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ART AND CULTURE TOUR

6 Nights / 7 Days

From Bhubaneshwar travel to the holy town of Puri on the Bay of Bengal and visit the Sun Temple in nearby Konark. Travel to Rambha near the shores of Lake Chilika and enjoy a boat ride to the playground of the local dolphin population. Outside of Berhampur, deep in the forest amidst an Orissa tribal populace, visit the hot sulphur springs of Taptapani.

Itinerary Route: Bhubaneshwar- Puri - Dhabaleswar - Kantilo - Bhubaneshwar

Day 1: Arrive Bhubaneshwar

Upon arrival you will transfer to your hotel. Later enjoy the sights of Bhubaneshwar. Aptly referred to as the City of Temples due to the presence of more than 7000 of them, you'll have no shortage of things to do. Some temples date back to the 7th century. See a comprehensive list in "Things to Do in Bhubaneshwar".

Day 2: Bhubaneshwar to Puri (120 km / 2 hour drive)

On the drive to Puri enjoy stops along the way at Yogini Temple in Heerapur, Pippli Aplique work village, and the, Dhauli Peace Pagoda. Continue on to Puri, an important Pilgrimage Center of India which boasts the largest kitchen in the world serving over 100,000 devotees daily. Check-in to your hotel where you'll spend the next two nights.

Day 3:  Puri

Enjoy a trip to Pippli Aplique work village and the famous Konark Sun Temple, a UNESCO World Heritage site - built in the a form of Chariot in the 13 century. Later, tour Puri - Jagannath Temple, Potters Village, Grand Road, Fishing Colony. Enjoy a meeting with local painters and learn how to mix organic colors. In the evening, be sure to visit the beach to check out the sand sculptures. Sand art in Puri has achieved global recognition and it's not unusual to see sand artists at work on the beach during evenings.

Day 4: Puri to Dhabaleswar (145 km / 3 hour drive)

After morning check-out, take the drive to Dhabaleswar. Meet the skilled weavers who produce the famed Bandh design. Stroll around the village and see how the craft is woven seamlessly into daily life and pay a visit to the weaver’s co-operative society. Visit the Dhabaleswar Temple in the evening to watch the daily majestic rituals. Spend the night on an island in the middle of the River Mahanadi.

Day 5: Dhabaleswar to Bhubaneshwar via Kantilo (225 km / 5 hour drive)

Enjoy the scenic drive to Kantilo as you pass through some of the most picturesque countryside in Orissa, much of it which parallels the path of the Mahanadi River. In Kantilo, wander the medieval streets where silversmiths and goldsmiths make their homes. Climb to the hilltop temple and ring the ancient bell. Watch the sunset overlooking surrounding hamlets. Finish the day driving to Bhubaneshwar where you'll spend the next two nights.

Day 6: Bhubaneshwar

In Bhubaneshwar, tour brass work artisans and watch the making of ritual bells along with vessels and utensils. Visit the local weaver co-op and stroll through the market dedicated to local handicrafts.

Day 7: Bhubaneshwar

Transfer to your departure point in Bhubaneshwar.


Tour Details

Accommodation

Bhubaneshwar hotels, Puri beachside rooms, riverside camping, island cottages... wonderful sleeping options. ART AND CULTURE TOUR...

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When to visit

Best Time: October to March - temperatures are warm during the day and cool at night. Summers along the coastal areas are...

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Getting there

Bhubaneshwar is connected by Air, Rail and Bus. Most any southbound train departing from Kolkatta stops in...

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Where to eat?

Bhubaneshwar and Puri place a large emphasis on a vegetarian diet and some excellent veg dishes can be found. More rural type fare...

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Local Attractions

Famous temples, World Heritage Sites, great arts and crafts or Orissa - woven textiles, brass works, metal works, wood crafts, tribal arts, craft...

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Terms and Conditions

A Must Read before you book your tour... ART AND CULTURE TOUR Terms and Conditions Important...

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