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Treasures of Bhubaneswar: A Cultural Exploration

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Product Code : AGORA124

Delve into the "Treasures of Bhubaneswar: A Cultural Exploration" tour, beginning with a warm welcome at Bhubaneswar airport, setting the tone for a memorable journey. Day two offers a unique drive-pass tour of Bhubaneswar's iconic temples, showcasing the city's architectural marvels like Lingaraja, Mukteshwara, Parashurameshwara, and Rajarani Temples (Note: Non-Hindus access restricted). The adventure continues with a visit to the UNESCO-listed Konark Sun Temple, revealing its splendid sculptural narratives. Explore the transformative history of Dhauli through its Peace Pagoda and ancient rock edicts, and conclude with the enigmatic Udaigiri and Khandagiri caves, repositories of Buddhist and Jain artistry. Day three wraps up this cultural odyssey, leaving you with lasting impressions of Bhubaneswar's rich heritage.

Day 1: Arrival in Bhubaneswar

Upon arrival at Bhubaneswar airport, our representative will warmly welcome you and ensure a smooth transfer to your chosen hotel. Take some time to settle in and relax, or perhaps explore the nearby area to get a feel for your surroundings. The evening is yours to spend at leisure, discovering the charm of Bhubaneswar at your own pace.


Day 2: Bhubaneswar Temples Drive-Pass Tour

After a satisfying breakfast, embark on an enlightening drive-pass tour to discover Bhubaneswar's iconic temples. Marvel at the majestic Lingaraja Temple from the outside, followed by a glimpse of the exquisite Mukteshwara Temple, where Hindu, Buddhist, and Jain architectural influences converge seamlessly. Continue your exploration with a drive past the ornate Parashurameshwara Temple and the captivating Rajarani Temple, soaking in their architectural grandeur. (Note: Non-Hindus are not permitted to enter the temples.)

After the temple tour, proceed to Konark Sun Temple, one of India's most iconic architectural wonders and a UNESCO World Heritage Site. This 13th-century temple is designed in the shape of a colossal chariot with 12 intricately carved wheels representing the months of the year. Marvel at the detailed sculptures and carvings that narrate stories from Hindu mythology and history, reflecting the artistic and architectural brilliance of ancient India.

Next, visit Dhauli, a significant historical site where Emperor Ashoka embraced Buddhism after the Kalinga War. Explore the Peace Pagoda, also known as the Shanti Stupa, a symbol of peace and a testament to Ashoka's transformation. Admire the ancient rock edicts that chronicle this pivotal moment in history, providing insights into Ashoka's teachings and the spread of Buddhism.

Conclude your day with a visit to the Udaigiri and Khandagiri caves, an ancient complex comprising 18 rock-cut caves dating back to the 2nd century BCE. Explore the intricately carved caves, featuring ornate sculptures, Chaityas (prayer halls), and Stupas (Buddhist shrines). These caves offer a fascinating glimpse into the Buddhist and Jain monastic traditions, showcasing the artistic and spiritual heritage of the region.


Day 3: Bhubaneswar Departure

After a hearty breakfast, it's time to bid farewell to Bhubaneswar. Check out from your hotel, and our team will ensure a seamless transfer to the airport for your onward journey or return flight home. Reflecting on the rich cultural heritage and spiritual significance of your Bhubaneswar experience, you depart with cherished memories and newfound insights.

- Assistance on arrival at airport.

- 2 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.


Hotel used or similar for 2 nights accommodation

Bhubaneswar x 2 nights
3* - Kalinga Ashok/ The HHI
4* - Fortune Park Sishmo/ Mayfair Convention
5* - Mayfair Lagoon/ Trident Hotel

- 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.