Bhubaneshwar is the capital city of Orissa situated on the coast along the Bay of Bengal, Orissa stands for its ancient glory and modern endeavour. Endowed with nature's bounty, a 482 km stretch of coastline with virgin beaches, serpentine rivers, mighty waterfalls, forest - clad blue hills of Eastern Ghats with rich wild life.
Duration : 03 Nights / 04 Days
Destination Covered : Bhubaneshwar - Puri - Konark
DAY 01 : ARRIVE BHUBANESWAR
Upon arrival in Bhubaneswar, you are met and transferred to pre-booked hotel. Afternoon city tour of Bhubaneswar . Overnight at hotel.
DAY 02 : BHUBANESWAR
Morning city tour of Bhubaneswar. The well planned capital of Orissa, is a city of temples. It had 7000 temples at one time of which more than 500 remain today. These temples built over a period of one thousand years reflect the grandeur of high quality workmanship of Kalinga (ancient name of the State) temple art.
Visit temples like, Parasurameswar (7th A.D.) famous for its latticed windows, Mukteswar (10th A.D.) with its profusion of wall carvings, Lingaraj (11th A.D.) dominates the landscape rising to a high of 46 Mts. and finest representation of Kalinga art, Bindusagar the Ocean drop tank, Rajarani (11th A.D.) with its exquisite carvings and many more is a must for the visitors.
Afternoon visit the twin hill Udayagiri and Khandagiri the Jain Caves. Excavated in between 2nd & 1st century B.C. By the famous king of Kalinga, named Kharavela, was the rain resort of Jain Monks. It is one of the earliest specimens of cave architecture of India. Enjoy the lovely sunset on the small hill.Back to hotel for overnight stay
DAY 03 : BHUBANESWAR - PIPILI - PURI - KONARK - BHUBANESWAR
Morning proceed to Puri enroute visit colourful patch work village Pipli. Proceed to Puri, one of the four celebrated religious centers of India, is famous all over the world for the great temple of Lord Jagannath situated on the cost of Bay of Bengal is a town of eternal festival. Because of the intense religious importance and hallowed tradition non - Hindus are not allowed within the Temple complex.
Lunch on Golden beach side restaurant. Later proceed to Konark enroute visit the wonderful and beautiful fishing village. Konark the magnificent Sun Temple of India sheer poetry in stone is known as Black Pagoda. This 13th century temple is a magnet to the visitors from all over the world. The temple is in the architectural images of the mythical chariot of the Sun God here the Kalingan temple style has reached in its grand climax stage. The left structure standing among the sand dunes of the Seashore is the most impressive of the Orissa temples the horses at the entrance the encircling friezes, the chariot wheels are executed with exuberance.
Continue drive to Bhubaneswar through the lovely countryside.
DAY 04 : LEAVE BHUBANESWAR
Transfer to Airport to board flight for onward Journey.