Treasures of Bhubaneswar: A Cultural Exploration
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Unearth the cultural riches of Bhubaneswar on a mesmerizing journey through time. Explore architectural gems like the Lingaraja Temple, Mukteshwara Temple, and Parashurameshwara Temple, exemplifying a fusion of Hindu, Buddhist, and Jain influences. Discover the UNESCO-acclaimed Sun Temple in Konark, celebrated as one of the "Seven Wonders of India." Delve into history at Dhauli and marvel at the Udaigiri and Khandagiri caves. This tour promises an immersive cultural odyssey, forging a profound connection with the heritage of Bhubaneswar.
Day 1: Arrival in Bhubaneswar
Upon your arrival at Bhubaneswar airport, our representative will be there to welcome you and facilitate your transfer to the hotel. After checking in, the day is yours to unwind and enjoy at your own pace.
Day 2: Bhubaneswar, Konark Temple and Dhauli Sightseeing
Following a nourishing breakfast, your day commences with a visit to the renowned Lingaraja Temple, a masterpiece of Hindu temple architecture dating back to the 11th century. This temple stands as a prime example of purely Hindu architectural excellence, adorned with intricate carvings and sculptures.
Next, you'll explore the Mukteshwara Temple, one of Bhubaneswar's most ornate temples. Its intricate carvings pay tribute to the influence of Hindu, Buddhist, and Jain architectural styles, with roof carvings being particularly striking. Your journey then leads you to the Parashurameshwara Temple, a small yet intricately adorned shrine dedicated to Shiva, showcasing the Orissa style of temple architecture from the 7th century.
Following the temple visits, you'll head to Konark to witness the world-famous Konark Temple, also known as the Sun Temple. A UNESCO World Heritage Site, this 13th-century marvel is considered one of the "Seven Wonders of India." Designed in the shape of a chariot with 12 wheels symbolizing the months of the year, the temple features intricate carvings and sculptures. You'll have ample time to explore its fascinating history.
Your journey continues to Dhauli, where the Mauryan Emperor Ashoka embraced Buddha's teachings after his victory over the kingdom of Kalinga. You'll also visit the Peace Pagoda and ancient rock edicts. In the afternoon, you'll explore the Udaigiri and Khandagiri caves, the largest Buddhist complex in Orissa, featuring monasteries, Chaitya, and Stupas.
In the evening, return to Bhubaneswar for an overnight stay at the hotel.
Day 3: Bhubaneswar Departure
After a satisfying breakfast, check out from your hotel, and our team will arrange for your transfer to the airport for your onward flight.
- 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.