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  • Shall recommend your services to all my friends. All the best - John Cody, Australia
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Odisha Pilgrim Tour (7Nights/8Days)

Places covered : Kolkata - Bhubaneshwar - Konark - Puri - Kolkata

Day 01 Arrive Kolkata

On arrival meeting and assistance at Airport and transfer to hotel.

KOLKATA: Kolkata (formerly Calcutta) is a city that means many things to many people. For some, it is the city of joy, while for others it is dirty, crowded, and noisy. Once the greatest colonial city in the Orient, Kolkata was later reviled as a cauldron of poverty, dirt, and disease. Today, it ranks among the four major metropolis of India along with Delhi, Mumbai, and Chennai. A mere village in the 17th century, Kolkata is not an ancient city like Delhi. Like Mumbai and Chennai, it originated largely due to the expansionist ambitions of the European powers, especially the British Rule. Kolkata was the first capital of the British in India. The city was established in 1686 when the British moved to the small villages of Sutanati, Govindpur, and Kalikata from their trading port of Hoogly.

Overnight at hotel.

Day 02 In Kolkata

Morning city tour visiting The Victoria Memorial is a grand edifice constructed in the memory of Queen Victoria. This building houses a number of rare specimens of the historical preserves of the land. Howrah Bridge is another landmark that denotes the city of joy. This hanging bridge is an architectural marvel of the country. The second largest planetarium in Asia, the Birla Planetarium is another site that attracts attention of all regardless of their age. The recently built Vidyasagar Setu, another architectural marvel, connects both the banks of the Hooghly River. The Metro Railway, Indian Museum, Dalhousie Square, Rat Park and Marble Palace are some of the other sites of the city that are worth visiting.

Overnight at hotel.

Day 03 Kolkata – Bhubaneshwar (Flight)

Transfer to airport to connect flight for Bhubaneshwar.

BHUBANESHWAR: Bhubaneswar derives its name from the Sanskrit word Tribhuvaneswara, another name for Lord Shiva. The area around Bhubaneswar constituted the famed kingdom of Kalinga, which was conquered after a bloody battle by Ashoka, the great Mauryan emperor. Appalled at the carnage, Ashoka renounced violence and embraced Buddhism. Around the 1st century BC, under the rule of Kharavela, Orissa regained its lost glory and Bhubaneswar again became the centre of activities. During this period, monastery caves were constructed of which Khandagiri and Udaygiri are the most important. By the 7th century, Hinduism supplemented Jainism, and Ganga and Kesari kingdoms did a lot for the development of Orissan culture. Most of the kings who ruled Orissa constructed beautiful temples. For a better part of its history, Bhubaneswar remained under the influence of Afghans, Marathas, and the British (till 1947).

On arrival, assistance and transfer to hotel.

Overnight at hotel.

Day 04 In Bhubaneshwar

Morning city tour visiting the great temples of Lord Shiva – the Lingraemple, Tribhuvaneshwar Temple, Parusurameshwara Temple, Bindusagar and Raja Rani Temple.

Afternoon free.

Overnight at hotel.

Day 05 Bhubaneshwar – Puri via Konark ( 56 kms 6 hrs)

Morning drive to Puri enroute visiting Konark known for the world famous, Sun Temple. It is also known as Black Pagoda, standing in solitary splendor amongst the sand dunes, the temple is most striking example of Kalinga architecture. At this spot on our planet the solar eclipse took place in 1980, to the utter amazement of modern astronomers and scientists.

On arrival, check in at hotel.

Overnight at hotel.

Day 06 In Puri

Full day city tour of Puri - a place with many names over the centuries - Nilanchal, Nilgiri, Niladari, Jagannath Dham and Jagannath Puri. The main attractions are main attractions are the temples and the Mathas (monasteries); visit Jagannath Temple, Loknath temple, Indradyumna Tank, Garden House and beach.

Overnight at hotel.

Day 07 In Puri

Full day at leisure.

Day 08 Puri - Bhubaneshwar - Kolkata

Transfer to airport to connect flight for Kolkata. On arrival, assistance to connect flight for onward destination.

 


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