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Ageless Explorer –   Heritage Tour of Odisha

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Ageless Explorer
From₹43,500₹41,000
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05 Nights / 06 Days
Tour Details

Sightseeing Includes:

Puri 03 Nights

Dhauli or Dhauligiri / Dhauli Santi Stupa.  Hirapur (The Chausath Yogini Temple (64-Yogini Temple) / Mahamaya Temple. Pipli. Jagannath Temple. Chilika Lake Satapada. Boat Cruise to view – Irrawaddy Dolphins. Rajhans Island. Alarnath Temple. Konark Sun Temple. Ramchandi Temple. Chandrabhaga Beach. Raghurajpur

Bhubaneshwar 02 nights

Raghurajpur. Sakhigopal Temple. Lingaraj Temple. Mukteswar Temple. Kedar Gouri Temple. Parsurameswar.

Rajarani Temple. Khandagiri & Udaigiri Jain Caves. Iskcon Temple. Nandankanan Zoo (Monday closed) & Botanical Garden. Chandaka Forest. Kanjia Lake. Tribal Museum. Ram Temple. Kala Bhumi Art & Craft Museum (Closed on Monday)

Tour Manager:

Service of a Hindi / English speaking Tour Manager throughout the tour.

Hotels or Similar

  • Puri (03N) - Om Leisure Resort Naren Palace
  • Bhubaneshwar (02N) - Hotel Om Leisure Sapphire Plaza
Itinerary

Day 1Bhubaneshwar Arrival & Puri Transfer (Approx 61 Kms / 01 Hour & 20 Minutes)

On arrival at Bhubaneshwar airport, transfer to Puri – a coastal city and the district headquarters of Puri district. It is situated on the Bay of Bengal, 60 kilometres south of the state capital of Bhubaneswar. Puri is famous for the world-famous Shri Jagannath Temple & Longest Golden Beach. It is one of the Dhamas.

En-route visit Dhauli or Dhauligiri is a hill located on the banks of the River Daya,

known for “Dhauli Santi Stupa”, a peace pagoda monument which witnesses the great Kalinga War built by Japan Budhha Sangha and Kalinga Nippon Budhha Sangha. Dhauli hill is presumed to be the area where the Kalinga War was fought. Hirapur (The Chausath Yogini Temple (64-Yogini Temple) – Also called Mahamaya Temple, located on the outskirts of Bhubaneswar, Hirapur is a small town known for a hypaethral (open to the sky) temple of 64 Yoginis, called the Yogini Temple. It is said that the temple was hypaethral because the yogini cult used to worship the five natural elements: air, water, fire, earth and ether/sky. Pipli It is famous for designing beautiful Applique handicrafts. It is a town of artisans famous for their colourful fabrics.

Transfer to hotel. Complete the check in formalities. Post lunch visit Jagannath Temple – dedicated to Jagannath, a form of Vishnu – one of the trinities of supreme divinity in Hinduism. King Indradyumna of Avanti has built the main temple of Jagannath at Puri. The present temple was rebuilt from the tenth 10th century onwards, on the site of pre-existing temples in the compound but not the main Jagannatha temple, and begun by Anantavarman Chodaganga, the first king of the Eastern Ganga dynasty. Many rumours are spread about the temple but there is no solid proof of it.  The temple is one of the 108 Abhimana Kshethram of Vaishnavate tradition. The Puri temple is famous for its annual Ratha Yatra, or chariot festival, in which the three principal deities are pulled on huge and elaborately decorated temple cars, Worship is performed by the Bhil Sawar tribal priests as well as priests of other communities in the Jagannath temple.  Transfer back to hotel. Overnight stay at Puri.

Meals: Lunch and Dinner.

Day 2Puri – Chilika (Satapada) – Puri (Approx 50 Kms / 01 Hour One-way)

After breakfast, proceed Chilika Lake Satapada Satapada is a town. In Odia sata means “seven” and pada means “village”, so Satapada means group of seven villages. It is located 50 kilometres from Puri. Satapada on Chilika is home to the Irrawaddy dolphin.

Chilika Lake is the largest brackish water lagoon in Asia and second largest coastal lagoon in the world, Chilika Lake comes after the New Caledonian barrier reef. It has been listed as a tentative UNESCO World Heritage site. 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. Enjoy a Boat Cruise to visit the Irrawaddy Dolphins – a euryhaline species of oceanic dolphin found in scattered subpopulations near sea coasts and in estuaries and rivers in parts of the Bay of Bengal and Southeast Asia. Rajhans Island – is located on the confluence of Chilika Lake and Bay of Bengal

Post lunch, visit Alarnath Temple or Alvarnaatha – dedicated to Vishnu and located in Brahmagiri, it becomes crowded during the Krishna Paksha of Ashadha, after the Snana Yatra when devotees are not allowed to see the central icon of Jagannath (a form of Vishnu) in his Puri temple. After darshan, return to Puri. Rest of the evening at leisure or visit the market. Overnight stay at Puri.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner.

Day 3Puri- Konark – Puri (Approx 36 Kms / 58 Minutes one-way)

Post breakfast, proceed to visit – Konarak – a medium town in the Puri, it lies on the coast by the Bay of Bengal. It is the site of the 13th-century Sun Temple, also known as the Black Pagoda, built in black granite during the reign of Narasinghadeva-I. Visit the Sun Temple The temple is attributed to king Narasimhadeva I of the Eastern Ganga dynasty about 1250 CE. Dedicated to the Hindu Sun God Surya, what remains of the temple complex has the appearance of a 100-foot-high chariot with immense wheels and horses, all carved from stone. Once over 200 feet high.

After darshan continue with the journey and visit Ramchandi Temple a beautiful spot on the banks of the Kusabhadra River where it flows into the Bay of Bengal. Goddess Ramachandi, the deity of Konark is thought by some to be the presiding deity of this temple, while others thought it to be the temple of Mayadevi, wife of Surya (Sun God).  Chandrabhaga Beach situated 3 Kms of the Sun Temple. Formerly Chandrabhaga was considered a place of natural cure for lepers. Chandrabhaga beach on the coast of Konark becoming India’s first to get the Blue Flag certification — a tag given to environment-friendly clean beaches, equipped with amenities of international standards for tourists. One of the finest beaches with a long stretch of clean sands & the beach has its own lovely serenity.  Chandrabhaga Coral Reef, is one of the prominent living corals reefs of India offshore from Chandrabhaga beach. It is believed that Samba (Krishna’s son) after curing leprosy worshiped the Sun God on the river mouth of Chandrabhaga, the river dried up. It is reduced to a dry bed or a narrow trickle. It has been an ideal place for religious activity.

After full day sightseeing, transfer and check in at the hotel. Overnight stay at Puri.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner.

Day 4Puri – Bhubaneshwar (Approx 61 Kms / 01 Hour & 20 Minutes)

Check out from hotel after breakfast and transfer back to Bhubaneshwar – an ancient city in India’s eastern state of Odisha, formerly Orissa. Many temples built from sandstone are dotted around Bindu Sagar Lake in the old city, including the 11th-century Hindu Lingaraja Temple. Outside Rajarani Temple are sculpted figures of the guardians of the 8 cardinal and ordinal directions.

En-route visit Raghurajpur – A heritage crafts village, known for its master Pattachitra painters and Gotipua dance troupes. The village is also home to crafts like Tussar painting, palm leaf engraving, stone carving, wood carving, cow-dung toys, papier-mache toys, and masks. Sakhigopal Temple – formally known as Satyabadi Gopinatha Temple is a medieval temple dedicated to Lord Gopinatha. The temple is built in the Kalinga Architecture style.

Post lunch visit Lingaraj Temple Hindu temple dedicated to Shiva and is one of the oldest temples in Bhubaneswar. It is the largest temple in Bhubaneswar. The central tower of the temple is 180 feet tall.  Mukteswar Temple – A 10th-century Hindu temple dedicated to Shiva located in Bhubaneswar, Odisha, India. The temple dates back to 950–975 CE. Kedar Gouri Temple – Modest Hindu temple dedicated to Shiva featuring colourful sandstone structures & towers.  Parsurameswar is considered the best-preserved specimen of an early Odia Hindu temple dated to the Shailodbhava period between the 7th and 8th centuries CE. The temple is dedicated to the Hindu god Shiva and is one of the oldest existing temples in the state.   Rajarani Temple – The temple is believed to have been known originally as Indreswara. It is locally known as a “love temple” because of the erotic carvings of women and couples in the temple

Check in at the hotel. Later in the day visit – Khandagiri & Udaigiri Jain Caves – Udayagiri and Khandagiri Caves, formerly called Kattaka Caves or Cuttack caves, are partly natural & partly artificial caves of archaeological, historical and religious importance. Iskcon Temple Hindu temple devoted to Lord Krishna featuring a garden & a lotus-shaped shrine, plus an eatery. Return to hotel after sightseeing. Overnight stay at Bhubaneshwar.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner.

Day 5Bhubaneshwar

Breakfast at the hotel. Later in the day visit Nandankanan Zoo (Monday closed) & Botanical Garden – A 437-hectare Zoo and Botanical Garden established in 1960, it was opened to the public in 1979 and became the first zoo in India to join World Association of Zoos and Aquariums (WAZA) in 2009. It also contains a botanical garden and part of it has been declared a sanctuary. Nandankanan, literally meaning The Garden of Heaven is in the environs of the Chandaka Forest and includes the 134-acre Kanjia Lake. Tribal Museum- Established in 1953, the Museum of Tribal Art and Artefacts (now known as Odisha State Tribal Museum) celebrates the life and culture of Odisha’s 62 tribal communities and is regarded as one of the best Tribal Museum in India. Ram Temple The temple houses images of the deities Rama, Lakshman, and Sita. Kala Bhumi Art & Craft Museum (Closed on Monday) The museum celebrates the craftsmanship of Odia artisans by putting on display their breath-taking masterpieces. Divided into 2 blocks, the museum has a display area and a live section.Return to hotel after sightseeing.  Rest of the evening free at leisure / Shopping (on your own). Overnight stay at Bhubaneshwar.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 6Departure

After breakfast check out from the hotel and transfer to airport to board the flight for onward journey.

Meals: Breakfast

Package Cost – Ex. Delhi

Per Adult on Twin Sharing INR 43,500

Package Cost – Ex. Bhubaneshwar

Per Adult on Twin Sharing INR 27,000*

* Ex- Bhubaneshwar cost does not include airfare. Also note that in case of exclusive/ separate transfers (Due to different arrival time / flight schedule on arrival) additional surcharge for transfers will apply.

 

Price Includes

  • Return air ticket for Delhi – Bhubaneshwar – Delhi, which is on dynamic pricing. Approximate fare as on date 16 Nov ,2023 is @ Rs.16500 per person.
  • Accommodation at the hotels mentioned or similar on twin sharing basis
  • Meals as per itinerary
  • All transfers and sightseeing as per itinerary by AC - Coach.
  • Entrance fee.
  • Boat Ride at Chilka lake
  • Tips to Coach Driver
  • Services of DEWAN WORLDWIDE HOLIDAYS Tour Manager or Local Representative.

Price Excludes

  • Personal expenses such as laundry, telephone calls, tips, porter-age etc.
  • Additional sightseeing or extra usage of vehicle, other than mentioned in the itinerary.
  • Rafting, Water activities, video camera permits during sightseeing.
  • Any cost arising due to natural calamities like, landslides, road blockage, political disturbances (strikes), etc (to be borne by the client directly).
  • Any increase in taxes or fuel price, leading to increase in cost on surface transportation & land arrangements, which may come into effect prior to departure.
  • Meals not mentioned in the itinerary.
  • GST extra on total billing @ 5%
  • Any other feature which is not mentioned in the "Cost includes" column.

Cost components that affect the tour cost:

  • Any increase in tax, fuel surcharge or natural calamities like, landslides, road blockage, political disturbances.
  • Increase in Airfare.
  • Any change in GST.

Remarks

  • No refund for unutilized service.
  • The cost of flight ticket is taken Rs.16500, any change at the time of booking will be charged extra from the passengers.
  • Airport transfers will be provided only if passenger travel with the group. All other passenger arriving /departing separately will have to arrange their own airport transfers or can be arranged at an additional cost.
  • Company reserves the right to cancel the group 30 days before departure if the minimum 20 passengers not booked. Under this situation company liability will be limited to refund the amount received from the clients after deducting processing fee, hotel cancellation and flight cancellation charges.
  • All Hotels, Restaurants, Flight, Itinerary subject to change without notice.
  • The tour operation is subject to minimum 20 passengers in a coach.
  • All Tours subject to Dewan Travels Pvt. Ltd. Tour conditions as per www.dewanholidays.com
  • Any passenger Booking the tour package means he/she has read the terms and conditions on the website and agreed to the terms and conditions.

Payment Terms –

  • Booking deposit INR 15,000
  • 30 Days before departure Balance payment

If the payment not made in time, the tour can be cancelled or the cost of tour may be revised.

Cancellation Charges:

The following will be the cancellation charges if any passenger cancels the tour because of any reason over and above the hotels and tickets cancellation charges

30 days before departure – Booking Deposit

29 days to 01 day before departure – 100% of the tour cost

No show – 100% of the tour cost

The above cancellation charges will be charged even if the tour is cancelled because of any reason and/or any medical reason also.

Since non-refundable cost of package tour is paid in advance to reserve the services for the group, clients are requested to read the above before confirming the tour. Passengers joining the tour means they have read the cancellation policy and have accepted the same.