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Duration
7 Days / 6 Nights
Trip
Start: Bhubaneswar / End: Bhubaneswar

Best of Orissa

Bhubaneswar - Konark - Puri - Chilika - Gopalpur - Khurda - Bhubaneswar

Introduction

Located in Eastern India along the Bay of Bengal, Orissa is a land of scenic views, historic sites, places of religious devotion, wildlife, thrilling experiences, tribal culture and much more. Our Best of Orissa tour covers truly the best of the state on its duration of 6 nights and 7 days.

With our well-planned itinerary get ready for pilgrimage at the holy Jagannath temple in Puri, revered Lingraj temple of Bhubaneswar and many others. Take a trip back to the olden days of marvelous architecture at the mesmeric Sun Temple, Khandagiri & Udayagiri Caves. Relax around the scenic beaches of Orissa and one of the most charming stops of the holiday, the Chilika Lake. Spend a remarkable holiday and bring home memories worth treasuring for the rest of your life. Peruse the detailed itinerary for complete information about your tour.


Trip Highlights
    • Visit Khandagiri & Udayagiri Caves in Bhubaneswar
    • Marvel at Sun Temple in Konark.
    • Pray at Jagannath Temple, one of the holy Char Dhams in India.
    • Excursion to Chilka Lake and relaxed evening at the Gopalpur Beach.
    • Thrilling sojourn to Nandankanan Zoo including the jungle safari.

Itinerary Details
Day 1 Arrival – Bhubaneswar

Arrive at the Bhubaneswar airport, where you will be cordially welcomed by our representative. Get assistance for transfer to your hotel. Check in the hotel, freshen up and leave for sightseeing in the afternoon. First stop of the day is the Khandagiri and Udayagiri Caves, one of the earliest groups of Jain rock-cut shelters. Here you will be in awe of the amazing skills of human endeavor. Explore the caves and see the fine carving skills. Next, visit the temples of Kedar Gouri Temple, Lingaraj Temple and Sai Baba Temple, the most famous temples of Bhubaneshwar. Return to the hotel for overnight stay.

Day 2 Bhubaneswar – Konark – Puri

Start the day with a hearty breakfast at the hotel. Post meal, proceed towards Konark. Pay homage to the stunning Sun Temple, one of the UNESCO World heritage Sites in India. The architecture of the temple is truly an exceptional beauty. Said to be built in the 13th century, the temple is designed in the form of a chariot, dedicated to Sun-God. After enjoying the beautiful architecture, spend some relaxing moments at the Chandrabhaga beach. Later, proceed to Puri. On arrival, check in at the hotel. Later, get ready for a visit to the holy Jagannath Temple, one of the holy Char Dhams of India. Bow down before the world and feel blessed. Next, pay a visit to Gundicha Temple. Have a relaxing evening at the Puri beach. Watch the waves, grab some seafood snacks and enjoy a beautiful sunset. Later, return to hotel for overnight stay.

Day 3 Puri

Wake up refreshed as you will proceed for a temple tour of Puri. Bask in the feelings of devotion as you visit the holy temples of the town. Pay a visit to Sonar Gaurang temple, Lokanatha Temple, Astasambhu Temple, Dakshinkali temple and Siddha Mahavir Temple. Visiting each of these temples takes you closer to the divine. The amazing spiritual ambiance is soul-elevating and memorable. After a well-spent day, the evening is at your leisure. Overnight stay in the hotel.

Day 4 Puri – Chilika – Gopalpur

Start the day with breakfast at the hotel. After which, begin your drive to the picturesque Chilika Lake. Known as one of India’s as well as Asia’s largest lakes, it is one of the largest grounds for wintering migratory birds. Soak in the beautiful views of the surrounding area as well as try your hand in identifying different bird species that inhabit the lake. After a wonderful time at Chilika, travel to Gopalpur. Spend a peaceful, relaxing evening at the alluring Gopalpur beach. This time is free for your leisure. Come back to the hotel for a comfortable overnight.

Day 5 Gopalpur

After a delicious breakfast in the hotel, proceed for sightseeing in Gopalpur. The first stop of the day is a visit to the exciting Rushikulya Turtle Island. Watch these charming creatures of the water who only visit the land to breed, lay eggs. Next, pay a visit to Maa Tara Tarini Temple. There are no plans for the evening, you can enjoy either at the beach or the comforts of your hotel. Return to your hotel for the overnight stay.

Day 6 Gopalpur – Khurda – Bhubaneswar

Start the day with a hearty breakfast, after which pack your bags and check out from your hotel. Continue driving towards Bhubaneswar, after a quick stop at Atri. The village in Khurda is known for a hot spring, which has temperature around 55 degree Celsius. Believed to have medical properties as well as pious that fulfills people wishes, the hot spring is the main lure for people visiting. On arrival in Bhubaneswar, check-in at your hotel. In the afternoon, pay a visit to Nandankanan Zoo. The home of the majestic white tigers is truly a treat that you must not miss. Later, enjoy an exciting jungle safari in the day. Overnight stay in hotel in Bhubaneswar in the evening.

Day 7 Bhubaneswar – Departure

Today is the last day of your Best of Orissa Tour. After you are done with breakfast, pack your bags and check out of the hotel. You will be assisted with transfer to Bhubaneswar airport/railway station, as you proceed towards home.