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Cultural Orissa  ( 04 Days / 03 Nights )
Puri : (2N) , Bhubaneshwar : (3N)

Day 1 : Bhubhaneshwar – Pipili– Konark – Puri (Approx 100 Kms 3 Hrs)
Assistance on arrival at Bhubaneshwar Airport and take the transfer to Puri. Enroute visit Pipli, Konark (The Sun Temple) also known as Black Pagoda. This 13th century temple is visited by 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. Check-in to your hotel on arrival. Overnight in Puri.
Day 2 : Puri – Sightseeing -Chilka Lake- Puri( Approx 50 kms 2 Hrs)
: Early morning one can visit the beach for Sunrise. Post breakfast visit to Vishnu temple (Known as Jagannath Temple) and later embark on an excursion trip to Chilika Lake at Satapada, the biggest brackish wetland of Asia is regarded as a marvel of nature. Connected to the Bay of Bengal with a narrow channel. It’s dazzling blue water, its Isles and Hillocks, the lovely birds, the fisher folks with their traditional fishing boats floating on its shinning blue surface, all these makes it very fascinating. Later cruise to the famous Kalijai temple, enjoy the Dolphin Show and Nalaban (the winter home of a million of migratory birds -Best time-Mid Oct - Feb). Evening take the transfer back to hotel. Overnight in Puri.
Day 3 : Puri - Bhubaneshwar (Approx 70 Kms 2 ½ Hrs) - Sightseeing
: After breakfast take the transfer to Bhubaneshwar. Check-in to your hotel on arrival. Afternoon embark on a full day excursion trip to Nandankan (Monday Closed), the zoo. Amidst the natural beauty of natural forest adjacent to Chandaka-Dampara Wildlife Sanctuary, Nandankanan lies in the vicinity of Kanjia lake. Evening visit the twin hill Udayagiri and Khandgiri the Jain Caves. Excavated in between 2nd & 1st century B.C. By the famous king of Kalinga, named Kharvela, 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. Return to the hotel. Overnight in Bhubhaneshwar.
Day 4 : Bhubaneshwar – Airport / Railway Station
Post breakfast take the departure transfer to Bhubaneshwar Airport / Railway Station for your onward journey.

Hilgiri, Niladri, Hilachal Purushottam, Sankhakshetra, Srikehetra, Jagannath Dham, Jagannath Puri, Puri is a place with many names over the centuries. Two great forces dominate puri: the sea (Bay of Bengal) and the great temple of Lord Jagannath. One of the four celebrated religious centers (Char Dhams) of India, Puri, the abode of Lord Jagannath needs no introduction. 

According to tradition Puri was once a thickly wooded hill inhabited by the Sabaras (Pre-Aryan and Pre-Dravidian tribes of the Austric linguistic family). Very few cities are so dominated by a single factor in so many diverse ways as Puri is, influenced by Lord Jagannath. A very large part of Puri"s population is connected with the temple in one way or the other. Some are involved in the service of Lord Jagannath (the Pandas and Purohits), others have gainful employment indirectly generated because of the deity. Apart from Jagannath temple, the other two most important temples around are Lokanath Temple and Gundicha Temple. 

Most people go to Puri for religious reasons - it being one of the four most holy Hindu "Dhams" (meaning a holy place). But a very large number also go for both adventure as well as restful holidays. Drawing the maximum number of visitors as compared to any other place in Orissa, Puri not only has scores of hotels, but also hundreds of holiday homes owned by various organisations and business houses. The sunny beach at Puri is one of the finest in the world. Watching the sunrise in a symphony of colours is a wonderful experience. It is one of the most popular seaside resorts where visitors from any part of the globe can comfortably relax. There is the added attraction of one of the few remaining relies of the British period - the South Eastern Railway Hotel. There must be very few places left in India with such spacious rooms and so much living space. The lifestyle at this hotel can be an experience of a lifetime for those coming from crowded cities. 

Puri being a coastal district of Orissa is famous for its Historic antiquities, Religious sanctuaries, Architectural Grandeur, beautiful sea and moderate climate. It holds a wealth of attraction for the visitors. It boasts of a continuous history from the 3rd Century B.C. to the present day and its unique monuments like those of Lord Jagannath at Puri, the Sun God at Konark are the famous in the world. It has the Chilika Lake, one of the largest brackish water lakes in India, which holds a picturesque Seascape beauty. It offers an ideal resort for birds that migrate from different parts of the continent. By virtue of Geographical location , the climate of Puri is equable through out the year. 

Puri the abode of Vishnu as Jagannath, which contributed the word "Juggernaut" to the English language, represents its integrated individuality as its cultural heritage, a unique blend of claims of time and eternity with a power answerable only to wisdom. Puri"s compendious heritage has been representing that spark of immortality that the Oriyas and the Indians have own against the powers of negation, through a spirit of university, adaptability, and an astute mixture of the present which no other culture can aspire to explain as its self justification. The name of the Lord as Purusottama (perfection personified) or as Jagannath (Lord of Universe) represents a universality in true with the familiar faternity of mankind (Vasudheiva Kutumbakam). Adi Shankaracharya visited Puri, set up the Gobardhan matha (monastery) as the exception from his other three mathas as a vaishnavite, defined Jagannath as the Supreme one. It is thus not only one of the four Dhams (Holy Places) for Hindus but the most pious and sacred place. 

The Quintessential characteristic of its culture and philosophy has made it from Pan-Indian to Pan-Continental. The Car-Festival of Shri Lord Jagannath now not limited to Puri or Orissa rather it is celebrated in global scale, the reverberation echoes of which are heard from Los Angeles to Piccadilly from Heidelberg to Tokyo. The Jagannath culture is not only pre-dominated in Puri but it is global. Its Universal affirmation is secular diffusion of such an attitude is futuristic. It calls for unity in diversity is an age of diverse perversity. 

The evolution of Odissi Dance and music out of the Devadasi-institution still enchants all with its mystic rhythm. The Orissan School of architecture emerging from here is a poetry frozen in stone. The Patta-paintings and appliqué work are a craze in the west, particularly in U.S.A. The Shell-craft of Puri have a major appeal. It is thus here at puri that the pattern of a Pan-Indian, culture of tomorrow is on the anvil. People are individual atoms ever contributing their properties to the "matter" of Jagannath Dharma without consciousness of mutual distinctions. Puri belongs to humanity, the seat of an eternal education, the bridge that gulfs the past and the future and the blending of diverse impulses for a single embodiment in the march of all fulfilling time. Temples and sanctuaries, beaches and glorious lakes, colourful, vibrant and the numerous festivals for every reason and for every season that can take on a"Jagannath-like momentum". Puri has then all and much more for all. Excellently connected by air, rail,and road , Puri invites you to its hospitable environs and promises you an experience you will never forget .When others talk of taking you down memory lane. Puri will take you back to your ancient linkages. When others talk of romancing with the stones, her ancient architects and sculptors will show you what it really means. 


Air: Bhubaneswar is the nearest airport - 60 km . Indian Airlines offers excellent connections to Bhubaneswar from Delhi, Calcutta, Visakhapatnam, Nagpur,Hyderabad, Chennai, and Mumbai.

Rail:-A terminus on the S.E. Railway having fast and superfast train links with New Mumbai, Delhi,Guwahati , Hyderabad ,Thiruvanantapuram Calcutta and Baidyanath Dham & etc.Puri has good rail connections with Delhi , Calcutta, Tirupati, Okha and Ahmedabad. 

Road: 60 km by State Highway from Bhubaneswar. One can also approach by road via Konark and then through the Marine Drive covering about 100 km. OTDC provides luxury coaches and cars from Bhubaneswar and puri. 

Places of Interest In Puri:

The Temple of Lord Jagannath built during the 12th century A.D. by Chodaganga Deva dominates the landscape for kilometers around. Being the tallest temple (65 metres) in Orissa, it is one of the most magnificent pieces of monuments of India. In front of the main gate stands a 16-sided monolithic pillar (11 metres high), called Aruna Stambha, which formally stood in front of the Sun Temple and was brought to Puri during the 18th century A.D. Some of the other important temples are Gundicha, Sunaragauranga, Lokanath, Daria Mahabir and Tota Gopinatt. There are also a number of holy tanks like Narendra, Markandeya, Sweta Ganga and Indradyumna. There are many Monasteries locally known as Mathas also of tourist interest.

Sea Beach - The golden beach of Puri is one of the best in the country for Sun, Surf and Sand. The beach area has been a popular seaside resort for decades, and some of the old hotels capture the charm of bygone days. For this shining beach, Puri has got its dual importance of a relaxed seaside resort and of an important pilgrimage centre. A stroll along the beach or a much-desired bath here in the sea is very much refreshing. The beach goes festive on occasions like "Kartik Purnima" i.e. the full moon day of the lunar month of Kartik when Hindus gather here in the early morning to take a holy deep and pray sea God. The five days long Beach Festival in the months of February is now very popular in the Festival calendar. Beach clothes are appropriate for this seaside resort

Places of Interest around Puri:

Balighai -8 km
The Casuarina fringed Balighai beach is a famous picnic spot. The Sun and fun at the mouth of the river Nuanai is unforgettable. 

Brahmagiri - 25 km
Brahmagiri is known for the living shrine of Alarnath. Streams of pilgrims visit Alarnath during Anabasara of Lord Jagannath. Nearby is the shrine of Baliharachandi on the solitary sand dunes. 

Satyabadi - 20 km
Satyabadi or Sakshigopal is known for the shrine of Lord Sakshigopal. It is believed that the visit to Puri is incomplete without a visit to Sakshigopal. The temple is only 2 km away from the main road leading to Puri and is convenient to visit. 

Baliharachandi - 27 km
27 km to the south-west of Puri is the temple of Baliharachandi. Situated on a sandy hill near the sea and adjacent to the mouth of the river Bhargavi, Goddess Durga is worshipped here as Baliharachandi. The scenic beauty of this place is ideal for group picnic. 

Raghurajpur - 16 km
One of the most famous artists village in Orissa, the village of Raghurajpur boasts not only of the exquisite pattachitra"s and talapattachitra"s, but also of being the native place of Guru kelucharan Mohapatra, the famed Odissi dancer. Even today, under the tutelage of renowned Guru"s, young boys can be seen practicing the Gotipua dance here. A visit to Orissa would definitely be incomplete without a visit to this little village. 

Satapara - 52 km
Satapara, a retreat in nature on Chilika Lake, has been thrown open to visitors. Its location near the confluence of the Lake with the Bay of Bengal, and proximity to Puri (52 km), makes it an ideal spot to enjoy Chilika. The thrilling sight of dolphins round the year and abundance of migratory and resident birds in winter make it a preferred place for a vacation with nature. 

Sakhigopal is 20 km from puri is famous for Radha Krishna temple. It is also famous for Satyabadi bana vidyalaya and bakulabana. 

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he capital of Orissa is famous for its role as the ancient capital of the Kalinga Empire. It is the architectural legacy of that period which is Bhubanewar"s greatest attraction. There are a lot of sites in the city, which testify the importance of the region far earlier during the period from the 7th to 11th centuries when the Kalinga kings ruled Orissa and regions beyond. The Jain and Buddhist shrines give a clear picture about the settlements around Bhubaneswar in the first 2 centuries BC, and one of the most complete edicts of the Mauryan Emperor Ashoka, dating from between 272-236 BC, remains carved in rock just 5 miles to the south west of the modern city. The Sisupalgarh, the remains of a ruined city have been excavated to show that it was occupied from the beginning of the 3rd century BC to the middle of the 4th century AD. Bhubaneshwar is comfortable round the year, but the best season to visit the city is during the months of October to April.

Bhubaneswar "The Lord of the Universe" is also popularly known as the "Temple City of India" on account of its many temples in the extravagant Orissan style. Being the seat of Shiva or Tribhubaneswar "Lord of the Three Worlds", from which the city derives its name, Bhubaneswar is an important Hindu pilgrimage centre. Hundreds of temples dot the landscape of the Old Town, which once boasted of more than 2000 temples. Bhubaneswar is the place where temple building activities of Orissan style flowered from its very inception to its fullest culmination extending over a thousand years.

Modern Bhubaneswar is delightfully rural for a state capital that administers the affairs of 25 million Orissans. Bhubaneswar with its modern buildings and extensive infrastructure perfectly complements its historic surroundings. With facilities to cater to every type of visitor, Bhubaneswar makes an ideal tourist destination.

General Information

Population: 528,390

Best Season: October to Mid March

STD Code: 0674


Air: Bhubaneswar Airport is 3 km from the city centre and almost all the major cities are connected from here. Indian Airlines has flights to Delhi, Calcutta, Visakhapatnam, Nagpur, Hyderabad, Chennai and Mumbai. Airport enquiry 

Rail: The station is in the heart of the city. The Indian railway provides train services from every corner of the nation. Superfast trains connect this capital city with other cities in India. 

Road: Bhubaneshwar is well connected by motorable roads through out the year. The national highway no.5 touches this capital city. The main bus stand is at Barmunda, 8 km from the city centre. There are regular interstate bus services from the nearby towns and cities. Taxis, auto-rickshaws, cycle-rickshaws and local bus services are available. The old bus stand in Unit II (off Rajpath) is mainly used for local services. 

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   Costing includes

Accommodation on Double Sharing Basis.
Exclusive Non A/C vehicle for transfers & sightseeing. As Per Itinerary (Point to Point)
Meal Plan (as mentioned above)
Toll tax parking and driver allowances.

   Costing does not include

Airfare, Train fare, Insurance Premiums
Personal expenses such as laundry, bottled water, soft drinks, incidentals, porter charges, tips etc.
Difference in cost arising due to change in Fuel price.
Entrance Fees & Guide charges.
Any expenses caused by reasons beyond our control such as flight delays, rescheduling or cancellations, any accidents, medical evacuations, riots, strikes, etc.
Any tips to drivers, hotel staff, any meals apart from the ones mentioned above.
Government Service Tax (G.S.T.) as applicable 3.09%

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Note : All information is issued in good faith and is for guidance only. The management reserves the right to amend any of the above dates, rates, durations routes or hotel reservations at any time without notice. Terms & Conditions apply.

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