Arrive Bhubaneswar Puri Konark Sun Temple
Meet on arrival at Bhubaneswar Airport / Railway Station and straight drive to Puri. On arrival at Puri check-in at hotel. Later excursion of Konark Sun Temple. In the evening visit to Jagannath Temple. Overnight stay at hotel.
The UNESCO world heritage site, this temple of Sun God was constructed in the 13th century. It has been in ruins for centuries but until the early 1900 is it was simply an interesting ruin of impressive size. Then the debris and sand was cleared from around the temple base and the sheer magnitude of its architect is imagination was revealed. The entire temple was conceived as a chariot for the sun God, Surya. Around the base of the temple there are 24 gigantic, carved stone wheels, seven mighty horses haul at the temple and the immense structure is covered with carvings, sculptures, figures. If the temple was completed it would have soared to 70 meters high. Three images of Surya still stand and are designed to catch the sun at dawn, at noon and at sunset.
Puri - Chilka Lake - Puri-Konark Sun Temple -
After breakfast go for excursion of Chilika Lake - the Asia is largest brackish water lagoon which attract one million migrate birds. It is the largest wintering ground for migratory birds on the Indian sub-continent. The lake is home to a number of threatened species of plants and Animals. The Lake is an ecosystem with large fishery resources. It sustains more than 150,000 fisher - folk living in 132 villages on the shore and islands.
Puri - Bhubaneswar , Lingaraja Temple, Odisha -
After breakfast checkout from hotel and drive to Bhubaneswar, en-route visit the following places.
Pipili Village: Pipili famous all over the world for its applique work. Pipili most well known for its handicraft is near to Puri. The usual appliqué patchwork items are Garden Umbrellas, Wallets, Wall Hanging, lampshades, Pouches & Bags.
Dhauli Peace Pagoda is one of the most important Buddhist pilgrimage in India. It is the same place where Emperor Ashoka after the great Kalinga war renounced the war and embraced Buddhism.
Raja Rani Temple is another marvel to the temple city of India. This temple is dedicated to Lord Brahma. The temple is called as Raja Rani due to the use of particular type of sandstone in the construction of the structure bearing the name as Raja rani.
Lingaraj Temple: As the name suggests this temple is the Biggest temple of Lord Shiva who is worshipped here. Pilgrims across the globe come to visit this holy temple.
Khandagiri & Udayagiri Cave:The rocks of the khandagiri & Udayagiri hills were carved & tunnelled to create this multi storied ancient apartment residence for jain monks. They were the work of the first known Odishan ruler, king Kharavela & probably begun in the first century BC. On arrival at Bhubaneswar check-in at hotel. Overnight stay at hotel.
Bhubaneswar Drop -
After breakfast transfer to Airport / Railway station on time to catch Flight / Train for your onward destination.
Tour & services Ends.