Temple Tour Of Odisha – Discovering The Sagas Engraved On Stone

Temples in Odisha have a special identity in India’s archaeological map which grabs the attention of millions of devotees across the globe. Sanctified with loads of holy shrines, the beautiful state Odisha in the eastern part of India is much esteemed pilgrimage destination for devotees from different corners of the world. Alternative Tours ensure you get the best insight of the temples in Odisha through its customized 14 day temple tour in Odisha.

Day 1: Bhubaneswar

On arrival at Bhubaneswar airport or railway station, our representative will meet & greet you, then transfer you to your pre-booked hotel. You can spend the evening at Ekamra Hat while doing some shopping for yourself or your family.

Overnight at your hotel.

Day 2: Bhubaneswar

After having a delicious breakfast at your hotel, you will be taken to Raghurajpur Heritage village which is popular for Folk art & crafts. The artisans here have developed the techniques of how to draw art & craft on palm leaves and canvas. Here you will also get a chance to witness Gotipua Dance form – the first form of Odissi dance. While returning to your hotel in Bhubaneswar stop at Dhauli Peace Pagoda.

Overnight accommodation at hotel

Day 3: Bhubaneswar - Puri

Following an early morning breakfast, you will be guided to Puri. Millions of devotees across the globe come to Puri every year to see the world-famous Rath Yatra. Explore Old Library roof to witness Jagannath Temple. Stroll around the widespread road of Puri across several Ashrams where devotees reside. In the evening you will be driven to Swargdwaar, where the final rituals of Hindus are done.

Overnight at a Puri hotel:

Day 4: Puri

After having breakfast in your hotel, you will be guided for a city tour. Your morning visit will start with a trip to the popular Sun temple Konark. It’s a thirteenth century temple built by King Narshimdeva. Konark temple is renowned for its beautiful architecture & carvings on stone. After exploring the Konark Museum you will be headed towards fisherman villages close to the sea.

Overnight at your Puri hotel.

Day 5: Puri - Ratnagiri

Following breakfast you will be driven to Ratnagiri to explore the Buddhist excavated sites. Here you will also get to see two large Buddhist monasteries, a massive stupa and a large number of votive stupas that have been unearthed.

Overnight at Ratnagiri

Day 6: Ratnagiri

After breakfast at your hotel, continue on a full-day Lalitgiri, Udayagir and Ratnagiri excavated site exploration.

Overnight at Ratnagiri

Day 7: Ratnagiri - Keonjhar

Following breakfast at your hotel drive to Keonjhar to explore the famous Ghatagaon Tarini Temple.

Overnight in a Keonjhar hotel

Day 8: Keonjhar - Baripada

After a fulfilling breakfast at your hotel drive to Khiching to witness the well-known Khichakeswari Temple. Then proceed to Baripada to see the Bhimakunda, Jwalamukhi Temple and Maa Ambika Temple among others.

Overnight in a Baripada hotel

Day 9: Baripada - Balesore

Following an early morning breakfast you will proceed to explore the famous Chandipur Beach, Panchalingeswar temple, Khirachora Gopinath Shrine and Jhareswar temple among others.

Overnight in a Balasore hotel:

Day 10: Balasore - Jajpur - Dhenkanal

After your breakfast you will be given a ride to Dhenkanal through Jajpur. En route we will stop at Maa Biraja temple in Jajpur. Then proceed to Dhenkanal. Check into the pre-booked hotel once you arrive in Dhenkanal.

Overnight at a Dhenkanal hotel

Day 11: Dhenkanal - Bhubaneswar

Following your breakfast, you will proceed to Joranda monastery to witness some never-seen rituals, after drive to Bhubaneswar enroute Nuapatna textile villages & Sadeibareni craft village.

Overnight in a Bhubaneswar hotel

Day 12: Bhubaneswar - Berhampur

After breakfast in your hotel you will depart for Berhampur to see one of the Shaktipeeth – Taratarini temple. Then continue to Bhairavi temple.

Overnight at a Berhampur hotel

Day 13: Berhampur - Bhubaneswar

After an early morning breakfast at your hotel you will be driven back to Bhubaneswar for a full-day tour of ancient shrines in Bhubaneswar including rajarani, Lingaraj, parshurameswar, brahmeswar, 64 yogini tantric temples. If time permits a trip to the state museum can be arranged.

Overnight at your Bhubaneswar hotel

Day 14: Bhubaneswar

Following your breakfast you will be transported to the airport/railway to catch the flight or train to back home.

  • Ensure that you carry your visa, passport and any photo ID proof on this trip
  • Respect the sentiments & culture of the tribal people
  • Have a good insight of the route maps and also learn regarding the transportation facilities accessible because these things will come handy during your tour. Also, know about the disease causing bugs & the precaution measures.
  • Put on life jackets while boating in a lake
  • Ensure to put on clothes according to the climate so that you can safeguard yourself from the effect of sudden climate changes.
  • Don’t litter the lake
  • If you’re an overseas tourist then have some insight about the Indian currency because this is going to be the only mode of transaction here.
  • Non-hindus aren’t permitted inside the Puri Jagannath Temple, but they can witness the shrine from the roof top of Old Library.

It is recommended to carry travel insurance as you’ll be traveling & discovering many remote places.

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