Very few regions can boast of a culture as immersive and distinct as Odisha. A land of sixty two tribes, Odisha has been the staging ground for many abiding traditions that draw people together. Whether it is a pilgrimage to Jagannath Temple in Puri, or a visit to the ecological hotspot at Chilika Lake, or just a sampling of its colorful art and craft which mix influences effortlessly, Odisha will keep all your senses involved.
Our representative greets you upon arrival at Bhubaneshwar Airport/Railway Station, before accompanying you to Puri. Check-in to the hotel, before an evening trip to the much venerated, 400-year-old Lord Jagannath Temple. Its towering summit, decorated with Vishnu’s wheel, dominates Puri’s skyline and awes you with its sheer size. Overnight stay in Puri.
After breakfast, Chandrabhaga Beach beckons. Once considered a refuge for lepers, it lies 3 kms from the world-famous Sun Temple at Konark, the most magnificent relic from Ancient India. Pick up some great Applique handicrafts in Pipili, before resuming the enlightening tour of the ancient stupas at Dhauli and the carvings of Udaygiri and Khandagiri. A trip to the highly revered Lingaraj Temple rounds the day off. Unwind by shopping for some seaside souvenirs. Overnight stay in Puri.
With breakfast done, Day 3 is reserved for an excursion into the vastness of Lake Chilika and its surroundings. Here, you can catch a glimpse of the famous Irrawaddy dolphins. If you’re willing, you can even take a boat ride to Satpada and visit the lagoon where the lake merges with the Bay of Bengal. Return to a relaxed evening. Overnight stay in Puri.
Bid goodbye to Odisha with a farewell breakfast, after which you will be transferred to Bhubaneshwar Airport/Railway Station to embark on your journey home.