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Photography Tour of Odisha

Photography Tour to Odisha

Destinations covered: Bhubaneswar-Mangalajodi- Satkosia – Bhitarkanika –  Similipal – Bhubaneswar
Duration: 10 Nights / 11 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

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 transfer to hotel. Later if time permit half day sightseeing of tribal museum, Khandagiri & Udaigiri Jain caves. Overnight stay at Bhubaneswar.

Day 02 : Bhubaneswar – Manglajodi – Bhubaneswar

Morning drive to Mangalajodi (the bird’s paradise). Take boat cruise & have photography of migratory birds. Back to Bhubaneswar & night stay.

Day 03 : Bhubaneswar – Satkosia

Morning after breakfast drive to Satkosia and check in the forest guest house. After lunch visit to Labangi (scenic beauty) & Hatigirija. Have photography of the natural sceneries. Night stay at forest guest house.

Day 04 : Satkosia

Morning after breakfast check out from hotel. Take bi cycle tour to Tikarpada enroute visit to Kuadoli , Chhotkei ( Have photography of variety of butterflies at Kuadoli & natural seneries at Chhotkei ). Check in to the tented accommodation. Have lunch. Rest for some time. Take boat cruise in Satkosia gorge where you will come across gharials . Back to Tent. Evening enjoy bon fire. Dinner & Overnight stay.

Day 05 : Satkosia – Dhenkanal

Morning drive to Dhenkanal and visit to Joranda to see the Mahima Cult.Check in to the Palace. After lunch visit to some villages near by. Back to Palace & Overnight stay.

Day 06 : Dhenkanal – Bhitarkanika

Morning after breakfast drive to Bhitarkanika and take the boat cruise from Khola ( 45 mins cruise ). Reach Dangamal and check in to the forest guest house. After lunch take boat cruise and reach at Jetty. From there trek in the jungle and visit to Siva temple , Sikarkothi ( shooting block of King Kanika ). Also go up to the watch tower to see the wild animals grazing in a open field. Trek back upto Jetty. From there take boat cruise to Dangamal. Dinner & Overnight stay.

Day 07 : Bhitarkanika

Early morning around 6.30am take boat cruise and reach jetty. From jetty trek ( 20mins ) and reach the watch tower and from there you will have the scenic view of Bagagahan ( trees full of birds ). Back to Dangamal by boat. After breakfast take boat ( 4hrs cruise ). While cruising you will find the mangrove forest on both the riverside and also you will see the crocodiles on both side of the river bank. Lunch at Habilikhati. Take rest for half am hour. Then walk on the beach side ( 4kms ) and reach Ekakula ( the meet point of sea & 4 rivers ). Then back to Habilikhati either by walk Or take boat upto jetty and from there walk ( 2kms ) to reach guest house. Dinner & Overnight stay.

Day 08 : Bhitarkanika – Baripada / Lulung

Morning take boat cruise to Jayanagar ( exit point ). Then drive to Baripada / Lulung and check in to the hotel. Overnight stay.

Day 09 : Similipal

Morning take Jeep safari and visit to Joranda Water fall from the watch tower ( it is the 19th highest waterfall of India & It is a straight and single drop waterfall ) , Barehipani water fall  ( it is India’s 2nd highest and orissa’s highest waterfall. The height of the waterfall is 1309 ft & it falls in two drops ). Also visit to Barehipani village & Haldia Village ( where you will witness the leaf plate making ). Check in to the Jungle lode at Ramtirtha. Visit to Gharial Research centre & Interpretation Centre. Overnight stay at Jungle lodge.

Day 10 : Similipal – Bhubaneswar

Morning drive back to Bhubaneswar and check in to the hotel. Rest time is free. Night stay at Bhubaneswar.

Day 11 : Drop to Airport

Morning transfer to airport for onwards journey.

flight-icon  Flight Connectivity

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

  Suggested clothes to carry

For Summer:

Light coloured cotton clothes, shoes – sandals

For Winter:

Warm woollen cozy clothes & shoes.

  Famous shopping items

Handloom Saree, Pattachitra, Applique Work, Palm leaf printing, Filigree work, Dokra Craft, Golden Grass Craft, Terracotta, Stone work, Tribal jewelleries etc.

food-icon Famous food items

Pumpkin Blossoms, Dalma, Mustard Fish Curry

weather-icon  Best time to visit

January 100/ 100%
February 100/ 100%
March 90/ 100%
April 70/ 100%
May 50/ 100%
June 30/ 100%
July 20/ 100%
August 30/ 100%
September 50/ 100%
October 70/ 100%
November 100/ 100%
December 100/ 100%
  • 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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Jayadev Vihar, Bhubaneswar, Odisha 751001 India

All 157 rooms provide conveniences like refrigerators and coffee makers, plus free WiFi and TVs with cable channels. 24-hour room service, minibars, and free newspapers are among the other amenities available to guests.

The Chariot Resorts & Spa ***

Sipasarubali, Baliapanda, Puri, Odisha 752001 India

All 144 rooms provide conveniences like refrigerators and coffee makers, plus free WiFi and balconies. Other amenities available to guests include 24-hour room service, satellite TV, and minibars.

Blue Lily Beach Resort ****

Sipasarubali, Baliapanda, Puri, Odisha 752001 India

All 50 rooms offer balconies, 24-hour room service, and LCD TVs. Minibars, coffee makers, and free bottled water are among the other amenities available to guests.

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