BHUBANESHWAR TO PURI TOUR
3 Nights / 4 Days
A nice taste of coastal Orissa via Bhubaneshwar - the City of Temples. Don't miss a side trip to Chilika Lake for boat riding, birdwatching, and dolphin spotting. Stay in Puri and enjoy temple tours and sandcastles on the beach.
Itinerary Route: Bhubaneshwar - Puri - 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 Konark to Puri (120 km / 3 hour drive)
On the drive to Puri enjoy stops along the way at Yogini Temple in Heerapur, Pippli Aplique work village, Dhauli Peace Pagoda and the famous Konark Sun Temple, a UNESCO World Heritage site - built in the a form of Chariot in the 13 century. Continue on to Puri, an important Pilgrimage Center of India which boasts the largest kitchen in the world serving over 100,000 devotees daily. Spend the night.
Day 3: Puri
Spend the day touring Puri - Jagannath Temple, Potters Village, Grand Road, Fishing Colony.. Additionally, take a ride to Chilika Lake, spread out over 1100 sq.km., which is the largest brackish body of water in Asia. It's a favorite stopover for migratory birds and a birdwatcher's paradise. Take a boat ride and get a closer look at flamingos, cranes, pelicans and whatever other flying creatures the season may bring. And, as always, you're sure to spot Wild Asiatic Dolphins. Back in Puri, 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 in the evenings
Day 4: Puri to Bhubaneshwar (70 km / 2 hour drive)
Drive back to Bhubaneshwar to desired point of departure.
Centrally located hotels in Bhubaneshwar, at the beach in Puri...short list of great places to stay. Bhubaneshwar Hotel...
Centrally located hotels in Bhubaneshwar, at the beach in Puri...short list of great places to stay. Bhubaneshwar Hotel Keshari - Standard Hotel Keshari is located on the Station Square making it easily accessible via any means of transport. There is a multi-cuisine restaurant in-house which serves up decent fare. There are 54 rooms with phones, TV, and room service. The New Marrion - Superior The New Marrion boasts fine wining, dining, and relaxing. With state of the art technology and warm hospitality, the New Marrion is the perfect place to spend your time in Bhubaneshwar. Rooms include coffee maker, AC, cable TV, WiFi, phones, 24/7 room service. On-premises are a swimming pool, multi-cuisine restaurants, and money exchange. Puri Hans Coco Palms - Standard Set in idyllic surroundings on the shores of Puri, the Hans Coco Palms at Puri is a haven of peace, serenity and cultural delights. The experience is a must for those seeking a getaway spot abundant in nature without sacrificing modern comfort. The splendid garden creates the perfect setting for relaxing walks in the shade of the coconut groves. The elegant archways from the lobby lead on to a terrace that overlooks the sculpted turquoise pool and the Bay of Bengal. The hotel features 36 AC rooms, a multi-cuisine poolside restaurant and BBQ on the beach/poolside. Also, interest connectivity, safe deposit lockers, money exchange. Toshali Sands Ethnic Village Resort - Superior Toshali Sands Ethnic Village Resort is an orchard retreat located 8 kms from Puri on the way to Konark. Spread over 20 cares of mature trees and large lawns, it's the perfect getaway. Choose from 18 Villas, 32 Cottages and 54 Deluxe Rooms. Facilities include a swimming pool, gym, health club, bar, coffee shop, restaurant, Ayurveda spa, kid's park, pool table, money changing, laundry service, and a shopping arcade.
Best Time: October to March - temperatures are warm during the day and cool at night. Summers along the coastal areas are extremely...
Best Time: October to March - temperatures are warm during the day and cool at night. Summers along the coastal areas are extremely humid, hot, sticky and uncomfortable. Monsoons bring some relief but the humidity can still be quite high. October thru March (Winter) 15°C - 32°C (60°F - 90°F) April thru June (Summer) 25°C - 39°C (78°F - 102°F) July thru September (Monsoons) 24°C - 32°C (77°F - 90°F)
Bhubaneshwar is connected by Air, Rail and Bus. Most any southbound train departing from Kolkatta stops in Bhubaneshwar. Most...
Bhubaneshwar is connected by Air, Rail and Bus. Most any southbound train departing from Kolkatta stops in Bhubaneshwar. Most domestic airlines connect from all the major India hubs. Private buses run from Kolkatta every hour making it relatively easy to get to.
Bhubaneshwar and Puri place a large emphasis on a vegetarian diet and some excellent veg dishes can be found.Orya food is...
Bhubaneshwar and Puri place a large emphasis on a vegetarian diet and some excellent veg dishes can be found.Orya food is typically quite spicy and prepared with significantly less oil used in cooking than other parts of India. It's a treat for the taste buds.
Famous temples, World Heritage Sites, great beaches, amazing sand sculptures, brackish lakes, dolphins, birdwatching...a lot of diversity in a short...
Famous temples, World Heritage Sites, great beaches, amazing sand sculptures, brackish lakes, dolphins, birdwatching...a lot of diversity in a short amount of time.
A Must Read before you book your tour... BHUBANESHWAR TO PURI TOUR Terms and Conditions Important and necessary...
A Must Read before you book your tour... BHUBANESHWAR TO PURI TOUR Terms and Conditions Important and necessary information about Deposits and Payments, Cancellation Policy, Refund Schedule...be sure to read it before booking your tour Terms and Conditions The purchase of any travel services offered by Tour Packages India (hereafter referred to as "TPI") constitutes a contractual arrangement between you and TPI, and represents your acceptance of the TPI Terms & Conditions. Deposit and Final Payment A non-refundable, non-transferable deposit of 15% per tour is required for TPI to ensure your reservation. Your booking is not confirmed until the deposit is received by TPI and you, in turn, receive a confirmation invoice via email. TPI accepts MasterCard and Visa. Your reservation will be automatically cancelled if deposit is not received by the deposit due date. Please review your booking invoice and contact TPI if your invoice appears to be incorrect or incomplete, as it may not be possible to make changes later. TPI cannot accept responsibility if we are not notified of inaccuracies within 5 days of sending out the invoice. In the case of billing errors, TPI reserves the right to re-invoice you with correct pricing. Final payment is due 30 days prior to commencement of services, with some limited exceptions as set forth below. Payment of the deposit indicates you have read and accepted these Terms and Conditions. If final payment is not received by the due date, your reservation will be canceled and your full deposit will be retained by TPI. TPI is not responsible for canceled land and/or air reservations in the event payment is not received by the final payment date. Payment in full is required 30 days prior to the commencement of the tour. Cancellation Fees are as follows: Tours cancelled 15 to 29 days before tour commencement date: 55% of the cost of services booked Tours cancelled 7 to 14 days before tour commencement date: 75% of the cost of services booked Any tour cancelled less than 7 days before tour commencement date will be ineligible for a refund.