9 Days & 8 Nights
With 486 kilometers (300 miles) of coastline that stretches along the Bay of Bengal, Odisha has a plethora of sun, sea, sand, and surf for all beach-loving travelers. Some beaches offer calm waters and pristine sands, while others are known for their mesmerizing views. If you are looking for a relaxing vacation, the Odisha beaches are definitely your destination.
On arrival at Bhubaneswar Airport/Railway Station transfer to the hotel. Later if time permits half day sightseeing of tribal museum (closed on Monday), Khandagiri & Udayagiri Jain caves, Nandankanan zoo famous for white tiger, the grand Lingaraj temple ( entry only for Hindus). Overnight at Bhubaneswar.
Morning drive to Puri en-route visit Dhauli (Buddhist Stupa/ Peace Pagoda), Hirapur (64 Yogini Temple), Pipili (the appliqué work village) & Raghurajpur (the Artisan village), the most famous attraction here are the Pattachitra (miniature paintings), palm leaf engravings, stone carvings, wooden toys, tusser paintings, etc. Proceed to Puri and overnight stay in a hotel along the beach.
Morning visit to Jagannath temple (non-Hindus are not allowed). Then drive to Konark to visit the world-famous Sun Temple. En-route visit to Ramchandi Temple & scenic Chandrabhaga beach (one of the finest beaches with a long stretch of clean sands & the beach has its own lovely serenity). Return back to Puri. Evening visit to the beach market. Overnight at Puri.
Morning drive to Chilika Lake along Satapada. Visit the scenic sea mouth island here the Chilika Lake meets with the Bay of Bengal and the beach is beautiful here. Enjoy the walk along this pristine beach and cross to another side of the lake by the local ferry. Then proceed to Gopalpur and check in to the hotel. Rest time relax at Gopalpur on Sea Overnight at Gopalpur.
The morning after breakfast visit to Taratarini Temple (the legendary temple on the hillock). Back to the hotel. Then visit Aryapalli Beach (quiet & secluded beach). Back to the hotel. Overnight at Gopalpur-on-Sea.
Morning drive to Rushikulya beach and enjoy the serenity. Further drive to Cuttack, the city famous for silver filigree work, Visit the Chandi temple, Barabati fort and the marine museum and the scenic Mahanadi River. Overnight stay in a decent hotel at Cuttack.
Morning drive to Chandipur and visit to Khirachora Gopinath Temple. Then check in to the hotel Visit to the Chandipur Beach (the beach where the water recedes 5kms away from the beach) & Balramgadi (the meeting spot of one river & sea & also it is a fishing spot ). Back to hotel & Overnight.
Morning visit to Panchalingeshwar Temple (situated on a hillock and it is a place with beautiful surroundings and serves as a picnic spot for the visitors. The five lingams known as Panchalingeswar with the perennial spring flowing over them are the added attraction of this place. Then drive to Bhubaneswar and check in to the hotel. Rest time is free for your own activities.
Morning transfer to Airport/Railway Station for onward journey.