07 Days / 06 Nights)
Destinations Covered :
Bhubaneswar - Puri - Konark - Chilika
Day 01: Bhubanesar - Puri
Arrival at Bhubaneswar. Welcome to Temple City of India”. Drive to Puri (65 kms / 2hrs) on arrival at Puri check-in to the hotel with warm welcome, Morning at leisure. Evening enjoy at hotel's exclusive beach. Overnight stay at hotel.
Day 02: Puri
Morning at leisure, Afternoon visit to Ramchandi about 15 kms along the beach, on the bank of the river Kushabhadra. Goddess Ramchandi, the presiding deity of the Konark region is worshiped here with reverence. Visit Sun Temple Konark, dedicated to Lord Surya, the Sun god. Enroute visit to stone carving artisan village at Chaitana. Evening enjoy a special Odissi dance performance at the Amphi Theatre, back to hotel. Overnight stay at hotel.
Day 03: Puri
Morning visit to the most awaited Lord Jagannath Temple, 12th Century temple is known for its annual Rath Yatra or Car Festival. Thereafter go to the grand road called Bada Dand which is shoppers delight. Back to hotel Afternoon visit to Artist's village of Raghurajpur, 25 kms. away. Popularly known for its Patachitra, artists have revived lost art in fascinating paintings & palm etching being recreated by deft hands of craftsmen Evening back to hotel. Overnight stay at hotel.
Day 04: Puri - Bhubaneswar
Morning check-out and proceed to Bhubaneswar (65 kms / 02 hrs). Enroute visit Pipli Village - one of the most important cottage industries encouraged by creation of appliqué work. Thereafter visit to Dhauligiri, the famous Japanese temple on the hill. On arrival at Bhubaneswar check-in to the hotel. Afternoon visit to Rajarani & Mukteshwar temple followed by city tour of Bhubaneswar with shopping. Overnight at hotel.
Day 05: Bhubaneswar - Chilika
Morning check-out and depart for Chilka (110kms/3hrs). Enroute visit to Nandankanan Sanctuary and Biological Park, Established in 1979, offering its inhabitants a true feel of their natural habitats, Gharials (crocodile) and White Tigers. Nandankan also runs a Lion and a White Tiger Safari. Thereafter proceed to Chilka. On arrival check-in to your hotel. Chilka Lake is Asia's largest brackish water lake. Dotted with beautiful islands, it has the richest variety of aquatic fauna and it is a bird watcher's paradise when migratory birds arrive in winter from Siberia. Visit to goddess Kalijai Island by boat. Evening back to hotel. Overnight at hotel.
Day 06: Chilika - Bhubaneswar
Morning check-out and depart for Bhubaneswar, enroute visit Khandagiri and Udaigiri -the major Orissan historical monuments after Ashoka's rock-cut edict. Khandagiri, with its 15 Jain caves will be on the left and Udaigiri, with its 18 caves on the right…including famous Hathi Gumpha (Elephant cave) with its famous inscription of Kharavela. Proceed to Bhubaneswar, on arrival check-in at hotel. Evening at leisure or shopping. Overnight at hotel.
Day 07: Bhubaneswar
Morning free at leisure, afternoon check-out and proceed to Railway station or Airport carrying sweet memories for your onward journey.