15th Jan: Arrival at Bhubaneswar
On arrival at Bhubaneswar airport/railway station met by our representative & transfer to the hotel. Later if time permits half day sightseeing of famous city temples, i.e. Lingaraj, Rajarani, Parsurameswar & Mukteswar temple. Also witness the Mukteswar Dance festival (This festival celebrates the unrivalled charisma of Odissi, the classical dance form of Orissa. Star Odissi dancers tapping their feet to the strokes of the accompanying instruments like mardal mesmerize the audience with their classic attire and graceful movements). Back to hotel & Overnight stay.
16th Jan: Bhubaneswar
Morning visit to tribal museum (closed on Monday), Khandagiri & Udaigiri Jain caves. After lunch visit to Ekamra Haat, State museum, Brahmeswar temple & Vaital temple. Evening visit to Mukteswar Dance Festival. Back to hotel & Overnight stay.
17th Jan: Bhubaneswar – Dhauli – Hirapur - Pipli – Raghurajpur – Puri
Morning after breakfast drive to Puri enroute visit Dhauli the peace pagoda (one of the most famed Buddhist sites at Orissa & here emperor Asoka underwent a psyche change and abandoned war for the rest of his life, in the 3rd century BC), Hirapur (64 yogini temple), Pipli the applique work village & Raghurajpur craft 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. Later visit to Jagannath temple (non-Hindus are not allowed). Overnight stay at Puri.
18th Jan: 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.
19th Jan: Puri - Konark - Bhubaneswar
Morning drive back to Bhubaneswar en-route visit Ramchandi temple, Chandrabhaga beach & Konark Sun temple. On arrival at Bhubaneswar check in to the hotel. Evening visit to Rajarani Music Festival (it is an occasion to celebrate the richness and originality of Indian classical music. Evening concerts by great maestros of Indian Classical music fill the air with enchanting chimes). Overnight stay at Bhubaneswar.
20th Jan: Departure transfer
Morning transfer to airport / railway station for onwards journey.
PLACES COVERED: BHUBANESWAR – PURI – KONARK – CHILIKA - BHUBANESWAR