Manglajodi Eco Tourism

Mangalajodi, this name has many myths. The village has twin temple, the reason behind calling it ‘Mangalajodi’ in the first place (Jodi means two). People also say Mangalajodi was a harbor where all big ship used to halt during their trading spree in Odisha. It is located on the northern banks of Chilka Lake of Odisha. This bird paradise hosts more than 03 Lakhs birds in its marshy waters, especially in winters. Mangalajodi also represents one of its kind ecosystems, whose protection is epitomized by a sustainable lifestyle that is at a brink of extinction in urban settings. Mangalajodi Ecotourism is your destination to get a peep into Mother Nature. Mangalajodi Ecotourism aims to inspire, inform and enable communities to turn ecosystems into a sustainable source of livelihood through well managed low impact tourism instead of exploiting them for short term profits. Conservation of wetland ecosystem and its avifauna is the key of the whole initiative. It rechristened as “Birds Paradise” is a hot and pretty spot for birders and bird photographers. Especially in winter, migration of lakh of avian birds to this wet land invites the designated tourists towards it. This place is also an attractive place for the native tourists from the nearby towns and villages. Mangalajodi has now carved a place in world tourism map because of unique conservation method by once die hard poachers and second highest congregation of migratory birds in this area of Chilka Lake. Boat riding is most enjoyable because one can enjoy watching birds in any documentary but will miss the joy of whiskered terns flying across your boat or Brahminy Duck taking first flight of the morning imitation sound of a little Chopper. Between November and February are the best time to visit.

It is about 70 km south-west of Bhubaneswar of NH5 that connects Bhubaneswar to Berhampur and 30 km from Khurda Road railway station. Nearest airport Bhubaneswar airport.

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                              Khurda Road
                      Nearest Airport
                         Bhubaneswar 45 km