Beach Tour to Odisha
Places Covered: Bhubaneswar – Puri – Konark – Chilika – Gopalpur – Bhubaneswar – Chandipur – Bhubaneswar
Duration: 08 Nights / 09 Days
Khandagiri and Udayagiri
These twin hills are situated in Bhubaneswar. There are 117 caves in these twin hills. The Rani Gumpha is the largest cave in the Udaygiri hill. Another famous cave called the Hati Gumpha is also there where the rock is engraved with Hathigumpha inscription by King Kharavela. These caves contain a Barabhuja temple and a Jain temple.
Dhauli (The Peace Pagoda)
The rock edict of Dhauli bears the early history of Kalinga and this rock edict was engraved by Emperor Ashoka. river daya increases its beauty. In the evening the scenery is beautiful, which attracts the visitors.
Rajarani temple is one of the most renowned temples in Bhubaneswar, the capital city of Odisha. It is made from the wonderful red and gold sandstone, which is locally known as Rajarani and this is what gives the temple its name of Rajarani. The major attractions of the temple consist of the elaborately carved figurines. Rajarani temple of Bhubaneshwar is dedicated to Lord Brahma. The origin of this temple can be dated back to the eleventh century. It is an epitome of elegance and grace. The sculptural images adorning its interiors are simply outstanding. Females are portrayed in different postures, like holding the child in their arms, holding mirror in their hand, etc. There is no other temple of this kind in the entire state of Odisha. Rajarani temple has also been ornamented with marvelous artistic sculptural carvings and stands enclosed within a beautiful garden.
Konark – Sun Temple – World Heritage Site
Sun Temple of Konark, built in the middle of 13th century, is a massive conception of artistic magnificence and engineering dexterity. King Narasimhadeva I, the great ruler of the Ganga dynasty had built this temple, with the help of 1200 artisans within a period of 12 years (1243-1255 A.D.). Konark Temple was designed in the form of a gorgeously decorated chariot mounted on 24 wheels, each about 10 feet in diameter, and drawn by 7 mighty horses. It is really difficult to understand, how this huge temple, every inch-space of which was so wonderfully carved, could have been completed within such a short time. Whatever that might be, the Konark temple even in its present ruined state, still a wonder to the whole world. Great poet Rabindranath Tagore wrote of Konark: “here the language of stone surpasses the language of man.”
Day 01: Arrival at Bhubaneswar
On arrival at Bhubaneswar airport / railway station transfer to hotel.Later if time permit half day sightseeing of tribal museum ( closed on Monday ), Khandagiri & Udaigiri Jain caves ( oldest rock cut caves, the caves are reminiscent of influence of Buddhism and Jainism in Orissa ). Overnight at Bhubaneswar.
Day 02: Bhubaneswar – Dhauli – Hirapur – Pipli – Raghurajpur – Puri
Morning drive to Puri enroute visit Dhauli ( Budhist stupa/ peace pagoda ) , Hirapur ( 64 yogini temple ) , Pipli ( the appliqué work village ) & Raghurajpur ( the Artisan village, the most famous attraction here are the Pattachitra (miniature paintings ), palm leaf engravings, stone carvings, wooden toys, tusser paintings etc. Proceed to Puri and check in to the hotel. Relax on the Golden beach of Puri. Overnight at Puri.
Day 03: Puri – Konark – Puri
Morning visit to Jagannath temple (non Hindus are not allowed). Then drive to Konark to visit the Sun temple (one of the world famous heritage site & famously known as Black Pagoda). Enroute visit to Ramchandi temple & Chandrabhaga beach (one of the finest beaches with a long stretch of clean sands & the beach has its own lovely serenity). Return back to Puri. Evening visit to beach market. Overnight at Puri.
Day 04: Puri – Chilika – Gopalpur
Morning drive to Chilika Lake at Barkul (the largest brackish water lake). At Chilika take the boat cruise to explore the bird’s island & Nalabana Island. Then proceed to Gopalpur and check in to the hotel. Rest time relax at Gopalpur on Sea Overnight at Gopalpur.
Day 05: Excursion to Taratarini & Patisonapur beach
Morning after breakfast visit to Taratarini temple (the legendary temple on the hillock). Back to the hotel. Then visit to Patisonapur beach (quiet & secluded beach). Back to the hotel. Overnight at Gopalpur-on-Sea.
Day 06: Gopalpur – Bhubaneswar
Morning drive back to Bhubaneswar and check in to the hotel. Then visit to famous city temples including Rajarani, Parsurameswar, Mukteswar (Gem of Orissan architecture), & Lingaraj (it is the biggest temple in Bhubaneswar). Overnight at Bhubaneswar.
Day 07: Bhubaneswar – Chandipur
Morning drive to Chandipur and visit to Khirachora Gopinath temple. Then check in to the hotel Visit to the Chandipur beach (the beach where the water receeds 5kms away from the beach) & Balramgadi (the meeting spot of one river & sea & also it is a fishing spot). Back to hotel & Overnight.
Day 08: Chandipur – Bhubaneswar
Morning visit to Panchalingeswar temple (situated on a hillock and it is a place with beautiful surroundings and serves as a picnic spot for the visitors. The five lingams known as Panchalingeswar with the perennial spring flowing over them are the added attraction of this place. Then drive to Bhubaneswar and check in to the hotel. Rest time is free for own activates.
Day 09: Departure from Bhubaneswar
Morning transfer to airport / railway station for onwards journey
|New Delhi to Bhubaneswar|
|Flight||Dept. Time||Arrv. Time||Duration|
|Indigo – 6E-253||07:00 – NewDelhi||09:00 – Bhubaneswar||02h 00m – Nonstop|
|Air India – AI – 877||07:05 – NewDelhi||09:00 – Bhubaneswar||01h 55m – Non Stop|
|Go Air – G8 – 163||05:20 – NewDelhi||07:30 – Bhubaneshwar||02h 10m – Non Stop|
- Transportation by Ac Indigo (for 2 person) & by Ac Innova (for 04 & 06 person).
- All toll tax, parking fees & driver allowances.
- Accommodation in Twin sharing at Bhubaneswar & Puri for 05nights on CPAI Plan.
- For Std PKG 2* hotel & For Dlx PKG 3* & for Premium PKG 4* hotel is included.
- Inclusive of Govt. service tax.
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