Day 01: Arrival at Bhubaneswar
On arrival at Bhubaneswar airport / railway station meet by our representative and transfer to hotel. Later if time permit half day sightseeing of famous city temples including Lingaraj ( it was built in 1114 AD to the glory of Shiva & is the biggest temple in Bhubaneswar), Parsurameswar( built in 650 AD, is one of the oldest temples existing in Bhubaneswar & typical example of the Orissan style of temple architecture), Mukteswar (known as the ‘gem of Orissan architecture’) & Rajarani temple ( it was constructed in the 10th and 11th century from reddish gold sandstone called 'Rajarani' in the local dialect ). Overnight stay at Bhubaneswar.
Day 02: Bhubaneswar – Bhitarkanika
Morning drive to Bhitarkanika and take the boat cruise to Dangmal-hub of the sanctuary (45 minutes scenic cruise from Khola-entry point). Enjoy the Mangrove forest & crocodiles by boat cruise. Arrival at Dangmal and Check in to the Forest cottage & Overnight stay.
Day 03: Bhitarkanika
Morning take cruise in a creek to Bird’s point (BAGAGAHAN) and enjoy the trekking inside the Mangrove jungle. Cruise back to Forest cottage. After lunch trekking down to the Watch tower to view the large wild animals grazing in the wide range of open space. Evening walk down to the cottage and enjoy bonfire. Overnight stay at Forest cottage.
Day 04: Bhitarkanika - Bhubaneswar
After morning breakfast cruise back to Khola (the exit point) to have last look to natures paradise. Drive to Bhubaneswar enroute visit Cuttack city which is famous for silver filigree work. On arrival check in to the hotel & Overnight stay.
Day 05: Bhubaneswar – Mangalajodi – Gopalpur
Morning visit to Khandagiri & Udaigiri Jain caves (oldest rock cut caves). Then drive to Mangalajodi (A bird’s paradise). Proceed to Gopalpur and check in to the hotel. Overnight stay at Gopalpur.
Day 06: Gopalpur – Raghurajpur - Puri
Morning drive to Puri enroute visit Raghurajpur artisan village (the Artisan village, the most famous attraction here are the Pattachitra (miniature paintings), palm leaf engravings, stone carvings, wooden toys, tusser paintings etc.). On arrival at Puri check in to the hotel. Rest time relax on the golden beach. Overnight stay at Puri.
Day 07: Puri – Konark – Puri
Morning visit to Jagannath temple (non Hindus are not allowed). Then drive to Konark to visit the Sun temple (one of the world famous heritage sites, also known as black pagoda). Enroute visit Chandrabhaga beach (one of the finest beaches with a long stretch of clean sands & the beach has its own lovely serenity). Back to Puri. Evening visit to beach market. Overnight stay at Puri.
Day 08: Puri – Bhubaneswar – departure transfer
Morning drive back to Bhubaneswar and transfer to airport / railway station for onwards journey.
PLACES COVERED: Bhubaneswar - Bhitarkanika - Bhubaneswar - Mangalajodi – Gopalpur - Chilika - Puri – Konark - Bhubaneswar