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Bhubaneshwar Extended Getaway(3 Nights)

Bhubaneswar

for Family Traveller, Honeymooner, Getaway Seeker

Holiday Overview

Lingaraj Temple Photo Courtesy G.-U. Tolkiehn
Bindu Sagar (Photo Courtesy: Sarba)
Parshurameshwar Temple (Photo Courtesy: Balaji)
Museum Entrance (Photo Courtesy: Tinucherian)
Shanti Stupa at Dhauli Giri (Photo Courtesy: Debashis Pradhan)
Mukteswar Temple (Photo Courtesy: Amartyabag)
Vaital Deul Temple (Photo Courtesy: Nayansatya)

This is an extended getaway of Bhubaneshwar that allows for a comprehensive coverage of the most visited destinations of Orissa.

Route

Bhubaneswar(3)

Summarised Itinerary
  • Day-1 Arrival at Bhubneshwar. Visits to Temples in Bhubaneshwar.
  • Day-2 Excursion to Nandankanan Zoo. Travel to Puri Via Konark. Evening Visit to Jagannath Temple and Puri Beach.
  • Day-3 Excursion to Chilika Lake OR Visit Buddhist heritage sites
  • Day-4 Departure
Sightseeing Summary

Bhubaneswar - Udayagiri and Khandagiri Caves (6.00 kms), Raja Rani Temple (7.00 kms), Lingaraja Temple (8.00 kms), Brahma Temple (8.00 kms), Bindu Sagar (8.00 kms), Dhauli Giri (8.00 kms), Vaital Deul Temple (8.00 kms), Nandankanan Zoo (15.00 kms), Jagannath Puri Temple Complex (60.00 kms), Konark Sun Temple (60.00 kms), Chilika Lake (100.00 kms)

Preferred Arrival /Departure Destination
Arrival - Bhubaneswar Departure - Bhubaneswar
Best Season to Travel
  • Jan
  • Feb
  • Mar
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  • May
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  • Aug
  • Sep
  • Oct
  • Nov
  • Dec
Popular Extensions to the Itinerary

Additional night in Puri will allow guests to get some leisure element incorporated in the getaway.

Route

Bhubaneswar(3)

Detailed Itinerary

Day-1 Arrival at Bhubneshwar. Visits to Temples in Bhubaneshwar. Arrival at Bhubneshwar. Bhubaneshwar is capital city of Orissa and a heritage destination home to many temples that have heritage and architectural significance. Visits to Lingaraja Temple (Impressive 11th Century Temple) and Brahma Temple. Visit Bindu Sagar, lake around Linga Raja Temple and Brahma Temple. Visit Vaital Devi Temple near Bindu Sagar, a Chamunda Devi Temple in the form of Tantric Goddess. Visit Raj Rani Temple is an 11th century ancient temple and renowned for its architecture.

Day-2 Excursion to Nandankanan Zoo. Travel to Puri Via Konark. Evening Visit to Jagannath Temple and Puri Beach. Morning Excursion to Nandankanan Zoo (25 kms), a nature park renowned for its White Tiger Population. From there proceed Puri and enroute viist Konark Sun Temple (A UNESCO World Heritage Site). In the evening visit Jagannath Temple Complex at Puri and visit the Puri Beach. Return to Bhubaneshwar by evening.

Day-3 Excursion to Chilika Lake OR Visit Buddhist heritage sites Morning Excursion to Chilika Lake. Accessible from Puri (50 kms from Satpara), Chilika Lake is is the largest coastal lagoon in India and the second largest lagoon in the World. It is the largest wintering ground for migratory birds on the Indian sub-continent.The lagoon hosts over 160 species of birds in the peak migratory season. Return by afternoon and visit other temples / beaches around Puri. Guests with interest in Buddhist heritage sites may choose to visit Buddhist heritage sites around Bhubaneshwar such as Dhaulagiri, Udayagiri and Khandgiri. Udayagiri is a Buddhist complex in Orissa comprising of major stupas and monasteries. Udayagiri is part of Puspagiri University, a Buddhist seat of learning that existed until the 11th century (alongwith Latagiri and Ratnagiri). Khandagiri is home to a prominent Digambara Jain Temple. Dhauli Giri is significant from Buddhism from where King Ashoka renounced everything and turned to Buddhism.

Day-4 Departure Depart for onward Journey.

Detailed Sightseeing

Bhubaneswar :

  • Udayagiri and Khandagiri Caves - Udayagiri is a Buddhist complex in Orissa comprising of major stupas and monasteries. Udayagiri is part of Puspagiri University, a Buddhist seat of learning that existed until the 11th century (alongwith Latagiri and Ratnagiri). Khandagiri is home to a prominent Digambara Jain Temple.

  • Raja Rani Temple - Raj Rani Temple is an 11th century ancient temple and renowned for its architecture. There is no presiding deity and therefore no pujas are offered here.

  • Lingaraja Temple - Impressive 11th-century Shiva temple and a well-visited temple for its architecture and its pilgrimage significance.

  • Brahma Temple - Rare Brahma Temple on Bindusagar near Lingaraja temple.

  • Bindu Sagar - A holy tank near Brahma temple and Lingaraja temple visited as part of the pilgrimage circuit.

  • Dhauli Giri - Dhauli Giri is significant from Buddhism from where King Ashoka renounced everything and turned to Buddhism.

  • Vaital Deul Temple - Vaital Deul Temple is a eight century temple situated near Bindu Sarovar where main deity is Chamunda, the Tantric form of Goddess Durga.

  • Nandankanan Zoo - Nandankanan Zoo is about 15 km from Bhubaneswar towards Cuttack and is home to White Tigers and a range of other species of animals.

  • Jagannath Puri Temple Complex - Jagannath Temple is established in the 12th century and is one of the major pilgrim centres in India. The main temple of Jagannath is an impressive structure constructed in Kalinga architecture, with a height of 65 meters. There are number of temples are a part of the temple complex. Kanchi Ganesha Temple, Narasingha Temple (11th Century. 58 high), Vimala Temple (13th Century. 60" high), Lakshmi Temple (12th Century), Surya Temple (17th Centuty and 63" high),Mukti Mandap (1578 AD, 16 pillared temple) etc are temples that are visited by the pilgrims.

  • Konark Sun Temple - Konark Sun Temple is a 13th century Sun Temple. The temple is one of the most renowned temples in India and is a World Heritage Site. It is considered one of the Seven heritage Wonders of India. The Sun Temple, built in the thirteenth century, was conceived as a gigantic chariot of the Sun God, with twelve pairs of exquisitely ornamented wheels pulled by seven horses. Quite a bit is still intact and therefore a delight for any heritage traveller.

  • Chilika Lake - Accessible from Puri (50 kms from Satpara), Chilika Lake is is the largest coastal lagoon in India and the second largest lagoon in the World. It is the largest wintering ground for migratory birds on the Indian sub-continent.The lagoon hosts over 160 species of birds in the peak migratory season.

Destination Overview

Bhubaneswar - Bhubaneswar the capital city of Orissa and arrival point to visit Puri (65 kms) and Konark (62 kms). Bhubaneshwar is home to some Ancient Temples (Lingaraja Temple, Raja Rani Temple etc.).

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Expert Speak

Nature centric guests looking for a bit of experience may opt for Chilika Lake Excursion where as guests with interests in Buddhist heritage sites may visit Dhaulagiri, Udaygiri and Khandgiri.

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