Enchanting Orrissa

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Duration : 12 Nights / 13 Days
Destination Covered :Bhubaneshwar - Konark - Puri - Chilka - Gopalpur - Rayagada - Jeypore - Vishakapatnam

The Lingaraja Temple at Bhubaneswar has a 150-foot (46 m) high deula while the Jagannath Temple, Puri is about 200 feet (61 m) high and dominates the skyline. Only a portion of the Konark Sun Temple, the largest of the temples of the "Holy Golden Triangle" exists today, and it is still staggering in size. It stands out as a masterpiece in Odisha architecture. Sarala Temple, regarded as one of the most spiritually elevated expressions of Shaktism is in Jagatsinghpur district. It is also one of the holiest places in Odisha & a major tourist attraction. Maa tarini temple situated in Kendujhar district is also a famous pilgrimage destination. Every day thousands of coconuts are given to Maa Tarini by devotees for fulfilling their wishes.[125]

 

Odisha's varying topography – from the wooded Eastern Ghats to the fertile river basin – has proven ideal for evolution of compact and unique ecosystems. This creates treasure troves of flora and fauna that are inviting to many migratory species of birds and reptiles. Bhitarkanika National Park is famous for its second largest mangrove ecosystem. The bird sanctuary in Chilika Lake (Asia's largest brackish water lake) and the tiger reserve and waterfalls in Simlipal National Park are integral parts eco-tourism in Odisha, arranged by Odisha Tourism.[126] Daringbadi, known as "Kashmir of Odisha," is a hill station in the Kandhamal district of Odisha. Chandipur, a calm and serene site, is mostly unexplored by tourists. The unique specialty of this beach is the ebb tides that recede up to 4 km and tend to disappear rhythmically.

 

The share of foreign tourists’ arrival in the State is below one percent of total foreign tourist arrivals at all India level

Day 01 : Arrival Bhubaneswar 
Arrive Bhubaneshwar, assistance & transfer to Hotel. P.M at leisure. Overnight at Hotel. 

Day 02 : Bhubaneswar 
After breakfast, city tour covering the temples and caves in Bhubaneswar. 
Overnight at Hotel. 

Day 03 : Bhubaneswar - 
Same day excursion to Lalitgiri, Ratnagiri and Udayagiri- The buddhist excavation sites.Overnight at Hotel in Bhubaneshwar. 

Day 04 : Bhubaneswar - Konark - Puri 

After breakfast drive to Puri. Visit Pipli and Konark Sun temple on the way. On arrival at Puri, check inn Hotel. 

Day 05 : Puri 
After breakfast visit to the Jagannath Temple built in 12th Century & later proceed to a nearby fisherman village. Relax on the beach. Overnight at Hotel. 

Day 06 : Puri - Chilka - Gopalpur 

After breakfast drive to Gopalpur, visit the painting village of Raghurajpur en route. Later enjoy Chilka Lake & boat ride to Nalaban Bird Sanctuary. On arrival at Gopalpur, check inn to Hotel. 

Day 07 : Gopalpur - Rayagada 
After breakfast, drive to Rayagada visiting Soura and Desia Kondh villages en route. Also visit Soura and Desia Kondh tribal villages of Orissa to see the lifestyle of the tribes of Orissa. Overnight at Hotel. 

Day 08 : Rayagada - Bisamkatak - Rayagada 
In the morning drive to Dukum, Desia Kondh market and later visit Desia Kondh village. Overnight at Rayagda 

Day 09 : Rayagada - Chhatikona - Jeypore 

Drive towards Chhatikon in the morning. The most colorful market Dongariya Kondhas tribe. Later proceed to Jeypore. Check in to Hotel on arrival. 

Day 10 : Jeypore - Onkudelli - Jeypore 

Take an excursion to Onkudelli today. Visit the markets of Bonda, Gadaba and Didayee. P.M visit traditional Boro-Gadaba villages and enjoy the company of the colorful and friendly tribals of Orissa. Drive back to Jeypore in the afternoon and spend the night at the Hotel. 

Day 11 : Jeypore - Gupteswar - Jeypore 
Excursion to Gupteswar visiting Dharua Gond tribal villages of Orissa and the famous Shiva temple. Overnight at Jeypore.

Day 12 : Jeypore - Visakhapatnam 
In the morning, leave Jeypore for Vishakhapatnam. Enroute visit Vishnu Temple at Simachalam. Arrival at Visakhapatnam, check in to the Hotel. 

Day 13 : Departure Transfer 
Morning at leisure. P. M transfer to Airport to board flight for onwards journey.

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