5 Days & 4 Nights
Odisha (Orissa) can be rightly called the Pilgrimage State of India as its temples attract thousands of tourists year-round. Bhubaneswar, the capital of Odisha (Orissa), is known as the City of Temples. Puri is the abode of Lord Jaganatha and is famous for the Rath Yatra (Chariot Festival / Car Festival) all over the world. On the hand, Konark, a small town in Puri, is world-famous for its Sun Temple (Black Pagoda) which is a World Heritage Site. Apart from the Temples in Odisha (Orissa), beaches and art and culture of the State are overwhelming. The below itinerary covers the main tourist attractions in Odisha (Orissa)-Pilgrimage Sites, Beaches and Art and Culture of Odisha (Orissa).
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 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 make you taste to 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.
Your day will start with bed tea and our wake up call. After getting freshens up we will visit Khandagiri and Udaygiri caves, Jain Monuments which belong to 2nd Century B.C then we will visit Tribal Museum to know about the rich tribal culture and crafts of Odisha. 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 take you to the virgin Chandrabhaga Beach to relax. After that, we will drop you to the hotel in Konark.
Since your day is going to be long so we will provide you proper and healthy breakfast. After getting ready we will start our journey moving forward to the trip. 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 humans. Then we will proceed to Puri, the Holy Dham. We will transfer you to the seaside hotel in Puri. During the late afternoon, we will explore the lanes of the holy city and its places of cultural importance by our Green Rider Rickshaw service and 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 Odisha Patta painting and you can buy typical Orissan small souvenirs 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.