Orissa

Highlights

  • Bhubaneshwar
  • Khandagiri And Udaygiri Caves
  • Puri – Chilka Lake

DAY 1

Bhubaneshwar

Arrive Bhubaneshwar airport / railway station. Transfer to your hotel. Later visit the Lingaraj Temple & Raja Rani Temple. Dinner & overnight in the hotel.

DAY 2

Bhubaneshwar

Today after breakfast, visit Khandagiri & Udaygiri caves. Dinner & overnight in the hotel.

Khandagiri And Udaygiri Caves:

Just 7 kms west of Bhubaneswar are the twin hills of Khandagiri and Udaygiri, the next major Orissan historical monument after Ashoka’s rock-cut edict.

DAY 3

Bhubaneshwar – Puri

After breakfast, check out & drive through the lush green countryside to Puri. En route, visit Dhauli where Emperor Ashoka after the bloody battle and his victory over the Kingdom of Kalinga renounced warfare and embraced the teachings of Buddha. Also visit the Peace Pagoda or Shanti Stupa built in the early 1970 and the two ancient rock edicts dating from 260 BC which outline Ashoka’s detailed instructions to his administrators to rule with gentleness and fairness. Thereafter, visit the colorful village of Pipli where you can purchase local handicrafts. Drive to Konark that houses a colossal temple dedicated to the Sun God. Even in its ruined state its magnificence reflects the genius of its architects who envisioned and built it. Continue driving to Puri and on arrival check-in to your hotel.

Overnight in the hotel

DAY 4

Puri – Chilka Lake

Today, proceed on a half-day excursion to the south of Puri where the sea mixes with the 1100 sq km inland Chilka Lake to create a brackish water lake. This lake is home to over 160 varieties of

fish and in the winter season it is home to hundreds of thousands of migratory birds, dotted with a host of islands with romantic names. Return back to Puri.

Overnight in the hotel.

DAY 5

Puri

Today after breakfast visit the famous Jagganath temple. Lunch in the hotel. Later in the evening visit the Puri beach. Dinner & overnight in the hotel.

DAY 6

Puri – Bhubaneshwar

Today bid farewell to Puri as you transfer to Bhubaneshwar airport / station for your return journey. Tour ends with happy memories.