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Puri - Bhubaneswar - Chilika - Chausathi Yogini Taptapan Tour

Tour Code 0445
Duration 5 Nights / 6 Days
Validity N.A.
Destination Covered Puri - Chilika Lake - Gopalpur - Bhubaneswar - Taptapani
Price (Starting From) INR 40871 Per Person
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Tour Itinerary

Day 1: Bhubaneshwar

you arrive at Bhubaneshwar, you will be assisted to your hotel. Here you can visit several temples, caves, Tribal Museum (closed on Mondays) and State Museum (closed on Mondays). Known for once having more than 7000 temples, Bhubaneshwar reflects the culmination of Odiya architecture. You will see some of the most famous temples here like Parasurameshwar, Mukteshwar, Rajarani, Brahmeshwar, Vaital and Lingaraj Temple. The Khandagiri and Udaigiri Jain caves also throw considerable amount of light on the royal, social and cultural life of Kalinga. There are around 92 caves, out of which some are dedicated to the Jain monks and Hindu deities. Later, spend the night at Bhubaneshwar

Meals : only breakfast

Day 2: Bhubaneshwar - Chausathi Yogini Temple - Pipli - Dhauli - Konark (70 kms/2 hrs drive)

Drive to Konark and enroute, visit Chausathi Yogini Temple, Pipli Applique Village, Dhauli, Peace Pagoda and Ashokan Rock Edict. Chausathi Yogini Temple is famous for its architectural grandeur and is one of the finest preserved temples of India. You can also enjoy a stopover at Heerapur Village, which is known for its skilful bell metal workers for their skills. You can also see Dhauli Rock Edicts, which is a collection of unique rock edicts that describe the transformation of King Ashoka’s life after the disastrous Kalinga war. It was written in Pali on the banks of River Daya in the 3rd Century B.C. Next stop in this sojourn is Pipli, which is a small village and has workers selling different household articles and working on the patchwork style. They make various umbrellas and canopies that are used in Hindu Temples and once were used in royal courts and chariots. Enjoy an overnight stay at Konark

Meals : only breakfast

Day 3: Konark - Raghurajpur - Puri (35 kms/45 minutes’ drive)

Enjoy sightseeing at Konark and later, drive to Puri with a stopover at Raghurajpur. The Sun temple of Konark is one of the heritage sites of the country. It is an epitome of Odiya architecture. The well-defined carvings on the walls of the temple and its structure that has been made in the form of a chariot, attracts tourists from all over the world. Raghurajpur has been declared as the ‘Heritage Village of Odisha’ and is the only place where you can witness the artisans working on silk, paper, betel nuts, coconuts, cow dung, coir and many such things. Many traditional patta painters of Odisha reside in the different parts of the village like Dandasahi, Nayakpatna and Raghurajpur. You can interact with some famous age-old patta painting workers of the village and know their style of work. Spend the night at Puri.

Meals : only breakfast

Day 4: Puri - Satpada on Chilika Lake (60 kms/1.5 hrs) - Taptapani (120 kms/3 hrs drive)

Once you arrive at Puri, head out for an amazing sightseeing tour. It is one of the four dhams of Hindus and has the famous Jagannath Temple and calls throngs of devotees every year. The idols here represent the three concepts of Hinduism: Brahma, Vishnu and Shiva. Every year, during the months of June/July, there is a Grand Chariot Festival here (Ratha Yatra), which beckons millions of people from all around the world. We will see the activities inside the temple from a platform, which remains closed on Sundays and local holidays. Later, drive to Chilika Lake, which is the largest brackish water lake of Asia. Here you can enjoy boating up to the sea mouth and spot some dolphins, especially the wild Irrawaddy dolphins. From the month of December until April, a myriad of migratory birds flock at this lake. You can also see the fishermen at work here. Later, drive to Taptapani and see some quaint villages of Odisha. Spend a comfortable night at Taptapani.

Meals : only breakfast

Day 5: Taptapani - Chandragiri (30 kms/1 hr drive) - Bhubaneshwar

Taptapani is from where you venture into the tribal belt of Southern Odisha. It is known for its hot sulphur spring and a shrine of Goddess Kali, which is worshipped by the tribal people devoutly. They believe that the hot water in the mountain is the result of the goddess’s anger and their prayers will make her happy. Later, head to Chandragiri Tibetan settlement, which is known for its stupas and monastery that reflect their beliefs and Buddhist culture. You can also see how they have been sharing their lives with the Saura Tribal group since 1950, with the help of the Odisha Govt. for their settlement. This visit to the tribal hamlets of Saura Tribal groups and Desia Kondh groups is a unique chance to see their lifestyle closely. Once you reach Bhubaneshwar, check in at the hotel and enjoy a comfortable overnight stay

Meals : only breakfast

Day 6: Bhubaneshwar - Onward connection


Meals : breakfast and lunch

Hotel Detail :

2 Star

Address : Bhubaneswar, Odisha, India

Facility : Airport Transfer, Car Rental / Hire, Cyber Cafe, Laundry Services, Parking, STD / ISD Facility, Security Guard

any time

Tour Detail

Inclusions :

  • Hotel
  • Sightseeing

Exclusions :

  • 4.35% Government service tax extra.
  • Any Kind of Personal Expenses or Optional Tours / Extra Meals Ordered.
  • Monument & Museum Entrance Fees for the sights mentioned in the Itinerary.
  • Anything not specifically mentioned under the head "Prices included".
  • Tips, Insurance, Laundry, Phone Calls.
  • The Services of Vehicle is not included on leisure days & after finishing the sightseeing tour as per the Itinerary.
  • Any Kind of Drinks (Alcoholic, Mineral, Aerated).
  • Camera fee, Soft or Hard drinks, Starters.
  • Medical & Travel insurance

Specific Departure Dates :

any time

Terms & Conditions :

  • please carry govt.issued photo id prof while travelling.
  • pay to arrangement local guide.
  • in package for indian men entire
  • three month in advance booking