 & Max group Size is 30
  • All major road transport by Ac Vehicle
  • All sightseeing’s as per the itinerary
  • Local Tour guide
  • All parking and toll taxes Driver allowances
  • 4 person per boat
  • GST 5%
  • Meal: Breakfast & Launch
Tours Excludes:
  • Any personal expenses which is not mentioned in itinerary will carry additional cost
  • Cost of other activities which is not included in itinerary
Costing per person: Rs 3500
Group size: 4 to 30


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