Odisha Tour Package, Odisha

Day 01: Puri

After reaching Puri, check into your hotel Among the holiest destinations of Hindu pilgrimage, Puri’s most revered Chardam is listed among the four pilgrimage destinations. This holy place is known as the abode of Lord Jagannath Later in the day, head to Chilika Lake Spread over 600 to 1,100 square kilometers depending on the season of your visit, Chilika Lake is Asia’s largest freshwater lagoon that stretches 60 kilometers from the Bay of Bengal with islands and a sandbar called Rajhans. Lake Chilika is a Ramsar site due to its rich biodiversity The lake has recorded more than a million plus birds, including migratory birds like pink flamingos, cranes, and herons that come here to nest during the winter season. Participate in fun activities If time permits today, you can visit Puri Beach and wander around the market for some shopping Return to the hotel for your overnight stay

Day 02: Rath Yatra Darshan

After a quick break, from your Jagannath Rath Yatra tour package, proceed to witness one of the greatest religious spectacles on earth. Witness the train ride from a rooftop position that also offers great photo ops if you’re a shutterbug. Rath Yatra celebrates the Hindu belief that Lord Jagannath takes an annual mid-year break to retire to his aunt’s house with his sister Subhadra and elder brother Balabhadra. All three deities are brought to the main road of Puri and loaded on their grand chariots and then the grand procession proceeds towards the Gundicha Temple where the lord enjoys a vacation at his aunt’s house. It was the power of the procession and the large number of devotees that gave rise to this annual ritual coined the English word Jugnat which means a stopping power. During the Yatra, Puri is painted in colorful colors of joy and enjoyment and is thronged by devotees and pilgrims from all over India and the world. Then return to your hotel for an overnight stay

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Day 03: Puri – Konark

After breakfast check out from the hotel and proceed to Konark On the way to Konark, visit Odisha’s heritage handicraft village Raghurajpur Palm leaf carvings, snow paintings, stone carvings, and paper-mâché toys are produced in the village. Later, continue towards Konark, a town in the Puri district after getting an insight into the artifacts of the place After reaching Konark, check into a hotel and rest for some time You can visit the major attractions of the place including the Konark Sun Temple, a world heritage site with seven horses and the Sun Wheel with ten wheels carrying the Sun in the sky, A.S.I Museum (Archaeological Survey of India). A holy dip in Chandrabaga is believed to cure leprosy, with more than 260 ancient sites salvaged from the clearance work of the Sun Temple and Chandrabaga Beach. You can also have a great surfing experience in the Kushabdra River About the Sun Temple The Konark Sun Temple, spelled Kon by some and sometimes called the “Black Pagoda”, was built around 1250 AD by King Narasinghdeva of the Eastern Ganga Dynasty. The word Konark is derived from the Sanskrit words, Kona (corner) and arca (sun) which were dedicated to the sun god Surya. Built to honor the sun god, the Sun Temple at Konark is designed to represent the god’s horse-drawn chariot, complete with horses and giant wheels. The temple depicts the sun god Surya as a huge chariot drawn by seven horses and twelve pairs of intricately carved wheels, carrying the god across the sky. The temple is one of the UNESCO World Heritage Sites and is also included in the Seven Wonders of India Overnight at the hotel

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Day 04: Konark – Bhubaneswar

After a delicious breakfast, check out from the hotel and proceed towards Bhubaneswar On the way to this destination visit Pipili, well known for its skilled artisans who are handcrafters. You can visit Dali Hill which is located on the bank of river Dia The hill is famous for the Ashoka Rock Edicts At the top of the hill is a white pagoda that was built in the 1970s and is a tourist attraction. Then proceed to the Chausi Yogini Temple which is used as a tantric for the worship of Goddess Kali. Dating back to the 9th century, the temple is circular and open at the top Later, proceed to Bhubaneswar – the state capital, whose history dates back 3000 years After reaching the destination, check into a hotel and stay overnight

Day 05: Bhubaneswar

After breakfast, leave the hotel to enjoy a sightseeing tour of this wonderful destination With temples on almost every street, the city is known as the ‘Temple City of India’ During the trip to this destination, you can visit some of the famous temples, which include the Lingaraj Temple, Anant

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