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Odisha Wetland Birding Trip
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Odisha Wetland Birding Trip
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Odisha Wetland Birding Trip
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Odisha Wetland Birding Trip
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Odisha Wetland Birding Trip

Odisha Wetland Birding Trip


Adventure | Scenic | Wildlife

  • Adventure parks
  • Bird Watching
  • Photography
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Odisha Wetland Birding Trip


Adventure | Scenic | Wildlife

  • Adventure parks
  • Bird Watching
  • Photography

Winters and Bird watching is the perfect combo that a wildlife enthusiast can get at the wetlands of Odisha. Mangalajodi, Bhetnai and Satkosia Gorge sanctuary are the ultimate place to witness birds in winters. The wetlands attracts thousands of migratory birds and other resident birds. Mainly Ducks, Raptors and waterfowls are observed in this wetlands. The gorge sanctuary hosts quails, storks, ibises and many more species. Bhetnai also gives you an opportunity to photograph black bucks in their habitat. And with sheer luck you can spot the elusive tiger at Satkosia. In Odisha places like Mangalajodi hosts more than 1.5 lakhs individual birds during winters which migrates from various parts of the world.

These birding photography trips are organized by GroupOuting™ in the months of November to early march to have maximum sightings. A short drive of 60 kms from the nearest town will lead one to this important bird conservation area. This area is an extension of Chilka lake where birding is done by boating in the lake. All boat rides are under strict supervision of our naturalists. Our team comprises of local guides, best boatman in the area as well as members of bird club. This area listed as an important bird conservation area where birds in flight, and at dusk light, in wetland landscape, are prime pictures to capture. One can also witness various religious places in nearby villages of Khorda.

Satkosia gorge sanctuary in Angul is another place to shoot landscapes in red backdrop and in Mahanadi river bed. Bhetnai and grasslands are visited for imaging blackbucks in grassland ecosystem. In all our trips we provide the best of accommodations in standard resorts and jungle camps in these areas.

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  • 4 persons per boat.
  • Morning and evening rides and safaris inside forests.
  • Nature walks where permitted in forest areas.
  • Service of expert guide and driver.
  • Accommodations in twin sharing basis at eco lodges.
  • Service will be basic, luxury services are hardly available.
  • Foods Veg and Non-Veg both available on demand.
  • Self binoculars and atleast one zoom lens and 50 mm lens is required for photogrpahy.
  • All transfers from nearest Railway station, Airport, Bus stand and of persons choice.
Day 1

Arrival at capital of Odisha ,Bhubaneshwar by noon and then transfer to a eco lodge near Mangalajodi. Evening free of leisure and guided boat ride in the wetlands for photographing birds. Overnight at Mangalajodi with Meals(L,S,D).

Day 2

Early morning wake up with bed tea and after a sumptuous breakfast have a guided boat ride in the wetlands. Return lodge for Lunch at resort and after some rest travel Vetnai for photographing Blackbucks. Overnight at Mangaljodi with Dinner. (Meals B,L,S,D)

Day 3

Early morning wake up and after a short tea and breakfast drive to Satkosia. On the way sight scene with packed lunch and the transfer to a eco lodge at Satkosia.  Overnight at Satkosia. Meals (B,L,S,D).

Day 4

Full day excursions with guided birding trip on and around Satkosia and visit to Baisipalli WLS . Witness Sunset at the banks of  Mahanadi river. Overnight at Satkosia. Meals (B,L,S,D)

Day 5

After breakfast check out and transfer to Bhadrak Railway station for you future journey. Services ends. Meals (B).

Tariff Includes
  • All surface transfers as per mentioned in the itinerary.
  • All meals as per itinerary.
  • Service of local experienced birding guide.
  • 2 litres mineral waters per day per person.
  • All accommodation on twin sharing basis at eco lodges.
  • All forest entry fee, guide fees and boat fees.
Tariff Excludes
  • Rail, Airfare from participants home to Bhubaneshwar and Bhadrak.
  • Meals apart from those which are mentioned in itineraries.
  • Any visa, travel insurances.
  • Any alcoholic drink.
  • Laundry bills, telephone bills or anything which is of personal nature.
  • Anything which is not mentioned in Inclusions.
Essentials To Carry
  • Telephoto lenses  preferably above 300 mm .
  • Battery charger, extra pack of camera batteries.
  • Backup memory cards / HDD storage drives, Laptop.
  • Bean bag to stabilize your gears while shooting from safari vehicle.
  • Big towel / cloth to protect your gear from dust.
  • Scarf to protect you from the dust.
  • Body Warmers.
  • Sun screens.
  • Basic first aid.
  • Odomos to keep you protected from mosquito bites.
  • Carry a pair of good binoculars.
Points to remember
  • Govt. Approved ID card for Indian Nationals and Passport for Foreigners and SAARC citizens in original. And to be shown on demand to the respective authority.
  • Fitness certificate is mandatory and should be certified by a registered physician.
  • Person should agrees to be physically fit during participants and a form should be filled by GO mentioning that. He should abide the rules and regulations set by the mentor on trip.
  • Mentor can change the itinerary as per his knowledge on field for better wildlife viewing and his decision is final in that case. However it will not affect the cost and duration of the trip.
  • No refund can be made if a participant flouts forest norms which will be told in advance to the guests. Safety and security of the traveler inside the national park is solely one’s own. However mentor will guide participants with safety instructions. In case of act of god, natural calamities, situation of public unrest, strikes and all which is undesired and not caused by Group Outing Pvt. Ltd. In any case Group Outing fails to organize a scheduled trip for which participants has already paid advance or full amount, full refund will be given to the participants.
  • Any discrepancy at any stage of the trip if arrives in case of the identity of the guests and ID cards, the person is liable to persecution under acts of the government. Group Outing will strictly obey forest and transport, hospitality rules as directed by government of India.
  • All legal matters are subject to Kolkata jurisdiction only.
Payment Policy
  • In order to book a GroupOuting™ Exclusive tour, 50% payment is needed. Use the payment button to proceed booking the tour.
  • You will receive a payment receive on payment of booking fee. The remainder 50% fee has to be paid 15 days before the departure date.
  • The undisputed refund amount, if applicable, will be refunded within 10 days of notifying GroupOuting™.
Cancellation Policy
  • The booking amount of 50% of the actual tariff can not be refunded once it is paid.
  • If cancellations are made within 7-15 days before the start date of the trip, 75% of booking value will be charged as cancellation fees.
  • If cancellations are made within 0-7 days before the start date of the trip, 100% of booking value will be charged as cancellation fees.
  • In case of unforeseen weather conditions or government restrictions, certain activities may be cancelled and in such cases the operator will try his best to provide an alternate feasible activity. However no refund will be provided for the same.

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