Eco Diversity Camp – Ganjam, an eco-village situated in the heart of Ganjam Forest
Ganjam of Orissa is a name familiar to those travellers who are always in search of an offbeat paradise. It is a place famous, not only for scenic beauty but for historical significance as well. This place was once part of Ashok ruled Kalinga so you can quite obviously find the essence of that period lingering. The expanding grasslands of Ganjam boast of the famous Blackbucks, the golden deer, considered fastest after the Cheetah. Therefore, if you are packed up with stress and in search of some adventure as well as scenic beauty to provide solace to your tired body and mind, this nature camp is your place to be.
Accommodation: This nature camp consists of 3 branches which are Bhanjanagar Dam Nature camp, Saluapali Nature camp and Chermaria Nature Camp. Each of them is nestled amidst the natural environment and built with all modern amenities. The stay in each of these camps depends upon the availability of rooms. One can book from 0- 180 days in advance. Maximum 8 adults can be booked at a time.
A printed copy of accommodation booking and ticket along with ID proof are must while visiting.
Check In : 12:00 PM
Check Out :10:00 AM
Feel the thrill of Jungle life during your stay in these camps.
The place is a perfect destination for all bird watchers.
Indulge yourself in short treks amidst the forest and discover the hidden natural bounties.
Enjoy the campfire, organised by the property under a starlit sky.
Relish the mouth-watering odhishi cuisines made by professional chefs.
Enjoy the spectacular view of magnificent peacocks and Blackbucks, all over the landscape.
Visit Taratarini Temple, one of the four major Adishakti peethas, situated on hilltop.
For that totally offbeat beach with calm and serene environment, Gopalpur beach is your place to be.
Visit the Old Jetty for that short walk along the sea.
Find a small piece of Tibet in Jiranga Monastery, encircled by green mountains.
Rolling hills, green jungle take you to this Hot spring called Taptapani, which has medicinal properties.
In Gajapati district of Odisha, you will find the beautiful Khasada waterfall.
Visit India’s biggest inland lake called Chilka. You may spot Dolphins here.
Many other beaches can be explored as well like the Dhabaleswar Beach and Pati Sonepur beach.
Best Time to Visit
Although the place is beautiful throughout the year, October to June prove to be the best seasons to visit the place. Moreover, you will get to see a lot of festivals happening during this time.
How to Reach
Ganjam can be reached by Railways, Roadways and Airways.
By Road – There is no bus stop in Ganjam. Nearest option is Berhampur stop which is approx 36 km and a hired vehicle reaches you to your destination within 1 hour.
By Railways – Ganjam has its own railway station which is connected to the rest parts of India.
By Airways – Biju Patnaik Airport of Bhubaneswar is the nearest one. It is 166 km away and a local cab can reach you to your destination within 3 hours.
The room rate varies at different camps.
BHANJANAGAR DAM NATURE CAMP:
Tent (Double Bedded AC Rooms) – INR 2476 + 15% GST and Convenience Fee (Per Suite)
Timber House (Double Bedded AC Rooms) – INR 4543 + 15% GST and Convenience Fee (Per Suite)
CHERMARIA NATURE CAMP:
Suite (Double Bedded AC Rooms) – INR 4543 + 15% GST and Convenience Fee (Per suite)
Suite (Double Bedded Non AC) – INR 3894 + 15% GST and Convenience Fee (Per Suite)
SALUAPALI NATURE CAMP:
Cottage Suite (Double Bedded AC) – INR 2476 + 15% GST and Convenience Fee (Per Suite)
Tent (Double Bedded AC) – INR 2476 + 15% GST and Convenience Fee (Per Suite)
All the above-mentioned tariff includes complimentary breakfast, lunch and dinner limited to the number.
Kids between 1 to 3 years are complimentary
Kids from 4 years will be charged INR 1000 for foods and lodging. (To be paid at the destination)
INR 750 for foods and lodging Maximum. (To be paid at the destination)
There are pick up and drop facility available, to avail which you need to contact directly to the property. Also, the sightseeing can be organized as per your schedule (if any), and that is to be finalized directly with the person in charge, prior to your travel.