Eco Tourism Odisha: Olive Ridlay Turtles
5 Days & 6 Nights
Highlights: Olive Ridley Turtles, Rushikulya River, River Mouth Rushikulya River, Bhubaneswar, Gopalpur, Turtle Meeting point India, Ridley Lays Eggs, Olive Ridley Turtles in Odisha, Odisha coast for Olive Ridlays, Olive Ridley in India, Eastern Coast, Betnai Village, Black buck of Odisha, Black Buck of India, Gangam, Aska Village, Taptapani Hot Spring, Black buck in Betnai Village, Black buck tour, Padmanavpur Textile Village, Cottan hand weaven Village, Ganesh Nagar Textile Village, Ganesh Nagar Silk Saree hand weaven Village. Mangalazodi Eco Village, Migratory birds, Country birds, Winter migratory bird of Odisha. Eco tourism, Responsible bird Tourism, Responsible Tour of Odisha, Less carbon tour of Odisha
Odisha is blessed with Nature tourism, for nature lover Odisha has many things to offer, it may be Beach, Wildlife or River Tourism. You will be surprised to know, Odisha is preferred destination for 55% of the world's Olive Ridley Turtles for meting & lays eggs. Mouth of Rushikulya River is the second largest preferred destination of Olive Ridley turtles in the world after Gahirmatha. Every year in the month of Oct to Nov (depending on Wind flow & temperature) lakhs of Olive Ridley comes the coast of Odisha for meting & nesting. The Tour focuses on Eco tourism positional of Odisha & covers many sites which are very enriching in Eco tourism & sustainable tourism.
Day 01: Arrival at Bhubaneswar - Gopalpur
Morning arrival at Bhubaneswar airport / Railway Station, meet & Greet, transfer to Gopalpur at Sea. Chk in to Hotel, over night at Gopalpur. ( Total Km 250)
Day 02: Gopalpur – Rushikulya Turtle Visit – Gopalpur
Morning visit to Rushikya Sea mouth to see Olive Ridley Turtles, Since this site is protected sites, Travelers need to be responsible in their approach, visitors can see thousand of Turtles laying their eggs in the bank of Sea. It’s a heart touching site for the visitors. And the best part come after 45 - 54 days, hatching will take place & the baby turtles automatically find their way to sea in a single go, its actually very interesting to see. Afternoon back to hotel, rest of the day at leisure. Over night at Gopalpur.
Day 03: Gopalpur - Tara Tarini Eco Spot- Betnai Village -Gopalpur at Sea
Early morning depart for Tara Tarini Eco tourism place (One of main Shakti Peetha from 4 Main Adi Shakti Peetha of India). This is one of the best Eco tour sites of Odisha, full with greenery & natural habitat for many birds. After take some rest visit to Temple and explore the spectacular view of greenery land at the bank of river Rushikulya. Then visit Betnai Eco village, for sightseeing of Black Buck. This is a protected site for Black buck by Villages. Visitors will find hundreds of Black Buck roaming in the paddy field. Then Back to Gopalpur for overnight stay.
Day 04: Gopalpur - Ganesh Nagar – Padmanavpur Textile Village – Taptapani - Gopalpur
Morning at leisure, after breakfast you can proceed for beach bath, photography to nearby fishermen village or visit to sea fort (Optional). After refreshment, visit to textile village of Ganesh Nagar, Brahmapur. This village is famous for Silk Saris, thousands of weavers of Odisha, clustered in small communities throughout the state, create silk and cotton Ikat fabric that have an individuality of their own and has earned reputation in the world. We will take you to visit this textile belt of South Odisha where you can meet the highly specialized weavers who work in their own distinct style. Over night at Gopalpur at Sea.
Optional Visit: Padmanavpur Cotton weavers village & Taptapani Hot Spring
Day 05: Gopalpur - Bhubaneswar sightseeing
After early breakfast check out from hotel and depart for Bhubaneswar. Enroute visit to Mangalozodi Eco Village. The villagers of Mangalajodi will welcome you into their village; on the banks of the Chilika Lake, hosts more than 700000 birds which jostle in its marshy water, especially in winters. After lunch proceed to Bhubaneswar, check in to Hotel. Second half visit to some of temples of Bhubaneswar: Lingaraja Temple & Bindusar Lake. Overnight at Bhubaneswar. (Total Km 280)
Day 06: Bhubaneswar Departure
Morning transfer to airport to board your flight for your onward journey.
- Bhubaneswar- 1 night
- Gopalpur at Sea- 4 nights
- All ground services by A/C vehicle
- Local Village leader At Mangalazodi
- Country boat at Mangalazodi Bird Watching
- Boating at Rushikulya River Mouth
- Entry fees at different sites
- Tour Escort (Govt Recognized Escort)
- GST of 5%
- Any Boating
- Any personal expenses which is not mention in itinerary will carry additional cost
- Any air ticket or train ticket is not included in this itinerary.
- Any additional stay or Cultural workshop attracts additional cost.
Costing: per pax is Rs 18700 ( Group Costing)
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