CULTURAL ODISHA

DURATION : 09 NIGHTS / 10 DAYS

Bhubaneswar – Lalitgiri – Rathnagiri – Udaigiri – Dhauli – Hirapur – Pipli – Puri – Chilika(Satpada) – Raghurajpur – Chilika(Barkul) – Gopalpur – Bhubaneswar

DAY 01 : ARRIVAL AT BHUBANESWAR

On arrival at Bhubaneswar airport/railway station met by our representative and transfer to hotel. Later if time permit half day sightseeing of tribal museum ( closed on Monday ), Khandagiri and Udaigiri Jain caves. Overnight at Bhubaneswar.

DAY 02 : BHUBANESWAR

Morning visit to famous city temples including Lingaraj, Parsurameswar, Mukteswar ( know as the ‘gem of Orissan architecture’ ) and Rajarani temple. After lunch visit to Nandankanan Zoo ( closed on Monday ). This Zoo is famous for its open white tiger safari. Overnight at Bhubaneswar.

DAY 03 : EXCURSION TO DIAMOND TRIANGLE

After breakfast drive to the diamond triangle of Orissa – Ratnagiri ( has a rich concentration of Buddhist antiquities ), Lalitgiri ( oldest Buddhist center of Orissa ) and Udaigiri ( largest Buddhist complexes in Orissa ). Return back to Bhubaneswar. Overnight at Bhubaneswar.

DAY 04 : BHUBANESWAR – DHAULI – HIRAPUR – PIPLI – PURI

Morning after breakfast drive to Puri enroute visit Dhauli ( the peace pagoda ), Hirapur 64 yogini temple and Pipli ( the appliqué work village ) . On arrival ceck in to the hotel.  Rest time relax on the golden beach of Puri. Overnight at Puri.

DAY 05 : PURI – KONARK – PURI

Morning visit to Jagannath temple ( Non-Hindus are not allowed ). Then drive to Konark to visit the Sun temple. Enroute visit to Ramchandi and Chandrabhaga beach. Back to Puri and Overnight

DAY 06 : PURI – CHILIKA ( SATPADA ) – PURI

Morning drive to Chilika lake at Satpada and take the oat cruise to visit the Irrawaddy Dolphins, sea mouth and Red crabs. Back to Puri. Evening visit to beach market. Overnight at Hotel.

DAY 07 : PURI – RAGHURAJPUR – CHILIKA ( BARKUL ) – GOPALPUR  

Morning drive to Gopalpur enrute visit Raghurajpur craft village and Chilika lake at Barkul. Proceed to Gopalpur and check in to the hotel. Overnight at Gopalpur

DAY 08 : GOPALPUR

Full day excursion to Taptapani to visit the hot sulpheric spring and Jirang (Buddhist Munastry-situatted in the midst of the mountain) OR   visit to Taratarini temple ( a legendary temple situated in a hillock ) and Jaugada – Ashokan Rock Edicts. Overnight.

DAY 09 : GOPALPUR – BHUBANESWAR

Morning drive back to Bhubaneswar enroute visit Fishermen villages and weaving village at Olasingh. Overnight at Bhubaneswar.

DAY 10 : DEPARTURE FROM BHUBANESWAR

Morning transfer to airport for onwards journey.