There is a natural abundance of verdant greenery and forest cover in the languid interiors of the gorgeous coastal state of Odisha in Eastern India. With the majestic Bay of Bengal straddling the state on one side, gentle hills teeming with vibrant ecological diversity and several rivers running through it, there is little wonder then that the flora and fauna found here is as eclectic as varied.
Some of the most distinct species found in the state include the endangered Olive Ridley turtles which come to rest in mass numbers to nesting sites on different parts of the coast in Odisha. Other unique species include the elusive blue eyed white tiger and the Irrawaddy dolphins. Tree species like teak, bamboo, sal and rosewood grow all over Odisha with dense forest cover leading to an enriched ecological system. Migratory birds come in huge numbers to Chilka Lake and Odisha’s forests to join the existing droves of resident birds.
The other animals that can also be found in the state include the Asiatic Elephant, Indian Pangolin, Barking Deer, Sloth Bear and Flying Cats. Popular wildlife sanctuaries include Bhitarkanika, Simlipal and Nandankanan. The natural beauty in Odisha is both pristine and exciting and beckons all travellers and nature enthusiasts to come and enjoy its immense ecological beauty and variety.
Where to Stay
Mayfair Waves, Puri (A chic boutique resort located right on the popular Puri Beach offering excellent views and luxury accommodation).
Mayfair Heritage, Puri (A lovely luxury beach resort with spellbinding views of the Bay of Bengal in the sacred seaside pilgrimage town of Puri).
Mayfair Lagoon, Bhubaneswar (A spectacular luxury resort set amidst verdant greenery and a lovely lagoon. It offers plush accommodation and the best restaurants in town).
Mayfair Convention, Bhubaneswar (A highly preferred business hotel conveniently located right across from Mayfair Lagoon and boasting of excellent event and conference venues).