Bhubaneswar with Puri, Konark and Chilka Lake
Room | Breakfast | Cab | 9 Devi Temples
Major Temples to be Visited : Jagannath Puri, Konark Sun Temple and Lingraj Temple
Jagannath Puri is a holy temple for Hindus, and it’s one of the “Dham” out of Char Dham (four divine sites) comprising Rameswaram, Badrinath, Puri, and Dwarka. Temples at these sites are Ramanathaswamy Temple, Badrinath Temple, Jagannath Temple, and Dwarka Dheesh Temple. As per the mythology, Hindus are supposed to visit all the char dham at least once in their lifetime. These religious sites are to be completed in a clockwise direction starting from Jagannath Temple.
Puri is a rambling seaside town on the eastern coast of Orissa overlooking the Bay of Bengal. Puri attracts visitors and lulls them into a soporific trance, a state of mind popularly known as “Puri Paralysis”. It is the home of the Lord of the World, Lord Jagannath, whose awesome chariot procession through the streets gave English language, the word "juggernaut", the unstoppable force.
During the ‘Rath Yatra’ or chariot procession the gods who reside in the Jagannath Temple are ceremoniously transported to a garden retreat and the town is flooded by vast multitudes of people who travel to Puri seeking salvation. The temple is famous for its annual Rath Yatra, or chariot festival, in which the three principal deities are pulled on huge and elaborately decorated temple cars.
Jagan Nath Puri Dhaam with Konark Sun Temple, Lingraaj Temple, Chilka Lake and Nandan Kanan 4 Nights / 5 Days with accomodation & cab.
We at Tour Trip Mart offer you a nicely crafted religious tour of Jagan Nath Puri with Bhubaneswar, Konark Sun Temple and Chilka Lake for 4 nights and 5 days. Your tour starts from your arrival at Bhubaneswar Airport/Railway station. Our local representative will be there to pick you up. You will be exploring the holy coastal town – Puri. Sri Jagannath Temple, Gundicha Temple, Puri Beach, etc are the places to see in Puri that will surprise you.
The next destination during this amazing tour to explore is Chilka Lake. The beautiful lake and the second largest lagoon in the world, Chilka Lake is a brackish water lagoon covering an area of over 1100 square kilometer from Puri to Khurda to Ganjam districts of Odisha. This largest coastal lagoon in India is home to different water creatures and migrant birds. It is an ideal place for bird watching, fishing, boating and different water sports. On return we will visit Konark – Renowned for its unique architectural design and intricate sculpture, the Sun Temple is a UNESCO world heritage site. Konark witnesses a heavy influx of artists, dancers and musicians all year round. The Grand Konark Dance Festival is organized here. It is also famous for a beach named Chandrabhaga. At Bhubaneswar you will be visiting Lingaraj Temple, Nandan Kanan Zoo, Khandagiri and Udaygiri Caves.
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Itinerary for Bhubaneswar with Puri Package
Day 1: Bhubaneswar Arrival- Khandagiri & Udayagiri Caves
On your arrival at the Bhubaneswar Airport/Railway Station, you will be met by our local representative / cab driver at Bhibaneswar and taken to the hotel. Freshen up and relax for a while, because you have a half day tour awaiting you. Today, you will be visiting attractions such as the Khandagiri & Udayagiri Caves, situated 8 km from Bhubaneswar are abundant with caves. Thirty-three rock caves were cut into the hill around 2nd century B.C. The caves have names like Hathi Gumpha (Elephant Caves), Parrot Caves and Ananta Gumpha (Snake Caves). The two-storied Rani Gumpha or Queen's caves are especially important for their art and architecture. The largest caves have ornate carvings, painstakingly and delicately done, displaying the high standards of artistic achievements in eastern India. Every year, this place plays host to a sadhus (holy men) convention in late January. Hundreds of travelling holy men, magnificent in their saffron robes and dreadlocks gather on the hillside to intone verses from the Gita.
Next, visit Ekamra Haat, the perfect place to enjoy a bout of shopping.The markets and shops in Bhubaneshwar are well stocked with locally made textiles and saris as well as handcrafted items, so your shopping experience is bound to be fruitful. Silver filigree work called Tarakasi, stone and woodcarving, Patta paintings, silk and cotton fabrics, tie and dye textiles, patchwork, bamboo basketry, brass and bell metal work, horn work, and many other famous local crafts of Orissa can be bought from the local dealers.
Bargaining is the done thing except at some of the larger stores and government emporia, so try your luck and see if you can walk away with the spoils. Later return to hotel for a relaxing overnight stay, after a day well spent.
Day 2 : Bhubaneswar City Tour ( Lingaraj Temple, Mukteswar Temple, Rajrani Temple, Nandan Kanan)
After a delicious breakfast, you will begin your sightseeing tour of the temple city of Bhubaneswar with a visit to the Lingaraj Temple, situated south of the Bindu Sagar Lake. Bindu Sagar means a drop of ocean. Bathing in the Bindu Sagar Lake is considered holy because it is said to contain the waters of all the sacred rivers, streams and pools of India. Dating back over 1400 years, the temple is dedicated to Tri Bhubaneswar, the Lord of the Three Worlds. The temple is closed to the non-Hindus but they can visit the outer compound and see the magnificent architecture and sculptures. The deity of the Lingaraj temple is brought here for his annual dip during the chariot festival of Ashokastami, celebrated in April.
Later you will visit the gem of Orissa’ temple architecture the Mukteswara Temple, the most ornate of the temples in Bhubaneswar. The Siddeshwara Temple is an incomplete affair that has the resident deities of Ganesha and Kartikeya, the two sons of Shiva. Nearby is Marichi Kund, a small tank whose waters are said to have power to cure infertility.
After seeking blessings you will be taken to Rajrani Mandir which is surrounded by well-maintained grounds. The Guardians of the Eight Directions, called Dikpalas are the deities who protect the main shrine. The Dikpalas or prominent guardians are Yama, the god of Death, with his club and noose; Nritti, the God of Misery holding a severed head; Varuna, the serene God of Light standing on his sea monster; Kubera, God of Prosperity with a jar full of gem stones; Ishana, a form of Shiva and next to him Indra, the Storm God armed with his thunderbolt.
In the afternoon you will be visiting Nandankanan, one of the best zoo in India. Located 25 km north of Bhubaneswar,it is charmingly carved out of the Chandaka Forest; and is a park where animals live in their natural habitat. This zoo is home to the rare white Bengal Tigers. The zoo population includes lions, clouded leopards, black panthers, European brown bears, Himalayan black bears, gharials (crocodiles), pelicans, Indian pythons, and king cobras along with the famous White Tiger.
NANDANKANAN IS CLOSED ON MONDAY.
Towards the evening, wrap up the tour and return to your hotel for a relaxing overnight stay.
Day 3 : Bhubaneswar - Puri ( Dhauligiri Shanti Stupa, Jagannath Temple, Gundicha)
Today, check out of your hotel in Bhubaneswar after a hearty breakfast, and leave for the Temple town of Puri. Enjoy the scenic route, and enjoy visiting some temple en-route including the Dhauligiri Shanti Stupa, standing out from amidst the surrounding paddy fields. Dhauligiri is one of the Emperor Ashoka’s 3rd century’s Rock Edicts disseminating Lord Buddha’s teachings. It has a magnificent elephant carved on the top, said to be the earliest rock cut sculpture in India. The edict and area around it evokes images of the historic 'Kalinga War' that was fought here.
On arrival at the hotel in Puri, check in and relax for a while, freshen up and leave for a day spent visiting the many beautiful temples of the city. Seek the lord’s blessings at The Jagannath Temple, dedicated to Lord Krishna. It is one of the four dhams or holy places venerated by Hindus and mandatory pilgrimage for the devout. This temple complex was built during the 12th century A.D. by Anantavarman Chodaganga as a place to offer prayers to the God Vishnu. The main features of the temples are its sculpted figures from Hindu mythology and its tapering 65m high spire. The Jagmohan, the inner sanctum has images of the black hued Jagannath (an incarnation of Vishnu, the god Krishna), his brother Balabhadra and sister Subhadra. It is said that the prasad or the sanctified food served at the temple is the tastiest morsel cooked in Puri. The temple is strictly off limits for non-Hindus. The area surrounding the temple complex is fairly interesting with the Raghunandan Library, directly opposite the main gate of the Jagannath Temple. This library houses a dusty and neglected collection of rare palm leaf manuscripts and religious texts. Towards the south lies one of the most auspicious cremation grounds for Hindus, the Swargadwar or the gateway to heaven. Later visit Gundicha temple, after that head to the beach - relax, lie in the shade of the swaying palms or try your hand at some water sports. Go fishing with some of the fishermen in their boat or take a holy dip in the sea. Surfing is another popular activity in Puri that you can enjoy. Return to the hotel for a relaxing overnight stay.
Day 4: Puri - Chilka Lake - Puri
After breakfast, you will leave for a tour of the beautiful Chilika Lake. The Chilka Lake in Orissa is Asia’s largest inland salt-water lagoon studded with small islands, separated from the Bay of Bengal by a sandy ridge. Spread across 1100 sq km, it has a unique ecosystem with a large number of aquatic flora and fauna found in and around its brackish waters one of the rarest being the Irrawady dolphins. White bellied sea eagles, grey-legged geese, purple moorhen; jacana, herons and flamingos make it a bird watcher’s delight. The islands are not great for bird watching but offer an exceptional romantic view of the sunrise and sunset. You can hire a motorboat at Chilka Lake from a Govt. approved agency for 1 hour, 3 hours on direct payment basis). After spending a thoroughly enjoyable day here, it is time to make your way back to Puri, as part of this Bhubaneswar Jagannath Puri Tour package from Delhi, Himachal, Kolkata, Mumbai and other cities of India.
Next, spend some time at the Puri Sea Beach for unwinding completely, followed by a bout of shopping for souvenirs to take back home.
Return to the hotel for wrapping up the last day of your package in Puri.
Day 5 : Puri- Konark Sun Temple- Bhubaneswar ( Departure)
Post breakfast check out from your hotel in Puri, you will be taken to the Konark Sun Temple. The Sun Temple at Konark qualifies as one of the most impressive man-made monuments anywhere in the world. An awe-inspiring and wondrous structure of stone, the Sun Temple of Konark is dedicated to the Sun God, Surya. Built by Raja Narasimhadeva of the powerful Ganga dynasty in the 13th century, it is an imposing stone edifice representative of the Chariot of the Sun God, drawn through the heavens by seven celestial horses. The horses strain at the reins as they pull the magnificent chariot on twelve pairs of gigantic wheels symbolising the sun’s cycle and the passing of time. Even today despite it being in a state of ruin, the temple is a breathtaking sight. It is said that the construction of this creative monument took 12 years of the kingdom’s revenue. Renowned for its unique architectural design and intricate sculpture, the Sun Temple is a UNESCO world heritage site.
On the way to this famous temple, visit the Ramachandi Temple, located on the banks of the Kusabhadra River. Spend some time relaxing on the beautiful Chandrabhaga Beach and the famous Pipli Applique Village, which has been established for giving the local artists and craftsmen a platform.
Wrap up your tour with memories to cherish for a long time. We will drop you at Bhubaneswar Airport/Railway Station for your flight/train back.
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Inclusions & Exclusions
Pick up from Bhubaneswar airport / railway station and drop at Bhubaneswar airport/ railway station.
Intercity transfers from Bhubaneshwar – Puri – Bhubaneswar .
Accommodation for 02 nights at Puri.
Accommodation for 02 nights at Bhubaneswar.
Exclusive A/c vehicle for transfers & sightseeing. Please note that the vehicle will not be at disposal it will be available to guest as per itinerary only (point to point basis).
Rates are valid for INDIAN NATIONALS only.
All applicable hotel taxes as of today including service charge.
Anything not mentioned in the inclusions
Additional sightseeing or extra usage of vehicle, other than mentioned in the itinerary
Entrance Fees & Guide charges.All entrances fees will be on direct payment basis as per Itinerary.
Any cost arising due to natural calamities like, landslides, road blockage, political disturbances (strikes), etc (to be borne by the client, which is directly payable on the spot)
Any increase in Airlines taxes or fuel price at the time of departure, leading to increase in cost of surface transportation & land arrangements, which may come into effect prior to departure
Hotels are subject to availability at the time of making reservation. In case of unavailability in mentioned hotels,alternate accommodation will be arranged in a similar category hotel.
Rates are subject to change if there is any Fair & Festival, Major conference, events in travel destination
Early check in / late checks out is subject to availability of rooms.
Cancellation charges would be as per the company policy.
Vehicle confirmed will be as per Itinerary and not at disposal. AC will work only in the plains and will be switched off whenever requireds.
All sightseeing mentioned are subject to weather conditions, political conditions & traffic conditions in the destination.Any sightseeing missed due to natural calamities / weather conditions is non-refundable.
What to pack ?
Stay Cool! You should take along light and airy clothes as well as a couple of light jackets if planning to spend time by the beach at night. Also, make sure to wear clothes covering your knees and shoulders when visiting temples.Pack in plenty of cool clothes to combat the heat and humidity, sun shades and sunscreens, insect and mosquito repellents.
Best Time to Visit Odisha
Odisha is a year round destination, be it with family, friends or a special someone, the best time to visit would be from October to March when the rains are over and the temperature is pleasant.If you don’t mind being part of a crowd of thousands of people and are seriously devout, then come here during June and July when the Rath Yatra takes places at Puri. You can visit Bhubaneswar in February for Shiva Ratri, in January to check out the fair - Khandagiri Mela, in April for Ashokastami, Ramanavami and Jhamuyatra and in November to witness Anla Navami. A word of caution about travel in summer – it is, extremely humid and hence an unnerving time for travellers not used to the heat and humidity.The rainy season (June to September) is best avoided as the southeast monsoon really pours its heart out.
North Indian Food at Puri
A range of vegetarian and non-vegetarian food is served at the restaurants of the upmarket hotels. Chinese, Indian and European Continental figure on all the menus, though visitors might not always recognise the taste of the food served!
Top 4 North Indian Restaurants serving Punjabi food in Puri
(1) Four Seasons, Tanduri Bites Restaurants at Sona International, Sea Beach Road, Puri
(3) Aggarwal's Restaurant at VIP Road, Puri
(2)Himalaya Restaurant at Behind Tarani Temple, Puri Station Road
(3) Govinda's Restaurant at Chakra Tirth Road, Puri