28 Nov: Arrive New Delhi/Mumbai/Kolkata
Arrive New Delhi/Mumbai/Kolkata international airport. Met and transfer to the hotel to relax from jetlag.
29 Nov: New Delhi/Mumbai/Kolkata – Bhubaneshwar
After breakfast on time transfer to domestic airport to board the flight to Bhubaneshwar. On arrival met and transfer to the hotel. Later half day sightseeing of Bhubaneshwar visiting famous city temples including Lingaraj, Parsurameswar, Mukteswar (known as the ‘gem of Odishan architecture’) & Rajarani temple. Evening provide us an opportunity to host a dinner in your honor at local restaurant. Overnight at hotel.
30 Nov: Bhubaneshwar (First Match)
After breakfast visit to Nandankanan Zoo (closed on Monday). It is not just a regular zoo but a sanctuary and a botanical garden all rolled into one. It is situated on the shore of the Kanjja Lake. To add to its attraction, it boasts of famous white tigers. It is also the first captive Gharial /Crocodile breeding centre in the country. Go on a forest safari to see more wild life such as black bucks, panthers, deer and monkeys or just go boating in the lake. Evening on time transfer to Kalinga Stadium to watch your team play against England in their First World Cup Hockey match. After the match return to the hotel for dinner and overnight stay.
01 Dec: Bhubneshwar – Dhauli – Pipli – Puri
Morning after breakfast drive to Puri en-route visit Dhauli the peace pagoda (is also one of the much famed Buddhist sites at Orissa & here emperor Ashoka underwent a psyche change and abandoned war for the rest of his life, in the 3rd century BC ), Pipli the appliqué work village. On arrival at Puri check in to the hotel. Later visit to Jagannath temple (non-Hindus are not allowed inside the temple) / Relax on the golden beach of Puri. Overnight stay at Puri.
02 Dec: Puri
After breakfast day free to relax at the beach resort or take a walk along the beach. Dinner and Overnight stay at the resort.
03 Dec: Puri – Chilika lake – Puri
After breakfast drive to Chilika Lake at Satapada (largest brackish water lake). Take the boat cruise to visit the Irrawaddy Dolphins & Rajhans Island. Return back to Puri. Rest time relax on the golden beach. Overnight stay at Puri.
04 Dec: Puri – Konark – Bhubaneshwar (Second Match)
After breakfast drive to Konark to visit famous Sun temple. Continue your drive to Bhubaneshwar enjoying the countryside of Odisha. On arrival check-into the hotel and later on time transfer to Kalinga Sports Stadium to cheer your team playing their 2nd match against Ireland. Return to hotel for overnight stay.
05 Dec: Bhubaneshwar – Bhitarkanika
After breakfast we proceed for a journey to Bhitarkanika – The Amazon of India. On arrival check into the Jungle resort. Post lunch nature exploration on foot. Activity includes wildlife and bird watching. Evening boat cruise through narrow creeks-best opportunity to photograph ESTUARINE CORCODILE up to 22 ft; exotic bird or the energetic a short night with flashlight to see Deer, Porcupine, Fishing Cat from close proximity a thrilling experience indeed. Overnight at Dangmal.
06 Dec: Bhitarkanika
Early morning wake-up call, followed by bed-tea; ½ hour to get ready for a nature walk along the Bhitarkanika trail (3.3-km). Today we experience one of the most unspoiled nature trails teeming with exotic birds and mammals. Troupe of Monkeys, sounders of Wild boar, Deer, Sambar and a host of colourful birds. At the trails end we see an old temple; in its vicinity we have our breakfast. Embark on Motorboat for onward cruise through the creeks of Bhitarkanika forest. Lunch enroute on deck. Our boat will sail through the estuary into the backwaters, offering excellent opportunity to witness sea gulls and other marine life. Rest of the day explore the forest area. Evening Campfire and forest Barbecue, Dinner and Rest.
07 Dec: Bhitarkanika – Bhubaneshwar (Third Match)
After breakfast start your journey back to Bhubaneshwar. On arrival check-into the hotel and later proceed to Kalinga Sports Stadium to watch the 3rd match of your team against Australia. Return to hotel for overnight stay.
08 Dec: Bhubaneshwar – Onward Journey/Daviation tours
After breakfast on time transfer to Bhubaneshwar airport to connect to New Delhi/Mumbai/Kolkata for international departure. OR we can customize tours for other enchanting destinations of India on request according to the number of days available.