Konark and Chilika Lake: A Private Day Tour from Bhubaneshwar
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Product Code : AGORA389
Embark on a captivating private day tour from Bhubaneswar to Konark and Chilika Lake. Explore the UNESCO-listed Sun Temple in Konark, renowned for its breathtaking stone carvings and rich history. Visit the Konark Museum to delve into the region's artistic heritage. Journey to Chilika Lake, Asia's largest brackish water lake, and cruise through its serene islands while keeping an eye out for playful Irrawaddy dolphins. Discover Nalabana Bird Sanctuary, a haven for migratory birds, and unwind with a picturesque sunset view over the tranquil lake. Conclude the day with a drop-off back at your Bhubaneswar hotel, leaving you with cherished memories of cultural and natural wonders.
8:00 AM: Your day begins with a convenient pick-up from your hotel in Bhubaneswar, where you'll meet your guide and set off on your journey to Konark.
9:30 AM: Arrive in Konark and embark on a captivating exploration of the Sun Temple, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The temple complex is your first stop, and you'll be in awe of its architectural splendor. Roam the intricate stone carvings that narrate tales from Hindu mythology and daily life. Your knowledgeable guide will provide historical insights and cultural context.
11:00 AM: Near the Sun Temple, visit the Konark Museum, home to an extensive collection of sculptures and artifacts tied to the temple's history. Dive deeper into the region's rich artistic and cultural heritage.
12:00 PM: Satisfy your appetite with a traditional Odia lunch at a local restaurant, savoring the region's distinct flavors.
1:00 PM: Depart Konark and make your way to the enchanting Chilika Lake.
2:30 PM: Arrive at Chilika Lake, the largest brackish water lake in Asia. Climb aboard a boat for a scenic ride across the lake, exploring its many islands, including Kalijai Island and Honeymoon Island. Revel in the tranquil beauty of the lake, and keep your eyes peeled for the playful Irrawaddy dolphins that call Chilika Lake home.
3:30 PM: Your next destination is the Nalabana Bird Sanctuary, a designated Ramsar site and a sanctuary for migratory birds. Witness a variety of avian species, including flamingos, pelicans, herons, and more. Immerse yourself in the world of birdwatching, gaining insights into Chilika Lake's exceptional ecosystem from your guide.
5:00 PM: As the day winds down, take a moment to relax and absorb the mesmerizing sunset views over Chilika Lake, where the sky transforms into a vibrant canvas of colors.
5:30 PM: Bid farewell to the tranquility of Chilika Lake and commence your return journey to Bhubaneswar.
7:00 PM: Arrive back in Bhubaneswar, where your tour concludes with a drop-off at your hotel. Depart with cherished memories of the magnificent Sun Temple and the natural wonders 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.