Cultural Tour Orissa
Arrival Bhubaneswar Ex Delhi, Bombay, Calcutta, Madras Transfer to Hotel, Over night
Day-2 : 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 & 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, Overnight
Day-3 : BHUBANESWAR-PIPILI-PURI-KONARK-BHUBANESWAR
Morning proceed to Puri enroute visit the 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 the 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-4 : BHUBANESWAR ON WARD DESTINATION
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A full day trip to the wonder triangle-RATNAGIRI, LALITGIRI & UDAYAGIRI situated 100 KM to the north east of Bhubaneswar possess the ruins of the most unique Buddhist monastic complex in the world. All the monasteries impress the visitors as great monuments by their sculptural wealth & architectural grandeur. Enroute visit some beautiful roadside villages with traditional paintings. Back to the Hotel. O/N.
Morning trip to the 64 YOGINI temple. Although it seems that, temple of this type existed throughout Orissa & India at one time, today only four remains. Two of them are in Orissa, On the outskirts of the capital city one of the temple stands inside the lovely country side.
Visit the beautiful Bell metal work village known as Balakati. Back to Hotel.
- BHUBANESWAR-CHILIKA LAKE-BHUBANESWAR
Chilika, the biggest brackish wetland of Asia is regarded as a marvel of nature. Connected to the Bay of Bengal with a narrow channel. Itís 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 make it very fascinating. Cruise to the famous Kalijai temple inside the lake of the Birdís is an unforgettable experience. NALABANA, the winter home of a Million of migratory birds (Best Time-Mid Oct-Feb).
Lunch in the Restaurant: - You can have the wonderful take of lakeís crab curry and prawns pulao O/N. Later drive to Bhubaneswar enroute visit some local villages.
Total Distance- 200 KM+DRIVE- 2 HRS. EACH WAY+BOATING
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