The Golden triangle of Orissa 5 days

Orissa 23 Itinerary: Bhubaneswar | Chilika (Satapada) | Puri Доступен просмотр картыПросмотр фото временно недоступенВидео временно недоступно
Meal plan: BB
Price: from € 165 per person / tour

On this tour you discover Bhubaneswar, the so-called city of temples, retrace stages of development of Hindu temple architecture and walk with religious spirit around the rock-cut temples and shrines of Udayagiri and Khandagiri caves. You’ll be impressed by architecture style of temples in Puri and Konark. Meeting with wild inhabitants of Chilika Lake, Asia’s largest brackish lagoon will stay in your memory for good.

Day 1: Bhubaneswar (Arrival)
Arrival in Bhubaneswar. Our representative meets you at the airport and accompanies to the hotel. Check-in at the hotel. After noon we go on sightseeing tour around Bhubaneswar. Bhubaneswar, known for its temples, is a major centre of attraction for tourist from far and wide. It is probably the only city that enables an authentic overview of the stages in development of Hindu temple architecture. It is the place where temple building activities of Odisha style flowered from its very inception to its fullest culmination extending over a period of one thousand years. Today Bhubaneswar is an embodiment of its dashing modernity and glorious past. Evening is free for independent activities. Overnight stay in Bhubaneswar.


Day 2: Bhubaneswar ~ Konark ~ Puri
After breakfast drive to Puri. En-route we visit through Dhauli - the Buddhist circuit, stop in Pipli to view the exquisite appliqué works. In Konark we visit the Sun temple, the world UNESCO heritage monument, which is especially attractive due to the huge wheels carved at the base of the temple, erotic style carvings, stone lions guarding the main entrance, elephant and horse statues around the temple. After that we drive some kilometres east of the temple to enjoy romantic atmosphere, clean sands, cool blue sea and sweet breeze at lovely and quite Chandrabhaga beach and the most picturesque Ramchandi beach, a famous picnic spot. Arrival in Puri where we spend unforgettable evening at golden beach. Overnight stay in Puri. Puri is one of the four main Hindu pilgrim centres in India and is famous for its Jagannath Temple. This 65 metre high temple built in the 12th century AD dominates the landscape. The grand edifice has all the richness and plasticity of the Kalinga style of architecture. Over one million people flock to this holy place every year to participate in the Rath Yatra or Car Festival. Puri is well-known for its golden beach with miles of yellow sand, blue waves, white surf and bright sunshine.


Day 3: Puri ~ Chilika ~ Bhubaneswar
Early in the morning drive to Satapada (One end of Chilika Lagoon). During cruise in Asia’s largest brackish lagoon you explore Sea mouth, Rajhans Island, rare Irrawaddy dolphins, local birds etc. Back to Puri. Late afternoon proceed to Bhubaneswar, en-route visit through Raghurajpur artisan village. Overnight stay in Bhubaneswar.


Day 4: In Bhubaneswar
Today the whole day is dedicated to sightseeing around Bhubaneswar. After breakfast we visit Lingaraj temple that has beautiful yellow lions and 50 smaller temples and shrines, Mukteswar temple noted for its exquisite carvings of Buddhist, Jain and Hindu styles, Rajarani temple with ornate temple sanctuary and tower 64 Yogini Temple etc. Then we pay a visit to Khandagiri and Udayagiri caves. Their rock-cut temples and shrines are decorated with carved figures of people, animals, symbols, battle scenes and so on. Besides, Khandagiri offers marvellous views of Bhubaneswar. We also go to Tribal museum in order to get acquainted with culture, everyday life of local tribes. If time permits we visit Nandankanan zoological park that is popular for white tiger. Overnight stay in Bhubaneswar.


Day 5: Bhubaneswar (Departure)
In time transfer to Airport/Railway station for onwards journey.

the prices are valid for a period 01.10.12 – 31.03.13

(except of period 22.12.12 - 05.01.13)

price per person / tour
no. of person
 hotels 4*

hotels 5*

2

€ 210

€ 240

4 € 180

€ 219

6

€ 165

€ 195

The price includes:

  • Representative at the airport
  • Transfer from / to the airport
  • Accommodation on BB basis
  • Conducted sightseeing tours
  • Parks, palaces, cultural programs

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