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Bird Watching

Odisha is home to more than 400 species of birds, one of the best birding destinations. 

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Here’s listing down some of the important birding destinations of the state.

Mangalajodi

There are more than 230 varieties of birds that flock in Chilika Lake, and the highest congregation can be seen at Mangalajodi. In fact, Mangalajodi is renowned as the bird paradise of Asia.

Millions of colourfulbirds can be spotted while engaging in boating activity in the lagoon, where sometimes even the Irrawaddy Dolphins can be sighted near the Rajhans Nature Camp. Talking about the kinds of birds, lakhs of Godwits, Plovers, Ducks, Ruffs, Sandpipers, Falcons, Lapwings, Terns, Crakes and many othersvisitChilika.

Bhitarkanika

More than 271 species of birds, including India’s largest Heronry have been recorded in Bhitarkanika, the mini Amazon of Asia. The place is definitely a photographers and birdwatchers’ paradise.

Apart from 8 varieties of Indian Pitta, what else can be spotted in the state’s national parks are ducks, geese, pintails, eagles, vultures and more.

Some primary birding destinations of Odisha include Similipal, Satkosia, Debrigarh, Chandaka, Berbara, and Phulbani. Moreover, all Nature Camps in the state are significant sites for birding, wherein facilities for birding are available. 

See to Believe

Catch the excellent views below in these pictures and be enticed to visit the birding destinations. 

Where to Experience

Get amazed by the treasure trove of the less explored bird watching culture of Odisha. Here’s our pick of some great birding destinations. All you need to do is scroll and unearth Odisha's perfect birding gems. 

Other Activities In Odisha

Maps

Odisha is well connected with major cities of India and South East Asia. By virtue of its demography, the state comes under the East Coast Railway Division. Also, with Bhubaneswar having a full-fledged International airport, Odisha is directly connected to major cities of India, and internationally with Kuala Lumpur as well as Bangkok. Odisha with its beautiful landscape and well-paved roads provide a delightful experience to bikers, cyclists and car enthusiasts. Also, the state’s road transport has a robust bus service to multiple tourist destinations from major cities. Click here  to view air/train schedules.

Insider Stories

So, why is Odisha touted as incredible India's Best Kept Secret? What is it about the places, people, landscape, art,culture and history that is so enthralling? What makes Odisha the land of cathartic spiritual experiences, intricate art and immortal architecture regaling timeless tales, beaches, cuisines, landscapes and wildlife. Read through the travelogues, journeys and experiences of many travel enthusiasts who have traversed and fallen in love with the land of Odisha!

Trails Covering Bird Watching

Like what you see? Looking to have a well-rounded experience in Odisha? Presenting a list of some curated, pre-packaged tours covering some of the most coveted destinations in Odisha. Browse and see details of the trail/package which interests you the most. Reach out to the Department of Tourism (DoT) recognized travel agents, who are here to provide you with some memorable experiences and moments.

Speicalist Travel Agency/Tour Operator

Below is a list of travel agents/tour operators who are our trusted local specialists. Contact them today to plan a well-rounded trip to Odisha, and for getting the best deals. Their packages cover everything - from the most visited to the off-beat, from ancient to urbane, from mountains to beaches, from city life to stargazing nights. Click on the contact button and get a call back!