|Canvas of Orissa Tour|
Destinations Covered : Bhubaneswar - Puri - Konark – Chilika - Nandankanan Zoo - Pipli - Raghurajpur Artisan Village.
Day 01: Bhubanesar – Puri (65 kms/02 hours)
On arrival at Bhubaneswar. Meet & assistance by our representative at Railway Station or Airport. Bhubaneswar is known as the ‘Temple City of India’. Transfer to Puri on arrival check-in to the hotel with warm welcome. Evening enjoy at hotel's exclusive beach. Overnight stay at hotel/Resort.
Day 02: Puri (Excursion tour of Konark - The Sun Temple - 30 kms)
Early morning wake up call, transfer to the most awaited Lord Jagannath Temple, 12th Century temple is known for its annual Rath Yatra or Car Festival. Thereafter go to the grand road called Bada Dand which is shoppers delight. Back to hotel. Thereafter visit to Ramchandi about 15 kms along the beach, on the bank of the river Kushabhadra. Goddess Ramchandi, the presiding deity of the Konark region is worshiped here with reverence. Visit Sun Temple Konark, dedicated to Lord Surya, the Sun God. Enroute visit to stone carving artisan village at Chaitana. Overnight stay at hotel/Resort.
Day 03: Puri-Chilka Lake (60 kms/2 hrs)
After breakfast take a excursion tour of Chilka Lake-Chilka Lake is Asia's largest brackish water lake. Dotted with beautiful islands, it has the richest variety of aquatic fauna and it is a bird watcher's paradise when migratory birds arrive in winter from Siberia. Visit to goddess Kalijai Island by boat. By evening return to the hotel for overnight.
Day 04: Puri-Bhubaneshwar (65 kms/02 hours)
Morning check-out and proceed to Bhubaneswar. En route visit Artist's village of Raghurajpur, popularly known for its Patachitra, artists have revived lost art in fascinating paintings & palm etching being recreated by deft hands of craftsmen. Also visit to Pipli Village - one of the most important cottage industries encouraged by creation of appliqué work. Thereafter visit to Dhauligiri, the famous Japanese temple on the hill. On arrival at Bhubaneswar check-in to the hotel. Afternoon visit to Rajarani & Mukteshwar temple followed by city tour of Bhubaneswar with shopping if time permits. Overnight at hotel.
Day 05: Bhubaneswar
Morning after breakfast visit to Khandagiri and Udaigiri -the major Orissan historical monuments after Ashoka's 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. Afternoon 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. Evening at leisure or shopping. Overnight at hotel/Resort.
Day 06: Bhubaneswar
Morning after breakfast proceed for half day sightseeing of temples in Bhubaneshwar the city is also known as “City of Temples” most important being Raja Rani Temple, Lingaraj Temple. (If time permits depending on your departure timing. Thereafter you will be transferred to Railway station or Airport for onward journey.
Cost Includes of:
- Accommodation in a well appointed room on twin sharing basis.
- Aarti tikka on arrival with coconut water.
- Buffet or fixed menu breakfast.
- All transfers & sightseeing as per above itinerary by AC Indigo Car for Deluxe category & NAC for Standard category.
- All permit fees & hotel taxes (as per itinerary).
- All hotel taxes, vehicle fuel charges, Driver allowance, toll & interstate Taxes.
- Service tax will be extra as per applicable.
- Not valid during X-Mas & New Year period or any extended holiday