Konark and Chilika Lake: A Private Day Tour from Bhubaneshwar
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Product Code : AGORA389
Discover the ancient architectural wonders of the Sun Temple in Konark, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, on this private guided day tour from Bhubaneswar. Witness the intricate carvings and stunning sculptures of the temple while learning about its rich history from your knowledgeable guide. Then, head to Chilika Lake, the largest coastal lagoon in India, for a scenic boat ride, where you'll see a variety of migratory birds and dolphins. Experience the natural beauty and cultural significance of Odisha on this unforgettable day trip.
8:00 AM: Pick-up from your hotel in Bhubaneswar and depart towards Konark.
9:30 AM: Arrive at Konark and start your tour by visiting the Sun Temple, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Explore the temple complex, including the main temple, the Natya Mandap (dance hall), and the Jagamohana (assembly hall). Admire the stunning architecture and intricate stone carvings that depict scenes from Hindu mythology and everyday life. Learn about the history and cultural significance of the Sun Temple from your knowledgeable guide.
11:00 AM: Visit the Konark Museum, located near the Sun Temple, which houses a vast collection of sculptures and artifacts related to the temple and its surroundings. Gain further insights into the artistic and cultural heritage of the region.
12:00 PM: Enjoy a traditional Odia lunch at a local restaurant, where you can savor the flavors of the region.
1:00 PM: Depart from Konark and head towards Chilika Lake.
2:30 PM: Arrive at Chilika Lake, the largest brackish water lake in Asia. Take a boat ride to explore the lake and its various islands, such as Kalijai Island and Honeymoon Island. Enjoy the serene beauty of the lake and keep an eye out for dolphins, as Chilika Lake is known for its resident population of Irrawaddy dolphins.
3:30 PM: Visit the Nalabana Bird Sanctuary, a designated Ramsar site and a haven for migratory birds. Spot numerous species of birds, including flamingos, pelicans, herons, and more. Enjoy birdwatching and learn about the unique ecosystem of Chilika Lake from your guide.
5:00 PM: Relax and enjoy a peaceful sunset view over Chilika Lake, as the sky turns into a canvas of vibrant colors.
5:30 PM: Depart from Chilika Lake and head back to Bhubaneswar.
7:00 PM: Arrive at Bhubaneswar and drop-off at your hotel, concluding the tour with beautiful memories of the stunning Sun Temple and the natural beauty of Chilika Lake.
Private AC car/van for pick up and drop off from/to your hotel.
English speaking local guide, if option selected.
Entrance fee and boat ride, if including entrance option is selected.
Lunch, if option selected.
Bottled water in the car.
Camera charges at monuments.
Gratuities and optional activities.
Anything not mentioned in the inclusions.