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Odisha Cultural Delights Tour

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Duration

2 Nights / 3 Days

Tour Type

Daily Tour

Group Size

10 people

Languages

English

Overview

Experience the essence of Odisha on the Cultural Delights Tour, beginning with Bhubaneswar’s sacred Lingaraj and Rajarani Temples. Explore the historic Dhauli Shanti Stupa and ancient Khandagiri and Udayagiri Caves. Discover the architectural marvels of Konark Sun Temple and the serene beauty of Chilika Lake. Immerse yourself in local culture at Raghurajpur’s artisan village and witness rituals at Jagannath Temple in Puri. This journey blends spiritual exploration with cultural richness, offering a glimpse into Odisha’s profound heritage and natural wonders.

Highlights

  • This is a private tour/activity only for your group.
  • Enhanced cleaning/ traveler safety.
  • In-depth cultural experience.
  • Flexible sightseeing & stopover.
  • Most travelers can participate.

Bulk discount (by Percent)

Bulk discount adult
# Discount group From adult To adult Value
1 Discount on 2-person group 2 2 %
2 Discount on 3-person group 3 3 %
3 Discount on 4-person group 4 4 %
4 Discount on 5-person group 5 5 %
5 Discount on 6-person group 6 6 %
6 Discount on 7-person group 7 7 %
7 Discount on 8-person group 8 8 %

Itinerary

Day 1: Bhubaneswar - Puri (65kms)

As per flight schedule, pick up from Bhubaneswar airport by your guide and driver. Start the day with a visit to Lingaraj Temple, an ancient Hindu temple dedicated to Lord Shiva, known for its towering spire (Shikhara) and exquisite sculptures depicting various deities. Experience the spiritual ambiance of this revered pilgrimage site. Proceed to Rajarani Temple, renowned for its unique architectural style and intricate sculptures of divine figures. Capture the essence of Odisha's architectural heritage amidst lush surroundings. Visit Dhauli Shanti Stupa, a Buddhist monument atop Dhauli Hill, marking Emperor Ashoka's transformation after the Kalinga War. Enjoy panoramic views of the Daya River and explore the nearby Peace Pagoda. Explore Khandagiri and Udayagiri Caves, ancient Jain rock-cut caves dating back to the 2nd century BCE. Admire the intricate carvings, inscriptions, and serene atmosphere atop these hills. Drive to Puri and check in at your hotel.

Day 2: Puri

Start the day with breakfast at your hotel. Embark on an excursion to visit the Konark Sun Temple, a UNESCO World Heritage site and architectural marvel dedicated to the Sun God Surya. Marvel at the intricate stone carvings depicting chariot wheels, mythical creatures, and celestial beings. Visit the Konark Museum to delve deeper into the history and significance of the Sun Temple through its exhibits and artifacts. Next, drive to Chilika Lake, Asia's largest brackish water lagoon and a haven for migratory birds. Enjoy a boat ride to explore its picturesque islands, bird sanctuaries, and fishing villages, and keep an eye out for the playful Irrawaddy dolphins. After the boat ride, return to Puri for overnight stay. Explore the bustling Ananda Bazar nearby, where local vendors offer traditional handicrafts, souvenirs, and delicious street food reflecting Odisha's rich culinary heritage.

Day 3: Puri – Bhubaneshwar (65kms)

Enjoy breakfast at your hotel. Visit Jagannath Temple, one of the Char Dham pilgrimage sites and a significant Hindu temple dedicated to Lord Jagannath. Witness the grandeur of its architecture and immerse yourself in the temple rituals and spiritual fervor. Enroute to Bhubaneswar, visit Raghurajpur Artist Village, famous for Pattachitra paintings and local handicrafts. Drive back to Bhubaneswar for your onward journey or departure.

Included/Excluded

  • Assistance on arrival at airport.
  • 2 Nights' accommodation in 4-star hotels.
  • Daily breakfast and meal as per day plan.
  • Private air-conditioned deluxe car for airport transfer, sightseeing and excursion as per program.
  • English speaking tour guide on sightseeing days (local guide in each city), as per program.
  • Monument entrances and activities charges mentioned in the itinerary.
  • Bottled drinking water in car.
  • Government taxes.
  • Any flight tickets.
  • Camera charges at monuments.
  • Expenses of personal nature like liquor, laundry, tips, telephone, fax, internet etc.
  • Gratuities & optional activities.
  • Anything not mentioned in inclusions.

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