Satkosia Wildlife Tour-gorge with pristine forest,Odisha
Satkosia Hill Resort/Tents/Camps,Odisha
Satkosia Gorge Is Odisha’s Spectacular Offbeat Secret You Need To Know About!
Are you the one who simply love wildlife and always ready to check out the rare varieties in fauna and flora? then Satkosia Wildlife tour is perfect for you.Surrounded by the forests of Satkosia Tiger Reserve, on the bank of river Mahanadi “Satkosia Hill Resort” at Kamaladiha Village is on the foothills of majestic mountains facing the Satkosia Gorge of magnanimous Mahanadi River meandering through the golden sand bars.
Rising from its headwater in Chhattisgarh, the Mahanadi River flows into Odisha through its western border. Passing in a series of rapids, it forces its way through the Eastern Ghat hills giving rise to one of the most picturesque gorges in India, the Satkosia gorge. The name of the gorge originates from the old local measurement of its length, ‘saat kros’ or 14 miles (22 km). Hardly known beyond the state, Satkosia in Odisha can be your next stop if you are looking for an outdoorsy holiday in a lesser known destination.
Activities in Satkosia Tiger Reserve
Tourists can spend evenings watching local Folk dance rounding it off with Star Gazing, Bonfire and Open Sky Dinner on Sandbar. Sands Sports, Boating in the Satkosia Gorge, Cycling in the Jungle, Sunbath & Swimming in River Mahanadi with trekking through the hills with our veteran Eco-Guides makes your day well spent in the wild. Satkosia Gorge is also a favorable destination for many migratory birds. In winters, Badmul is the only place where 100’s of Indian Skimmers can be seen on Sandbars with Brahminy Ducks, Pintails, Bar Headed Geese, Thicknees’s, Pratincoles, Herons, Gulls, Lapwings etc. You can see Muggers & Turtles basking on River bank/ Sandbar during Boating in Satkosia Gorge (Satkosia River Cruise).
Tikarpada is about half an hour’s drive through the forest from Pampasar. Depending on the time at your disposal, you may visit Puranakote hilltop, about 15 minutes’ drive from Tikarpada. From here, Chhotkei is another half an hour’s drive. The drives through the forest offer a unique experience but remember you have to exit the Pampasar gate by 6pm; penalties may apply for breaking the rules.
You may also combine a visit to Kuanria dam and deer park, and the Kantilo Neelamadhav Temple while visiting Satkosia.
Nearby Places of Satkosia Tiger Reserve-
Atri hot spring and Sarankula Temple,Kuanria Deer park and Kuanria Dam
Nearest Rail Head of Satkosia-
Khurda Airport-Bhubaneswar, Chhamundia Via Khurdha-Baghamari-Kantilo(113km)
Getting there: Angul, 61 km from Cuttack and 130km from Bhubaneswar (the nearest airport), is the most convenient gateway for Satkosia gorge. From Angul, Tikarpada is about 60km via Pampasar forest gate. Nayagarh, 90km from Bhubaneswar by road, is the gateway to Badamul, another key point for visiting the gorge. Local transport connects the various points but having your own transport is more comfortable. The best time to visit is between November and April. Carrying mosquito and insect repellents must.
Accommodation in Satkosia Tiger Reserve-
Satkosia Sand Resort (Odisha Govt.)
9 nos.NON AC Swiss Cotton Tent Cottages @Rs.4000 in APAI for Two Pax
3 nos. AC Cottages on Mountain Slope @Rs.5350 in APAI for Two Pax
4 nos. AC Tents on Mountain slope @Rs.4750 in APAI for Two Pax
Satkosia Hill View Resort
Deluxe Rooms Rs 3500/- per night with breakfast
Standard Rooms Rs.2500/- per night with breakfast
extra bed Rs.750/-( Folding cot) maximum 1 extra bed in 1 roomallowed
Non veg food @500/- per head (Break fast, fish meal in lunch, chicken Pakoda as snacks, chicken meal in dinner
SATKOSIA TIGER RESERVE TOUR PACKAGES FROM KOLKATA
Day 01: Pick up from Cuttack/Bhubaneswar/Angul and drop via Car (Bolero/Tavera) for 3 hours to reach Badmul/Kamaladiha. In afternoon go for Deep River Boating in River Mahanadi for 45 min.In the evening, enjoy campfire followed by dinner at Resort lawn area.
Day 02: Next morning after the bed tea, walk for a birding tour or go for a Jeep Safari. Post lunch, activities include Shallow River Boating & watch sunset from an island and campfire followed by dinner or movie show in the open air in the evening
Day 03: Enjoy your last day by guided trekking in the foot hill of the mountain. On your way back to home, enjoy the jungle in dense Sal & Teak forests. Fly/voyage with connecting flight/train from Bhubaneswar/Cuttack.
Cost per head– Rs.6000 per person (6 person travel together)
Pick up & Drop from Bhubaneswar by exclusive vehicle
Boating two times (deep water & shallow water)
Accommodation in twin sharing basis
Guided trekking trails
Satkosia Forest Jeep safari @Rs.4500 with entry fee,guide & jeep
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