Enchanting Orissa

Duration: 07 Nights / 08 Days

Destination Covered: Delhi – Bhubaneswar – Konark – Puri – Bhubaneswar – Delhi

Day To day Itinerary

Day 01: Arrive Delhi
Traditional welcome by our executive on your arrival at Delhi’s airport followed by transfer to the hotel.
Overnight at hotel in Delhi.

Day 02: Delhi
Breakfast at the hotel.
Today morning explore and experience the capital of Muslim India between the 12th and 20th centuries, the Old Delhi. We shall stop at the Red Fort for a photo shoot and then take a Rickshaw ride through the narrow streets of the Old Delhi up to the nearby Jama Masjid Mosque, the largest in India, has a courtyard that can hold 25,000 worshippers. The pay a poignant visit to Rajghat, the site of Mahatma Gandhi’s cremation and a memorial to this humble man who so changed the world.

In the afternoon we explore India’s bustling capital city the New Delhi visiting the Vijay Chowk, “Victory Square”, stopover at the Presidential Palace with its intriguing combination of classical and Indian design elements and the India Gate memorializing Indian soldiers who died in World War I. Then travel far back in time at Humayun’s Tomb, a UNESCO World Heritage Site dating from 1570 AD and the first garden-tomb on the Indian sub-continent and lastly visit the Qutab Minar, the tallest brick minaret in the world.

Overnight at hotel in Delhi.

Day 03: Delhi – Bhubaneswar (By Flight)
Breakfast at the hotel.
In time transfer to the airport to connect flight to Bhubaneswar. At Bhubaneswar airport our representative will meet and assist for transfer to your hotel.
Bhubaneswar is known as the ‘City of Temples’ where one can explore more than 700 ancient temples. The most important temples of Bhubaneswar are the Parasurameswar Temple (7th cenutry AD), the Mukteswar Temple (10th Century AD), the Rajarani Temple (11th Century A D) and the most significant of them all, the Lingaraj Temple (11th Century AD).

Overnight at hotel Bhubaneswar.

Day 04: Bhubaneswar
Breakfast at the hotel.

Proceed to the Nandankanan Zoo and enjoy its unique White Tiger Safari. Enjoy a journey on a rope-way during your visit to the Botanical garden. Back to the hotel for shower and some delicious Orissan cuisine. Afternoon visit 2nd Century B.C. Jain caves (dwellings of monks) at Khandagiri and Udayagiri.

Overnight at hotel in Bhubaneswar.

Day 05: Bhubaneswar – Puri via Konark
Breakfast at the hotel.
Start your drive to Puri, famous for the Jagannath Temple, one of the four holiest pilgrimages for the Hindus, and also its superb golden beaches. En-route visit Konark, one of India’s architectural wonders. Stop at Chandra Bhaga beach at the eco village resort on sea. Then walk to a fishing village to see their activities and dwellings. Later drive along the shore past lush green forests.

Overnight at hotel in Puri.

Day 06: Puri – Chilika – Puri (By Surface: 95 kms / 1½ hrs)
Early morning walk on the sandy beach and enjoy the sunrise. Post breakfast proceed to visit the Vishnu temple (Known as Jagannath Temple) from the roof- top to get spectacular views & photos (Non-Hindus are not allowed inside).

Then proceed to visit Chilika lake in Satpada. Boat cruise to explore friendly Irrawady Dolphins.

Overnight at hotel in Puri.

Day 07: Puri – Bhubaneswar
Today morning after breakfast check out and head back towards Bhubaneswar.
En-route visit Raghurajpur artisan village, Pipli-applique craft village, Hirapur 64 Tantrik-Yogini Temple along with the bell-metal work village and Dhauli-Buddhist stupa.
On reaching Bhubaneswar check on to your hotel.

Overnight at hotel in Bhubaneswar.

Day 08: Bhubaneswar – Delhi (By Flight)
Breakfast at the hotel.
In time transfer to the airport to connect your flight to Delhi.

On reaching Delhi you will wait at the airport for your late evening/night flight back home.

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