Bhubaneswar, Odisha – India
Join a full day guided tour to Puri, a city 40 miles from Bhubaneswar.
Puri is a city in the East Indian state of Orissa, famous for its Jagannath temple which was built in the late 11th century. One of the oldest cities in the eastern part of the country, Puri is situated on the coast of the Bay of Bengal and is a popular beach resort, positioned in a unique place so that both sunset and sunrise can be viewed from the beach. The earliest history of Puri has it that it was once a thickly wooded hillock inhabited by the Sabaras, a Pre-Aryan and Pre-Dravidian tribe of the Austro-Asiatic linguistic family. The sacred Buddhist site called Dantapura (town of the tooth) may also have been here, as legend has it that Buddha’s tooth was kept here before being spirited off to Sri Lanka. Until the 7th and 8th centuries, the city was a provincial outpost along the coastal trade route linking eastern India with Southeast Asia. Shankaracharya, the Hindu reformer, declared Puri as one of his four mathas (centers for the practice of a new ascetic form of Hinduism). Learned and holy men came here to debate the new philosophies from across the whole subcontinent, a tradition that is still carried on to this day.
The main temple Of Jagannath is an impressive structure constructed in Kalinga architecture with a height of 180 foot placed on an elevated platform and part of the Puri city tour you will enjoy. After your visit to Puri and its temples you will be returned to your hotel, airport or train station.
Duration: 4 Nights / 5 Days
price per persons at 12,500 INR / 200 $ USD
Destination Covered: Bhubaneswar – Puri – Konark – Chilika – Pipili – Dhauli
Heritage of Orissa is a perfect way to get detailed insights about the state’s rich heritage.
Orissa, now known as Odisha, is a home to splendid temples, magnificent monuments
and remarkable architectural wonders. The well-planned tour gives you ample of
opportunities to explore the real charm of the ‘Soul of Incredible India’. During the 5
days’ tour, you will be traveling to the cities like Bhubaneswar, Puri and Pipili, etc. Soak-
in the beauty of the Chilika Lake along with visiting the famous Sun Temple in Konark.
Plan a trip to Odisha and enjoy wonderful vacations ahead.
Note: This is just a suggested itinerary indicative of what could be possible. We tailor
holidays for your specific needs. Contact us if you want modifications so that we could
tailor a holiday to suit your need for an unforgettable India tour.
- Bhubaneswar sightseeing
- Explore the Konark Sun Temple
- Pay homage at the Puri Jagannath temple
- Cherish visiting the Chilika Lake
- Excursion to Pipili
- Enjoy at the Chandrabhaga beach
Upon arrival at Bhubaneswar airport, meet our tour representative who will help you
with guided transfer to the hotel. Check-in and freshen up. Later on, get ready for a
sightseeing tour starting with a visit to the Udayagiri and Khandagiri Caves. Partly
natural and partly artificial, the caves enjoy popularity for their historical,
archaeological and religious importance. Once the dwelling retreats or blocks of the Jain
monks, these caves have a distinctive aura.
After this, you will be visiting the Lingaraja temple. The thousand-year-old spectacular
specimen of Hindu architecture is truly awe-inspiring. Counted as one of the most
revered places to visit, it is dedicated to Lord Shiva. The tranquility and the unique
architecture spellbind the visitors.
Return to the hotel for an overnight stay.
Savor a hearty breakfast. Post this, check-out of the hotel and leave for Konark. The
mystical city is a home to the Konark Sun Temple, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Dating
back to the 13th century, the colossal chariot shaped temple is an architectural marvel
and is dedicated to the Sun God. The skills of artisans and the intricate carvings present a
sight to behold. Thereafter, visit the Chandrabhaga beach. Earlier it was considered the
place of natural cure for lepers. The scenic beach holds the Blue Flag certification.
Once done with the Konark sightseeing, head towards Puri. Complete the check-in
formalities and freshen up quickly to visit the Puri Jagannath temple and the Gundicha
temple. The former of the two is one of the holy places for Hindus as it is reckoned as one
of the divine Char Dhams. The temple houses three astounding idols of Lord Jagannath,
his elder brother Balabhadra and their sister Subhadra. Subsequently, you will be taken
to the Gundicha temple. The sacred shrine is the concluding point of the very popular
Rath Yatra. Pay homage at the temple and enjoy the evening leisurely. You can relax on
the golden sand of the Puri beach or simply shop for some delights.
An overnight stay is planned at the hotel.
Day 3 of the Heritage of Orissa tour starts early in the morning. Leave for Satpara,
Chilika after satiating your hunger with delicious breakfast. India’s largest coastal
lagoon, Chilika spreads over the Khurda, Puri and Gajnam districts. The brackish-water
lagoon is famed for the spotting of beautiful, rare and endangered Irrawaddy Dolphins.
The lake also preserves a wide variety of species of aquafauna, flora and fauna. A
spectacular display of vibrant avian charms lures people to this scenic beach. Spend the
rest of the day leisurely exploring the pleasures of the wetland. Post this, you will return
to Puri. If you want, you can spend some time at the Puri temple.
After a well-spent day, return to the hotel for an overnight stay.
Enjoy a leisurely breakfast in the hotel. Check-out after having your lunch. This is
followed by a road trip to Bhubaneswar. There will be a halt en-route at Pipili. The small
town enjoys popularity for designing beautiful Applique handicrafts. Brilliant artisans
who are well-known for their colorful fabrics reside here. You are free to buy these
remarkable fabrics as a souvenir.
Next halt will be at Dhauli hills. Nestled on the banks of River Daya, the hill holds major
edicts of Emperor Ashoka inscribed on the mass of rock. It is believed that the Kalinga
War was fought at this spot. It is said the blood of deceased turned the river red during
the war, which turned the heart of the Emperor to realize the harm associated with the
war. In his redemption, he embraced Buddhism and built many stupas, chaityas and
Upon reaching Bhubaneswar, check-in and enjoy an overnight stay at the hotel.
This is the last day of the tour and you will be comfortably transferred to the airport
once you are done with your breakfast
- Departure Time: 8:00 AM9(after breakfast)
- Departure: Your hotels in the city of Bhubaneswar
- Departure Details:
- Hotel pickups commence prior to this time, you must contact the local service
- provider to verify your exact pickup time.
- Confirmation will be received at time of booking
- Not wheelchair accessible
- Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
- Children must be accompanied by an adult
- This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
- Professional English-speaking guide
- Round-trip shared transfer
- Transport by air-conditioned minivan
- 1 Bottled water
- Bottled water
- Food and drinks, unless specified
- Same as departure locations
- Hotel for pick up
- Weights for helicopter tours
- Choice of times for tours
- Special dietary requirements, meal choices etc.