Saturday, September 14, 2013

YHAI Odisha Sea Beach Expedition-2013

  • YHAI Odisha Sea Beach Expedition-2013
  • Date : 20th December 2013 to 31st December 2013
  • BREIF DESCRIPTION OF THE PROGRAM : The long coastal belt of Odisha offers some of the finest white sand beaches in the world. Virgin & unspoilt, it is not surprising that they are becoming a regular haunt for avid beach combers & worshippers. Trekkers can enjoy the beauty of the coastal region in a trekking program devised for the area between Puri & Satapada that covers interesting terrain, sand dunes, aqeous swamps & dense casuarinas forests add variety & a piquant novelty to the trek. The surrounding countryside is rich with flora & fauna & the sighting of black- buck or the giant sea turtles or the playful Irrawaddy Dolphinscavorting in the Chilika Lake give the entire experience a delightful fillip.
  • CHILIKA ; It is the largest brackishwater lagoon in Asia with estuarine characyer & a welcoming wintering ground for millions of migratory avifauna. About 52 number of rivers & rivulets drain into the Lake. It has a mouth linked with the sea on the eastern side. The area of the lagoon varies between 1165 & 906 sq. km., during monsoon & summer respectively. Based on its highly productive ecosystem, rich biodiversity & socio- economic importance, Chilika was designated a Ramsar site in 1981, under the Convention of Wetland of International Impoortance. It has a rare, threatened & endangered species, including the limbless skink & Irrawaddy Dolphin.
  • PURPOSE OF THE PROGRAM : The purpose of the program is o create in the minds of the youth, a sense of love for the countryside by way of offering them an outsoor recreational activity with the aim of promoting National Integrtaion by bringing them together from all parts of the country.
  • PROGRAM FEE : Rs 3,500/ (for Non-members Rs.150 extra), including accomodation, food, guidance, equipment, insurance group, transportation & boating charges.
  • REPORTING PLACE : Youth Hostel, Puri.
  • REPORTING DATES : Any day between 20th December 2013 to 31st December 2013. , The batch size is 40 people on each reporting date. Booking will be done on first come first serve basis.
  • HOW TO REACH THE BASE CAMP : The base camp will be at Youth Hostel, Puri.It is within 1 km from Puri railway station. It is well connected with train and road from every point of India. Nearest airport is Bhubaneswar, 60 km from Puri.
  • Day 1: Reporting before Lunch & Oreintation.
  • Day 2: Trek to Bali Harichandi – 9km
  • Day 3: Trek to Lunapani – 14 km
  • Day 4: Boating-Trek-Boating to Brahmapura. – 7km
  • Day 5: by boat to Satapada- visit museum, return to base camp by Bus
  • Day 6: Visit to Konark –Sun temple,Dhauligiri- Shanti stup, khandagiri & Udayagiri ,Nandan kanan Zoo and Bhubaneswar back to Puri.
  • NOTE:
  • 1. Participants have to pay their entry fees where ever applicable.
  • 2. Monday there is no entry to Nandan kanan Zoo.
  • 3. On 6th day if the Participant desires to get down at Bhubaneswar after the visit, then they have to inform in advance.
  • 4. Program route & schedule are subject to change with or without prior notice.
  • WHO CAN PARTICIPATE : Participant above 12 years of age and having sound health can only participate.
  • HOW TO JOIN : Members desirous to join this program may apply on a prescribed registration form duly supported by a Medical Certificate, along with DD of requisite amount in favor of SECRETARY, YOUTHH HOSTELS ASSOCIATION OF INDIA, ODISHA STATE BRANCH, payable at ANGUL. This can also be downloaded from the website. The forms are to be sent on the address below : Youth Hostels Association of India, Odisha State Branch, Gandhi Marg, Amalapada, Angul. Odisha-759122. Members can also deposit the participation fee & send the application with the receipt, on the above address. Bank details for deposit of participation fees : BANK OF BARODA, Cuttack ,Odisha-753001 IFSC code BARB 0CUTMAN.
  • NOTE : Participants have to submit the Admit Card & Medical certificate at the time of registration at the Base camp.
  • ACCOMMODATION FACILITIES : Base Camp:- Youth Hostel- Puri, Higher Camp No 1 :- Tented accommodation, Camp No 2:- Tented accommodation, Camp No 3 :- Building with rooms.
  • FOOD & WATER SUPPLIES : Simple nutritious vegetarian food available at all places.
  • WHAT PARTICIPANTS SHOULD BRING ALONG : Ruck Sack(if you have own)cotton shirt,pants/jeans, hunter shoes, light jacket/sweater, two pair of cotton socks, sun caps, sun glasses, mugs, plates, spoon, torch, Cold cream/vaselline, adhesive plaster, lunch box, water bottle, soap, toilet paper, towel, medicines.
  • For Offline booking & further details, please contact the below: Programme Director:Mr. Padmanabh Dave – 9437061774, Programme Co-odinator: P. Ch.Pattnaik : 9937890166. Youth Hostels Association of India, Odisha State Branch, Gandhi Marg, Amalapada, Angul, Odisha-759122.

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