Explore the rich cultural heritage of Orissa in its ancient temples, cuisines and traditions as you visit this interesting and less discovered Indian state! See the ancient monuments in Konarak and Puri, shop for ‘patachitra’ paintings, walk on the beach in Puri for a complete experience of this culturally rich state!
On arrival at Bhubaneswar airport met by our representative. Then transfer to hotel. Later half day sightseeing of tribal museum ( closed on Monday ), Khandagiri and Udaigiri Jain caves ( oldest rock cut caves, the caves are reminiscent of influence of Buddhism and Jainism in Orissa ). Overnight at Bhubaneswar.
Morning after breakfast visit to famous city temples including Parsurameswar (built in 650 AD, is one of the oldest temples existing in Bhubaneswar and typical example of the Orissan style of temple architecture) , Mukteswar ( Gem of Orissan architecture ), Brahmeswar ( built in 11th century AD, is a milestone in the temple architecture of Orissa) , Rajarani ( it was constructed in the 10th and 11th century from reddish gold sandstone called ‘Rajarani’ in the local dialect ) and Lingaraj ( it was built in 1114 AD to the glory of Shiva and is the biggest temple in Bhubaneswar). After lunch visit to Nandankanan Zoo ( closed on Monday ).This Zoo is famous for the white tiger safari and Botanical garden. Overnight at Bhubaneswar.
Morning after breakfast drive to Puri enroute visit Dhauli (Budhist stupa / peace pagoda ) , Pipli ( the appliqué work village ) and Konark Sun Temple ( famously known as black pagoda ). Then proceed to Puri and check in to the hotel. Evening visit of Lord Jagannath Temple (Non Hindus are not allowed) / Relax on the golden beach of puri. Overnight at Puri.
Drive back to Bhubaneswar and transfer to airport to board the flight for onwards journey.
|Bhubaneshwar||2||Hotel VIITS/ Similar||Hotel Swosti/ Similar|
|Puri||1||Jamindars Palace/ Similar||Fort Mahodadhi/ Similar|