Odisha Marvels (7 Days & 6 Nights)

Odisha or formerly Orissa is the 9th largest state by area. It is the 11th most populated state in the country, of which a significant percent is tribal who still live in the woods following their age-old customs and traditions. Nearly three fourth of the state area is dominated by the mountains of the Eastern Ghats. For travellers, Odisha is a state which narrates the tale of its rich past through its various ancient temples and other religious sites. While the Konark Sun Temple and the Puri Temple fascinate the history fanatics, the beach lovers enjoy the pristine blue waters of Chandipur or Ballighai Beach clubbed with golden sands and water sports. A boat ride at the Lake Chilka, India’s largest salt water lake, is a great opportunity to spot the endangered Irrawaddy dolphins. As far the foodies are concerned, they are introduced to a whole new variant of Indian food. Through our Indian Panorama exclusive “Odisha Up Close” tour package you are in for a treat at Odisha.

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Bhubaneshwar- Puri

Day 1 : Bhubaneshwar- Puri - On your arrival at Bhubaneshwar International Airport, our Indian Panorama Tour executive will receive you and introduce you to our driver. Later you will be transferred to your hotel at Puri. Check in and relax. Evening visit the Jagannath Temple, an 800 year old temple, one of the Char Dhams [Four holy sites for Hindus]. Rest of the time at leisure- you may relax at the Puri Beach. Overnight at Puri.

Day 2 : Puri –Chilka– Puri - Morning- Post breakfast drive to Chilka Lake, Asia’s largest brackish water spread over 1100 sq. kms. Enjoy boating at the lake and also spot the endangered species of Irrawaddy Dolphins at the Hrada- Sagar Sangam [Sea mouth], a point where the Chilka Lake meets the Bay of Bengal. Evening- drive back to Puri. On the way visit the Alarnath Temple dedicated to Lord Vishnu. Ovenright at Puri.

Day 3 : Puri – Konark – Puri - Morning- Post breakfast, head to Konark. Make a visit to the world famous Konark Temple also known as the Sun Temple. More than 700 years old, this temple is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Evening- drive back to Puri and enjoy your time at the Puri Beach. Overnight at Puri.

Day 4 : Puri – Bhubaneshwar - Morning- Post breakfast drive to Bhubaneshwar. En-route visit the Buddhist Temple at Dhauli. Later visit the Lingaraj Temple, the 1200 year old Mukteshwar Temple and the Rajarani Temple. On reaching Bhubaneshwar make a visit to the Orissa State museum as well. Evening- you are free to explore the city of Bhubaneshwar. Overnight at Bhubaneshwar

Nuapatana Excursion

Day 5 : Nuapatana Excursion - Morning- Post breakfast drive to Nuapatana Textile village and Sadeibarini Metal working Village. This is a great chance to witness first-hand the work of local craftspeople of Odisha. Overnight at Bhubaneshwar.

Day 6 : Buddhist site visit - Morning- Post breakfast go for a full day excursion to various Buddhist sites in Odisha such as Lalitgiri, Udaigiri and Ratnagiri. Overnight at Bhubaneshwar.

Day 7 : Bhubaneshwar - Today morning as per your departure schedule you will be transferred to the Bhubaneshwar International Airport. You will be met by our Tour executive at the airport who will ensure your smooth departure. Tour Ends!