Golden Triangle Odisha with Chilika Lake

Bhubaneswar – Puri – Konark – Chilika

Category: CULTURE

6 Days From: Sept. 10, 2016   To: Dec. 31, 2020
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05 nights / 06 days Golden Triangle Odisha with Chilika Lake

 

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Includes: Transportation by Ac Indigo (for 2 person) & by Ac Innova (for 04 & 06 person). All toll tax, parking fees & driver allowances. Accommodation in Twin sharing at Bhubaneswar & Puri for 05nights on CPAI Plan. For Std PKG 2* hotel & For Dlx PKG 3* & for Premium PKG 4* hotel is included. Inclusive of Govt. service tax

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day by day breakup

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Day 01: Arrival at Bhubaneswar

Khandagiri and Udayagiri

These twin hills are situated in Bhubaneswar. There are 117 caves in these twin hills. The Rani Gumpha is the largest cave in the Udaygiri hill. Another famous cave called the Hati Gumpha is also there where the rock is engraved with Hathigumpha inscription by King Kharavela. These caves contain a Barabhuja temple and a Jain temple.

Dhauli (The Peace Pagoda)

The rock edict of Dhauli bears the early history of Kalinga and this rock edict was engraved by Emperor Ashoka. river daya increases its beauty. In the evening the scenery is beautiful, which attracts the visitors.

Rajarani Temple

Rajarani temple is one of the most renowned temples in Bhubaneswar, the capital city of Odisha. It is made from the wonderful red and gold sandstone, which is locally known as Rajarani and this is what gives the temple its name of Rajarani. The major attractions of the temple consist of the elaborately carved figurines. Rajarani temple of Bhubaneshwar is dedicated to Lord Brahma. The origin of this temple can be dated back to the eleventh century. It is an epitome of elegance and grace. The sculptural images adorning its interiors are simply outstanding. Females are portrayed in different postures, like holding the child in their arms, holding mirror in their hand, etc. There is no other temple of this kind in the entire state of Odisha. Rajarani temple has also been ornamented with marvelous artistic sculptural carvings and stands enclosed within a beautiful garden.

Konark – Sun Temple – World Heritage Site

Sun Temple of Konark, built in the middle of 13th century, is a massive conception of artistic magnificence and engineering dexterity. King Narasimhadeva I, the great ruler of the Ganga dynasty had built this temple, with the help of 1200 artisans within a period of 12 years (1243-1255 A.D.). Konark Temple was designed in the form of a gorgeously decorated chariot mounted on 24 wheels, each about 10 feet in diameter, and drawn by 7 mighty horses. It is really difficult to understand, how this huge temple, every inch-space of which was so wonderfully carved, could have been completed within such a short time. Whatever that might be, the Konark temple even in its present ruined state, still a wonder to the whole world. Great poet Rabindranath Tagore wrote of Konark: “here the language of stone surpasses the language of man.

 

On arrival at Bhubaneswar airport / railway station check-in to hotel.Later if time permit half day sightseeing of tribal museum ( closed on Monday ), Khandagiri & Udaigiri Jain caves ( oldest rock cut caves, the caves are reminiscent of influence of Buddhism and Jainism in Orissa ). Overnight stay at Bhubaneswar.

 

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Day 02: Bhubaneswar

 

Morning after breakfast visit to famous city temples including Lingaraj, Parsurameswar, Mukteswar (known as the ‘gem of Odishan architecture’) & Rajarani temple. After lunch break visit to Nandankanan Zoo (closed on Monday). This Zoo is famous for the white tiger safari and Botanical garden. Overnight stay at Bhubaneswar.

 

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Day 03: Bhubaneswar – Dhauli – Hirapur – Pipli – Raghurajpur – Puri

 

Morning drive to Puri, enroute visit Dhauli (Buddhist stupa/ peace pagoda), Hirapur (64 yogini temple), Pipli (the appliqué work village) & Raghurajpur (the Artisan village, the most famous attractions here are the Pattachitra (miniature paintings), palm leaf engravings, wooden toys, tusser paintings etc.  Proceed to Puri and check in to the hotel. Evening visit of Lord Jagannath Temple (Non Hindus are not allowed) / Relax on the golden beach of Puri. Overnight stay at Puri.

 

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Day 04: Puri – Konark – Puri

 

Morning drive to Konark to visit the Sun temple (one of the world famous heritage site & famously known as Black Pagoda). Enroute visit to Ramchandi temple & Chandrabhaga beach (one of the finest beaches with a long stretch of clean sands & the beach has its own lovely serenity). Return back to Puri. Evening visit to beach market. Overnight stay at Puri.

 

 

 

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Day 05: Puri – Chilika – Puri

 

Morning drive to Chilika Lake at Satapada (largest brackish water lake). Take the boat cruise to visit the Irrawaddy Dolphins & Rajhans Island. Return back to Puri. Rest time relax on the golden beach. Overnight stay at Puri.

 

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Day 06: Puri – Bhubaneswar & Departure

 

Drive back to Bhubaneswar and transfer to airport / railway station for onward journey

 

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