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Barkandia, Hirakund WLS – 40 kms. ...

At Barkandia, you would stay in cottages amidst a dense forest surrounded by hills with a magnificent view of one of the largest lakes in Asia. The Barkandia beat of Hirakund Wild Life Sanctuary is home to an encouraging population of Indian Bisons (Gaurs), Elephants, Wild Boars, Hyenas, Sloth bears, Wild Dogs (Dhols), Chousinghas and elusive Indian Leopards. It is also home to over 250 plant species and 234 species of resident as well as migratory birds. There are 06 beautiful cottages and 07 luxury rooms deep within the forest facing the Hirakund Lake endowed with all...
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Kharibil, Digha – 235 kms. from Ko...

Just 15 kms from the tourist hub of Digha is the serene village of Kharibil in Balasore District of Odisha. Here, the majestic Subarnarekha River meets the sea and creates a mangrove forest covering 563 Ha along the coast of Bay of Bengal. This marine eco-system harbours a unique congregation of marine plants, fish, animals and birds which are rare to be found anywhere else. The daily rise and fall of the tide has created a mud flat rich in mangrove forests which gives way to a placid silvery sand beach that can only be reached in a boat during high tide. Amidst all this,...
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Taptapani, Ganjam – 50 kms from Be...

Rolling green hills, jungles washed by rains and clouds tucked within the distant hills – that’s Taptapani located amidst the forests of Ganjam District of Orissa, just 50 kilometres from Berhampur. Taptapani is mainly known for its natural hot sulphur springs whose water is considered to have medicinal properties and is capable of curing aches, pains and skin ailments like eczema and scabies. Taptapani is surrounded by beautiful hills of the Eastern Ghats, which is inhabited by the ancient tribes of Orissa. There is also a majestic Buddhist Monastery, a deer park and a...
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Chandbali, Bhitarkanika – 45 kms f...

Located in Bhadrak District of Orissa, Chandbali is one of the main gateways to the Bhitarkanika Wildlife Sanctuary. Shrouded in forests, rivers and distant hills, Chandbali is just right antidote for your stress. The picturesque Baitarani River flows beside Chandbali and meets the Brahmani River at a distance. Chandbali used to be a famous port during the medieval times but now it is a popular tourist spot. You can still find some of the remnants of the British period like anchor and cannons out here. From Chandbali, you can visit many nearby places like Dhamra, Aradi...
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Padua, Koraput – 130 kms from Vish...

A serene lake with an island surrounded by hills wrapped in forests – that’s Padua near Koraput in Orissa. Nature is abundant here with lakes, rivers, hills, forests, valleys and miles and miles of paddy fields. Spanning an area of around 50 sq. km, this charming location is nestled at a height of 3500 feet above sea level. It stands midway between Araku and Koraput and tourists visiting Araku, can easily make a trip to Padua just 30 km away. You can also reach Padua from Koraput, which is just 70 km away. In Padua, you can enjoy boating and angling in the Macchkunda...
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Paradip – 125 kilometers from Bhuv...

Located in the confluence of mighty Mahanadi River and the Bay of Bengal, Paradip or Paradeep is a gem of a place somehow neglected by the tourist rush. At Paradip you can enjoy mesmerizing sunsets and sunrises, pristine beaches, age-old temples, thousands of Olive Ridley turtles, a magnificent lighthouse and one of the largest ports in India. Paradip is located some 125 km towards the east of Bhuvaneshwar and 94 km towards the east of Cuttack. Fishing is a very important activity of the people of Paradip and the best part – it is not crowded. BOOKING DETAILS OF PARADIP...
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Rambha, Chilka – 40 kms from Berha...

Chilka is one of the largest brackish water lagoons in the world, offering shelter to a huge variety of birds and aquatic plants. Rambha is located at the southern coast of the Chilka lagoon, at a distance of 40 km from Berhampur on National Highway 5. The lake also serves as a safe haven of around 150 species of migratory birds during winter. Dotted with numerous islands, Rambha boasts of its enchanting picturesque beauty overlooking the Chilka Lake and the hills. From here, you can go for Dolphin watching and bird watching to different islands like the Breakfast Island,...
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Dhauli, Bhubaneshwar – 448 kms fro...

The sacred Dhauli Hills or Dhavalgiri cradled on the banks of River Daya has been a major pilgrimage site for centuries, frequented by both Hindu and Buddhist pilgrims. Just 10 kms from Bhubaneshwar, Dhauli was the famous battlefield of Kalinga War which proved to be the turning point in the life of Emperor Ashoka. The hills are dotted all over by a number of rock cut caves and ancient Hindu temples. You can also explore the numerous pillars, stupas and monasteries in the region. The rock cut elephant carving located at the base of Dhaulagiri Hills is one of the earliest...
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Satapada, Orissa – 590 kms from Ko...

If you want to avoid the hustle and bustle of the temple city of Puri, then travel just 50 km from there to the coastal town of Satapada – a beautiful lake resort. Boasting a charming natural splendor, Satapada is located on the southeastern part of the famous Chilka Lake. This ‘lake resort’ is renowned as a point where the Chilka Lake pours into Bay of Bengal. The site attracts nature lovers every year, for savoring frequent sights of Dolphins swimming in the azure waters of the lake and the sea. Apart from dolphin watching, cruising in the nearby lagoon is an...
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Konark Sun Temple – 35 kms from Pu...

At Konark, you can truly enjoy the roar of the waves and the splendid view of the 800 year old Sun Temple. Picturesquely situated on the shores of Bay of Bengal, Konark is admired with the exquisitely carved stone temple offering majestic charm.  Most tourists visit Konark from Puri or Bhubaneswhar in a daytrip without staying overnight and they miss all the charms of this little temple town and its glorious Sun temple. The sight of the Sun God glowing with the first rays of the rising sun and the ruins of the majestic temple with the roar of the sea is an experience of a...
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Puri, Orissa – 540 kms from Kolkata

Puri is considered one of the major Char Dham pilgrimages, which if not visited, means your pilgrimage tour of India is not complete. Located on the eastern coast of Bay of Bengal in Orissa, Puri is home to the Lord of the Universe, Lord Jagannath. So spend this weekend amidst the splendor of the golden beaches and the religious sites in Puri. On your way to Puri, you can also see the appliqué handicraft work at Pipili village. Overall, to spend an exciting weekend, you should decide on going eastward. BOOKING DETAILS OF PURI Places to see in Puri: The major attraction...
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Talsharee, Orissa – 191 kms from Kolkata...

Talsharee or Talsari is located at the border of Orissa and West Bengal where River Subarnarekha meets the Bay of Bengal.  Many people do not feel comfortable amidst the crowd in the sea beaches of Digha and Mandarmani and seek for isolation. For them Talsharee, shrouded in the envelope of tranquility will be an ideal destination. The Chandaneshwar Temple and Udaipur Beach is just a few minutes from Talsharee. You can walk along the Mohona (Confluence) and enjoy the kilometer long beach all to yourself. BOOKING DETAILS OF TALSHAREE Places to see in Talsharee: Talsharee is...
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Gopalpur on Sea, Orissa – 565 kms from K...

If your soul is craving for a break from the hustle and bustle of the city life, then just pack our bags and head to Gopalpur-on-sea. This serene beach nestled in the Ganjam district of Orissa will offer you the ultimate seclusion, to help you in gaining the peace of mind. The pristine beach of Gopalpur, the returning fishermen, the lighthouse and the ruins of a lighthouse gives Gopalpur a long lost charm. Nearby attractions like Taptapani hot spring, Lake Chilka and the fabulous weather of Gopalpur will rejuvenate your senses. BOOKING DETAILS OF GOPALPUR Places to see in...
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Chandipur, Orissa – 265 kms from Kolkata...

Chandipur is an exquisite, secluded seaside retreat featuring a unique beach. This quaint sea resort is located in the Baleswar District of Orissa. You can experience a great weekend at this seaside resort on Bay of Bengal. BOOKING DETAILS OF CHANDIPUR Places to see in Chandipur: The major attraction of Chandipur is the beach itself. The beach is one of it kind for at the time of the ebb tide, the seawater recedes from 1 km. to 5 km. and it again returns during the high tide. This phenomenon takes place twice a day, which forms wide stretch of silvery sandy beach. This...
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Chilka, Orissa – 496 kms from Kolkata

The Chilka lake is a brackish water lagoon, acknowledged as the largest coastal lagoon across India and the second largest lagoon around the globe. The lake extends over Puri, Ganjam and Khurda districts of Orissa. The lake is an abode to a number of migratory birds coming from Russia, Ladakh and many more far off places and offers shelter to an array of endangered species of flora and fauna. So you can well understand that a trip to such an exotic location will always surpass your expectation. BOOKING DETAILS OF CHILKA Places to see in Chilka: You will undoubtedly...
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Satkosia Gorge Wildlife Sanctuary, Oriss...

Satkosia Basipalli Sanctuary, popularly known as Satkosia Gorge Wildlife Sanctuary is one of Orissa’s famous wildlife sanctuaries. The Gharial Breeding Project, the latest venture of the wildlife reserve has attracted a lot of attention and contributed to its popularity.  The idyllic green sanctuary spans an area of 1330 square kilometers and was established in 1976. The entire area is divided into two parts by the River Mahanadi and is situated between the districts of Budh, Angul, Nayagarh and Cuttack. The sanctuary is valued by wildlife enthusiasts, nature lovers,...
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Vetnai, Orissa – 515 kms from Kolkata

Save a weekend from your busy schedule and head towards a small, lesser known village in Orissa’s Ganjam district – Vetnai or Bhetnai. The specialty of this place is that you will cease to believe yourself to be touring in a part of India. With around innumerable male and female Black Bucks roaming freely at the slopes of the mountain range of Eastern Ghats, you feel you are on an African safari. BOOK YOUR TRIP TO VETNAI Places to see in Vetnai: Vetnai is known for its 1600 Black Bucks, which roam freely on an area of 40 sq. km. Near the sanctuary is the undulated...
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Monglajori, Orissa – 496 kms from Kolkat...

The village of Monglajori or Monglajodi is located about 60 km. southwest of the city of Bhubaneshwar off NH5 and 4 km. southeast of the Tangi town. It is located in the Khurda district of Orissa. The region is primarily a freshwater swamp, spotted at the northeastern fringe of the Chilka Lake. This wetland of Monglajori is fed by a number of channels that cross through the reed beds along the brackish water of the Chilka Lake. The area is covered with sprawling vegetation and reed beds, comprised mostly of Phragmites karka and Typha angustata. The prime channel flows...
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Panchalingeswar, Orissa – 280 kms from K...

If you want to live in seclusion, amidst the tranquil and scenic natural ambience, then this quaint village of Panchalingeswar, is your ideal weekend getaway. Panchalingeswar is located in the hilly areas of Balasore district in Orissa. The sheer serenity of the location is a great stress buster for the tourists. BOOK YOUR TRIP TO PANCHALINGESWAR Places to see in Panchalingeswar: Tourists are primarily attracted to the village of Panchalingeswar to visit the Panchalingeswar Temple, which is the shrine of Lord Shiva. The temple is located on a hilltop near the Nilagiri...
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Gahirmatha, Orissa – 305 kms from Kolkat...

Visit Gahirmatha also known as Gaharimatha if you want to see Olive Ridley Sea Turtles during your next weekend holiday. The Gahirmatha coast nestled in the Kendrapara district of Orissa will be your ideal destination because it is the world’s largest nesting beach of Olive Ridley Sea Turtles. Declared as a wildlife sanctuary of Orissa in 1979 and a world heritage site, Gahirmatha bears considerable significance on turtle conservation. BOOKING DETAILS OF GAHIRMATHA Places to see in Gahirmatha: The breathtaking view of the Gahirmatha Marine Wildlife Sanctuary, located on...
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Kuldiha Forest, Balasore – 350 kms...

Kuldiha Forest covers a total area of 282 square kilometers. It is a dense forest mostly covered with thick growth of sishu, sal, piyasal, mango, bahera, jam and simul trees that make it the perfect home to a wide number of animals like wild cats, elephants, long tailed monkeys, cheetals, gaur, leopard, giant squirrel as well as some bird species like peafowl, hill myna and hornbill. Kuldiha is located in Balasore district and is known for supporting wide varieties of reptiles too. The Kuldiha forest area merges into the Similipal Forest through the Nato hill and...
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Lulung, Simlipal – 260 kms from Kolkata...

Rolling hills covered in thick forests, distant calls of wild elephants, the sky-kissing Sal trees and the talkative Palpala River would greet you at Lulung. Located 300 m above sea level in the eastern fringes of Simlipal Tiger Reserve, the small village of Lulung is only 20 kilometres from Baripada in Orissa. Spending a few nights in the cottages of Lulung amidst sparkling waterfalls, snaking rivers, frolicking deer and dancing peacocks would rejuvenate you with a renewed life-force.  BOOKING DETAILS OF LULUNG Places to see in Lulung: Besides exploring the surrounding...
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Bangriposhi, Orissa – 230 kms from Kolka...

To heal your mind and body, this weekend come to the marvelous landscape of Bangriposhi. This place is extremely relaxing as  well as exciting for traveling and has provided inspiration to many creative impulses of various littérateur and artists. The  best place for nature lovers, Bangriposhi gives ample scope of interaction with nature through its jungle, hills and river  and the tribal culture, who are inseparable parts of nature. So if you want to satiate your hunger for traveling to new  places, then Bangriposhi located in the shadows of the...
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Hatibari, Jhargram – 260 kms from ...

Spend an unforgettable weekend in the isolated jungle of Hatibari, where you can forget about your worries of city life and become a part of nature. Jhargram Mahakumar Hatibari is located on the conjoint territory of the states of West Bengal, Orissa and Jharkhand. It is the perfect destination to relax without being disturbed by anybody or anything. Though a secluded spot, it is very much safe for tourists. The serene ambience of the river and the forest will make you speechless and intoxicated. BOOK YOUR TRIP TO HATIBARI Places to see at Hatibari: The River Subarnarekha...
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Dangmol, Bhitarkanika – 300 kms fr...

A weekend trip to the Bhitarkanika forest can be really exciting. Starting the journey early morning, you can stop at some roadside eatery at Belda to have the breakfast and enjoy some great scenic beauty on the way. Dangmol offers excellent opportunities to take a look at the different aspects of nature at its best in Bhitarkanika National Park. BOOKING DETAILS OF DANGMOL Places to see at Dangmol: The main attraction of Dangmol is the breathtaking beauty of Bhitarkanika forest, which is the second largest mangrove forest in India and home of the estuarine crocodile. The...