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An authentic traveler believes in travel as the transformative catalyst that can have a massive impact on an individual’s personal growth. That’s what distinguishes a tourist from an earnest traveler. Social tourism or Volunteer Tourism, by definition, is a form of tourism that connects travelers to local communities to voluntarily contribute to a cause of your choice that will empower change to the less fortunate sections of the society, and foster your personal growth as a compassionate human being. Volunteer Tourism - popularly known as Voluntourism - is a

Mangalajodi Wetlands lies on the edge of Chilika lake, 65 kms from Bhubaneshwar. The shallow lake here makes Mangalajodi a haven for birds migrating in winter. More than 100,000 birds arrive in Mangalajodi between September and February, making this a spectacle for travellers and an experience for bird watchers and photographers. Mangalajodi village was once a village of bird poachers. It has now been transformed into a village of bird watchers, bird protectors and those facilitating bird watchers. Arriving at Mangalajodi There are birds all around, both sides of the road

Bhubaneshwar is the capital of state of Odisha in eastern India and is renowned for its heritage sites, craft villages, temples and more. Where is Bhubaneshwar Temple Heritage Site Bhubaneshwar has a set of 50+ ancient temples (dated 6th Century AD onwards) within 2 kms radius, most of them in a well maintained condition. Some temples such as Mukteshwar temple have a presiding deity even today, whereas most others are heritage sites. We recommend you spend an entire evening till Sunset exploring these and taking pictures. Tantric Temple Biggest Temple of Bhubaneshwar Ekambra Haat -

India's Buddhist circuit train gets world-class upgrades; ready to woo travellers According to latest reports, the Buddhist circuit train in India got enhanced features and an upgrade by the Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation (IRCTC). The train was flagged off from the Safdarjung Railway Station on December 8, 2018. The new train will be covering all important destinations related to Buddha’s life. The train will follow the following route – Bodh Gaya, Rajgir, Varanasi, Lumbini, Kushinagar, Sravasti, and will end with a tour of the Taj Mahal. The new

Bhitarkanika National Park is a mangrove forest in eastern edge of Odisha, renowned for its offbeat stays in the heart of mangrove forests, Marsh Crocodiles, Kingfishers and wide ranging other bird species. Where is Bhitarkanika Arrival - You arrive in a Boat Stay options Arrival at the FRH Inside FRH Meals in FRH Boat Safari Early Morning What Else Departure Travel Ideas for Bhitarkanika National Park Bhitarkanika is a popular 1 or 2 night extension to an East India Explorer itinerary ex-Bhubaneshwar, recommended for bird watchers, offbeat travellers and those interested in eco-tourism. Email us on plan@holxoholidays.com for a personalised

Buddhism is based on the philosophy around the preaching of Gautama Buddha about 2600+ years ago. Buddha was born as a prince and later became a monk in search of enlightenment. His entire life revolved around his abandoning his prince hood, meditating in forests, attaining enlightenment and preaching to his disciples. The areas where Buddha spent most of his life are now renowned Buddhist pilgrim sites visited by Buddhist travellers from all over the world. These Buddhist Holy Places are visited as part of a circuit known as

Once they decide on the destination, first time travellers to India often grapple with the question - Is India Safe to travel? Well, simplest of questions demand greatest of attention and research. Having covered the length and breadth of the country- and mostly with travellers from countries like the UK, USA, Australia etc. - let us try to give you an honest perspective on an oft-repeated query- Is India safe? Safety of Female Travellers in India Informal discussions with our friends from overseas time and again brings up the topic of

Bhitarkanika Wildlife Sanctuary is a mangrove forest in eastern edge of Odisha, renowned for its offbeat stays in the heart of mangrove forests, Marsh Crocodiles, Kingfishers and wide ranging other bird species. Where is Bhitarkanika Wildlife Sanctuary Arrival - You arrive in a Boat Stay options Arrival at the FRH Inside FRH Meals in FRH Boat Safari Early Morning What Else Departure Travel Ideas for Bhitarkanika National Park Bhitarkanika National Park is a popular 1 or 2 night extension to an East India Explorer itinerary ex- Bhubaneshwar, recommended for bird watchers, offbeat travellers and those interested in eco-tourism. Email us

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