6-Day Beaches and Temple Tour of Odisha 

                              

Summary

On this 6-day tour visit the Sun Temple of Konarak, Odisha State Museum, Ashokan Rock Edicts and Buddhist Caves. Take excursions to Nandankanan Zoological Park to see white tigers, take cruise on Chilika Lake and visit Ekkakula and Garhimata Islands in the Bay of Bengal.

Activities

Day 1: Bhubaneshwar (B,L,D)
We will pick you from your hotel in Bhubaneshwar at 7:15am and transfer you to our hotel. After breakfast take a full-day city tour of Bhubaneshwar visiting Mukteswar Temple, Odisha State Museum and the 2nd-century BC Khandagiri and Udaigiri Caves dedicated to Jainism. Dinner and overnight at hotel.

Day 2: Bhubaneshwar (B,L,D)
On this day take an excursion to Dhauli, famous for Ashokan Rock Edicts and the place where the famous Kalinga War took place. Sufferings that the war caused made Ashok turn to Buddhism and spread its message of peace throughout Asia. Visit the Peace Pagoda and the town of Pipli where craftspeople do exquisite applique work. Marvel at the Sun Temple at Konark, a part of the UNESCO World Heritage List. Return to hotel in Bhubaneshwar for dinner and overnight stay.

                                                                       

Day 3: Bhubaneshwar (B,L,D)
After breakfast drive 105km to Chilika Lake, Asia's largest brackish water lake spread over 1100 sq km and home to thousands of birds. The hills around the lake are inhabited by wild animals such as porcupines, cheetahs, deer and blackbuck. Cruise along by motorboat visiting some of the islands found on the lake. Return to the hotel in Bhubaneshwar for dinner and overnight stay.


Day 4: Bhubaneshwar (B,L,D)
After breakfast embark an excursion to Nandankanan Zoological Park. The zoo is located in the breathtaking environs of Chandaka Forests and Kanjia Lake and is spread over 30 sq km, consisting of habitats for the white tiger, reptiles, rare birds as well as other animals. The zoo has successfully bred black panthers, white tigers and crocodiles. Take a one-hour safari in the park and later on return to the hotel in Bhubaneshwar for dinner and overnight stay.

Day 5 : Bhubaneshwar (B,L,D)
Take a full day tour to Bhitarkanika National Park after breakfast. The park comprises a group of islands in northeastern Odisha and boasts of lushgreen mangroves.thousands of migratory birds, turtles, crocodiles and other wildlife. Carry a packed lunch on a 4-hour motorboat to Ekkakula - an island in the Bay of Bengal. Look out for wildboars, hyenas, jackals and dolphins and visit the Oilve Ridley Turtle nesting site on the beach at Garhimata. See the stunning sunset before returning to Bhubaneshwar for dinner and overnight.

Day 6 : Bhubaneshwar (B,L,D)
Take a full-day tour to Kayam Hill Buddhist Cave and Langudi Giri excavation sites that hold the remains of several 2500-year-old monasteries, stupas and Mahayanic edifices. Return to Bhubaneswar for dinner. Your tour will end in Bhubaneshwar after dinner and we will drop you off at your own hotel.

Inclusions

  • 5 nights accommodation
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off in Bhubaneshwar
  • Entrance fees
  • National Park fees
  • Bottled water
  • Breakfast
  • Buffet lunch
  • Buffet dinner
  • Local taxes

Cost

Twin share AUD $2560 per person,
$3840 single room

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