Bhitarakanika Cruise

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Bhitarakanika Cruise

November 20, 2022

Bhitarakanika Cruise

Bhitarakanika in Kendrapara district is famous for its national park with mangrove forests. The national park and wildlife sanctuary is inundated by the rivers like Baitarani, Brahmani, Dhamra & Pathsala. It hosts many mangrove species, and is the second largest mangrove ecosystem in India & it’s quite adventurous cruising in the serpentine river ways surrounded by mangrove forests on both sides.

Bhitarakanika is popular for its salt water crocodile with one holding Guinness record (23ft in size) & the albino Gouri crocodile, migratory & resident birds, olive ridley turtles, 8 varieties of kingfishers, mangrove pitta, water monitor lizard, wild boar, fishing cat, spotted deer etc. The tranquil surrounding & unique bio-diversity attracts visitors, photographers & researchers from near & far.

Tour date:- 20th Nov 2022 (Sun)

Pick-up/Drop Down Point : TTD Kalyan Mandap, Jaydev Vihar & Ravi Talkies Square, Bhubaneswar

Report By: .5.30AM

Duration: 15 hours (incl 6 + hours road travel of 170*2 kms)

Charges per head: For charges, contact both via mail to infoaitiha@gmail,com & whatsapp@9861288166. Our charges shall include cab charges, ferry rental, one veg breakfast, one meal, water bottle, toll charges, sanctuary entry fees for ferry & tourists, parking fees etc.

Last date of booking: 17th Nov 2022 (Thu) 6 pm subject to seat availability

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Spotted Deer are among the few wild animals which can be easily sighted on the riverbanks (Photo: Manoj Satpathy)
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Saltwater crocodiles are among the basic reasons for a Bhitarakanika visit (Photo: Manoj Satpathy)
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One of the ferry ghats inside Bhitarakanika
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The colourful Mangrove Pitta known for its distinct calls (Photo:Basanta Behura)
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Nature in abundance at Dangamal 
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The crocodile hatching & rearing facility at Dangamal
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The cruise in the serpentine waterways of Bhitarakanika

Details of Itinerary

05.30AM              Leave Bhubaneswar

09.30AM              Arrive at Raj Nagar & move to Khola

10.00AM              Arrive at Khola Gate for registration, entry tickets for boating

10.30AM              Cruising on Bhitarakanika river through Bagagahana mangrove, Ganjeikhia creek, Thanapati creek, Khola creek,

13.30PM              Arrive at Dangamal & lunch at site, forest trekking at Dangamal, Suajore ghat

14.30PM              Visit crocodile hatchery & rearing complex, crocodile museum & then watch the albino croc Gori

15.30PM              Arrive back at Khola Ghat, board cab for return journey     

20.30PM             Arrive back at Bhubaneswar

Since the climate will be humid, carry umbrella/cap, wear sports shoes, use sun screen lotion, have extra water bottle too. carry your torch, binocular & tele zoom lens if you are interested in wild life sighting & photography. Don’t forget to carry a photocopy of your ID proof preferably Aadhaar card copy, the team leader needs to have his original too.

Note:- Itineraries & route are subject to last minute changes as per cab/ferry availability, timings & climate on touring day

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November 20, 2022
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