6 Days The Splendours of Puri and Konark

Destination Covers: - Bhubneshwar - Puri - Taptapani
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This Slendid tour of Bhubaneshwar will take you to historic temples and places of Puri and Konark. Take you back in history from where the Rath yatra started.

Arrive Bhubaneswar and transfer to hotel. Later visit of Parasurameshwar, Mukteshwar, Rajarani& Lingaraj Temple. Bhubaneswar also known as  Bhubaneshwar is the capital of Odisha formerly known as Orissa. The city has a history of over 3,000 years starting with the Mahamegha-bahana Chedi dynasty (around the 2nd century BCE) which had its capital at Sisupalgarh Bhubaneswar, the City of Temples once had 7000 temples & still around 500 temples are preserved. These are dating back from 07th Century to 11th Century AD. Overnight at Bhubaneswar.

After breakfast visit  Khandagiri & Udaigiri Caves later drive to Puri, on the way visit Chaushathi Yogini Temple & Dhauli Rock Edicts. Puri is in the coastal delta of the Mahanadi River on the shores of the Bay of Bengal. In the ancient days it was near to Sisupalgarh (Ashokan Tosali)  whhen the land was drained by a tributary of the River Bhargavi, a branch of the Mahanadi River, which underwent a meandering course creating many arteries altering the estuary, and formed many sand hills.The Caves of Udaigiri & Khandagiri dating back to 3rd Century BC are worth visit of the Sculptures of age old Artists depicting the Social life of the people of that age. Overnight at Puri. 

After breakfast we gor for Jagannath Darshan & city tour of Puri including Potters village of  Jagannath Temple, Grand Road/Market area & Fishermen's village. Excursion to Konark Sun Temple. Jagannath Temple at Puri is one of the major pilgrimage centres of India with the largest kitchen in the world. It attracts around one lakh devotees everyday from all around the world. Excursion to Konark Sun Temple. Overnight at Puri. 

After early breakfast leave for Asia's largest brackish water lake at Chilika. Boating at the lake to spot the wild Asiatic Irrawaddy Dolphins at the mouth of the Bay of Bengal & Chilika Lake. Cross the Lake by Ferry. Drive to Taptapani. Check in to the Tourist Lodge and overnight at Taptapani.

After early breakfast and visit the Hot Sulfur Spring and visit the Zirang Monasteries of Chandragiri Tibetan Refugees. Drive to Bhubaneswar for onwards journey. On arrival  Check in Hotel Overnight in Bhubneshwar

After breakfast  free till departure to Airport/Rly station

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