Art, Craft. Music & architecture.

(10 nights / 11 days)

Day 1:-

Assistance at airport and transfer to hotel. Afternoon visit of Khandagiri & Udayagiri Jaina caves of 2nd Century BC and tribal museum . Overnight at Hotel.

Day 2:- ( Bhubaneswar-Puri):-

Post breakfastvisit the temples of Bhubaneswar, mainly Parasurameswar temple of 7th Century AD, Mukteswar Temple of 10th Century ,Lingaraj Temple of 11th Century and Rajarani Temple of 11th Century, Then drive to puri en route visiting Dhauli, 64 yogini temple and Pipli appliqué work  village . Overnight at Hotel in Puri.

 Day  3:- ( Puri- Konark-Puri):-

Konark a world heritage site – 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 to visit Jagannath Temple ( Non Hindus are not permitted inside) from top of a platform and market. Overnight at hotel.

Day 4: ( Puri – Bhubaneswar):-

After breakfast drive to Bhubaneswar en route   visiting    Raghurajpur artisan village, and Chilika lake for migratory birds.. Overnight at hotel in Bhubaneswar.

Day 5:( Bhubaneswar- Ratnagiri-Dhenkanal)

150 kms 4hrs drive After breakfast cruise back and drive Dhenkanal en route visiting Buddhist ruins, ancient stupas-chaityas, archeological excavation sites  at Ratnagiri & Udayagiri.  Overnight at Dhenkanal palace.

Day 6:-

After breakfast  drive to visit Karmul  handicraft village, Joranda temple , Sadhus .and drive back to Bhubaneswar/ Cuttack. Catch the evening  train to Kolkata, Overnight in train.

Day 7:-

Morning assistance at station & transfer to Hotel , After breakfast, full day city tour of Kolkata covering High Court Building, Oldest Catholic Church in Calcutta, Howrah bridge,  National Museum, Victoria memorial, etc. Dinner & Overnight at Hotel.

Day 8:–

Breakfast at hotel. Full day sightseeing of Flower Market, Belur Math, Dakshineshwar Kali Temple, Mother Teresa House etc. Dinner & Overnight at  Hotel.

Day 9:-( 160 Kms. and 3- 4 Hrs. Drive)

Bishnupur was existing from Gupta Period. The name Malla Dynasty known as “Malla” or “Wrestlers” are depicted on those Terracota panels, there are many Wrestling figures are on the panels.  On the way visit “Antpur” where the Terracota Temple situated, having Stories of  Ramayana & Mahabharata on walls. Also one  can see some Rural Textile weaving centre. Proceed for Bishnupur through beautiful Bengal Villages on the way .Post lunch visit to see more Temples made of Terracotta and Laterite  Stone.  Dinner and overnight Bishnupur

Day 10:-

After Breakfast visit  the most Important Teracota Temples of Malla Dynasty made in 16th Century.   Then visit “Panchmura” Village  where the whole village make the Famous Terracota Horses and toys.Post Lunch  visit the weaving village of famous “ Baluchori Sarees” of Bengal,outstanding presentation of mythological stories on those Silk sarees, which is a speciality.  Overnight in Bishnupur.

Day 11:-

Post breakfast depart to Kolkata. and fly back for onward Destination.

TOUR END