States Odisha Adventure Tourism

Adventure Tourism in Odisha

Odisha boasts of the largest coastal lagoon in Asia as well as one of the largest crocodile sanctuaries, zoological parks, mangrove ecosystems, coastlines and two major tiger reserves in India. This makes the eastern Indian state a natural destination for adventure tourism for people across the globe. Near Chilika Lake, is the 31.5 km long coastline from Puri-Konark that offers several things to do to the intrepid travelers from riding water scooter at the Puri beach and surfing at the Ramchandi beach that hosts the India Surf Festival every year in November. Also a simple ride on the Puri-Konark marine drive that offers the exceptional vistas on the golden sands, clear blue waters, and the occasional sighting of deer from the casuarina groves is an adventure in itself. The next adventure stopover is the Bhitarkanika National Park, a 672 sq km wildlife sanctuary surrounded by the second largest mangrove ecosystem in India. The national park is among the largest crocodile sanctuaries and is the home to some largest saltwater crocodiles in the world. You can explore the area on a motorized boat and can see super-sized crocodiles in water and basking on land up close. Chilika Lake, covering an area of more than 1,100 sq km is the largest brackish water lagoon in Asia!

It is the most exciting place for adventure tours that offers several adventure activities in Odisha including bird watching at Nalaban Island, dolphin watching in Satapada, boat ride at the idyllic Rambha bay, and camping at Nirmaljhara waterfall. If you are a tiger lover and wish for some serious jungle exploration, then Simlipal Tiger Reserve and Satkosia George are the two adventure places to visit in the state. Apart from tigers, these two tiger reserves have sizable populations of Asian elephant, barking deer, leopard, wild boar, and gaur. In case you are an elephant admirer, you can see the majestic animals at Chandaka forest that is spread over an area of 175.79 sq km and also accommodates different animals species including sloth bear, hyena, Indian wolf, pangolin, and mouse deer. Your adventure holidays to Odisha is incomplete without a visit to Nandankanan Zoological Park, the second largest zoological park in the country with an area of 400 hectare, that has a plethora of wildlife fauna and offers several adventure activity options such as tiger safari, lion safari, a ride on the cable car, paddle boating on the Kanjia Lake.

Odisha Travel Information at a Glance

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