It important to know how to reach Bhitarkanika and Estuarine Village Resort Bhitarkanika. Estuarine Village Resort, located in the vicinity of Bhitarkanika National Park, is some 165km from Bhubaneswar via National Highway (Via Cuttack and Chandikhole) or around 146km via State Highway (Via Cuttack and Salepur). Travel time between Bhubaneswar and Estuarine Village Resort Bhitarkanika is usually around 3.5 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. Please keep in mind we are located around 4km from Khola, where forest gate is located.
Some of the guests coming from Bhubaneswar, Cuttack or Paradeep sometimes make a mistake at a junction in Rajnagar and they go towards Gupti side of Bhitarkanika instead of coming towards Khola.
Please make sure you do not go towards Gupti from Rajnagar. Your destiny is towards Khola. It is also easy to use navigation on Google Maps to get the right direction.
How to reach Bhitarkanika from Kolkata? For this, you have to first reach Bhadrak using the National Highway which goes towards Chennai. From Bhadrak take a left to go towards Chandbali. Pass through Chandbali and Raj Kanika to reach Pattamundai. From Pattamundai take left towards Rajnagar. From Rajnagar, take left to go towards Khola. Estuarine Village Resort is around 4km beyond Khola on the road which runs parallel to the river and goes towards Nalitapatia Village. The resort is by the side of the river. You can see the boards displaying the resort name.
You can always use GPS to get the right direction. The only precaution for those coming from Kolkata side while using GPS is not to go towards Jaynagar, while going ahead of Raj Kanika, which comes a little after Chandbali. You have to compulsorily proceed towards Pattamundai.
How to reach Bhitarkanika from Bhadrak? It is mentioned above in the description for people coming from Kolkata. From Bhadrak onwards routes are same. But those coming from Bhadrak can call the resort and ask the manager to arrange a pick up from Bhadrak Railway Station.