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Odisha Itinerary 5 (3 Nights / 4 Days)
- Private AC Car
- Luxury accommodations
- 24x07 dedicated service
- Personal expenses
- Cost due to any natural/political/medical crisis
- Meals not mentioned in package
Day 01: Arrival at Bhubaneswar Airport /Rly. Stn.
Arrival at Bhubaneswar Airport/ Rly. Stn. Drive to Puri. On the way visit If time permits visit
Lingaraj Temple Constructed in 650 A.D. this temple is a unique specimen of Oriyan style
of architecture. The most special feature of this temple is the presence of one thousand
lingas in the north-west corner of the complex.. Dedicated to Lord Shiva as the name
suggests, the temple was built sometime in the 7th century by the King Jajati Keshari. The
Lingraj Temple houses a Shivalingam that rises to a massive height of 8 inches above the
floor level and is about 8 feet in diameter as well. Lingaraj Temple is a spectacular specimen
of Orissa style of temples with a hint of Kalinga style of architecture, covering a vast area of
2,50,000 sq ft., stand tall 180 ft.As many as 150 smaller shrines dot the temple
complex. Non Hindus are not allowed inside the temple.
Then Visit Dhauli, where a modern peace pagoda and ancient rock edictsmark the emperor
Ashoka’s conversion to Buddhism. Dhauli , a sacred Buddhist site on the banks of then river
Daya, where the great Kalingan war was taken place. Revered by Buddhists as the place
where ancient Indian emperor Ashoka renounced violence and embraced Budddddhism, the
site pagoda , and see two of the rock-carved edicts declaring Ashoka’s new religious
principles that date from 260 BC. Then view some rock-cut caves, medieval Hindu
temples, and the renovated Shiva temple near Pagoda.
Continue to Visit Pipli the artist village where locals produce appliqué art- a process of
cutting coloured cloth into shapes of animals, birds, flowers, leaves , gods, goddesses and
other decorative motifs and stiching them over a piece of cloth. These creations are
fabricated into lampshades, handbags, cushion covers, or even garden umbrellas.
Arrive at Puri. Check in to hotel. Relax at hotel. Overnight at Puri.
Day 02: Puri – Satpada – Puri
After breakfast visit the world famous Lord Jagannath temple.The majestic Jagannath
Temple in Puri is a major pilgrimage destination for Hindus and is a part of the “Char Dham”
pilgrimages. Jagannatha is not the only deity worshipped in the temple, though it is known
as the 'Jagannatha Temple'. The deities of the Puri temple are generally known as the
Trimurti (trinity) and also as Chaturdhamurti. The temple was originally built by the Kalinga
ruler Anantavarman Chodaganga(1078 - 1148 CE). Much of the present structure was
built by King Ananga Bhima Deva in the year 1174 CE. It took 14 years to complete and
was consecrated in 1198 CE.
Then Drive to satpada ( Chilka lake).
Arrival Satapara. Book a motor boat ride in Chilka lake. ( booking will be on direct payment
basis) Enjoy the day at chilka lake (India's biggest inland lake spread over 1,100 square
kilometers) Boating at the lake to spot the wild Asiatic Irrawaddy Dolphins at the mouth of
the Bay of Bengal. Back to hotel. Overnight at hotel.
Day 03: Puri – Konark –puri
After breakfast excursion to Konark through marine drive. on the way visit some beautiful
beaches , Ramachandi temple, Chandrabhaga beach. Continue to drive towards
Konark the Chariot of the Sun God temple, built by Laqngula Narasingh Deva in 13th
century A.D.. The Sun temple is known for its exquisite and intricate architecture and
sculptures, an UNSECO World Heritge List of monument. The word 'Konark' is a combination
of two words 'Kona' and 'Arka'. 'Kona' means 'Corner' and 'Arka' means 'Sun', so when
combines it becomes 'Sun of the Corner', dedicated to Sun God. Konark is also known as
Arka khetra. There are three different sides of the temple, positioned in proper direction to
catch the rays of the sun at morning, noon and evening. King Narasimhadeva the great
ruler of the Ganga dynasty had built this temple, with the help of 1200 artisans within a
period of 12 years (1243-1255 A.D.). Since the ruler used to worship the Sun, the temple
was considered as a chariot for the Sun God. Konark Temple was designed in the form of a
gorgeously decorated chariot mounted on 24 wheels , each about 10 feet in diameter, and
drawn by 7 mighty horses. It is really difficult to understand, how this huge temple, every
inch-space of which was so wonderfully carved, could have been completed within such a
short time. Whatever that might be, the konark temple even in its present ruined state, still
a wonder to the whole world. Great poet Rabindranath Tagore wrote of Konark: "here the
language of stone surpasses the language of man."
Drive back to Puri, evening enjoy beach marketing and relax on beach. Overnight at hotel.
Day 04: Puri - Sakhigopal – Raghurajpur- Bhubaneswar Departure
After freshen up in hotel visit Gundicha temple, the abode of Jagannath, Balabhadra and
Subhadra for 9 days in-between Rath Yatra festival to Bahuda Yatra.
Then visit Raghurajpur is 12Km from Puri- the artisans’ village, is a living
museum itself. Every household has a painter and can show you lavishly painted,
the age-old tradition paintings on canvas, skil (tassar) and other varieties like
Pattachitra, papiermache, masks, stone idols, sculptures, wooden idils and toys
and many more.The recently drawn mural paintings on the house walls are a step
forward to make impression about survival of the past glory. One can contact any
house in this village for the painting. The village ambience is also heart touching.
This is a Heritage Craft Village of Odisha.
Then visit Sakhigopal also known as SakhigopalSatyabadi-is famous for the
shrine of Lord Krishna. Although the Sakhigopal temple was built during the 19th
century, the legend has it that the Krishna image was brought here by King
Prataprudra Deva after his victory over Kanchi (South India).The life-size image
is standing with flute and Radha is standing on the left side. The images are very
beautiful and impressive.
Provide departure transfer at Bhubaneswar Apt. / Rly.Stn. for onward Journey.