Art , Palace, Buddhism & Wildlife Tour




OVERVIEW:
Our ‘2 nights and 3 days’ tour of Bhubaneshwar offers you a full-fledged glimpse of India’s cultural and historical tapestry, in a short time span. This incredible odyssey to the Temple City of India – Bhubaneshwar begins in a private and comfortable Air-conditioned vehicle accompanied by a professional guide and takes you on an excursion to popular attractions near Bhubaneshwar such as Nuapatna (the exquisite sari weaving village) and Sadaibarini famous for its Dhokra or bell metal handicraft; the beautiful Dhenkanal Palace; the ancient Buddhist sites of Ratnagiri, Udayagiri and Lalitgiri, all three are home to rich Buddhist excavations; and lastly Bhitarkanika Sanctuary offering nature’s real retreat among wild crocodiles and a wide array of flora and fauna.

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. This ancient city, dating over 2000 years, boasts some of the most extraordinary temple architectures and other wonderful heritage monuments. Odisha is the land of splendid temples, impressive history & legend, stunning golden beaches, fascinating tribal culture, fantastic ancient artwork, amazing wildlife sanctuaries, gorgeous natural beauty, and a unique Indian culture.

Pick Up: 09:00 AM
Duration: 02 Nights/ 03 Days


TOUR ITINERARY

Day 1: Bhubaneswar – Nuapatana – Sadai Barini Joranda – Dhenkanal (103 Kms/ 3.5 Hrs drive)
Drive to Nuapatana village famous for its hand woven Khandua Silk and Ikat sarees. Visit the weaver’s village and witness their creative work. Then drive to Sadaibarini village renowned the world over for its commendable ‘Dhokra’ or bell metal handicraft, which dates back to pre-historic time of the Indus Valley civilization. Next drive to Dhenkanal, and visit the Dhenkanal Palace that is a large complex of apartments, courts and gardens nestled against the slopes of the Eastern Ghats of India. This 150-year old former palace is now turned to a comfortable guest house.

Check-in at hotel. Lunch Break.

After lunch drive to Joranda. Visit Joranda Temple and meet the sadhus (the sect belongs to a group of ascetics) in their evening prayer. Return to Dhenkanal. Overnight stay is at Dhenkanal Palace.

Day 2: Dhenkanal – Ratnagiri – Udayagiri – Lalitgiri – Bhitarkanika (Ali Palace) Sanctuary (234 Kms/ 07 Hrs drive)
This morning after breakfast, drive to Bhitarkanika visiting Ratnagiri, Udayagiri and Lalitgiri (one of the earliest Biuddhist sites in Odisha), three ancient Buddhist excavation sites and a popular Buddhist tourist circuit in the state. These Buddhist ruins were developed during the 6th and 12th Century A D. Museum of Ratnagiri and Lalitgiri are most important.

Overnight stay is at Bhitarkanika.

Day 3: Bhitarkanika – Bhubaneswar (171 Kms/ 05 Hrs drive)
This morning, visit Bhitarkanika Sanctuary - second largest Mangrove vegetation of India, and famous for salt water Crocodile, Birds and Reptiles.

In the afternoon drive to Bhubaneshwar.

Tour Ends

Tour Price: INR 48,281/- per person

 

Inclusions

  • Hotel Pick up & drop off (Selected hotels only).
  • 02 Nights accommodation in 3 star hotels on Single/ Twin / Triple sharing basis
  • 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 at Bhitarkanika Sanctuary
  • 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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