Tuesday, 13 November 2012

Diamond Triangle of Odisha ( 5 Nights / 6 Days )



PLACES COVERED: - BHUBANESWAR-RATNAGIRI-LALITGIRI-UDAIGIRI-PURI-KO NARK-CHILIKA-BHUBANESWAR 



Day 01 - Arrival at Bhubaneswar :
On arrival at Bhubaneswar airport/railway station met by our representative & transfer to the hotel. Later if time permits, half day sightseeing of famous city temples, i.e. Lingaraj, Parsurameswar, Mukteswar ( known as the ‘gem of odia architecture’ ) & Rajarani temple. Overnight at Bhubaneswar.
Day 02 : Excursion to Diamond Triangle :
After breakfast drive to the diamond triangle of Odisha – Ratnagiri ( has a rich concentration of Buddhist antiquities ), Lalitgiri ( oldest Buddhist center of Odisha ) & Udaigiri ( largest Buddhist complexes in Odisha ). Return to Bhubaneswar. Overnight at Bhubaneswar.     
Day 03 : Bhubaneswar – Dhauli – Pipli – Raghurajpur – Puri :
Morning after breakfast drive to Puri enroute visit Dhauli ( the peace pagoda ), Pipli ( the appliqué work village ) & Raghurajpur ( artisan village- famous for pattachitra, palm leaf engravings, stone/wooden carvings, tusser paintings etc. ). On arrival at Puri check in to the hotel. Later visit to Jagannath temple ( non hindus are not allowed ) / Relax on the golden beach of Puri. Overnight at Puri.
                       
Day 04 : Puri – Konark – Puri :
Morning after breakfast drive to Konark to visit the Sun temple ( one of the world famous heritage site ). Enroute visit to Ramchandi temple & Chandrabhaga beach. Return back to Puri. Evening visit to beach market. Overnight at Puri.  
Day 05 : Puri – Chilika – Puri :
Morning drive to Chilika lake at Satpada ( largest brackish water lake of Asia ). Take the boat cruise to visit the Irrawaddy Dolphins & Rajhans Island . Return to Puri. Rest time relax on the golden beach. Overnight at Puri.
Day 06 : Puri – Bhubaneswar  and departure from Bhubaneswar.
Morning drive back to Bhubaneswar  and transfer to airport / railway Station for onwards journey.