KOLKATA | BHUBANESHWAR | PURI | GOPALPUR | KOLKATA
ORISSA, KALINGA of ancient times, was where one of the bloodiest battles in ancient India was fought. It was here that, revolted by the destruction and heedless loss of life he had wrecked in the battle, the victorious king Ashok converted to Buddhism. Orissa is home to the exquisite Sun Temple at Konark, a beacon for sailors for centuries. Pilgrims and tourists throng each year at festival time to the architecturally unique temples of Puri and Bhubaneshwar, while the sunswept beaches of Puri and Gopalpur draw people from near and far. Its vast interiors still relatively untouched by consumerism are home to a large and fascinating tribal population.
ITINERARY - 08 NIGHTS/ 09 DAYS
DAY 01 ARRIVAL
Reception and welcome at Kolkata airport followed by transfer to your hotel.
DAY 02 KOLKATA
After a relaxed morning visit the sights in the afternoon including St Paul’s Cathedral, Victoria emorial and the Museum.
DAY 03 KOLKATA ~ BHUBANESHWAR
Visit the flower market near the Hooghly River in the morning, followed by a boat ride. Also visit the Missionaries of Charity founded
by Mother Teresa. Fly to Bhubaneshwar in the evening.
DAY 04 BHUBANESHWAR
In the morning visit the Rajarani and Lingaraja temples. Drive on to see the Udaigiri and Khandagiri caves. Also visit the Ashoka peace pagoda at Dhauli.
DAY 05 BHUVANESHWAR ~ KONARK ~ PURI
See the famous Konark Sun Temple and continue the journey to Puri where the Jagannath temple stands. En route visit the crafts village at Pipli.
DAY 06 PURI ~ GOPALPUR-ON-SEA
Gopalpur-on-Sea is a wonderful seaside resort, definitely worth a relaxing two-day break in journey.
DAY 07 GOPALPUR-ON-SEA
Relax, swim, drink fresh coconut water, and watch the sun set over the sea.
DAY 08 GOPALPUR ~ BHUBANESHWAR ~ KOLKATA
Drive back to Bhubaneshwar stopping at Chilka lake en route. Fly back to Kolkata after lunch.
DAY 09 DEPARTURE
Transfer to the airport in time for your flight out.