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Wonders of Orissa

Wonders of Orissa

04 Nights / 05 Days
(Bhubaneswar - Konark - Puri - Chilika - Bhubaneswar)
  • Itinerary
Day 01
Arrive Bhubaneswar
 

Arrive Bhubaneswar, the Capital city of the modern State and the ancient kingdom of Kalinga. You will be met upon arrival & transferred to your hotel. This afternoon you will proceed for the city sightseeing tour of Bhubaneswar, visit Lingaraj Temple dedicated to Lord Shiva built in the 11th century, proceed to Mukteswara temple built in the 10th century known for its sculpted tales from the Panchatantra carved on it, the temple is a magnificent example of Orissan architecture continue to The Rajarani temple set in picturesque surrounding is noted for its intricate carvings of floral, animal and human figures built in the 11th century. Rest of the evening is at leisure for individual activities, overnight at the hotel.

Day 02
Bhubaneswar - Dhauli - Pipli - Konark - Puri (70 kms)
 
Bhubaneswar - Dhauli - Pipli - Konark - Puri (70 kms)

Today you will proceed to Puri, enroute you will visit, Dhauli-The battleground of Kalinga war during 3rd century BC, which transformed Emperor Ashoka into Dharmashoka. Later you will visit Konarak- world heritage site -The temple chariot of the Sun God on the sands of Bay of Bengal is a 13th century architectural marvel. It is designed as a celestial chariot of Sun God, complete with twelve pairs of wheel and seven horses. This legendary temple has sculptures of great beauty covering all aspects of life. It is most famous for its erotic art. Later drive to Puri and proceed to your hotel. Overnight at the hotel

Day 03
Puri
 
Puri

This morning you will visit Puri-the city by the sea- is a major pilgrim center in India, founded by .Adi Shankaracharya and is one of the peethas here. You can witness Mangala Arati at the Jagannath Temple in the early morning. Puri is also famous for its Golden beach ideal for swimming and surfing. But the fame of Puri emanates most from the Jagannath Temple, which contributed the word Jurrernaut to the English language. The 12th century temple is known for its annual Car Festival. This afternoon you visit Raghurajpur pattachitra painting village. Raghurajpur- half hour drive from Puri. Overnight at the hotel.

Day 04
Puri - Chilika - Puri Tour
 
Puri  Chilika  Puri Tour

This morning after breakfast, proceed to Chilika for Kali jai Mandir and lake view. Later drive back to Puri and night stay in hotel.

Day 05
Puri - Bhubaneswar (65 kms/1-2 hrs)
 
Puri - Bhubaneswar (65 kms/1-2 hrs)

Today you will be transferred to airport/railway station for your onward Journey.

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