This November, join us for an eastern sojourn to Odisha, the land of magnificent temples, surreal lakes and splendid beaches.

BHUBANESHWAR – PURI

TRIP DATES –  6th to 9th Nov 2019 (4 Days and 3 Nights)

COST – Only Rs. 15000 per person

CALL 8897332840 FOR DETAILS

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Sightseeing inclusions:

Bhubaneshwar  – Khandagiri & Udaigiri caves, Lingaraj temple, Kedar Gouri temple, Mukteshwar temple, Raja-Rani temple, Dhauli giri and Pippili

Puri  – Jagganath temple, Chilka lake, Puri beach, Konark temple,Chandrabagha beach and Ramchandi temple.

Inclusions:

  • Accommodation in twin sharing basis in 3☆ hotels
  • All days breakfast, lunch, dinner and water bottles
  • Sight seeing by AC vehicle depending on the number of members
  • Pick up and drop from Bhubaneswar Airport and Railway Station
  • Entry fee for Sight seeing at mentioned places, boating fee at Chilka lake, toll and parking charges at all locations, local tourist guide & driver charges.

 Note : Flight charges extra. We can book the flight/railway tickets for you as per actuals.

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Itinerary

DAY 1

Pick up from Bhubaneshwar airport/station proceed to puri hotel, enroute visit Dhouli Ashoka stupa. Evening visit Konark Temple, Chandrabagha beach and Ramchandi temple.

DAY 2

Early morning visit Jagganath Puri temple one of the chaar dhaam. After breakfast proceed to Chilka lake.Evening enjoy golden Puri beach.

DAY 3

Early morning once again visit Puri Jagganath Temple and proceed to Bhubaneshwar. On the way visit Pippili village famous for applique work.
Check in to hotel at Bhubaneshwar after lunch visit Mukteshwar temple, Lingaraja temple, Raja-Rani temple, Kedar Gouri temple.
Back to hotel dinner.

DAY 4

After breakfast visit Udayagiri and Khandagiri caves
After lunch bid good-bye to your friends and proceed to Bhubaneshwar airport /Railway Station.
For guests having evening flights can do shopping at Bhubaneswar.

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History

Odisha has undergone several changes in terms of its boundaries since ancient ages.  It was also known by different names like Kalinga,South Kosala or Utkala in different eras. Ashoka of the Mauryan  dynasty conquered this region in Kalinga war but he was  deeply affected by the bloodshed and converted to  Buddhism.

Jagannath Puri Temple

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This temple is dedicated to Lord Jagganath a form of Vishnu. It was built in 12th century by the king Indradyumn. It is an important pilgrimage destination and considered as one of the four major dhams of India.
In most of the temples in India the idols are made up of metal but this is the only temple where idols are made of wood. The three deities are Krishna, Subhadra, and Balram.
This temple is famous for Rath yatra. Chaitanya Mahaprabhu was attracted to deity Jagganath and lived in Puri for many years

Mukteswar Temple

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The ‘Gem of Orissan Architecture’ is the only phrase that goes well with Mukteswara Temple. Located in Bhubaneshwar, Mukteshwara Mandir is the best temple in the capital city of Orissa.  Built in 950 A.D, Mukteswara temple is literally a dream realized in sandstone. The temple is said to be the structure, where sculpture and architecture are in synchronization with one another.

Mukteswara Mandir is dedicated to Lord Shiva, who is considered as the most complex Lord amongst the Hindu Gods. The term ‘Mukteswara’ suggests “Lord who gives freedom through Yoga” and this fact is further empowered by the sculptural images embraced in the temple. Dedicated to Lord Shiva in the form of Muketeswara, the entire temple is imprinted with figures of ascetics in different poses of meditation.

Udayagiri and Khandagiri caves

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These two caves are situated in two adjacent hills Udayagiri means sunrise hill and Khandagiri means the broken hill. Most of these caves were carved out a residential blocks for Jain monks.
Udayagiri has 18 caves and Khandagiri has 15 caves. Most of the caves have specific names like Rani Gumpha,Chota haathi gumpha, Alakapuri Gumpha and so on.

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Konark Sun Temple

This temple was built by King Narasimhadeva in 13th century. It took nearly 12 years to complete it. It is a true masterpiece of architecture. It is one of the eminent tourist attraction.
This temple is dedicated to Sun God. There are three different images of Sun God positioned at three different sides to catch the sun rays of morning, noon and evening. The temple was considered as chariot for Sun God mounted on 24 wheels and drawn by 7 mighty horses.
Guru Rabindranath Tagore after seeing the sculptures quoted that ” Here the language of stone surpasses the language of man”

Dhauligiri

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Dhauligiri also known as Dhauli is located in the bank of river Daya. Kalinga war was fought in this area. The Daya river had turned red after the battlefield, which turned Ashoka propagator of peace. Later Dhauli became major buddhist centre. Ashoka built stupas and pillars here

Chillka Lake

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Chilka lake is Asia’s largest salt water lake. It covers an area of nearly 1165 km sq. In one of the islands of Chilka lake Kalijai temple is located.
It is an excellent tourist spot for fishing, boating and bird watching. During winter thousands of migratory birds take shelter here. There are nearly 350 dolphins in the lake which can be seen quite often.

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Exclusion:

  • Roundtrip Flight/Train Tickets from your hometown to Bhubaneswar
  • Sightseeing and attraction tickets not mentioned in inclusions. Any form of Joyrides, Boat rides, adventure activities which are not part of group activities
  • The lunch and dinner menu would be fixed and any ala-carte orders are not included in the tour cost
  • Additional hours/days/nights of stay required outside the check-in on tour start date and Check-out on tour end date, as per standard followed by hotels in India
  • Expense of personal nature like Porter, tipping, laundry, telephone, beverages, room service charge, camera/video camera fee at monuments, medical expenses, airport departure tax, meals not part of group buffet menu, insurance etc.
  • Any expenses caused by reasons beyond our control such as road blocks, landslide, accidents & any emergency evacuations.
  • We are not responsible for the valuables carried by the individuals