01 Arrive Kolkata
Welcome to India! Meeting and assistance
upon arrival at the airport and transfer to hotel.
Overnight at the hotel.
02 In Kolkata
Morning after breakfast full day sightseeing tour
of. Kolkata, the world’s fourth largest city,
is a port and business centre of international consequence.
Half day sightseeing tour includes visit to the Jain
Gardens, and Victoria Memorial. Drive past Howrah
Bridge, Dalhousie Square, Fort Williams, Secretariat
Building and Old Court House Street. Also visit the
missionary of Mother Theresa. Excursion to diamond
Harbour, which is 51 kms away from Calcutta. Here,
the river Hoogly turns towards the Bay of Bengal.
It is a good picnic spot. Beyond is Bakkhali with
a beautiful beach. Overnight at the hotel.
Day 03 Kolkata
– Vishnupur – Kolkata (Vishnupur Fetival)
Morning after breakfast excursion to Vishnupur to witness
the festival. Later drive back to Kolkata. Overnight at
Day 04 Kolkata
Morning after late breakfast departure transfer to the railway
station to board shatabdi (1345 -2020 Hrs) to Bhubaneswar.
Assistance on arrival transfer to the hotel. Overnight at
Day 05 Bhubneshwar
Morning after breakfast full day sightseeing tour of Bhubaneswar
Visit Lingaraj Temple, Rajrani Temple, Mukteshwa Temple,
Parsurameshwar and Brahmeshwar Temple, which are the best
specimens of the Orissa Temple architecture.Overnight at
Day 06 Bhubneshwar
– Konark – Puri
Morning after breakfast departure by surface to Puri en-route
visiting Dhauli and Pipli villages, then visit Konark (Sun
Temple).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.
Morning after breakfast sightseeing tour of the Puri.
Puri is one of the four most important pilgrimage
centre for Hindus. 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. Overnight at the
|Day 08 Puri
– Bhubneshwar – Delhi
Morning after breakfast departure
transfer to the airport to board flight to Delhi. Assistance
in Delhi and transfer to Internation airport to board
flight home with the sweet memories of your enchanting
holiday with Indian Festival Tours. .