Tour runs everyday: Mangalajodi is a small place in Orissa situated at a distance of about 70 km from capital city Bhubaneswar. The village on the banks of Chilika Lake renders an eye-catching scenic beauty and attracts visitors for its vast wetlands with many migrating birds. The tour begins with early morning pick-up from the hotel and return in the evening with dropping facility. The tour gives a unique experience of spotting variety of birds.
Visit to Mangalajodi Ecotourism, a community owned and managed by Wildlife Conservation Venture. The place hosts more than 150000 birds on fresh water zone of Chilika Lake especially in winters. It is a paradise of birds that migrates from far-away places of the world.
You can experience birdwatching at the closest vicinity while boating or patrolling. Boating gives a distinct experience of bird watching where the local boatman follows one of the 30-channels to ride into Chilika Lake which is the start of the journey. A patrolling team will accompany you to know in-detail about the birds and their story of metamorphosis.
Relish Chilika food that are prepared and served on boat.
Spot 200 species of birds both resident and migrating at Mangalajodi. It is a hot spot for watching birds and bird photography especially in winters when lakh of avian birds migrate. The Khagra Reed is the common marsh plant in this region that provides shelter to many fresh water birds such as moorhens, warblers, cranes and the common black-tailed Godwits.
Some of the birds spotted here are Black-tailed Godwit, Large and Median Egret, Indian Pond Heron, Grey Wagtail, Little Cormorant, Marsh Sandpiper, Purple Heron, Whiskered Tern Asian Pied Starling, varieties of Ducks, Northern Pintail, Yellow Bittern, Grey-headed Lapwing, Glossy Ibis and many more varieties of birds.