Orissa Tour

Unveiling the Wonders of Orissa: A Journey to Puri, Konark, and More

Are you ready for an enchanting adventure that combines spirituality, history, and natural beauty? Look no further than Orissa, also known as Odisha, a captivating eastern Indian state situated on the Bay of Bengal. Famous for its tribal cultures and ancient Hindu temples, Orissa offers a truly unique and mesmerizing experience for travelers. Delve into the highlights of an unforgettable journey to Puri, Konark, and other destinations in Orissa. Let’s embark on this fascinating exploration together.


Kolkata, Bhubaneshwar, Chilka lake, Puri

08 days

Discovering the Enchanting Orissa

Orissa, also known as Odisha, is a state in eastern India known for its rich cultural heritage, vibrant festivals, and awe-inspiring architecture. One of its most famous attractions is the Konark Sun Temple, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, located in the town of Puri. This ancient temple, built in the 13th century, is a testament to the artistic and architectural brilliance of the Kalinga dynasty. With its intricate carvings and stunning architecture, the Konark Sun Temple is a must-visit destination for history and art enthusiasts.

Day 1: Arriving in Kolkata

Your journey begins as you arrive at Kolkata International Airport. After completing the necessary formalities, our representative will warmly welcome you and assist you in transferring to your hotel. Take some time to relax and settle in, as you prepare for an exciting adventure ahead.

Day 2: Exploring Kolkata’s Treasures

After a delicious breakfast, embark on a full-day city tour of Kolkata, also known as the “City of Joy.” Begin your exploration at the vibrant Flower Market, where you can immerse yourself in a riot of colors and fragrances. Continue your journey, passing by the iconic Howrah Bridge, a symbol of Kolkata’s architectural splendor.

Next, visit Belur Math, a serene and spiritual place that showcases the harmony of different religions. It is the headquarters of the Ramakrishna Math and Mission and is dedicated to the teachings of Sri Ramakrishna Paramahansa. From there, proceed to Dakshineshwar Kali Temple, a revered Hindu temple dedicated to Goddess Kali. Admire its architectural beauty and immerse yourself in the peaceful ambiance.

On your way back to Kolkata, make a stop at College Street Book Market, a paradise for book lovers. Explore the vast collection of books and soak in the intellectual atmosphere. Don’t forget to visit the iconic Indian Coffee House, a cultural hub where intellectuals, artists, and students gather to engage in stimulating discussions.

Day 3: Flying to Bhubaneswar and Journeying to Puri

After a hearty breakfast, it’s time to bid farewell to Kolkata and catch a short flight to Bhubaneswar, the capital city of Odisha. Upon arrival, embark on a scenic drive to Puri, a coastal town located approximately 65 kilometers away.

En route, visit Dhauli, a historical site known for the Kalinga War. This battle, won by Emperor Ashoka in the 3rd century BC, led to a profound transformation in his life. Experience the peace and tranquility of the place as you reflect on the historical significance of this site.

Continue your journey and make a stop at Pipli Village, renowned for its exquisite appliqué work. Marvel at the skillful craftsmanship of the local artisans as they create vibrant and intricate designs using cloth and stitching techniques. It’s a true testament to the rich cultural heritage of Odisha.

Arriving in Puri, proceed to your hotel for check-in and take some time to relax and rejuvenate. Enjoy the evening at your leisure, perhaps taking a leisurely stroll along the pristine shores of Puri Beach and witnessing the breathtaking sunset.

Day 4: A Day of Adventure at Chilka Lake

After a scrumptious breakfast, gear up for a memorable excursion to Chilka Lake, the largest brackish water lake in Asia. This picturesque lake spans over 1200 square kilometers and is renowned for its migratory birds and Irawady Dolphins. As you cruise along the tranquil waters, be captivated by the awe-inspiring sight of the migratory birds and witness the livelihood of the local fishermen.

After a day filled with natural wonders, return to Puri for an overnight stay and cherish the memories of this enchanting experience.

Day 5: Immersing in the Beauty of Puri

Post breakfast, embark on a sightseeing tour to explore the architectural marvels and spiritual gems of Puri. Begin your journey at the revered Loknath Temple, dedicated to Lord Shiva. According to mythology, Lord Rama himself established the lingam in this temple using a pumpkin. Experience the divine aura and immerse yourself in the spiritual ambiance.

Next, visit the Jameswara Temple, an ancient temple that dates back to the same era as the Loknath Temple. Marvel at the intricate carvings and admire the architectural grandeur of this sacred place.

Continue your exploration to Daksinakali Temple, known for its religious significance and vibrant festivities. Then, prepare to witness one of the most celebrated temples in India, the Jagannath Temple. Built in the 12th century, this temple is dedicated to Lord Jagannath, an incarnation of Lord Vishnu. Admire the wooden idols of Lord Jagannath, Balabhadra, and Subhadra, and immerse yourself in the divine atmosphere.

Your journey in Puri would be incomplete without a visit to Puri Beach. Indulge in the serenity of the beach, soak your feet in the gentle waves, and let the soothing sound of the ocean transport you to a state of bliss. Spend the evening cherishing the beauty of the beach and witness a captivating sunset.

Day 6: Exploring Konark and Returning to Bhubaneswar

After a delightful breakfast, embark on a journey to Konark, a historic town famous for its architectural marvel, the Konark Sun Temple. As you arrive at the temple, marvel at its magnificent structure, which resembles a chariot pulled by seven spirited horses. Adorned with intricate sculptures and carvings, the temple is a masterpiece of the 13th-century Kalingan style of art.

After exploring the wonders of Konark, it’s time to return to Bhubaneswar, the capital city of Odisha. Check in to your hotel and enjoy the remainder of the day at your leisure. Indulge in some local cuisine, explore the vibrant markets, or simply relax and reflect on the incredible experiences of your journey so far.

Day 7: Unraveling the Mysteries of Bhubaneswar

After a delectable breakfast, set out to unravel the mysteries of Bhubaneswar, the Temple City of India. Begin your exploration at the majestic Lingaraj Temple, dedicated to Lord Shiva. Admire the architectural brilliance of this 11th-century temple, which stands as a testimony to the city’s rich history.

Continue your journey to the Mukteswara Temple, known for its beautiful stone arch and intricate sculptures. Witness the artistic finesse of the temple and immerse yourself in the spiritual ambiance.

Next, visit the Rajarani Temple, famous for its elaborate carvings depicting floral, animal, and human motifs. Capture the essence of this 11th-century temple as you explore its architectural grandeur.

Conclude your temple tour with a visit to the Parasurameswar Temple, a small yet exquisitely decorated shrine dedicated to Lord Shiva. Admire the sculptures depicting amorous couples, animals, and floral patterns, showcasing the artistic brilliance of Odisha.

After a day filled with historical and spiritual wonders, it’s time to bid farewell to Bhubaneswar and catch a flight back to Kolkata. On arrival, you will be transferred to your hotel for a well-deserved rest.

Day 8: Departure from Kolkata

As your remarkable journey comes to an end, enjoy a delicious breakfast and take some time to reflect on the unforgettable memories you have created during your exploration of Orissa. Afterward, our representative will assist you in transferring to Kolkata International Airport for your departure.

Congratulations on embarking on a mesmerizing journey through the enchanting state of Orissa. From the ancient temples of Puri and Konark to the spiritual aura of Bhubaneswar, this trip has provided you with a unique blend of history, culture, and natural beauty. Cherish the memories of your exploration and the connections you have made with this captivating land.

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