Konark Festival 2016 Odisha
Destination : Bhubaneswar - Chilika - Gopalpur - Konark - Odisha - Puri
Category: Cultural Holiday Packages - Monument Holiday Packages - Odisha Holiday Packages
Duration : 07 NIGHTS / 08 DAYS
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31st Nov: Arrival at Bhubaneswar
On arrival at Bhubaneswar airport / railway station transfer to hotel. Later if time permit half day sightseeing famous city temples including Lingaraj, Parsurameswar, Mukteswar (known as the ‘gem of Orissan architecture’) & Rajarani temple. Overnight stay at Bhubaneswar.
01st Dec: Bhubaneswar – Konark
Morning drive to Konark en-route visit Dhauli (Buddhist stupa / peace pagoda), Hirapur (64 yogini temple) & Pipli (the appliqué work village). On arrival check in to the Eco resort. After freshen up visit to International Sand Art festival. Then visit to Konark Dance festival (The Annual Konark Festival, which is held in an Open Air Auditorium with the temple as the backdrop, showcase a magical parade of India’s classical and traditional dance forms. Eminent dancers and their troupe delight visitors in the wintry evening of early December with dramatic choreographies). Back to Resort & Overnight stay.
02nd Dec: Konark
Morning visit to Konark Sun temple. Then visit to Ramchandi temple. Afternoon visit to International Sand Art Festival. Also Visit to Konark Dance Festival back to Resort & Overnight stay.
03rd Dec: Konark – Puri
Morning visit to Chaurasi Varahi temple (The Varahi temple at Chaurashi in the Prachi Valley with its semi cylindrical roofs is an example of Khakhara type of temple. The temple is lavishly decorated with sculptural motifs & scroll work). Then drive to Puri and check in to the hotel. Later visit to Jagannath temple (Non Hindus are not allowed). Rest time relax on the golden beach. Overnight stay at Puri.
04th Dec: Puri – Chilika – Gopalpur
Morning drive to Chilika lake at Barkul (the largest brackish water lake of Asia and famous for its migratory birds coming from distance places). Take the boat cruise to visit the birds’ island & Nalabana Island / Temple Island. Then proceed to Gopalpur-on-sea. Overnight stay at Gopalpur-on-sea.
05th Dec: Gopalpur
Morning after breakfast visit to Chandragiri (situated in between the lush green forest - a unique destination for the Buddhist & it is the largest Buddhist monastery in Asia) to visit the Tibetan settlement. Enroute visit Taptapani the hot sulpheric spring. Back to Gopalpur & Overnight stay.
06th Dec: Gopalpur – Bhubaneswar
Morning drive back to Bhubaneswar and check in to the hotel. Then visit to Khandagiri & Udaigiri Jain caves (oldest rock cut caves, the caves are reminiscent of influence of Buddhism and Jainism in Odisha). Overnight stay at Bhubaneswar.
07th Dec: Departure transfer
Morning transfer to airport for onwards journey.
PLACES COVERED: BHUBANESWAR – KONARK – PURI – CHILIKA – GOPALPUR – CHANDRAGIRI – BHUBANESWAR