Duration : 12 days / 11 Nights
Destinations : Delhi - Bhubaneswar - Puri - Konark - Puri - Chilka Lake - Bhubaneswar - Kolkata - New Jalpaiguri - Darjeeling - Bagdogra - Delhi.
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The Orissa Holiday Package is the ultimate way of exploring the best of East India at a stretch. The tour takes you to few of the most temples in India like Jagannatha Temple in Puri and Sun Temple in Konark. Starting from the capital city Delhi, we make our way to the scintillating state of Orissa. Many magnificent parts of the state are still not visited frequently. Through Captivating Tours To Grandeurs of Orissa we make sure that you are taken to all such places that deserve your time and admiration. Another great feature of the Konark sun temple tour package is that it spends ample time Orissa giving you a thorough insight into the famous and not so famous attractions of Orissa. Take up Orissa holiday package and you also get the chance of experiencing the unique culture and atmosphere of Kolkata. Though the whole tour is filled with exquisite moments, however the most picturesque moments come along at the later stages of the tour when you visit the splendid hill station of Darjeeling.
Highlights of The Temple Tours India
Day 01 : Arrival at Delhi
Fly into Capital city of Delhi. From airport, you will be transferred to your hotel. Check into your hotel room. Spend the remaining day according to your interests. Rest in your room to remove all the travel exhaustion or you can step out for shopping.
Day 02 : Enjoy Delhi Darshan
The days starts your most awaited complete India tour with Delhi sightseeing. A tight scheduled day awaits you so keep up the speed and energy levels so as to cover maximum number of Delhi wonders on the day. We start by visiting the famous Qutab Minar. Get a glimpse of this exquisite work of architecture which is the tallest minaret in India built of red sandstone. Few meters to the side of Qutab Minar is the iron pillar that never rusts. Although you are no more allowed to touch it, but gaze at it and get mesmerized. From here we drive past Parliament House and Rashtrapati Bhavan. Next stop is Akshardham Temple, the newest member in the class of wonders. You will be magnetized just by one look on this out of the world architectural work and carvings.
We then head to heritage world of Old Delhi. Experience a splendid rickshaw ride on the streets of famous Chandni Chowk (the once royal market of Mughals). Like many other adjoining streets, this too will be chaotic. But the skills of rickshaw driver zipping across the street jam packed with people, market clutter and other mode of transport will definitely amaze you to no height. Shop for jewelry items from the famous jewelry market Dariba Kalan. Right opposite to the market is the world heritage site Red Fort. The fort holds the attractions of Diwan-i-Khas and Diwan-i-Am, watch the magnificent carvings on the palace walls which were once embedded with precious stones. Shop for many handicraft items, fake ivory jewelry, and miniature paintings from the famous Meena Bazaar inside the fort. Stay back to enjoy the pleasing Light and Sound show, which depicts the glorious history of Mughals. Then we are back to the hotel for overnight stay.
Day 03 : Delhi - Bhubaneswar
After an early morning lunch, We head to airport to catch our flight to capital of Orissa, Bhubaneswar. In about 2 hours we reach Bhubaneswar. You will be directly taken to your hotel for check in. The remaining day is at your leisure. Step out and explore the nearby areas to get used to the Orissa climate and people. In fact, Bhubaneswar is the best shopping spot in Orissa, so make use of every moment in the city and get yourself some exquisite memorabilia. Overnight stay at the hotel.
Day 04 : Bhubaneswar Sightseeing, To Puri Beach (93 Km)
We start our sightseeing by visiting the many important temples inside the city like Mukteshwar Temple, Parashurameshwara temple and Vaital Deul. We then head to the famous Udayagiri and Khandagiri caves situated just 6 Km from the city. These sandstone caves were build somewhere around 2nd century. The caves are situated on two twin hills situated across the street. Notice the many inscriptions on the walls and ceilings and you will be able to make out that the caves once served as monasteries for Jain and Buddhist monks. The Rani Gumpha is the main cave here which is one of the few double storied caves. We also visit Dhauli which is an important Buddhist site of Orissa. In evening we leave for Puri which is around 93 Km from here. As soon as we reach Puri, we check into a hotel. Overnight at Puri Hotel.
Day 05 : Puri Sightseeing, To Konark Temple (35 Km)- Puri
This is undoubtly going to be your best day of this tour, so gear yourself some exclusive moments. Today we take you to some of the most visited attractions in Orissa. First we get a heartwarming glimpse of Lord Jagannatha Temple. And then we head to the famous Konark Sun Temple in Konark. Savor every moment of the time you spend at the Sun Temple and spend as much as you want. Get mesmerized by the size of this Stone Chariot dedicated to Sun God and by the exceptional carvings on the walls of the temple. If you have some more time then you can take a sneak peek into the tribal life of Orissa people with our Orissa tribal tours. In the evening, stroll leisurely through the pristine beach witnessing the sunset on the horizon and explore the market. Late in evening we head back to Puri. Overnight at hotel.
Day 06 : Puri to Chilka Lake (160 Km)
Early morning, after sumptuous Orissa breakfast, we leave for Chilka Lake which is around 160 Km from here. After 4 hrs drive, we reach Chilka Lake. Immediately we, transfer to a resort near to the lake. Rest and remove the travel exhaustion. In the second half of the day we visit Chilka Lake. It is absolutely a different world out there. It is considered the best place to witness avian population in India throughout the year. To explore the rich flora and fauna, we take a boat ride to the many small islands in the lake. These will be some of the most relaxing moments of the tour. After spending ample time in the lake, we return to our resort for overnight stay.
Day 07 : Chilka - Bhubaneswar (100 Km) - Kolkata (By Flight)
We leave early to Bhubaneswar from where we have to catch a flight to Kolkata. It will take little more than 2 hrs to reach Bhubaneswar where you will be directly taken to airport. A 1 hr flight will take us to the Capital of West Bengal, Kolkata. We reach there early in afternoon. We check into a hotel for the day. Rest of the day is at your leisure. Move out into the narrow streets of Kolkata and let the unique Kolkata atmosphere seep in. Best place to roam around in the city is Park Street which is the best market place. You will simply love the experience you will have here. Do not forget to taste the Kolkata snacks and dishes which are considered among the best in India. Overnight stay at the hotel.
Day 08: Kolkata Sightseeing, To New Jalpaiguri
After a special Kolkata breakfast, We set out into the city exploring the many attractions of Kolkata. In fact, entire city is an attraction. We spend sometime visiting the Victoria Memorial Hall and Botanical Garden. Here you will experience an absolutely scintillating ride in the trams of Kolkata. If you wish, you can continue with the shopping spree that you started last evening. Before dark, we return to our hotel to pack our bags and reach railway station for an overnight train to New Jalpaiguri. Its good night in train today.
Day 09: New Jalpaiguri - Darjeeling
We reach New Jalpaiguri station early in the morning. First thing that you will notice here is the change in climate. It is far more pleasant and mesmerizing here, but it is only going to get better Prepare yourself for a memorable experience that you will not like to forget you whole life. From New Jalpaiguri, we take a toy train ride to Darjeeling. The 88 Km long journey takes around 8 hrs, During the journey, you will get stunning and breathtaking view of Himalayas.
Day 10: Darjeeling Sightseeing
This is going to be your most gorgeous mornings you will see during this tour. We are all set to get the best in Darjeeling. Tiger Hill is the most famous destination in this wonderful hill station. Situated at an altitude of 2590 m, this is the highest and the most splendid point in the city. From the top of the hill, you will get an unobstructed view of Kanchenjunga, the third highest mountain in the world. On clear days, even MT. Everest is visible from this point. Just a few paces away is the shimmering Senchal Lake. There are many Hindu temples and Buddhist gompas in the city. The most important temple is the Dhirdham temple, which is built somewhat like the famous Pashupatinath Temple in Kathmandu. In the evening we head back to the hotel. Overnight stay at the hotel.
Day 11: Darjeeling to Bagdogra - Delhi
We leave the beautiful Darjeeling early in the morning and head for Bagdogra Airport from where you will take a flight to Delhi. As we reach Delhi, you are transferred to a hotel. Still sometime is left for the day to wind up. So if you wish, you can have the make the most of the last day of this tour. Spend sometime shopping or become a part of a cultural evening. Overnight stay at the hotel.
Day 12: Leave for Onward Journey
The Captivating Tour To Grandeurs of Orissa has come to an end today. You will be transferred to airport on time for your flight for Onward journey.