BUDDHIST HERITAGE OF ODISHA

Departure Date

Daily

Duration

5 nights / 6 days

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Day 01: Arrival at Bhubaneswar

Arrival at Bhubaneswar airport/railway station, met by our representative & transfer to the hotel. Accommodation available from 12:00 noon. Later if time permits visit Khandagiri & Udayagiri Jain Caves. Overnight at the hotel in Bhubaneswar.

Day 02: Bhubaneshwar/Diamond Triangle/Bhubaneshwar

After breakfast excursion to the diamond triangle of Orissa – Ratnagiri (has a rich concentration of Buddhist antiquities), Lalitgiri (oldest Buddhist center of Orissa) & Udaigiri (largest Buddhist complexes in Orissa). Overnight at the hotel in Bhubaneswar.

Day 03: Bhubaneswar/ Dhauli/Pipli/Konark/Puri

Morning visit Dhauli (the peace pagoda) & Ashokan Rock Edicts (This is the place where the great battle of Kalinga took place and King Chandashok was transmigrated to become the Great Dharmashok. Emperor Ashok was converted to Buddhist and became the great patron of the religion). Later visit Pipli Applique work Village, Konark Sun Temple & Kurumabuddhist site. Overnight at the hotel in Puri.

Day 04: Puri/Chilika/Puri

Morning Sightseeing of Puri. Then excursion to Satapada on Chilika Lake (largest brackish water lake of Asia). Take the boat cruise to see the Irrawaddy Dolphins. Overnight at the hotel in Puri.

Day 05: Puri/Raghurajpur/Bhubaneswar

Morning drive back to Bhubaneswar enroute visiting Raghurajpur artisan village (famous for pattachitra, palm leaf engravings, stone/wooden carvings, tusser paintings etc.). Check-in to the hotel. After Lunch visit State Museum (closed on Monday) & Temples covering Parsurameswar, Mukteswar, Rajarani, & Lingaraj (known as the ‘gem of Orissan architecture’). Overnight at hotel in Bhubaneswar.

Day 06: Bhubaneswar departure

Morning check out from the hotel and transfer to airport for onward journey.

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