Orissa is a unique combination of elongated coastline, towering mountains, tranquil lakes, attractive locations, exotic cultures and frolicking rivers, Orissa has something for everyone. Tourism in Orissa (Odisha) is a veritable museum of India’s sculptural and artistic heritage and has long been famous to scholars and connoisseurs for the magnificent Sun Temple at Konark (The legendary ‘Black Pagoda’ of European mariners), for the majestic temple of Lord Jagannath at Puri and for the glorious temples of Bhubaneswar.
Architectural wonder – Lingaraj temple
Khandagiri hills – One of the earliest groups of rock-cut shelters
Konark Sun temple, one of India’s signature buildings
Bird watching at Chilka Lake
Mountain trek at Hatpathar, where the hill bind rivers and forests
Tribal market at Chatikona
Tribal Museum at Koraput
Massive Tribal market at Kunduli
1400 years old Monuments of Mamallapuram
Explore temple town Kancheepuram
DETAILED ITINEARY :
DAY 01: BHUBANESWAR (Wed)
PM: Arrival and welcome meeting.
DAY 02: BHUBANESWAR (Thurs)
AM: Lingaraj temple, the splendid Japaneses Pagoda of Dhauli hills.
PM: Temple of Mahavir jain on Khandagiri hills.
DAY 03: PURI VIA KONARK (100 KMS) (Fri)
AM: Drive to Konark Sun temple which was originally built at the mouth of the river and it has 12 pairs of elaborately carved stone wheels.
PM: Drive to Puri.
DAY 04: PURI (Sat)
AM: Discover the old charm of this holy city.
PM: Jagannath temple, the biggest temple of Orissa from 12th C.
DAY 05: PURI TO GOPALPUR (175 KMS) (Sun)
AM: Drive to Chilka Lake.
PM: Boat ride at Chilka Lake to chill out on the serene waters of Chilika Lake, Asia’s largest brackish water lagoon.
DAY 06: GOPALPUR TO RAYAGADA (220 KMS) (Mon)
AM: Visit Taptapani the hot sulpheric spring.
PM: Explore Saura tribal villages.
DAY 07: RAYAGADA (Tue)
AM: Enjoy the weekly market of Desia kondh near Bisamkatak (Tuesday only) PM: Discover Dokra crafts village at Jhigidi.
DAY 08: RAYAGADA TO JEYPORE ( 210 KMS) (Wed)
AM: Drive to Chatikona to enjoy the multihued weekly market of Dongriya Tribes (Wednesday only).
PM: Tribal Museum at Koraput.
DAY 09: JEYPORE (Thurs)
Drive to Ankadelli to visit the famous Bonda tribes and their weekly market (Thursday only).
DAY 10: JEYPORE TO CHENNAI
Flight to Chennai and Transfer to Mamallapuram.
DAY 11: MAMALLAPURAM
AM: Discover the historical town of 7th C.
PM: Katumaram Ride (boat ride in the Sea).
DAY 12: MAMALLAPURAM
– Day tour to Kancheepuram.
Explore the temple town of South India, Kancheepuram and silk weaving.
DAY 13: MAMALLAPURAM
Enjoy the leisure day in the BEACH.
DAY 14: AIRPORT TRANSFER
Tour Ends and transfer to the Airport.