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Odisha Divine Heritage Tour

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Duration

5 Nights / 6 Days

Tour Type

Daily Tour

Group Size

10 people

Languages

English

Overview

Embark on the Odisha Divine Heritage Tour to explore the rich cultural tapestry of Bhubaneswar and Puri. Begin in Bhubaneswar, where ancient temples like Lingaraj and Rajarani mesmerize with their intricate sculptures and spiritual ambiance. Discover the serene Khandagiri and Udayagiri Caves, offering a glimpse into Jain rock-cut architecture dating back to the 2nd century BCE. Journey to Puri, famed for its iconic Jagannath Temple and tranquil beaches. Explore the UNESCO World Heritage Konark Sun Temple, a marvel of ancient architecture adorned with celestial carvings. Delve into local artistry at Raghurajpur Village, known for its vibrant Pattachitra paintings. Conclude this cultural odyssey with memories of spiritual enlightenment and coastal serenity in the heart of Odisha.

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

Arrive in Bhubaneswar and check into your hotel. Visit 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. Explore Khandagiri and Udayagiri Caves, ancient Jain rock-cut caves dating back to the 2nd century BCE. Admire the intricate carvings, inscriptions, and the serene atmosphere atop these hills. Proceed to Rajarani Temple, known for its unique architectural style and intricate sculptures of divine figures. Capture the essence of Odisha's architectural heritage amidst lush surroundings. Visit the Odisha State Museum to discover its extensive collection of archaeological artifacts, sculptures, and historical relics spanning millennia of Odisha's cultural evolution.

Day 2: Bhubaneswar

Start the day with a hearty breakfast at your hotel. Visit Dhauli Shanti Stupa, a Buddhist monument atop Dhauli Hill, marking the site of Emperor Ashoka's transformation after the Kalinga War. Enjoy panoramic views of the Daya River and explore the nearby Peace Pagoda. Embark on a full-day excursion to Ratnagiri, Lalitgiri, and Udayagiri Buddhist excavation sites. Explore these ancient sites known for their monastic complexes, stupas, and artifacts dating back to the 1st century BCE to the 12th century CE. Learn about the rich Buddhist heritage of the region amidst serene landscapes.

Day 3: Bhubaneswar - Puri (65kms)

After breakfast, embark on a scenic drive to Puri, a coastal gem known for its sacred temples and serene beaches. En route, visit 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. Check in at your hotel in Puri. Relax on Puri Beach, known for its golden sands and tranquil waters. Enjoy a leisurely walk along the shoreline or indulge in beach activities as you soak in the coastal charm. Explore Chandrabhaga Beach, known for its pristine beauty and panoramic views of the Bay of Bengal. Take in the serene ambiance and unwind amidst nature's tranquility.

Day 4: Puri

Enjoy breakfast with a view of the ocean at your hotel. Visit Chilika Lake, Asia's largest brackish water lagoon and a haven for migratory birds. Embark on a boat ride to explore its picturesque islands, bird sanctuaries, and fishing villages. Keep an eye out for the playful Irrawaddy dolphins. 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. Explore the bustling Ananda Bazar nearby, where local vendors offer traditional handicrafts, souvenirs, and delicious street food reflecting Odisha's rich culinary heritage.

Day 5: Puri

Begin the day with a delicious breakfast at your hotel. Explore Raghurajpur Artist Village, renowned for its Pattachitra paintings, an ancient form of scroll painting from Odisha. Witness skilled artisans at work and learn about their traditional techniques and artistic traditions. Purchase authentic souvenirs directly from the artists. Return to Puri and spend the evening at leisure, exploring local markets for souvenirs or enjoying another peaceful stroll along the beach.

Day 6: Puri - Bhubaneshwar

After breakfast, return to Bhubaneswar. Depart from Bhubaneswar with cherished memories of the spiritual, cultural, and natural treasures experienced during your journey through Bhubaneswar and Puri.

Included/Excluded

  • Assistance on arrival at airport.
  • 5 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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