Temple of Puri with Rock Edicts and Art & Crafts Village Tour




OVERVIEW:
Our tour of Bhubaneshwar Day Excursion lets you have 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 of Puri - the cultural capital of Odisha, including the Jagannath Temple and Gundicha Temple, both are venue for the celebrated Rath Yatra (Chariot Festival); the Raghurajpur artist village known for its Patta (dried palm leaf) Painting; to Pipli village for its unique Appliqué handicrafts work; and to Dhauli where lies the ancient rock edicts of Emperor Ashoka dating to 265 BC.

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, gorgeous natural beauty, and a unique Indian culture

Pick Up: 09:00 AM
Duration: 10 Hrs


TOUR ITINERARY

You will be picked up from your hotel and driven to Puri - a town in Odisha with long recorded history dating to the 3rd century BC. Visit Puri Jagannath temple and Gundicha temple. The Puri Jagannath temple is one of the holy places in Hindu faith. Mentioned as one of the divine Char Dhams (India’s Four Hindu Pilgrimages Circuit), the temple is dedicated to the "Lord of the Universe' Jagannath. Pay your respects and move to the Gundicha temple. This temple is the venue of the highly celebrated Puri Rath Yatra Festival (the homecoming festival of the deities of Jagannath Temple) that takes the Gods and Goddess of Jagannath temple on a procession in a chariot during the festival.

Now proceed to have sumptuous lunch at a good local restaurant.

After lunch, drive to Raghurajpur, the artists’ village, famous for its Patta paintings which are made over a piece of cloth or a dried palm leaf. The art form dates back to 5th century BC.

Later drive back to Bhubaneswar. En route visit Pipli a town of artisans famous for their beautiful and colourful applique handicrafts. This art is the source of livelihood for most people of this region.

On the way to Bhubaneshwar, you will also visit to Dhauli Rock Edict’s of Ashoka of the Mauryan Empire from the 3rd Century BC. It is this place where the famous King Ashoka had converted to Buddhism and installed rock edicts to record his new maxim after the end of the great war of Kalinga in 262 BCE. Dhauli is now an important centre for Buddhism in India.

Post tour get dropped at your hotel in Bhubaneshwar..

Tour Ends

Tour Price: INR 8,775 /- per person

 

Inclusions

  • Hotel Pick up & drop off (Selected hotels only).
  • 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.
  • Lunch at a local restaurant
  • 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.

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