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Tour Name :- Incredible Orissa Tour
Duration :- 06 Nights-07 Days
Destinations :- Bhubaneswar- konark - Puri - Chilka Lake - Gopalpur - Bhubaneswar
Description :-

Orissa is a veritable museum of Indias sculptural and artistic heritage and has long been famous to scholars and connoisseurs for the magnificent Sun Temple at Konark (The legendary Black Pagoda of European mariners), for the majestic temple of Lord Jagannath at Puri, and for the glorious temples of Bhubaneswar.

The Gopalpur-on-sea is a popular beautiful sandy beach. Clusters of coconut and palm trees, white sand dunes overgrown with casuarinas plantation separate the beach from the blue waters of the sea.

Day 01 : Bhubaneswar :

On arrival, Meet and Greet with representative of KSHITIJ TRAVELS at Bhubaneswar Airport. After greetings transfer and check-in to the hotel. Bhubaneswar, the temple city of India. Once the capital of ancient Kalinga, the city has a long history & is today a bustling centre for commerce & religious activity. These temples are unique in themselves, not only in their architectural beauty but also in the wonderful sculptures. Rest of the day at leisure. Overnight at the hotel.

Day 02 : Bhubaneswar :
After breakfast, we take a full day tour of Bhubaneswar visiting Lord Shiva Lingaraja Temple, the 11th century temple of Bhubaneswar has been described as "truest fusion of dream & reality." A rare masterpiece, the temple has been rated one of the finest examples of purely Hindu temple. Every inch of the 55 m-high Lingaraja temple is covered with elaborate carvings. Sculpture & architecture fused elegantly to create a perfect harmony. Next we visit Mukteshwara Temple, a 7th-8th century AD is one of the most ornate temples. The carvings on the roof are specially striking.
We also visit Parashurameshwara Temple, a richly decorated shrine of Shiva that was built in the 7th century. It is one of the best examples of the Orissa style of temple architecture. Overnight stay at Hotel.

Day 03 : Bhubaneswar - Konark - Puri (56 Kms) :

Morning after breakfast, we drive to Puri, en-route visit Dhauli village, where Mauryan Emperor Ashoka the Great renounced bloody warfare & embraced the teachings of Buddha after victory over kingdom of Kalinga. Here we visit Peace Pagoda known as Shanti Stupa. After that we visit Pipli village. Pipil is famous for patching cloth design locally known as Chandua. We also visit Konark temple Chariot of the Sun God, built by King Langula Narasimha Deva in the 13 century AD in the Golden era of Orissan art. This crowning piece of Orissan architecture & sculpture is sheer poetry on stone. Overnight stay at hotel in Puri.

Day 04 : Puri :
After breakfast, we visit the famous Jagannath Temple, dedicated to Krishna (Vishnu) in his deity form of Jagannath, meaning Lord of the Universe (Jag - Universe, nath - Lord). The temple structure was built by Ananta Brama Chodaganga Dev in middle of 12th century AD (1078-1147 AD). It is a curvilinear temple which rises to 214 feet. Crowning the very top is the srichakra (an eight spoked wheel) of Vishnu. The most important festival is the Rath Yatra or the Chariot festival once a year.
Later we explore the Puri beach, one of Indias finest beaches. Puri Beach attracts millions of travelers to India with its strategic setting & religious importance. Evening at leisure. Overnight stay at hotel.

Day 05 : Puri - Chilka Lake - Gopalpur (200 kms) :
After breakfast at hotel, we drive to Gopalpur en-route visit Chilka Lake , famous for its bird sanctuary. It is Asias largest inland salt-water lagoon. Studded with small islands including the picturesquely named Honeymoon. The lake is separated by a sandy ridge. It is dotted with small islands & has an impressive array of bird life both native & migrant. White bellied sea eagles, graylag geese, purple moorhen, jacana, herons & flamingos are most popular bird species found. Its shores are home to spotted deer, golden jackals & the lake is rich in aquatic life. Its water harbor various species of fish including the famous Chilka dolphin. Later drive to Gopalpur. Overnight stay at Gopalpur.

Day 06 : Gopalpur :
Gopalpur is a small town situated on the Bay of Bengal is about 16 km away from Berhampur having famous for one of the most pristine beaches of Orissa. The beach lovers who carve for serenity in atmosphere that are favorable to contemplation and hospitality should have to take a quite holiday on the lap of the nature here. Enjoy the sea food and the coconut water just give a full package to the beautiful sea.
After breakfast explore to Gopalpur, is a bewitching seaside and there can be no better option than to enjoy the sun, sea, and sand. Walk around the beach, collect shells and first-sized peal-white conch, and remember all the beautiful moments of your life. One may not be able to do it again. Its Sand dunes, groves of coconut palm & casuarinas separate the small town from the beach. Overnight stay at hotel in Gopalpur.

Day 07 : Gopalpur - Bhubaneswar (200 km - 05 hr) :
After breakfast check out from the hotel & transfer to the Bhubaneswar airport for your onward journey.

Tour Ends.

***The tours we offer can be also customized to suit your budget and your interests. If you intend to have a different programme on your own we can very well help you build such programmes too.

The package Includes:
* 6 nights accommodation in one double room on twin sharing basis.
* Daily breakfast in hotels during the tour
* Non-Air Condition Car having sufficient space for luggage, english speaking driver, fuel, Insurance, Toll Taxes. All State Taxes, Parking and all transport related expense.
* Sight seeing, Hotel/Airport/Station Pickup & drop

* Entry fee at all places of visit
* Personal expenses such as mineral water, laundry, telephone calls, tips etc.
* Lunch & dinner / soft or hard drinks.
* Meals and services not specified in the above mentioned section
* All Air/Rail fare & taxes

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