Kolkata to Bhubaneshwar Temple & Beaches
Package price per person sharing twin
Product Code : AGORA314
The 10 days tour will begin in Kolkata a colonial city with many historical monuments & famous temples. From here drive through the east coast road to Bhubaneshwar with stopover at Balasore - a beach resort with temple in its abundance & Bhitarkanika - a mangrove forest and a breeding ground for Olive Ridley turtles. Off the beach explore Ratnagiri, Udaigiri & Lalitgiri excavated Buddhist Sites, then reach Bhubaneshwar the temple town. Visit few temple in the city along-with Udaygiri & Khandagiri Caves. Further drive to Puri a Beach resort via visiting Konark Sun Temple an UNESCO World Heritage Site. Enjoy boating on Chilika Lake a brackish water lagoon & bird sanctuary.
Day 1: Arrive Kolkata
On arrival at Kolkata airport meet with our office executive assistance and transfer to hotel (hotels check in time 1200hr afternoon, early check in subject to room’s availability). Rest time free for personal activities relax. Overnight at hotel.
Day 2: Kolkata
Breakfast at hotel, full day city tour of Kolkata.
Visit Fort William - built during the early years of the Bengal Presidency of British India. Extends over an area of 70.9 hectares on the eastern banks of the River Hooghly, its of Kolkata's most enduring Raj-era edifices.
Victoria Memorial - the immaculate white memorial bounded by verdant greenery and broad roads is dedicated to Queen Victoria. Inside the memorial there is a museum where you can see the dresses of the queen as well as different kinds of weapons used during that era.
Netaji Bhawan - a building maintained as a memorial and research center to the life of the Indian nationalist "Netaji" Subhas Chandra Bose in Kolkata. The house, built by Bose's father in 1909, is owned and managed by the Netaji Research Bureau and includes a museum, archives and library.
Howrah Bridge - one of the most popular bridges of India also known as the gateway of Kolkata. Built on the river Hooghly it is one of the major Kolkata attractions and people from different part of the country come here especially to witness this amazingly structured bridge.
Dakshineswar Kali Temple - one of the major pilgrimage center in the city that is dedicated to Goddess Kali. Located on the bank of River Hoogly, the temple compound maintains a large courtyard with rooms along the boundary walls, twelve shrines dedicated to Lord Shiva, a bathing ghat on the river and a shrine dedicated to Rani Rashmoni. Overnight at hotel.
Day 3: Kolkata - Balasore (250kms/ 5hrs approx)
Breakfast at hotel drive to Balasore check in at hotel. Later visit Khirachora Gopinatha Temple - the main town of Balasore, built by King Langula Narasimha Dev, who also built the famous temple at Konark. Jagannatha Temple a newly built temple in the area, the architecture of which is influenced by the famous Jagannatha Temple of Puri.
Bhusandeswara Temple - there is a Jagannatha Temple in Nilagiri which is one of the prominent Jagannatha temples of Odisha. Lord Jagannath, Balabhadra and Subhadra are worshipped here.
Rest time to spent at Chandipur-on-sea a seaside resort famous for its mile long beach. It is a unique beach – the tide comes to the shore only four times a day, at fixed intervals. Overnight at hotel.
Day 4: Balasore - Bhitarkanika (165kms/ 3hrs approx)
Breakfast at hotel drive to Bhitarakanika, check in at hotel.
Bhitarkanika is an adventurist's paradise and a breeding ground for Olive Ridley turtles. The second largest mangrove forest of the country, it was declared a sanctuary in 1975, in order to protect the estuarine crocodile and the turtles in their rare mangrove habitat. Other residents of the sanctuary include water monitor lizards and king cobras. Overnight at Jungle Cottage/ Tent.
Day 5: Bhitarkanika
After breakfast ready to explore the land of crocodiles in their own Mangrove habitat. Full day boat safari to Mangrove forest, enjoy the serpentine creeks, watch out for birds, particularly different varieties of Kingfisher. Keep looking for estuarine crocodiles basking in the sun. Also visit Bagagahan Bird Sanctuary, climb to watch tower, look for Pelican & different varieties of Storks. Visit Crocodile museum at Dangamal. Overnight at Jungle Cottage/ Tent.
Day 6: Bhitarkanika - Lalitgiri - Ratnagiri - Bhubaneshwar (200kms/ 4hrs approx)
Breakfast at hotel followed by boat safari. Later drive to Puri via visiting Ratnagiri, Udaigiri & Lalitgiri Excavated Buddhist Sites. On arrival check in & overnight at hotel.
Day 7: Bhubaneshwar - Udaygiri & Khandagiri Caves - Puri - (75kms/ 2hrs approx)
Breakfast at hotel followed by city tour. Visit famous temples Parasurameshwar, Mukteshwar, Rajarani & Lingaraj temple (non-Hindus are not allowed to enter inside the main temple sanctum). Also excursion to visit Khandgiri, Udayagiri Jain caves and Dhauli Rock Edicts. After sightseeing drive to Puri check in at hotel. Overnight at hotel.
Day 8: Puri - Konark - Pipli - Raghurajpur (100kms/ approx round)
Breakfast at hotel full day excursion to visit Konark Sun temple (UNESCO World Heritage Site) Pipili the applique work village & Raghurajpur artisan village. Further visit, Ramchandi temple & Chandrabhaga beach. Also visit world famous lord Jagannath temple (non-Hindus are not allowed to enter inside the main temple sanctum). Rest time to relax on the beach. Overnight at hotel.
Day 9: Puri - Chilika Lake - Puri (50kms/ 1hrs approx)
Breakfast at hotel drive visit Chilika (Mangalajodi Birds paradise). Chilika Lake is a brackish water lagoon, at the mouth of the Daya River, flowing into the Bay of Bengal, covering an area of over 1,100km². After boating on the lake drive back to Puri. Rest time free and easy to relax on the beach. Overnight at hotel.
Day 10: Puri - Bhubaneswar (65kms/ 1.3hrs approx) / Departure (flight)
Breakfast at hotel, as per flight schedule transfer to Bhubaneswar airport to board flight for onward destination.
Garland welcome and assistance on arrival at airport
9-nights accommodation in offered hotels or similar (standard room)
Daily breakfast at hotel
Deluxe Air-conditioned private vehicle with English speaking chauffeur as per tour program
1 Time boat safari in Bhitarkanika Wildlife Sanctuary
English speaking tour guide on sightseeing days (local guide in each city).
Applicable GST (government taxes).
Hotels used or similar
Kolkata x 2 nights
3* - Regenta Orko's/ The Fern Residency
4* - The Peerless Inn/ The Fern Residency
5* - ITC Sonar, a Luxury Collection/ The Lalit Great Eastern
Balasore x 1 nights
3*/4*/5* - Hotel Swarnachuda/ Panthnivas Panchalingeswar
Bhitarkanika x 2 nights
3*/4*/5* - Nature Camp Bhitarkanika Retreat/ Estuarine Village Resort Bhitarkanika
Bhubaneswar x 1 nights
3* - Kalinga Ashok/ The HHI
4* - Fortune Park Sishmo/ Mayfair Convention
5* - Mayfair Lagoon/ Trident Hotel
Puri x 3 nights
3* - Toshali Sands/ Blue Lily Beach Resort
4* - The Hans Coco Palms/ The Chariot Resort & spa
5* - Mayfair Waves
Any flight ticket
Main Meals, Lunch or dinner unless mentioned
Expenses of personal nature like liquor, laundry, tips, telephone, fax, internet etc.
Or anything not mentioned above.