Welcome to India! Meeting and assistance upon arrival
at the airport and transfer to hotel. Overnight at
Day 02 IN KOLKATTA
Morning after sightseeing tour of Kolkatta, the world’s
fourth largest city, is a port and business centre
of international consequence. Half day sightseeing
tour includes visit to the Jain Temple, Zoological
Gardens, Victoria Memorial. Drive past Howrah Bridge,
Dalhousie Square, Fort Williams, Secretariat Building
and Old Court House Street. Also visit the missionary
of Mother Theresa. Overnight at the hotel.
we visit the Jagannath temple of Puri. The temple of Lord Jagannath
(God Vishnu), who is considered the preserver of the world
in Hinduism, attracts thousands on feast every day, particularly
at the time of 'Rath Yatra' (the car festival). The Jagannath
temple is also referred as the white Pagoda and it accommodates
5000 priests in its premises. It's an experience to observe
the activities of the pilgrims visiting this unique temple.
It is one of the most sacred temples in India. Afternoon
visit the Puri beach, which is also known as one of India's
finest beaches. Puri Beach attracts millions of travelers
to India with its strategic setting and religious importance.
Overnight at the hotel.
Day 03 KOLKATTA-BHUBANESWAR
Morning after breakfast depart to Airport to board flight
to Bhubaneswar. Assistance on arrival transfer to hotel.
Overnight at the hotel
Day 04 IN BHUBANESWAR
Morning after breakfast Sightseeing tour of the Temple city
of Bhubaneswar, which have some finest Temples – Lingaraj
Temple, Rajrani Temple, Mukteshwar Temple, Parsurameshwar
and Brahmeshwar Temple. These temples are some of the best
specimens of the Orissa Temple Architecture. 10 kms west
of Bhubaneswar are the Udaigiri Caves, which were occupied
by the Buddhist monks as early as the 2nd century BC. Overnight
at the hotel.
Day 05 BHUBANESWAR- KONARK-PURI
(56 Kms/ 2 Hrs)
Morning After breakfast depart by surface to Puri, en-route
visiting Dhauli and Pipli villages, then visit Konark (SunTemple).Dhauli
is where Mauryan Emperor Ashoka the Great, renounced bloody
warfare and embraced the teachings of Buddha after victory
over kingdom of Kalinga. We visit the Peace Pagoda known
as the Shanti Stupa built in early 1970 by Japanese. We
also stop at two ancient rock edicts, today eclipsed by
the presence of the Pagoda. Dating from 260 BC they outline
Ashoka's detailed instructions to his administrators to
rule with gentleness and fairness. The sculpted elephant
atop the edict signifies the Mauryan Emperor Ashoka's conversion
to Buddhism after his Kalinga victory. Our next stop is
the colorful village of Pipili where we can see Orissan
Handicrafts, the specialty is appliqué work. Overnight
at the hotel in Puri.
Day 06 IN PURI
Morning after breakfast proceed to see the Konark
Temple - Chariot of The Sun God, built by King Langula
Narasimha Deva in the thirteenth century A.D. in the
golden era of Orissan art. This crowning piece of
Orissan architecture and sculpture is sheer poetry
in stone. Evening enjoy the Dance Festival at Konark.
Overnight at the hotel.
Day 07 IN PURI
Morning sightseeing tour of the Puri. Puri is one
of the four most important pilgrimage centre for Hindus.
Day 08 PURI-
CHILKA LAKE- GOPALPUR-On Sea (200 Km/ 5 Hrs.)
Morning after break fast depart to Gopalpur en-route visiting
Chilka Lake, famous for bird sanctuary. The Chilka Lake
takes us through scenic countryside and attractive villages.
Chilka lies in the heart of coastal Orissa. The pear-shaped
lake, spread over 1,100 sq km, is Asia's largest inland
salt-water lagoon. It is dotted with small islands and has
an impressive array of bird life, both native and migrant.
White bellied sea eagles, greylag geese, purple moorhen,
jacana, herons and flamingos are among the many species
which make the lake a bird watcher's delight. Chilka, in
fact, is home to one of the world's largest breeding colonies
of flamingos. Other than the birds, Chilka's shores are
home to blackbuck, spotted deer, golden jackals and hyenas,
and the lake is rich in aquatic life- its waters harbour
around 160 species of fish, crustaceans and other marine
creatures, including the famous Chilka dolphin. Prawn, crab
and mackerel fishing are an important source of livelihood
for the local people, and hundreds of small fishing boats
set sail each morning to bring in the day's catch from the
Afterwards we will drive to Gopalpur on Sea, an ancient
sea port not often visited by tourists. Sand dunes, groves
of coconut palm and casuarinas separate the small town from
the beach. Upon arrival check-in hotel . Overnight at the
Day 09 IN GOPALPUR
Breakfast at the hotel. Days at leisure and overnight stay
Day 10 GOPALPUR -BHUBANESWAR
(200 km/ 5 hrs)- KOLKATTA
Morning after breakfast departure by surface to Bhubaneswar
airport to board the flight for Kolkatta. Assistance on
arrival transfer to the city for dinner. Later departure
transfer to International airport to board flight to back