Odisha Launches Mesmerising Hirakud Cruise That Will Offer Water Adventure & Wildlife Watching Experiences

by Tania Tarafdar
Odisha Launches Mesmerising Hirakud Cruise That Will Offer Water Adventure & Wildlife Watching Experiences

If exploring Odisha has been on your bucket list for a long time, now you have more reasons to do it. Odisha is launching a cruise in Hirakud reservoir in August. The best part about this cruise is that the reservoir is close to the Debrigarh Wildlife Sanctuary that promises the most picturesque and thrilling experience for travellers. The site is a major eco-tourism hub in the making that will involve the local community.

Cruise On The Picturesque Reservoir & Enjoy Bird-Watching & Animal Sightseeing

According to reports, the Hirakud cruise will be a part of a package that includes bird watching and wildlife sightseeing. The Debrigarh Wildlife Sanctuary is extremely popular for its scenic beauty and the flora and fauna. As animals regularly visit the reservoir to drink water, the cruise can be a great opportunity for tourists to spot animals in the wild. Puri In Odisha Becomes First Indian City With 24*7 Drinkable Tap Water.

Soak In The Views From The Gorgeous Eco-Tourism Spots

A total of eight tourists can get on the cruise at a time and they will get an hour to cross the reservoir. Tourists can also visit the eco-tourism spots being managed by the local communities. The Debrigarh Wildlife Sanctuary also boasts of three islands — sunset island, cattle island, and the island of bats that can attract adventure-loving tourists. Each island presents a unique opportunity to view the natural attractions of the area.

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500-Year Old Temple Resurfaces In The Mahanadi River in Odisha

According to reports, the temple, having an original height of about 60 feet, dates back to the 15th or early 16th century, and its construction was in the ‘Mastaka’ style. The Padmavati village was a part of Satapatana. Satapatana, where the shrine is nestled, is a combination of seven villages. The river had changed course around 150 years ago, due to flooding, submerging the entire village in the 19th century. In the mid of the 19th century, the deities of the temple were shifted to a higher and safer place, which is now known as the Gopinath Dev temple. On that note, read about the stunning Khandadhar waterfall in the Sundargarh district of Odisha.

Odisha has a lot to explore that we absolutely do not wish to miss out on!