Day tour Odisha

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Day tour Odisha




Day tour Odisha 01: Mangalazodi Wet Land


Best time to visit: Mid October to Mid March

Destination: Bhubaneswar– Mangalazodi Wet Land- Bhubaneswar

Attractions: Village Tourism, Village Livelihood, Migratory Birds, Local birds Odisha, Wetland Chilika, Fishing village of Odisha, Boat Making, Fishing net weaving training, Bird safari, Country boat, Camping, Nature tourism, Community Tourism, Responsible Tourism, Eco Tourism


Morning transfer to Mangalazodi Eco Village, this is the wetland of Chilika lake, famous for migratory & local birds. Once upon a time these villagers were poachers but with time they understood the importance of ecology & natural habitat. With some training & community initiatives now Mangalozodi is the best example of preservation of environment & nature. Upon your arrival the villagers of Mangalazodi will welcome you into their village; hosts more than 800000 birds which jostle in its marshy water, especially the migratory & local birds. With this nature safari, you will be accompanied by a village leader & they are with full of information about birds & their ecology.


It’s a wonderful experience for the visitors to see bird from very close distance with no human made noises. After 2 to 3 hours bird safari in a county boat (Manual hand boat) return to the resort developed by villagers, have village lunch prepared by local villagers. The food is normally prepared with local vegetables & local ChilikaFish; the recipes are very simple yet mouth-watering. Visitors can also experience the boat making and Fishing net weaving activities. In the evening return back to Bhubaneswar.


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
  • Wet land safari at Mangalazodi
  • Wooden Country boat
  • Village Lunch
  • 5 person per boat with eco bird guide
  • GST 5%

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
  • Any air or train fare

Costing 

per person:2100

Group Size: 4 to 30



Day tour Odisha 02: Heritage Walk: Bhubaneswar


Best time to visit: Around the Years

Destination: Bhubaneswar- Old City Bhubaneswar- Kala Boomi Craft Museum- Bhubaneswar

Attractions: Guided walking tours, Heritage tours of Odisha, Monuments & beyond, Temple Architecture



The heritage walk of Bhubaneswar to see the magnificent temple architecture, lifestyle of Priests and their livelihood. The walk takes place early morning from Mukteswar temple. The idea is to experience the richness of temples ranging from 6th century to 13 century. The total walk stretch is ranging from 3 km to 5 km depending upon temperature & interest of the visitors. The streets & bazaars around the temple are unique in their nature, the vegetable vendors with their fresh green vegetables, colorful flowers,local street foods, stalls selling religious books, picture frames, etc etc. There are also sacred tanks for prayers, numerous budget rest house (Local people call it Dhamasala),large scale temple kitchens, smoke coming out from the royal kitchen takes us to past page of human habitat. This tour is excellent for those interested in photographing important monuments as well as daily street life.


Bhubaneswar is the capital of the Indian state of Odisha. It is the largest city in Odisha and Major centre of economic and cultural importance in Eastern India. The native name Bhubaneswar derived from the word Tribhubaneswar, which literally means the Lord of the Three Worlds, which refers to Shiva, the deity of the Lingaraj Temple. The heritage walks to the old city of Bhubaneswar, to see the magnificent temple architecture, history and culture.


We have three walking trails to show case the heritage of Odisha in this day tour:


Trail 1: Heritage Walk: Old City Bhubaneswar

Trail 2: Hand-loom Walk: Kala Bhoomi

Trail 3: Craft Museum Walk: Kala Bhoomi


Trail 1: Heritage Walk; Old City Bhubaneswar

The walk is organised every day. The total walk stretch is 3 km. The heritage walk includes the following trails: 


1. Mukteshwar Temple

2. Parashurameswar Temple

3. Bindusagar Lake

4. Ananta Basudev Temple

5. Dharmashala

6. Lingaraj Temple

7. Chitrakarini Temple

8. Sari Temple

9. Baitala Temple

10. Ekamravan Herbal Garden

11. Odissi Dance (only on Sunday)


Basic Details:

Start Point: 6 Am: Mukteswar Temple

Ending Point: 9:30 Am: Ekamravan Herbal Garden

Category: Heritage walking tours


Click on Map to see the route: Map

Breakfast: Packed Breakfast

Timing: 09:30 to 10:30 am

Place: Ekamravan


After breakfast transfer to KalaBoomi Museum.


Trail 2: Hand-loom Walk: Kalabhoomi

The Hand-looms galleries display unique and antique raw materials and equipment as well as variety of Hand looms from across the state. The textiles of Odisha have gained worldwide acclaim and reputation for design and quality. And it is a reflection of its cultural ethos with intricate weaves giving it a distinct personality. The thread work, motifs and vibrant colors make them rich and desirable that can turn heads, make an unmistakable style statement and also be passed down for generations, making it a prized heirloom.The typical design motifs include rows of birds and animals, fish, seashells,rudraksh beads and temple spires etc are make the Odia textile products very beautiful. Thousands of weavers are inhabited in remote villages living with age old traditions, creating superb workmanship on silk, cotton, tusser fabrics. The weavers of each region work in their own distinctive style. Odisha saris are made using all these beautiful textiles and techniques and areconsequently some of the most pretty and unique saris in India. They are greatly influence by the Jagannath (Hindu deity worshiped in Odisha) culture and frequently display temple borders, mythological designs and the traditional colors of Jagannath.


Timing - 11:30 am -12:30 pm


Trail 3: Craft Museum Walk: Kala Bhoomi

Museum walk are an important activity to create awareness among people about the history and culture of Odisha. It motivates tourists, and local population to visit rich cultural/ archaeological/ architectural sites. Museum walk are the mediums to initiate community based efforts for conservation and preservation of heritage, art and crafts.


Museum Walk: Daily Guided Tours

  • In English - 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
  • In Hindi - 12:30 pm - 01:30 pm
  • In Odia - 03:00 pm - 04:00 pm
  • Lunch time: 01:30 pm to 02:30 pm


Museum Special Event: Guided Walk | Pottery Demonstration Classical Music | Cultural Performance in Amphitheater Every Sunday - 03:30 pm - 05:30 pm


Kala Bhoomi: Closed on following days 2019

  • 26th January: Republic Day
  • 4th March: Maha Shivaratri
  • 22nd March: Holi
  • 4th July: Ratha Yatra
  • 15th August: Independence Day
  • 6th October: Maha Ashtami
  • 8th October: Vijaya Dasami
  • 27th October:  Diwali / Kali Puja


Inclusion:

  • All transfer A/c vehicle
  • Pick up & drop at hotel: Bhubaneswar
  • Heritage Guide / Escort
  • Breakfast & Lunch ( Fixed Vej Menu)
  • Literature
  • Unlimited Photography
  • Odissi Dance ( only Sunday)


Costing:

Rs 3500 per person

Group Size: 4 to 30



Day tour Odisha 03: Black Buck Village Tourism


Best time to visit: Through out Year

Destination: Bhubaneswar– Aska - Betnai Village - Bhubaneswar

Attractions: Village Tourism, Village Livelihood, Black buck sightseeing,Nature tourism, Community Tourism, Responsible Tourism, Eco Tourism  



Best time to visit: August to December

Destination: Bhubaneswar – Ganjam - Bhubaneswar


Day-1: Bhubaneswar – Ganjam - Bhubaneswar

Early morning transfer to Ganjam, explore the large tracts of Grasslands on the foothills of undulating hills with herds of graceful Blackbucks fleeing in a jumping gallop with short dashes making clucking noises. The Bhetnoi-Balipadar – Tanarda – Ramanda landscape accommodates nearly 2500 Blackbucks, 40 to 50 Blackbucks in one herd can be seen foraging and springing. The herd mostly have one ‘’alpha male’’ with rest females. As they mate throughout the year, visitors can easily witness their interesting mating behaviour in which males adopt ‘’Lekking’’ as a strategy to garner females. Fight between Blackbucks locking their Cork-Screw horns is a sight worth seeing. After lunch depart for Bhubaneswar.


Tour Includes:

Pax- 4 to 20   

One breakfast &  lunch.

All major road transport by Ac Vehicle

All sightseeing’s as per the itinerary

Local Tour guide

All parking and toll taxes

Driver allowances

GST 5%


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: 3500




Day Tour Odisha 04: Dolphin Safari at Chilika Lake


Best time to visit: Oct to March every year

Destination: Bhubaneswar- Satapada Dolphin Sanctuary- Bhubaneswar


Morning transfer to Satapada Dolphin Sanctuary, Dolphins are the special attraction of Satapada, is a very popular tourist attraction, located in Puri district of Indian state Odisha. Sata' means 'Seven' and 'Pada' Means 'Village', so the name Satapada means group of seven villages. Chilika Lake is nearer to this place, so the Irrawaddy dolphin (Orcaella brevirostris) seen on the places in a huge quantity. Chilika covers an area of 1,165 square kilometers over the districts of Puri, Khurda and Ganjam. Chilika is home to more than a hundred varieties of fish and dolphins. With the onset of winter, birds begin to land in Chilika, and within a month, thousands come together in different parts of the lake. The atmosphere and the structure of Satapada, is very suitable for Dolphins.


The Dolphin Motor Boat Association provides and manages motor boats at Satapada to go to the dolphin viewpoint to maintain silence get a sight of the dolphins and also visit to Sea Mouth. After 2 to 3 hours boat safari at Satapada Dolphin Sanctuary & Sea Mouth, in the afternoon return back to Bhubaneswar.


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 
  • GST 5%


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 2800 


Day Tour Odisha 05: Bhitarakanika National Park


Best time to visit: 1st of Aug to 30th of April

Destination: Bhubaneswar - Bhitarakanika National park- Dangamal – Bhubaneswar


Early morning transfer to Bhitarakanika National Park, on the way, both side of the road you will find typical Villages. The scenery is magnificent. Check in at the resort before sunset. Enjoy the evening watching the sunset in river in front of Resort. Bhitarnika is an adventurist's paradise and a breeding ground for Olive Ridley turtles. The second largest mangrove forest of the country, it was declared a sanctuary in 1975, in order to protect the estuarine crocodile and the turtles in their rare mangrove habitat. Other residents of the sanctuary include water monitor lizards and king cobras. 


Visitors need to reach at Khola or Gupti Jetty by 7 AM, use your safari boat to explore magrove forest, enjoy the serpentine creeks, watch out for birds, particularly different varieties of Kingfisher. Keep looking for estuarine crocodiles basking in the sun. Also visit Bagagahan Bird Sanctuary, climb to watch tower, look for Pelican & different varieties of Storks. Visit Crocodile museum at Dangamal. After lunch depart for Bhubaneswar.


Tour Includes:

  • Pax- Up to 20 in a group
  • Meal: One breakfast & one lunch
  • All transfer by A/c vehicle
  • All sightseeing’s as per the itinerary
  • All parking and toll taxes Driver allowances
  • Cost of Boat Safari services
  • Trekking Entry fee at National Park
  • GST 5%
  • Local Tour guide


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
  • Barbeque / any other special meal.


Costing per person: 3800 per person

Group size: 4 to 20



Day Tour Odisha 06: Caves & Monument Walk


Caves & Monument Walk

Best time to visit: Around the Years

Destination: Bhubaneswar- Udayagiri & Khandagiri Caves - Tribal Mesuem - Ekamra Haat- Dhauligiri- Bhubaneswar


Caves & Monument Walk of Bhubaneswar to see the natural & artificial caves of archaeological, historical, religious importance, lifestyle of tribal & their Livelihood, hand loom & handicraft. This daytour is excellent for those interested in photographing important monuments as well as daily street life. Bhubaneswar is the capital of the Indian state of Odisha. It is the largest city in Odisha and Major centre of economic and cultural importance in Eastern India. The Caves & Monument walks of Bhubaneswar, to see the architecture, history and culture.


We have Fours walking trails to show case the heritage of Odisha in this day tour:

  • Udayagiri & Khandagiri Caves Trail
  • Tribal Arts & Artifacts Museum Trail
  • Ekamra Haat Trail
  • Dhauligiri Buddhist Trail

01: Udayagiri & Khandagiri Caves Trail


6 AM reporting at  Udayagiri and Khandagiri Caves, formerly called Kataka Caves or Cuttack Caves, are partly natural and partly artificial caves of archaeological, historical and religious importance near the city of Bhubaneswar in Odisha, India. The caves are situated on two adjacent hills, Udayagiri and Khandagiri. Udayagiri means "Sunrise Hill" and has 18 caves while Khandagiri has 15 caves. Caves at Udayagiri: Udayagiri offers more beautiful and better maintained cave shrines.


There are 18 caves in Udayagiri:

  1. Rani Gumpha "Cave of the Queen"
  2. Bajaghara Gumpha
  3. Chota Hathi Gumpha
  4. Alakapuri Gumpha
  5. Jaya Vijaya Gumpha
  6. Panasa Gumpha
  7. Thakurani Gumpha
  8. Patalapuri Gumpha
  9. Mancapuri and Swargapuri Gumpha
  10. Ganesha Gumpha
  11. Jambesvara Gumpha
  12. Vyaghra Gumpha
  13. Sarpa Gumpha
  14. Hati Gumpha
  15. Dhanaghara Gumpha
  16. Haridasa Gumpha
  17. Jagannatha Gumpha
  18. 18Rasui Gumpha


There are 15 caves in Khandagiri:

  1. Tatowa Gumpha No.-1
  2. Tatowa Gumpha No.-2
  3. Ananta Gumpha
  4. Tentuli Gumpha
  5. Khandagiri Gumpha
  6. Dhyana Gumpha
  7. Navamuni Gumpha
  8. Barabhuji Gumpha
  9. Trisula Gumpha
  10. Ambika Gumpha
  11. Lalatendukesari Gumpha
  12. Unnamed
  13. Unnamed
  14. Ekadasi Gumpha
  15. Unnamed


02: Tribal Museum Trail

10 Am transfer to Tribal Arts & Artifacts Museum. It opens window into the tribal life & culture of Odisha. It was established in the year 1953. In 1986, 5 tribal huts, representing Santal, Juang, Gadaba, Saora and Kandha communities, were constructed and the tribal artifacts were displayed here for visitors. On 5 March 2001, the new museum building was inaugurated. Also known as Tribal Research Institute Museum, it is must visit place which showcases Arts, Handicrafts, Jewelleries, Weaponries of The 62 Tribes of Odisha.


There are 5 halls in the museum and the displays are categorized the following way:

  • Hall I - Personal Adornments
  • Hall II - Personal Belongings, Arts, Paintings & Photographs
  • Hall III - Hunting & Fishing Implements & Weapons of Offence and Defence
  • Hall IV - Household Objects and Agricultural Implements
  • Hall V - Dance, Musical Instruments and Dhokra Items


Closed: Mondays, Government Holidays

Lunch break: 1 to 3 pm every day


03: Ekamra Haat Trail

Ekamra Haat is situated in the heart of Bhubaneswar, the capital city of Odisha. It is a popular place for purchasing handicraft and handlooms products. Due to its well maintained environment and comfortable location, it has attracted large number of tourists and local people recently. It has 42 hand looms and handicraft shops and 8 open display corners which provide consumers with natural and original artisan products. The architectural structure is unique and the shops are created like huts and there are big grass mounds which give the visitors a feel of rural Odisha. These include Stone carving, Wood carving, Applique wall hangings and lamp shades (Pipili Chandua), Pattachitra paintings, Cane & Bamboo crafts from Western Odisha and Mayurbhanj, Dhokra art, Terracotta, Palm leaf paintings and popular Odia handloom fabrics like Ikat, Bandha and Bomkai from Sambalpur, Sonepur and Ganjam.


04: Dhauligiri Trail: Buddhist walk at Odisha ( Evening Sound & Light show) 


After that transfer to Dhauligiri Dhauli hills are located on the banks of the river Daya, 8 km south of Bhubaneswar in Odisha, India. Shanti Stupa of Dhauligiri is also known as the Peace Pagda. The word 'shanti' in the name itself suggests peace. Since King Ashoka adopted the path of peace and tranquility and resorted to Buddhism, he laid the foundation of Dhauligiri Shanti Stupa at a place which is known for the end of Kalinga War. On the top of the hill, a dazzling white peace pagoda has been built by the Japan Buddha Sangha and the Kalinga Nippon Buddha Sangha in the 1970s.


Light and sound show: The show is conducted in Odia,Hindi and English. It is a great show depicting the life and struggles of King Ashok and the Kalinga war which led to his transformation from Chandasoka to Dharamasoka.


Timing: Light and sound show every evening:

Summer: 7.00 pm to 7.45 pm

Winters 6.00 pm To 6.45 pm  


Tour Includes:

  • Pax- 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
  • 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



Day Tour Odisha 07: Chandaka Sanctuary


Best time to visit: During October to Mid March

Destination: Bhubaneswar- Chandaka Forest- Nandankanan- Bhubanewsar


Early 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 kilometres (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 floral diversity is distributed in six types that is- •Evergreen Forests •Moist Kangada (Xylia xylocarpa) Forests •Coastal Sal Forests (Shorea robusta) •Thorny Bamboo Brakes (Bambusa bambos) •Planted Teak •Eupatorium scrub. The main tree species are - kochila, kalicha, belo, kangada, giringa, sunari, sal, kumbhi, jamu, karanja, teak and sidha. Common medicinal plants of the sanctuary are- duramari, baidanka (Mucuna pruriens), brudhadaraka, bhuinlimbo, guduchi lata, salparni (Desmodium gangeticum), satabari, bhuin-kakharu, indrajaba, thalkudi, apamaranga, kurchi, and patalgaruda. A few species of ground orchids, ferns, club mosses, bryophytes and lichens are distributed in shady wet pockets and rock escarpments.


The Fauna diversity 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.


There are two water reservoirs, Deras Dam and Jhumka Dam, situated within the reserve.

Safari Timing: Jungle Safari at Chandaka Forest is organised 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 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 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

Electronic Gate Entrance System 


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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