Day 01: Arrival at Bhubaneswar
On arrival at Bhubaneswar airport / railway station transfer to hotel. Later if time permit half day sightseeing of tribal museum (closed on Monday), Khandagiri & Udaigiri Jain caves (oldest rock cut caves, the caves are reminiscent of influence of Buddhism and Jainism in Orissa). Overnight at Bhubaneswar.
Day 02: Bhubaneswar
Morning after breakfast visit to famous city temples including Lingaraj, Parsurameswar, Mukteswar (known as the ‘gem of Orissan architecture’) & Rajarani temple. After lunch break visit to Nandankanan Zoo (closed on Monday). This Zoo is famous for the white tiger safari and Botanical garden. Overnight at Bhubaneswar.
Day 03: Bhubaneswar – Dhauli – Hirapur – Pipli – Raghurajpur – Puri
Morning drive to Puri, enroute visit Dhauli (Buddhist stupa/ peace pagoda), Hirapur (64 yogini temple), Pipli (the appliqué work village) & Raghurajpur (the Artisan village, the most famous attractions here are the Pattachitra (miniature paintings), palm leaf engravings, wooden toys, tusser paintings etc. Proceed to Puri and check in to the hotel. Evening visit of Lord Jagannath Temple (Non Hindus are not allowed) / Relax on the golden beach of Puri. Overnight at Puri.
Day 04: Puri - Konark - Puri
Morning drive to Konark to visit the Sun temple (one of the world famous heritage site & famously known as Black Pagoda). Enroute visit to Ramchandi temple & Chandrabhaga beach (one of the finest beaches with a long stretch of clean sands & the beach has its own lovely serenity). Return back to Puri. Evening visit to beach market. Overnight at Puri.
Day 05: 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 at Puri.
Day 06: Puri – Bhubaneswar & Departure
Drive back to Bhubaneswar and transfer to airport / railway station for onward journey.
The Chilika which is the largest inland lake in the country is lying in the southern part of Odisha's coastland. It is a lagoon with brackish water and streches through the districts of Puri, Khorda and Ganjam, close by to the sea and opening into it in the rainy season.
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