ODISHA DREAM DESTINATION-II

ODISHA DREAM DESTINATION-II

Duration: 06Nights/07Days

Destination: Bhubaneswar-Konark-Puri-Chilika (Barkul & Satapada)-Gopalpur

Day 01 : Arrival Bhubaneswar

Meet and Greet on arrival at Bhubaneswar Airport/Railway station  and transfer to Hotel. After fresh-up visit to the ancient temples like Lingaraj-the biggest temple in Bhubaneswar (non-hindu are not allowed inside the temple premises), Mukteswar, Rajarani & 64 Yogini temple (Yogini sculpture having 64 different hair style & one of the four Yogini temple in India). Evening free for independent activities. O/N- Bhubaneswar.

Day 02 : Bhubaneswar-Konark-Puri (120 kms/2.5 hrs)

After breakfast proceed to Puri. En-route visit through Dhauli Buddhist shanti stupa, Pipili appliqué work village & market, Sun temple at Konark (the UNESCO World heritage monument), Chandrabhaga beach. On arrival at Puri check-in to the Hotel. After fresh-up visit to the temple of Universal God, Lord Jagannath (One of the four Dham. Non hindu are not allowed inside the temple premises, they can see from the roof top of Raghunandan library which is closed on Sunday). Evening leisure at golden beach Puri/visit to the beach market. O/N- Puri.

Day 03 : Excursion trip to Chilika (55 kms/ 1.25 hrs one way)

Post breakfast drive to Satapada (One end of Chilika Lagoon). Enjoy the motor boat ride in the largest brakish water lagoon of Asia and explore Sea mouth, Rajhans Island (drive pass), rare Irrawady dolphins, local birds etc. Back to Puri. Rest of the day leisure at golden beach/free for independent activities. O/N-Puri.

Day 04 : Puri-Chilika-Gopalpur (225 kms/4.5 hrs)

After early breakfast drive to Gopalpur, en-route visit through Raghurajpur/Nayakpatna artisan village, Mangalajodi-the bird’s Paradise (another end of chilika lagoon). Experience the country boat ride and explore bird sighting (local & migratory) in a very close by. (Winter is the best time to visit mangalajodi) Or Chilika Lagoon at Barkul. Enjoy the motor boat ride in the largest brakish water lagoon of Asia and explore Kalijai Island and temple. Later proceed to Gopalpur-on-sea. O/N-Gopalpur-on-sea.

Day 05 : Excursion trip to Chandragiri (195 kms/5 hrs)

Post breakfast drive to Chandragiri a Tibetan refugee colony known as mini Tibet. The Jirang monastery is one of the largest Buddhist monastery in southeast Asia. En-route visit through Taptapani hot sulphur water stream. On way back to Gopalpur visit Padmanavpur cotton weaving village. Evening free for independent activities . O/N-Gopalpur

Day 06 : Gopalpur-Bhubaneswar (200 kms/3.5 hrs)

First half of the day free for leisure. Post lunch straight drive to Bhubaneswar.  On arrival, visit Khandagiri & Udayagiri Jain Caves, Tribal museum (closed on Monday & govt. holidays). O/N-Bhubaneswar.

Day 06 : Bhubaneswar departure

After breakfast visit to Nandankanan Zoological park-popular for white tiger (close on Monday). If time permits visit to Ekamra Haat-the traditional market and a platform to get all handicraft & handloom products of Odisha. In-time transfer to Airport/railway station for onwards journey. Tour End.

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