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Tour Name :- Grandeurs Tour Orissa
Duration :- 06 Nights/07 Days
Destinations :- Bhubaneswar - Puri - Konark - Chilika
Description :-

Stretching for 320 km against the shores of the Bay of Bengal, the eastern state of Orissa is a treasure trove of intricately carved monuments and temples, robust wild life, pure white beaches and intriguing tribal country. A tour to Orissa is a pilgrimage to the Sun God at the Sun Temple in Konark and homage to Lord Jagannath at Puri. The Lingaraj Temple dedicated to Lord Shiva completes the Golden Triangle. There is no better place then the great wildlife of Orissa to enjoy the beauty of nature and its inhabitants at the same time. Famous sanctuaries like Chilka Lagoon and Nandankanan are rich in flora and fauna and make a wonderful wildlife adventure holiday amidst the wild jungles of Orissa.

Day 01: Bhubanesar - Puri

On arrival, at Bhubaneswar Airport representative of KSHITIJ TRAVELS will Meet and Greet you. After warm greetings drive to Puri (65 kms/2hrs) check-in to hotel. Rest of the day enjoy an exclusive beach. The beach at Puri offers a unique opportunity to witness the striking sunrise and the sunset on the beach. Overnight stay at hotel.

Day 02: Puri

Very early morning at 5.30 a.m. visit to Shree Jagannath Temple for Mangala Arti Darshan, This is a 12th century temple known for its annual Rath Yatra. After Darshan take a Parikarma" of temples inside Shree Jagannath Temple, Bhoga (Food) Mandap, Shri Satyanarayan (The Vishnu Avatar), Muktimandap, Narasimha Temple, Rohinikunda, Jalakrida Mandap, Nrutya Ganapati, Temple Of Goddess Vimala, Panchasakti Or Bhubaneswari Temple, Nilamadhaba, Bhadrakali and Laxmi Narayan, Mahalaxmi (The Goddess Of Wealth), Nabagraha, Garuda Stambha, Ratna Vedi, Madan Mohan Temple, Ananda Bazar, Snana Vedi. After temple darshan back to hotel. After breakfast, visit to Ramchandi about 15 kms along the beach, on the bank of the river Kushabhadra, is a beautiful little beach. Goddess Ramchandi, the presiding deity of the Konark region is worshiped here with reverence. Followed by visit to Sun Temple Konark, dedicated to Lord Surya, the Sun God. Evening enjoy a special Odissi dance performance at Amphi Theatre. Back to hotel. Overnight stay at hotel.

Day 03: Puri

Morning after breakfast visit to Sakhigopal Temple (35 kms). Enroute - visit to Artisans village Raghurajpur, popularly known for its Patachitra, artists have revived lost art in fascinating paintings & palm etching being recreated by deft hands of craftsmen. Return back to hotel. Evening free at leisure. Overnight stay at hotel.

Day 04: Puri - Bhubaneswar

After breakfast, check-out and drive to Bhubaneswar. En route visit Pipli Village - one of the most important cottage industries encouraged by creation of appliqué work. Pipil is famous for patching cloth design locally known as Chandua. Thereafter visit to Dhauli village, where Mauryan Emperor Ashoka the Great renounced bloody warfare & embraced the teachings of Buddha after victory over kingdom of Kalinga. On arrival, check-in to hotel. After we take a half day tour of Bhubaneswar visiting Lord Shivas 55 m-high Lingaraja Temple, the 11th century temple of Bhubaneswar has been described as "truest fusion of dream & reality." 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 Rajarani temple,it is one of the best examples of the Orissa style of temple architecture, followed by city tour of Bhubaneswar. Overnight stay at hotel.

Day 05: Bhubaneswar - Chilika

Morning after breakfast drive for Chilka (110kms/3hrs). Enroute visit to Nandankanan Sanctuary and Biological Park, Established in 1979, offering its inhabitants a true feel of their natural habitats, Gharials (crocodile) and White Tigers. Nandankan also runs a Lion and a White Tiger Safari. Thereafter proceed to Chilka. On arrival check-in to hotel. Chilka Lake is Asias largest brackish water lake. Dotted with beautiful islands, it has the richest variety of aquatic fauna and it is a bird watchers paradise when migratory birds arrive in winter from Siberia. Thereafter visit to goddess Kalijai Island by boat. We also visit Bhagabati Temple at Banpur a rural village near Chilka. Evening free at leisure. Overnight stay at hotel.

Day 06: Chilika - Bhubaneswar

After breakfast drive to Bhubaneswar, enroute visit Khandagiri and Udaigiri - the major Orissan historical monuments after Ashokas rock-cut edict. Khandagiri, with its 15 Jain caves will be on the left and Udaigiri, with its 18 caves on the right including famous Hathi Gumpha (Elephant cave) with its famous inscription of Kharavela. Check-in to the hotel. Evening free at leisure or optionally go for last moment shopping (your own). Overnight at hotel.

Day 07: Bhubaneswar
After breakfast check out from the hotel & transfer to the Bhubaneswar Airport carrying sweet memories 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 at 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.
* Boating on Chilka, Entry fees.

* Entry fee at for monuments, temples and Zoo(Nandankanan).Guide Charges.
* 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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