Cultural Tour To Odisha

  6 Days & 5 Nights


2800Starting price per person
2800
Starting price per person

Overview

The sacred environs of Lord Jagannath temple, the eroticism of Konark's Sun temple, the wondrous caves of Jainism, the mystical monasteries of Buddhism, the paintings of folklore and the weaver's magic; all stand as meek evidence of an eloquent past and continuing golden present of Odisha (Orissa). Expressions of the soul find the way in the form of indigenous theatres namely 'Prahalad-Nataka' or the 'Dhanuyatra' here. Dance and music form an inseparable part of the rich culture of the state. The exotic classical dance of the region evolved from the cult of the 'devadasis' or female temple dancers. Folk dances like 'Chhow' and 'Sambalpuri' along with tribal dances like 'Ghumura' & 'Paraja' leave every spirit truly elated. Then there are fairs like 'Bali Jatra' that comes as a reminder of an ancient maritime link with Bali. And to crown, it all is the universally-acclaimed 'Rathyatra' of Lord Jagannath which has become an absolute synonym to Orissan culture.

Inclusions

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Airport/Railway Station Transfer
  • Accommodation
  • Parking/Toll/ Driver Bata/ Fuel cost
  • Transfer Cab GST/VAT/ Service Charges
  • Sightseeing & transfers by cab
  • 02 Bottles of packaged drinking water per day

Exclusions

  • Air/Train fare
  • All entry tickets
  • Early check-in & late checkout
  • Tips , laundry & Phone Call
  • Boating/ other activities
  • Camera fee
  • Alcoholic /Non Alcoholic Beverages
  • Travel Insurance
  • Anything not mentioned in inclusions

Itinerary Visit Guide

On arrival at Bhubaneswar Airport/Railway Station, meet by our representative and transfer to the hotel. If time permit visit to Odisha Dance Institute of Guru Gangadhar Pradhan. Overnight stay at Bhubaneswar.

Morning drive to Nuapatna the weaving village (weavers use the TIE & DYE patterns which is popularly known as IKAT. Nuapatna is famous for Khandua Silk and Ikat sarees) & Sadeibarini the Dhokra craft village (prepare the brass work through the lost-wax process). Proceed to Dhenkanal, check in to the Palace & Overnight stay.

Morning visit to Joranda temple (It is the Samadhi Peetha of Mahima Goswami, who spread the Mahima Dharma. The principles of the sect include doctrines of Jainism). Then drive back to Bhubaneswar. After lunch visit to Weavers Service Centre (where you can see the Dyeing laboratory, Design section, Weaving section, Printing section, Library & Documentation Section) & Boyanika (where you can see & purchase a large variety of handloom sarees, dress material & other home furnishings also).  Overnight stay at Bhubaneswar.

Morning drive to Puri en-route visit Pipli the appliqué village (The Craft involves embroidering and stitching of small pieces of colored cloth with flowers, animals, village scene and traditional designs on to a larger base cloth. The usual appliqué patchwork items are Garden Umbrellas, Wallets, Wall Hanging, lampshades, Pouches & Bags). Then visit Raghurajpur artisan village  (the famous art forms are palm leaf engravings, stone and wood carvings, paper Mache toys, masks, wooden toys and cow dung toys etc.), Proceed to Puri & check in to the hotel.  Rest time relax on the beach. Overnight stay at Puri.

Day 5

Puri

Morning visit to Jagannath temple (non-Hindus are not allowed). Then visit the Sand Art institute of Sudarshan Pattnaik. After lunch drive to Konark to visit the Sun temple (famously known as black pagoda & it is one of the world heritage sites). Back to Puri & Overnight stay.

Morning drive back to Bhubaneswar and transfer to Airport/Railway station for onward journey.

 

Additional Info

  • Given prices are on Per person basis on Double Occupancy (two persons sharing a room)
  • Maximum 3 adults are allowed in a room at extra bed cost
  • All the rates and services are subject to availability and may be changed without any prior notice
  • All transfers and sightseeing are provided on SIC (Seat in Coach) basis unless private transportation is not mentioned in inclusions
  • There may be certain surcharges applicable at the time of booking of the tour packages
  • As of now, we are not holding confirmed airline tickets and hotel rooms
  • We generally provide indoor outdoor tickets on the same day, but for special occasions, we might give these tickets on different days (depend on the itinerary)
  • No Transfers are given for dinner unless pre-booked and paid above the holiday cost
  • For any complimentary in the package, no compensation will be given under any circumstances
  • Any delay or cancellation of program due to nature or other reasons will not provide any refund

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Why Choose OD Travels

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  • Expert & Friendly Driver & Local Guide
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  • Own Car Rental Services
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  • Tailor-Made Tour Packages
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