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Odisha Temple & Mangrove Forest

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Product Code : AGORA110

Embark on the enchanting "Odisha Temple & Mangrove Forest" tour, a 6-day sojourn that seamlessly weaves cultural exploration and natural wonders. Begin in Bhubaneswar, delving into the ancient mystique of Lingaraj, Mukteswara, and Rajarani Temples, and absorb the serenity of Dhauli, a Buddhist sanctuary. Journey to Bhitarakanika National Park, a haven of biodiversity, with pit stops at Jain and Buddhist monastic sites en route. Boat safaris through the mangroves reveal the diverse wildlife of Bhitarkanika Wildlife Sanctuary. Explore the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Konark Sun Temple, artistic villages of Pipili and Raghurajpur, and the spiritual haven of Puri, complemented by a tranquil visit to Chilika Lake. This carefully curated itinerary promises a harmonious blend of cultural immersion and natural marvels in the heart of Odisha.


Day 1: Bhubaneswar

Upon arrival at Bhubaneswar airport, our representative extends a warm welcome, ushering you to your hotel. After a seamless check-in, embark on an immersive exploration of Bhubaneswar's rich cultural tapestry. Begin at the revered Lingaraj Temple, an architectural marvel dedicated to Lord Shiva. The Mukteswara Temple, adorned with intricate sculptures, and the elegant Rajarani Temple, surrounded by lush gardens, offer glimpses into ancient Odishan craftsmanship. A visit to Dhauli, a significant Buddhist site where Emperor Ashoka renounced warfare, adds a spiritual dimension. As the day unfolds, absorb the sacred aura of these historical landmarks. The night finds repose in Bhubaneswar.


Day 2: Bhubaneswar - Bhitaraknika (160kms)

Indulge in a hearty breakfast before embarking on a scenic drive to Bhitarakanika National Park, a haven of biodiversity. En route, pause to explore the archaeological wonders of Lalitgiri, Ratnagiri, and Udaigiri, showcasing the grandeur of Jain and Buddhist monasteries. These historical sites, adorned with intricate carvings, provide a captivating glimpse into India's ancient past. Arriving at Bhitarakanika, check in at your lodge, and as the evening unfolds, the national park's natural beauty invites contemplation. Enjoy a tranquil overnight stay, surrounded by the symphony of the wilderness.


Day 3: Bhitaraknika - Puri (240kms)

Awaken early for a mesmerizing boat safari in Bhitarkanika Wildlife Sanctuary, offering encounters with a diverse array of avian, reptilian, and mammalian species. Following breakfast, bid adieu to Bhitarakanika, setting course for Puri. En route, the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Konark Sun Temple beckons with its architectural splendor and intricate stone carvings. Pause at the artistic villages of Pipili and Raghurajpur, showcasing exquisite applique work and Pattachitra paintings. Arriving in Puri, check in at your hotel, and explore the serene Ramchandi Temple and the sun-kissed Chandrabhaga Beach. The evening crescendos with the soul-stirring Aarti at the revered Jagannath Temple. Retire for the night in Puri, where spirituality and coastal charm converge.


Day 4: Puri

Embark on a post-breakfast odyssey to Chilika Lake, a vast brackish water lagoon alive with migratory birds and playful dolphins. A leisurely boat ride reveals the enchanting Kalijai Temple nestled on an island. Return to Puri, where the hallowed Jagannath Temple awaits exploration. Wander through the local market, indulging in the vibrant tapestry of local crafts. As night descends, the echoes of spiritual hymns accompany your overnight stay in Puri.


Day 5: Puri

Enjoy a leisurely day at your pace, embracing the myriad charms of Puri. Whether lazing on the sun-kissed beach, perusing local markets for artisanal treasures, or exploring hidden gems, the day unfolds at your leisure. The night, adorned with the tranquility of Puri, invites restful repose.


Day 6: Puri - Bhubaneswar (65km)

Bid adieu to Puri after breakfast, setting out on a short journey back to Bhubaneswar. A seamless transfer to Bhubaneswar airport marks the culmination of this odyssey, leaving you with cherished memories of Odisha's cultural richness and natural splendors.

- Assistance on arrival at airport.

- 5 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.

- Boat safari in Bhitarkanika Mangrove Forest with naturalist.

- Bottled drinking water in car.

- Government taxes.


Hotels used or similar for 5 nights accommodation

Bhubaneswar x 1 nights
3* - Kalinga Ashok/ The HHI
4* - Fortune Park Sishmo/ Mayfair Convention
5* - Mayfair Lagoon/ Trident Hotel

Bhitarkanika x 1 night
3* / 4* & 5* - Nature Camp Bhitarkanika Retreat/ Estuarine Village Resort Bhitarkanika

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 tickets.

- 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.