Duration: 6 Nights / 7 Days
Destination Covered: Bhubaneswar – Puri - Gopalpur on Sea - Rushikulya - Olive Sea Turtle - Maa Tara Tarini
Day 01 : Arrive Bhubaneswar
On arrival at Bhubaneswar Airport, meet The India Tourism Tour representative who will transfer you to the pre booked accommodation. Check in & after some leisure time, leave for sightseeing of Udayagiri and Khandagiri, the Buddhist and Jain Caves near Odisha. Overmight stay in Hotel.
Day 02 : Bhubaneswar - Konark - Puri (125 km)
In morning after breakfast, visit Nandankanan Zoo and spot white tigers in this 400-hectare zoo and botanical garden at Bhubaneshwar. In afternoon drive to Puri, the pristine city of beach and temple. Enroute stop at Pipli famously known as Art’s Village. Here, one can find Artisan work displayed at numerous shops that can be taken back as souvenirs. Continue your journey & reach Konark, famous for a Mandapa dedicated to Sun God as a chariot temple. The great sun temple was built by King Narasimha of Ganga dynasty in the 13th century as a powerful dedication comprising intricate rock carvings and is an exemplary example of Odishan architecture. After Konark, continue drive towards Puri, a pristine beach famous for its spiritual roots. On arrival at Puri, check-in at your Hotel. If you arrive early, you can visit Puri Beach & after some time of relaxing on this healing beach, return to the hotel for overnight stay.
Day 03 : Puri
Morning after sumptuous breakfast, pay a visit to the famous Jagannath Temple. Considered as one of Char Dhams, this sacred temple was built by King Chodangana Deva in 12th century A.D. to commemorate the shifting of his capital from South to Central Odisha. The Temple is dedicated to Lord Jagannath (Non Hindus are not allowed to enter the temple premises). Later visit to Raghurajpur Artisans Village, famous for its "Patachitra" painting art form. After obtaining some exemplary souvenirs from the artisan village, drive back to the beach for leisure moments. Overnight stay at Hotel.
Day 05 : Gopalpur on Sea - Rushikulya Turtle Island - Maa Tara Tarini Temple - Gopalpur on Sea (160 kms both way)
After breakfast, proceed towards, Rushikulya, famous as a rookery for Olive Ridley Turtle nesting in Odisha. On arrival at river mouth, board a boat heading towards Turtle Island, where you can spot nesting of Olive Ridleys in India. Keep your binoculars in check as you spot hordes of turtles making their way on the wet sands. Return & drive to Maa Tara Tarini Temple, a shakti peeth where twin goddesses Tara and Tarini are worshipped at the temple as manifestations of Mother Goddess. This hill shrine is one of the oldest pilgrimage centers of the Mother Goddess. After darshan & blessings, return to your hotel at Gopalpur on sea. Overnight at Hotel.
Day 06 : Gopalpur - Bhubaneswar (190 km)
Post breakfast in the early morning, drive to Bhubaneshwar. On arrival, check in at hotel. Afternoon proceed for half day sightseeing of Mukteshwar Temple & Raja Rani Temple, famous temples of Bhubaneshwar. (Non Hindus are not allowed). Overnight at hotel.
Day 07 : Bhubaneswar (Departure)
After breakfast, free time till the time of departure. Transfer to Bhubaneshwar Airport for onward journey.