Golden Triangle with Konark Dance Festival

ITINERARY OVERVIEW

Day 1 Arrival at Bhubaneshwar

On arrival at Bhubaneswar airport / railway station transfer to hotel. Later if time permits half day sightseeing of tribal museum (closed on Monday), Khandagiri & Udaigiri Jain caves (oldest rock cut caves, the caves are reminiscent of influence of Buddhism and Jainism in Odisha).

Overnight at Bhubaneswar.

Day 2 Bhubaneswar – Dhauli – Hirapur – Pipli – Raghurajpur –Puri

Morning drive to Puri enroute visit Dhauli ( Buddhist stupa/ peace pagoda ) , Hirapur ( 64 yogini temple ) , Pipli ( the appliqué work village ) & Raghurajpur ( the Artisan village, the most famous attraction here are  the Pattachitra (miniature paintings ), palm leaf engravings, stone carvings, wooden toys, tusser paintings etc.  Proceed to Puri and check in to the hotel. Evening visit of Lord Jagannath Temple (Non Hindus are not allowed) / Relax on the golden beach of Puri

Overnight at Puri

Day 3 Puri – Chilika Lake – Puri

Morning drive to Chilika Lake at Satapada(largest brackish water lake). Take the boat cruise to visit the Irrawaddy Dolphins & Rajhans Island. Return back to Puri. Rest time relax on the golden beach.

Overnight at Puri.

Day 4 Puri – Konark

Morning drive to Konark to visit the Sun temple (one of the world famous heritage site & famously known as Black Pagoda). Enroute visit to Ramchandi temple. Check in to the eco resort. Later visit to International Sand art festival at Chandrabhaga beach (one of the finest beaches with a long stretch of clean sands & the beach has its own lovely serenity). Evening visit to Konark Dance & Music festival (This festival has established its own unique identity in the sense that eminent artistes of national and international repute participate and perform Odissi, Kathak, Bharatnatyam, Kuchipudi, Manipuri, Mohiniattam and other classical, folk & tribal dances/music of our country on the enchanting stage of the Natyashala in the monumental Sun Temple, Konark). Back to hotel

Overnight at Puri

Day 5 Konark – Bhubaneshwar

Morning drive to Bhubaneswar and visit to famous city temples including Lingaraj, Parsurameswar, Mukteswar (known as the ‘gem of Orissan architecture’) & Rajarani temple. Check in to the hotel. Then visit to Nandankanan Zoo (closed on Monday) .This Zoo is famous for the white tiger safari.

Overnight at Bhubaneswar

Day 6 Departure from Bhubaneshwar

Morning after breakfast check out from hotel and transfer to airport / railway station for onwards journey