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Travel 2013 destinations Mangalajodi

14. Mangalajodi, Orissa

A small village in Odisha has made it to the tourist map as it has become one of the birding hotspots in India. Located at the fringe of the Chilka Lake, Mangalajodi is home to several wetland birds and offers opportunities for sustainable ecotourism. During the migratory season, more than a lakh of birds visit this wetland. While at Mangalojodi, visit the many temples that dot this village and participate in local festivals as it also offers a peek into the culture and heritage of the locals here.

India - 15 places to go in 2013!

There is nothing more exciting than charting a new course of journeys, heading to a different destination, or visiting an old one and looking at it with a fresh perspective, says LAKSHMI SHARATH. “Every year I religiously make a wish list and this year is going to be a mix of the familiar, the exotic, the festive and the offbeat. If you have not yet mapped your travels for the coming year, then join me in exploring these places."

Make your 2013 travel plans right away!