05 Days of Odyssey- Puri, Chilika Lake, Konark, Bhitarkanika and Dhenkanal




OVERVIEW:
Bhubaneshwar is the capital city of the Indian state of Odisha (formerly Orissa) and enjoys the reputation of being the “Temple City of India” dotted with more than 500 temples that are manifestations of the exquisite temple architecture of Odisha. Dating over 2000 years, the ancient city of Odisha is the land of splendid temples, impressive history, stunning golden beaches, fascinating tribal culture, fantastic handicraft, amazing wildlife sanctuaries, gorgeous natural beauty, and a unique Indian culture.

There are many places around Bhubaneshwar which are worth a visit. If the temple of Puri is one of the most worshiped temples of India, the sun temple at Konark perplexes with the mystery behind its door. The Buddhist complex at Lalitgiri and monastery of Ratnagiri are equally spellbinding. During this tour, visit Bhitarkanika National Park, home to saltwater crocodiles and the land of lush green mangroves. Not just the temples and beaches, Orissa is hub of rural handicrafts and thick forests as well. Get a taste of Oriya arts and crafts as you stay at the residence of erstwhile royal family of Dhenkanal and visit the nearby crafts village.

Visit Orissa - The Soul of Incredible India!!

Pick Up: 09:00 AM
Duration: 04 Nights / 05 Days


TOUR ITINERARY

Day 1 Bhubaneswar – Chilika Lake (130kms/ 3 hours) – Puri (37 Kms/ 50 Mins)
Drive to Chilika Lake . This is India’s largest brackish water lake of 1100 sq kms water body which is home to many marine species and winter home to migratory birds. Visit Chilika Mouth and Dolphin Point, before heading for a sumptuous lunch.

Later drive to Puri and check in to the hotel upon arrival. Evening is free to spend on beach.

Dinner and Overnight stay at a hotel in Puri

Day 2 Puri
After breakfast visit Lord Jagannath Temple, the main temple in Puri which is one of the most important Dhams (religious places) for Hindus. Non Hindus will see the temple from outside and top of the building in front of temple. Also visit Bada Danda (Local Market in front of Temple). Gundicha Temple, Sunar Gourang, Swargdwar (Hindu Funeral Ground) and Sudam Pradhan Sand Art Museum. After lunch, visit Raghurjpur Artisan’s village famous for Patta Painting, Palm leaf writing and stone curving. Evening free to spend on beach.

Dinner and Overnight stay at a hotel in Puri

Day 3 Puri – Konark – Ratnagiri , Udayagiri and Lalitgiri, - Bhitarkanika (306 Kms/ 09 Hrs)
Morning after breakfast, drive to Bhitarkanika. En route visit Chandrabhaga Beach, Konark Sun Temple (13th Century temple, built in form of a chariot. World Heritage Site.), Ratnagiri, Udayagiri and Lalitgiri Buddhist monasteries( developed up to 12 th Century A D). Have lunch en route. Arrive and check in to the hotel.

Dinner and Overnight stay at a hotel/ resort in Bhitarkanika.

Day 4 Bhitarkanika – Dhenkanal (199 Kms/ 06 Hrs)
Early morning take the boat ride to Bhitarknika Sanctuary. This is the second largest mangrove vegetation of India famous for Crocodile, Reptiles, Migratory birds and Mangrove vegetation. Back to resort for lunch. After lunch, drive to Dhenkanal Palace visiting Chhatia Jagannath Temple en route. Non Hindus can go inside the temple. It is said that, if ever, Puri gets sub merged under sea water, Lord Jagannath will be worshiped here.

Dinner and Overnight stay in Dhenkanal Palace.

Day 5 Dhenkanal – Bhubaneswar (103 Kms/ 3.5 Hrs)
After breakfast visit the Palace. Later drive to Bhubaneswar visiting en route ,Sadaibarini Dokra Metal work village and Nuapatana Sari weaving village. These villages are famous for tie and dye printing technique. Meet the artisans at work in their workshop.

Later drive to Bhubaneshwar and get transferred to hotel/ airport..

Tour Ends

Tour Price: INR 82,535 /- per person

 

Inclusions

  • Hotel Pick up & drop off (Selected hotels only).
  • 04 Nights accommodation in a 3 star hotel on Single/ Twin / Triple basis
  • All meals
  • Professional English-Speaking local guide during sightseeing.
  • Entrance Fees to all sightseeing places as per itinerary.
  • Transportation in an air-conditioned vehicle as per itinerary.
  • 01 Boat ride in Chilika Lake on sharing basis
  • 01 Boat ride in Bhitarkanika National Park on sharing basis
  • 1 Mineral Water Bottles per person per day in the car.
  • All expenses related to the Vehicle i. e. Toll taxes, car Parking, Fuel charges etc.
  • All Applicable Local & Govt taxes.

Exclusions

  • Domestic / International Airfare.
  • Any personal expenses.
  • Tips to Guide & Driver.
  • Any meals and beverages
  • Any other services which are not mentioned above.

 

Additional info

  • The tour price given above is per person. If yours is a group of 05 or more, it will get discounted. Reach us to know the discounted offer.
  • All the overnight tours need to be confirmed a week before the tour commencement date , as it involves hotel and flight reservations.
  • You may get the internal flight tickets booked on your own. However, we can always assist you provided that we receive the airfare payment in advance. Any increase in fare at the time of actual reservation will be charged extra on actual.

Flight tickets booking closer to the travel dates usually result in higher airfares.

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