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Godwit Eco Cottage

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Godwit Eco Cottage in Mangalajodi- The Birds Paradise in Odishaon Jan 8, 2020

On 26th Nov,19 , I visited at the village. Mangalajodi Eco Tourism now engaged in patronizing for...Read All

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  • Parking
  • Restaurant
  • 24 Hour Power Supply
  • Room service
  • Complimentary toiletries
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    Godwit Eco Cottage in Mangalajodi- The Birds Paradise in Odisha
    on Jan 8, 2020
    On 26th Nov,19 , I visited at the village. Mangalajodi Eco Tourism now engaged in patronizing for conservation of ecosystem in wet land & protection of birds. It is an amazing experience watching birds both domestic & migratory during the season from October to January , sitting on a boat for 3 hours. But you have to spend a night there. Staying option is very limited, no hotel, it is a village. There are two standard Eco homes – Godwit Eco Cottage & Mangalajodi Eco Tourism. There is two home stay of one Madhu Behera & Rajankanta Mishra. Sri Sri Mahavir Pakshi Surakshya Samity , founded by Wild Odisha in 2000 & recognised by Chilka Development Authority has committed for birds Protection. I stayed in Godwit Eco Cottage ( GEC) , in room no E1, located in the village Mangalajodi, 3km away from the jetty. Mr Rabindra Nayak, the manager of the property, looked after the guests’ staying, food ,boat trip etc. A road from the NH-5 enters in the village & stretches till the Jetty; on the road the cottage is situated. I booked a DB room; Non AC. GEC is a unit of Suntemple Tourism India Pvt. Ltd. They have a website in the name odishaecotourism .The standard of this unit is the same as of Mangalajodi Eco Tourism providing good facility. I booked the room by money transfer in their Bank A/C, after a discussion with Mr.Nayak. The room is provided with the modern facilities like sofa, wardrobe, hot water, TV, & other essentials. They run a restaurant, Jacana, a unit of the Suntemple, provides food on order as per choice. Price is high. Their hospitality is satisfactory. The cottage is situated in road side jungle, with the rustic environment. The unit is having AC rooms, Tent also. If you want to stay , you have to book in advance. Contact No of Mr. Rabindra Nayak- 918455075534/ 8455075584.To us it was a beautiful experience.... More
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    Birding
    on Dec 26, 2018
    Hospitality good but pathetic food. Rooms are moderately clean but lack of maintenance is clearly visible. You will have to hire auto to visit Mangalajodi. As a birding spot it is a must visit. Winter is best season. ... More
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    Basic but good option with nice staff and delicious food
    on Mar 29, 2018
    The one and only reason for coming to Manglajodi is to witness the amazing spectacle of congregation of migratory and resident birds. The accommodation options are limited. Basically this or the eco cottage. Odisha tourism is in the middle of building a new complex, perhaps will be completed for next season. This is a no-frills accommodation very well located for the wetlands. I was very impressed with the manager Mr Rabindra Nayak who was very prompt in replying to my mails and also prompt in refunding part of my booking. One can bypass the travel agent and book directly with him. His assistant Pravas was also a nice person. In fact all the staff I met were courteous and warm and served the demanding Bengali tourists without moaning. The room is very basic. Has a fan. There was a geyser for hot water, but do not expect a huge amount of heated water as it was fairly small. I didn't bother about the shower, used bucket and mug. The cleaning could have been better as there were dirt easily visible in many places and the pillow clearly had some stains, but I have stayed in worse places. The food was very nice. I loved the fish, not too spicy. Crisp Karela fries were delicious. Simple but very enjoyable and I was not here for food. The cottages are close by but I didn't get too disturbed by others. The boarders were all nature enthusiasts. The trains passing by did not disturb me at all. My driver slept in the dormitory. Request Sanatan Behra as your guide. Extremely helpful, great knowledge and excellent sense of photography. A gem of a man. The drive to the wetlands is about ten minutes unless you get stuck in the train crossing. Mangalajodi is a truly mesmeriing experience and this is a perfectly acceptable accommodation, just come prepared.... More
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    Exploring Mangalajodi
    on Feb 6, 2018
    I had been to Manglajodi last January(2018) with my family, it was an amazing experience there as we saw a large varieties of birds some resident and some migratory as Rudy Shelduck, Pintail, Gargony etc. The boating experience was for two hours which will remain as memorable to us. After the trip we went to have our lunch at Godwit Eco Cottage where the staff attended us with a sumptuous lunch with a special dish of delicious prawn curry. It was past 3 pm and we were doubtful whether lunch would be available but the Cottage staff relieved us by serving the lunch within half an hour and the quality of the food was satisfactory. We didn't stay there but the gesture of the Cottage was very much likable to us and the lunch bill wasn't too costly. After lunch we went back to Puri from where we came to Manglajodi.... More
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    Location, location, location
    on Nov 28, 2017
    The cottages at this property provide very, very basic accommodations. But they are there because it's only a short drive to Chilika lake and the migratory birds everyone comes to see. Meals are also basic but the night I was there excellent fresh fish was served. The lake and birds are not to be missed.... More
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Overview

Situated at a distance of 8 km from Bhusandpur Railway Station and 9 km Maa Ugratara Temple, Godwit Eco Cottage has a restaurant within its premises. This budget accommodation in Puri maintains 28 rooms. Some of the rooms are equipped with amenities like wake-up calls, bottled/drinking water, wardrobe and adjustable windows. The rooms also have an attached bathroom with toiletries and hot and cold water facility.

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Check in Check out

Hotel Check-in Time is 10 AM, Check-out Time is 08 AM.

Policies
  1. Guest must be over 18 years of age to check-in to this hotel.
  2. As per Government regulations, it is mandatory for all guests above 18 years of age to carry a valid photo identity card & address proof at the time of check-in. Please note that failure to abide by this can result with the hotel denying a check-in. Hotels normally do not provide any refund for such cancellations.
  3. The standard check-in and check-out times are 12 noon. Early check-in or late check-out is subject to hotel availability and may also be chargeable by the hotel. Any early check-in or late check-out request must be directed to and reconfirmed with the hotel directly.
  4. Failure to check-in to the hotel, will attract the full cost of stay or penalty as per the hotel cancellation policy.
  5. Hotels charge a compulsory Gala Dinner Supplement during Christmas, New Year's eve or other special events and festivals like Diwali or Dusshera. These additional charge are not included in the booking amount and will be collected directly at the hotel.
  6. There might be seasonal variation in hotel tariff rates during Peak days, for example URS period in Ajmer or Lord Jagannath Rath Yatra in Puri, the room tariff differences if any will have to be borne and paid by the customer directly at the hotel, if the booking stay period falls during such dates.
  7. All additional charges other than the room charges and inclusions as mentioned in the booking voucher are to be borne and paid separately during check-out. Please make sure that you are aware of all such charges that may comes as extras. Some of them can be WiFi costs, Mini Bar, Laundry Expenses, Telephone calls, Room Service, Snacks etc.
  8. Some hotels may have policies that do not allow unmarried / unrelated couples or certain foreign nationalities to check-in without the correct documentation. No refund will be applicable in case the hotel denies check-in under such circumstances. If you have any doubts on this, do call us for any assistance
  9. Any changes or booking modifications are subject to availability and charges may apply as per the hotel policies.
Booking Policies
  1. The standard check-in time is 10 AM and the standard check-out time is 08 AM. Early check-in or late check-out is strictly subject to availability and may be chargeable by the hotel.Any early check-in or late check-out request must be directed and reconfirmed with the hotel directly.
  2. The primary guest must be at least 18 years old to be able to check into this hotel.
  3. The hotel reserves the right of admission. Accommodation can be denied to guests posing as a couple if suitable proof of identification is not presented at check-in. Goomo will not be responsible for any check-in denied by the hotel due to the aforesaid reason.
  4. Child policy apply which may vary from hotel to hotel.
  5. Failure to check into the hotel, will attract no show charges as per Hotel policies.
  6. The total price is inclusive of all applicable taxes. However, it does not include additional personal expenses like telephone charges, meals that aren't a part of your meal plan, any hotel services you use (like laundry and room service) or tips.The hotel will charge you directly for these when you're checking out.
  7. Hotels may charge a mandatory meal surcharge on festive periods e.g. Christmas, New Year's Eve etc. All additional charges (including mandatory meal surcharges) need to be cleared directly at the hotel.
  8. Some hotels may require guest(s) to furnish a valid photographic proof of identity in original at the time of Check-in. Kindly carry the same along with you to avoid any inconvenience. The following documents are recognized for this purpose: Aadhaar Card, Driving Licence, Passport or Election Card.
  9. Note PAN Cards will not be accepted as a valid ID card.
  10. All refund requests must occur within 60 days of hotel check-out. Any refund for checking out early or for no shows will be given at the sole discretion of goomo.com.
  11. In case of increase in tariff during the URS period in Ajmer or Lord Jagannath Rath Yatra in Puri, the customer is liable to pay the difference if the Check-in date falls during those periods.
  12. Goomo acts purely as an agent to hotels/suppliers, hence Goomo shall not be responsible for issuance of any invoices on hotel room charges.