Wellness Yoga Tour of Odisha
Places Covered: Bhubaneswar – Puri – Konark – Bhubaneswar
Duration: 05 nights / 06 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 Odisha). Back to hotel. Evening attend the briefing session about the Yoga & Meditation programme. Dinner and Overnight stay at Bhubaneswar.
Day 02: Bhubaneswar
Early morning have Yoga Session by trainer. After breakfast visit to famous city temples including Lingaraj, Parsurameswar,Mukteswar,Brahmeswar & Rajarani. Back to hotel for lunch. After lunch go for shopping tour in the local market. Back to hotel. Evening have meditation & Discourse programme. Dinner & Overnight stay at Bhubaneswar.
Day 03: Bhubaneswar
Early morning have Yoga Session. After breakfast visit to Nanadankanan Zoo (famous for white tiger safari). Also visit to Butterfly garden. Back to hotel for lunch. After lunch visit to Tribal museum (closed on Monday) & Cactus Garden. Back to hotel. Evening have meditation & discourse programme. Dinner & Overnight stay at Bhubaneswar.
Day 04: Bhubaneswar – Puri
Early morning have the Yoga Session. After breakfast drive to Puri enroute visit Dhauli (Budhist stupa/ peace pagoda), Pipli (the appliqué work village) & Raghurajpur (the Artisan village, the most famous attraction here are the Pattachitra). Check in to the hotel. After lunch visit to Lord Jagannath Temple (Non Hindus are not allowed) & golden beach. Back to hotel. Evening have meditation & discourse programme. Dinner & Overnight stay at Puri.
Day 05: Puri – Konark
Early morning practise Yoga. After breakfast drive to Konark enroute visit Hariharananda Yoga Ashram. On arrival check in to the eco resort. Lunch at hotel. After lunch visit to Konark Sun temple & Oddissi Dance institute. Back to hotel. Evening practise Meditation & Discourse programme. Dinner & Overnight stay at Konark.
Day 06: Konark – Bhubaneswar & Departure
Early morning practice Yoga on the beach. After breakfast drive to Bhubaneswar & drop to airport for on wards 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|
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