Temples of enchanting Odisha

(06 nights 07 days)

Overview

The Temples of Odisha is a beautiful introduction to the unexplored East Indian State with history, tribal culture and natural beauty to offer along with sun and sand. Odisha is home to some wonderful nature reserves, where rare crocodiles, dolphins, turtles and thousands of birds. This trip covers the capital city Bhubaneswar, beach city of Puri, and ruins of Konark, sanctuary in Barkul, Pipil and Dhauli. Blessings at devotional site, enchanting monuments, UNESCO World Heritage sites and nature will make this a memorable trip. Foodies can taste a set of regional flavours cooked in Odishan style.



Highlights

Trip will unfold as:

Day 1

Bhubaneswar

Arrive at Bhubaneswar Airport. The Cloud Itineraries representative escorts you to the pre-booked hotel. After a bit of relaxation, leave for a half day tour of the city and cover temples like Lingaraja Temple, a lord Shiva temple; Parasurameswar Temple, built during the 7th century; Rajarani Temple, which was constructed for the Oriya king and his queen; and Mukteshwar Temple, an architectural gem.

Day 2

Bhubaneswar

Post breakfast leave to explore the Buddhist triangle of Odisha – Lalitgiri (oldest Buddhist center of Odisha), Ratnagiri (has a rich concentration of Buddhist antiquities), and Udayagiri (largest Buddhist complexes in Odisha).

Day 3

Bhubaneswar- Puri (70 kms/1-2 hrs)

In the morning, drive to Puri. En-route, visit Dhauli (the peace pagoda); Pipli (the appliqué work village) and Raghurajpur (artisan village- famous for pattachitra, palm leaf engravings, stone and wooden carvings, tussar paintings). On arrival in Puri check-in to the hotel. Later visit Jagannath temple and relax on the golden beach of Puri. Overnight stay in Puri.

Day 4

Puri- Konark- Puri (35 kms/1 hr - oneway)

After breakfast, drive to Konark to visit the Sun temple, one of the world famous heritage site; Ramchandi temple and the Chandraprabha beach. Return back to Puri in the evening.

Day 5

Puri- Barkul- Gopalpur (180 kms/4 hrs)

Leave for Barkul in the morning. Take a boat ride to spot birds and goddess Kalijai temple will be covered. Later drive to Gopalpur, check-in to the hotel. Rest of the evening is free.

Day 6

Gopalpur- Bhubaneswar (175 kms/4 hrs)

Start your day by visiting the Sonepur beach. Continue the drive to Bhubaneswar. In the evening, visit Udayagiri and Khandagiri Caves, rock cut Jain temples.

Day 7

Bhubaneswar

From the airport in Bhubaneswar, take your onward flight.

As at Cloud Itineraries we believe in letting you ‘live the journey’, please do not hesitate to speak to us to tweak your holiday or change the route. You could also ‘create your own experience’ with our expert help. So hop on and let’s build the most memorable trip together.

Without a doubt, your trip will give you a memory of a lifetime. In addition to a dedicated tour manager/coordinator, your holiday trip is laced by assistance on arrival and departure at the airport, soothing stays at suggested hotels, quick transfers with a driver, all government and road taxes paid for along with driver’s allowance, splendid sightseeing as mentioned, English speaking guides for tours in plan and delish meals as per your itinerary. Please note, that all applicable taxes and service charges will be included as well.


(Exclusions- international airfares, visa charges, meals outside of plan, monument fees, camera charges, insurance and personal expenses).

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