How to Reach Our Resort ?

ESTUARINE

VILLAGE RESORT

Estuarine Village Resort, located in the midst of Bhitarkanika, is some 175km from Bhubaneswar via NH16 (Via Cuttack and Chandikhole) or around 155km via State Highway (Via Cuttack and Salepur). This takes around 4 – 4.5 hours.

Since the last leg of around 30km of the route crosses through villages, it is advisable to remain in touch with the contact person at the resort for proper guidance. There are signs for Bhitarkanika put up by Forest Department at various places. Please keep in mind we are located near Khola Gate (4km from Khola Gate).

If the vehicle driver is not aware of our resort, please make sure you do not go towards Gupti Gate of Bhitarkanika. Route towards the two gates bifurcate at a junction in Rajnagar.



FROM BHUBANESWAR :

There are two routes from Bhubaneswar.

1st Alternative:- From Bhubaneswar – Via Cuttack and Chandikhole  

Bhubaneswar – Cuttack – Keep driving on NH 16 (erlier called NH5 which goes towards Kolkata) – Chandikhole – take a right turn from Chandikhole towards Paradip – Drive around 35km straight – Take left to enter Kendrapara – Drive on the State Highway for around 25km to reach Pattamundai – Pass through the market and follow the main route –

Drive around 20km to reach Rajnagar – Cross over Rajnagar bridge built over River Brahmani – Take left (Forest department board is at the junction displaying Khola and Gupti. You have to take left towards Khola) from the junction towards Khola – Take right at the junction and continue straight for around 27km –

You will pass through Jarimul, Ishwarpur and then Khola Forest Check Gate on your left – Continue around half a km straight and cross a small bridge – Take immediate left after the bridge on to the concrete road running parallel to the river – Drive for around 3km – Estuarine Village Resort is on the right side of road. It is marked by an iron gate hanging on two brick made pillars and trees planted along the periphery

Please Note: – The Road has two tolls; one on the Cuttack – Chandikhole segment and another on Chandikhole – Kendrapara Segment

2nd Alternative: From Bhubaneswar – Via Cuttack and Salepur

BhubaneswarCuttack – Keep driving on NH 16 (erlier called NH5 which goes towards Kolkata) – Just a few kilomters on the NH16, take a right turn from Manguli towards Jajpur Industrial Area – Keep driving straight towards Salepur – Drive Straight on the State Highway for around 6okm to reach Kendrapara – Drive on the State Highway for around 25km to reach Pattamundai – Pass through the market and follow the main route –

Drive around 20km to reach Rajnagar – Cross over Rajnagar bridge built over River Brahmani – Take left (Forest department board is at the junction displaying Khola and Gupti. You have to take left towards Khola) from the junction towards Khola – Take right at the junction and continue straight for around 27km –

You will pass through Jarimul, Ishwarpur and then Khola Forest Check Gate on your left – Continue around half a km straight and cross a small bridge – Take immediate left after the bridge on to the concrete road running parallel to the river – Drive for around 3km – Estuarine Village Resort is on the right side of road. It is marked by an iron gate hanging on two bricke made pillars and trees planted along the periphery

FROM KOLKATA:

Estuarine Village Resort is a drive of around 500km and it takes around 8-9 hours. Drive from Kolkata on to NH16 and drive till Chandikhole.Turn left towards Paradeep. From there on follow the same route as mentioned above in the route from Bhubaneswar.

FROM BHADRAK RAILWAY STATION :

Get Down at Bhadrak Railway Station and take a taxi to drive to near Kali Temple on the outside of Chandbali. Take left from there and drive to Kasturikona Ghat – some 8km from the temple.

The total distance from Bhadrak railway station to Kasturikona Ghat is somewhere around 68km.

Ask the contact person at the resort in advance to send a boat to cross the river. It takes some 15-20 minutes to cross the river. If it is high tide you can get down just across the resort. If it is low tide at the time of your arrival, you can get down at Nalitapatia River Jetty. Ask the resort to arrange an auto in advance to transfer you to the resort. The jetty may be around 600-700 metres from the resort.

NEAREST AIRPORT :

Bhubaneswar: This is connected to most of important airports – New Delhi, Kolkata, Bangalore, Chennai, Mumbai, Hyderabad, Port Blair, Bagdogra and Goa.

NEAREST RAILWAY STATION :

Bhadrak – This involves a boat ride of around 20 minutes

Cuttack – From Cuttack you can drive to the resort in around 3.5-4 hours. Route chart is same as mentioned above in Bhubaneswar to Resort route.

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Nearest ATM

Rajnagar (30km)

Nearest GOVT. Hospital

Rajnagar (30km)

Nearest Primary Health Centre

Khamarsai Village (3km)

Ambulance Availability

Khamarsai Village (3km)

Nearest Police station

Rajnagar (30km)

Nearest Market

Khamarsai Village (3km)