Kolkata & Temples of Odisha Tour
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Product Code : AGORA699
Explore the rich cultural heritage of East India on this 7-day private tour. Begin your journey in Kolkata and discover the city's colonial history and vibrant culture. Visit the UNESCO-listed Konark Sun Temple, ancient Buddhist site of Dhauli, and the revered Jagannath Temple in Puri. Experience the tranquil beauty of Chilika Lake and relax on the golden beaches of Puri. With a private car and knowledgeable guide at your service, this tour offers an immersive and personalized experience of the treasures of East India.
Day 1: Arrive Kolkata
Upon arrival in Kolkata, you'll be met by our representative who will transfer you to your hotel. Check in and rest for a while to recover from your journey. You can spend the rest of the day at leisure, exploring the nearby areas or relaxing at your hotel.
Day 2: Kolkata
After breakfast at your hotel, start your day with a guided tour of Kolkata, also known as the "City of Joy". Visit the iconic Victoria Memorial, a majestic marble building that houses a museum showcasing Kolkata's history. Next, head to the famous Howrah Bridge, one of the busiest bridges in the world, which connects Kolkata with Howrah. Visit Dakshineswar Kali Temple, a famous Hindu temple dedicated to Goddess Kali, and known for its beautiful architecture and spiritual significance. Finally, visit St. Paul's Cathedral, a historic Anglican cathedral and an architectural marvel. After a day of exploring Kolkata's cultural and historical treasures, return to your hotel for an overnight stay.
Day 3: Kolkata - Bhubaneshwar (Flight)
After breakfast, check out from your hotel and catch a flight to Bhubaneshwar, the capital city of the Indian state of Odisha. Upon arrival, you'll be transferred to your hotel. Spend the day exploring the ancient temples and historical sites of Bhubaneshwar, known as the 'City of Temples'. Visit popular attractions such as Lingaraj Temple, a significant Hindu temple dedicated to Lord Shiva, Mukteshwar Temple, known for its exquisite architecture, and Rajarani Temple, known for its intricately carved stone sculptures. Overnight at hotel in Bhubaneshwar.
Day 4: Bhubaneshwar - Dhauli - Konark - Puri Beach (60kms)
After breakfast, embark on a scenic drive to Puri Beach, enroute visiting Dhauli, located on the banks of the Daya River, known for its famous Peace Pagoda and ancient rock edicts. The rock edicts are inscriptions carved on a rock that dates back to the 3rd century BCE and reflects the teachings of Emperor Ashoka. Continue your journey to Konark, famous for the Sun Temple, a UNESCO World Heritage Site known for its exquisite stone carvings and architectural grandeur. Explore the temple complex, known for its unique chariot-shaped structure dedicated to the Sun God. Afterward, continue your drive to Puri Beach and check in to your hotel. Relax by the beach and enjoy the evening at leisure. Overnight at hotel in Puri Beach.
Day 5: Puri Beach - Chilika Lake (55kms one way)
After breakfast, embark on an excursion to Chilika Lake, the largest coastal lagoon in India and a haven for migratory birds. Enjoy a scenic drive to the lake and upon arrival, take a boat ride to explore the beautiful lagoon. Spot dolphins, visit the famous Kalijai Temple located on an island, and enjoy the serene beauty of the lake. Afterward, return to Puri Beach and spend the rest of the day at leisure, relaxing by the shores or indulging in water sports. Overnight at hotel in Puri Beach.
Day 6: Puri Beach
After breakfast, spend the day at leisure to relax and enjoy the serene surroundings of Puri Beach. You can take a stroll along the beach, soak in the sun, or enjoy the waters. You may also visit the famous Jagannath Temple, one of the most sacred temples in India and an important pilgrimage site for Hindus. Explore the temple and its surroundings to witness the rituals and religious practices. Overnight at hotel in Puri Beach.
Day 7: Puri Beach - Bhubaneshwar/ Kolkata (Flight)
After breakfast, check out from your hotel and drive back to Bhubaneshwar or take a flight to Kolkata, depending on your onward travel plans.
- Assistance on arrival at airport.
- 6 Nights' accommodation in selected price category hotels.
- Daily breakfast at hotels.
- Private AC car/van for airport transfers, sightseeing, and excursions as per the program.
- English speaking tour guide on sightseeing days (local guide in each city), as per program.
- Monument entrances and activities charges mentioned in the itinerary.
- Bottled drinking water in car.
- Government taxes.
Hotels used or similar for 6 nights accommodation
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
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
- Kolkata - Bhubaneswar - Kolkata flight fare approx INR 9000 per person in economy class.
- Camera charges at monuments if any.
- Meals other than mentioned in the inclusions.
- Expenses of personal nature like liquor, laundry, tips, telephone, fax, internet etc.
- Gratuities and optional activities.
- Anything not mentioned in inclusions.