Trips and Itineraries for Tikarpada
Seven stunning Wildlife destinations in Odisha.
Weekend Getaways from Tikarpada
121 Kms from Tikarpada
Best time to visit - January,February,October,November,December
Named after Tribhuvan Eshwar or the 'lord of the three worlds' is the capital of Odisha, Bhubaneswar. It is set on the Mahanadi Delta but is not restricted to only coastal areas. Caves, hills, zoological parks, museums, art galleries, temples, amusement parks – you'll find all this and more at Bhubaneswar. The 180 ft tall, majestic Lingaraja Temple is the most popular in the locality. It is a sculptural feat featuring gods, goddesses, kings, queens, hunters and musicians. Lord Harihara, a union of Lord Shiva and Lord Vishnu is the presiding deity. The Mukteshwar Temple is smaller in comparison to others, but is famed for its beautiful ceiling of an eight petalled lotus and a glorious archway. The other prominent temples are Brahmeswar and Rajarani. The captivating natural beauty of the Udayagiri and Khandagiri caves will compel you to lose yourself in historical wonder. However, be prepared to deal with numerous langoors jumping all over the place. The dense and tranquil forests of Nandankanan will welcome you on your way to its national park. Apart from the wildlife and the white tiger safaris, you can also spend some quiet time in the gardens and indulge in an exciting ride on the ropeway. Another wonderful site to visit is the Dhauligiri Shanti Stupa. Situated on Dhauli hills, it is a well-maintained edifice where you can visit for beautiful views and solitude. If you want to be enlightened about the tribes of Orissa make sure you visit the tribal villages, markets and the Museum of Tribal Arts & Artifacts. Among places to stay, the Mayfair Lagoon or Trident are great options, but there are also other hotels that are light on the pocket.
SatakosiaThis is the second Tiger reserve in Odisha after Simlipal. Satakoshia, the word which is originated from two words i.e. “Sata” means 7 and “Kosa” means 2 Miles in Odia language. So Satakosia literally means 14 Miles or almost 22 Kilometers. It is a 22 KM long gorge created by the mighty Mahanadi river while passing through the Eastern ghats. Satakosia gorge is one of the largest and most beautiful gorges in the world. The dense forest in the both the sides of the gorge is notified as the Satakosia Tiger Reserve. This Tiger reserve is one of the best Eco system in the whole India comprising of numerous Flora and Fauna. A boat ride in the gorge is highly recommended to witness the beauty of this place. Satakoshia is easily accessible from Bhubaneswar, the state capital of Odisha throughout the year but the best time to visit this place is the winter starting from November till February.