Orissa is a perfect way to get detailed insights about the state’s rich heritage and Culture. Orissa, now known as Odisha, is a home to splendid temples, magnificent monuments and remarkable architectural wonders. The well-planned tour gives you ample of opportunities to explore the real charm of the ‘Soul of Incredible India’. During the 5 days’ tour, you will be traveling to the cities like Bhubaneswar, Puri and Pipili, etc. Soak-in the beauty of the Chilika Lake along with visiting the famous Sun Temple in Konark. Plan a trip to Odisha by travelling with GeTS Holidays and enjoy wonderful vacations ahead.
On arrival at Bhubaneswar airport/train station, our representative will meet you and transfer you to the pre-hotel. Later, get ready for a sightseeing tour starting with a visit to the Udayagiri and Khandagiri Caves. Partly natural and partly artificial, the caves enjoy popularity for their historical, archaeological and religious importance. Once the dwelling retreats or blocks of the Jain monks, these caves have a distinctive aura. Next, you will visit the Lingaraja temple. The thousand-year-old spectacular specimen of Hindu architecture is truly awe-inspiring. Counted as one of the most revered places to visit, it is dedicated to Lord Shiva. The tranquility and the unique architecture spellbind the visitors.
After having breakfast, check-out of the hotel and drive to Konark. The mystical city is home to the Konark Sun Temple, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Dating back to the 13th century, the colossal chariot shaped temple is an architectural marvel and is dedicated to the Sun God. The skills of artisans and the intricate carvings present a sight to behold. Thereafter, visit the Chandrabhaga beach. Earlier it was considered the place of natural cure for lepers. The scenic beach holds the Blue Flag certification. Later drive to Puri. On arrival, check in to the hotel. Next, you will visit the Puri Jagannath temple and the Gundicha temple. The former of the two is one of the holy places for Hindus as it is reckoned as one of the divine Char Dhams. The temple houses three astounding idols of Lord Jagannath, his elder brother Balabhadra and their sister Subhadra. Subsequently, you will be taken to the Gundicha temple. The sacred shrine is the concluding point of the very popular Rath Yatra. Pay homage at the temple and enjoy the evening leisurely. You can relax on the golden sand of the Puri beach or simply shop for some delights.
After an early breakfast, drive to Satpara, Chilika. India’s largest coastal lagoon, Chilika spreads over the Khurda, Puri and Gajnam districts. The brackish-water lagoon is famed for the spotting of beautiful, rare and endangered Irrawaddy Dolphins. The lake also preserves a wide variety of species of aquafauna, flora, and fauna. A spectacular display of vibrant avian charms lures people to this scenic beach. Rest of the day is at leisure. Later drive back to Puri.
After having breakfast, check out from the hotel and drive to Bhubaneswar. En-route visit at Pipili. The small town enjoys popularity for designing beautiful Applique handicrafts. Brilliant artisans who are well-known for their colorful fabrics reside here. You are free to buy these remarkable fabrics as a souvenir. Next, you will visit the Dhauli hills. Nestled on the banks of River Daya, the hill holds major edicts of Emperor Ashoka inscribed on the mass of rock. It is believed that the Kalinga War was fought at this spot. It is said the blood of the deceased turned the river red during the war, which turned the heart of the Emperor to realize the harm associated with the war. In his redemption, he embraced Buddhism and built many stupas, chaityas, and pillars here. On arrival, check in to the hotel and relax.
After having breakfast, we will transfer you to Bhubaneswar airport/ train station for onward destination.
End of our services with “Sweet Memories”.
|Duration||:||4 Nights / 5 Days|
|Starting price||:||499 Per Person|
|Route||:||Bhubaneswar – Konark – Puri - Chilika - Pipili – Dhauli – Bhubaneswar|