5 Days & 4 Nights
Queen of natural beauty, Chilika Lake, the largest brackish water lake in Asia covering an area of over 1,100 sq. km is a great attraction for tourists for fishing, bird watching, and boating. In winter Chilika aflutter with thousands of indigenous and migratory birds of many varieties from far and near - even from the distant Siberia. The fabulous beauty of Chilika which has inspired poets to sing its glory and which can be best enjoyed from Balugaon, Barkul, Rambha, and Satapada must be seen to be believed. One can also have a glimpse of the lake from the moving trains and vehicles on the road near these places. The atmosphere is just serene and undisturbed amidst the blue expanse of water on one side and an evergreen range of hills on the other. Dotted with a host of islands with romantic names, a cruise in Chilika will be a life-long memory.
On your arrival at Bhubaneswar Airport or Railway Station, our guide will give you a warm welcome and transfer you to the best hotel for your comfortable stay. After getting freshens up we will visit Khandagiri and Udaygiri caves, Jain Monuments which belong to 2nd Century B.C. These oldest rock-cut caves are reminiscent of the influence of Buddhism and Jainism in Odisha. Then we will visit Tribal Museum to know about the rich tribal culture and crafts of Odisha.
Your day will start with bed tea and our wake up call. After getting freshens up we will take you to explore the temples like Parsurameswar, Mukteswar, Rajarani, and Lingaraj temple of the temple city. We will help you to understand the development of temple architecture from the 7th to the 11th century. After that we will taste the Odiya cuisine proceeds to Nandankanan which is famous for its lion safari and white tiger. During the late afternoon, we will visit the Cactus garden at the regional plant research center which is one of the best in India. After that, we will drop you to your hotel for a comfortable overnight stay.
Since your day is going to be a long so we will provide you proper and healthy breakfast. Then we will go for a road trip en route Dhauli (Peace Pagoda) and the art of Odisha (Applique). On arrival to Konark during the early evening, we will take you to visit the illuminated Sun Temple which is a spectacular sight at the backdrop of the dark sky. We will provide you a guided tour to this world heritage site repute Sun Temple, Konark where the language of stones defeated the language of human. Then we will proceed to Puri, the Holy Dham. We will transfer you to the seaside hotel in Puri. In the evening we will take you to witness the Dhwaja ceremony and evening Aarti at Jagannath temple. After that, we will have dinner in a popular restaurant and drop you at the hotel.
Now the day has come to meet Dolphins. After breakfast, we will visit Chilika Lake at Satapada. There we will enjoy boat trip which is being awarded Ramsar for its conservation of wetlands and biodiversity which is a unique combination of marine, freshwater, and brackish water. We have lunch at Satapada and drive back to Puri during the late afternoon. In the evening we will visit the seaside and beach market. Then we will drop you to the hotel for an overnight stay in Puri.
After having breakfast we will proceed to Raghurajpur, the artisan village famous for Orissa Patta painting and you can buy typical Orissa small souvenir from the artists directly. Then we will proceed to Sakhigopal temple and then to Siruli Mahaveer temple. Now our agent will drop you at Bhubaneswar Airport/Railway Station for onward journey with some everlasting memories of the time you spent in the Odisha.