It is not surprising that Odisha has a lot to offer and that you will find nature’s bounties in every nook and corner of the state. If you’re looking to visit some off-the-beaten-track destinations this winter then Odisha is the place for you, and these destinations your goal. So, what are you waiting for? Start planning your holiday.
1. Nalabana Bird Sanctuary
Nalabana Bird Sanctuary is spread over a massive 1555 hectares and serves as a habitat for a vast ecosystem. This bird sanctuary is an abode to countless wildlife refuges on one of the islands of Chilika, the world's second-largest lagoon. A fusion of sweet river water and salty seawater makes an ideal habitat for aquatic life and birds.
Bhubaneswar is one of those cities in India that has managed to maintain a perfect balance between its ancient roots and the latest technology trends. Mukteshwar Temple, Dhauli Hill, Odisha State Museum, Lingaraj Temple, Khandagiri and Udayagiri Caves are some of the most famous tourist attractions in Bhubaneswar.
3. Chilika Lake
Located in Odisha, Chilika Lake covers an area of more than 1100 km. This brackish water lagoon is famous for spotting dolphins and other aquatic life and for a wide variety of ecotourism activities. In addition to being an extensive fishery ecosystem, it is a migratory bird wintering ground and a home for many endangered species.
4. Chandipur Beach
Chandipur Beach has a trick up its sleeve that sets it apart from other beaches in India. This place is known for exhibiting one of the most spectacular vanishing moves you are ever going to see. During low tide, the water recedes and slowly returns during high tide. In turn, what is thought to be a seashore turns into a wetland, playing tricks with people's minds. Chandipur is also renowned for its seafood - particularly prawns, pomfrets, and shellfish cooked.
So plan and pack your bags to explore these mesmerising places to visit in Odisha this winter.