Trekking in Orissa

Orissa offers its hyper energetic visitors some exotic treks like the Mahendragiri Trek, Gandhamardan Trek, and Nilgiri Trek in areas of sparkling streams and lush undergrowth. one can have a sight of the elephants, spotted deer, and even leopards. Wildlife abounds in their bounteous undergrowth.

Gandhamardhan Trek – The Gandhamardhan Hill enshrines the Nrusimhanath shrine on its northern slope and the Harishankar shrine on its southern slope. To walk over the hill-top from Harishankar to Nrusimhanath and back, a distance of 16 km, through the glories of nature and culture (it is said to be the seat of a Buddhist University called Po-lo-mo-lo-ki-li by the Chinese traveller Huien Tsang) is an experience by itself.

Mahendragiri Trek – The beautiful 1525 meter tall Mahendragiri Hill, is around 125 km from Berhampur. It is the destination of numerous trekkers who can, on a good day, sight elephants, spotted deer and even leopards. The Mahendra Tanaya rivulet wends its way through the forest which abounds in peacocks, flying squirrels, and even talking mynahs.

Nilgiri Trek – Situated in the district of Balasore, the Nilgiri Hill in the Kuldiha jungle is a trekker’s delight with its silvery streams and immense beauty. Wildlife abounds in their bounteous undergrowth. Trekkers can camp at three camping outlets located here. n a good day, one can have a sight of the elephants, spotted deer, and even leopards. Wildlife abounds in their bounteous undergrowth.

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