TEMPLE TOUR OF PURI BHUBANESHWAR
Introduction about Orissa :
The state of Orissa, with an area of 155,707 sq.Kms, is renowned for its temples, its natural beauty, and its long, beautiful coastline. The official language is oriya, although the area also has several dialects because of many tribals who live in the interior. In the centuries immediately after Lord Buddha this region was predominantly Buddhist, giving way first to Jainnism, and later to a Hindu revival.
Getting Around :
Bhubaneshwar : The capital of Orissa, this is a city of temples. A large number are located around the Bindu Sarover, a tank which is said to be filled with the water of all Indian Holy rivers. Some of the temples of Bhubaneshwar are the Lingaraj Temple build in 1144 A.D to the Glory of Shive, Vaital, Sisiresvera Temple, Uttareshvara Temple, Ananta-vasudeva Temple, Parasuramesvera, Muteshwar and Raja Rani Temple, all profusely sculpted. Beside these Orissa State Museum, Handicarfts Museum and the Tribal Museum are well worth a visit.
Puri and Bhubaneshwar Tour :: Day 01. Flight to India (Delhi)
Around Midnight arrival in Delhi. The cosmopolitan City and capital Delhi is the main gateway for travelers. You are met by a Virtual Tours representative and transferred to your Hotel.
Puri and Bhubaneshwar Tour :: Day 02 : Delhi
Morning is at leisure. Afternoon sightseeing in Old Delhi. include red fort, old city, Jama Masjid, “Kutab Minar” which is 71 meter high and was constructed in 1199.Before we proceed to the Hotel we have a drive through New Delhi where we see the India Gate, Government Buildings and Embassies.
Puri and Bhubaneshwar Tour :: Day 03. Delhi – Bhubaneshwar (by air)
Late morning flight to Bhubaneshwar. Bhubaneshwar (The Lord of the universe) is now the modern capital city of the Indian State Orissa. Bhubaneshwar had once 7000 temples which were built between 8th and 13th centuries. In the afternoon we visit some of the finest examples of the classical temple architecture including Lingraj, Rajrani and Mukteshhwar temples.
Puri and Bhubaneshwar Tour :: Day 04. Bhubaneshwar – Nuapatna – Bhubaneshwar TOUR
Full-day excursion to the Nuapatna, weavers’ village and Sadaibarini, the Dokra Metal Work village.
Puri and Bhubaneshwar Tour :: Day 05. Bhubaneshwar – Lalitgiri – Ratnagiri – Udayagiri – Bhubaneshwar
Full-day excursion to Lalitgiri, Ratnagiri and Udaygiri Buddhist monasteries built between the 7th and 12th centuries. Here, just like the Nalanda University, Puspagiri University was developed between the 7th and 12th centuries.
Puri and Bhubaneshwar Tour :: Day 06. Bhubaneshwar / Puri
Depart by surface for Puri. En route visit Dhauli and the rock edicts of Ashokan era, as well as Konark, famous for the 13th century Sun Temple.
Puri and Bhubaneshwar Tour :: Day 07. Puri Sightseeing Tour
Day at leisure to explore the temple city and its beach on your own. Overnight stay at the hotel.
Puri and Bhubaneshwar Tour :: DAY 8 : Puri / Bhubaneshwar
Depart by surface for Bhubaneshwar. On arrival check in at hotel. Day free to explore the pilgrim city on your own. Overnight stay at Hotel.
Puri and Bhubaneshwar Tour :: DAY 9 Bhubaneshwar to / Kolkata (Calcutta) or Delhi
Transfer from hotel to airport / Railway Station to board flight / train for Calcutta / Delhi.