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From Puri's Golden Beach to Bhubaneshwar's 2nd Century Caves, Discover Orissa!

From Puri's Golden Beach to Bhubaneshwar's 2nd Century Caves, Discover Orissa! www.odisharajya.com

Odisha is a land of rich culture, biodiversity and history. This land is unique in its people, cuisine and overall geography. The amazing landscapes, wildlife, beaches, indegenous heritage and hunger for development make this an exciting destination for visitors from all over the world. Here is an itinerary to get you interested. 

From Puri's Golden Beach to Bhubaneshwar's 2nd Century Caves, Discover Orissa!:

  1. Bhubaneswar (Odisha)
  2. Puri (Odisha)
  3. Konark (Odisha)

Day 1. Arrive at the beautiful city of Bhubneshwar

Arrive at the beautiful city of Bhubneshwar
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Arrive at Bhubneshwar and check into your hotel. After refreshments, make your way to the Udayagiri and Khandagiri Caves. These caves date back to the year 2nd BC. These caves are famous for their art and are believed to be carved out as residential blocks for Jain monks during the reign of King Kharavela

Day 2. Explore the spiritual and historic city that is Bhubneshwar

Explore the spiritual and historic city that is Bhubneshwar
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Post breakfast visit the Dhauli Giri Shanti Stupa, also known as Peace Pagoda, was built in 1972. Post lunch visit the iconic Lingaraja temple. Dating back to the last decade of the 11th century, the temple is more than 1,000 years old. Believed to be built by the Somavanshi King Jajati Keshari.

Day 3. Drive to Simplipal and a spiritual pitstop

Drive to Simplipal and a spiritual pitstopsource: youtube

The journey of about 300 km from Bhubaneswar to Simplipal takes about 5 hours. The route traverses much through rural eastern Odisha. The temple at Panchlingeswar near Balasore, the Devkund waterfall and temple in the bufferzone of Simplipal are must visits.

Day 4. Go one Safari in Simplipal

Go one Safari in Simplipalsource: www.odisharajya.com

Trekking one of the steep gorges seems exciting? or a jungle safari? explore this ancient land defined by sal wooded slopes, ridges, pristine grassland and beautiful waterfalls. Orchids, elephants, tigers and numerous bird species remind us of the once abundant biodiversity of the area.

Day 5. Drive from Simplipal to mesmerising Puri

Drive from Simplipal to mesmerising Puri
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The 6 hour journey traverses through Bhubneshwar and Cuttack before you reach Puri. Check in and head to the famous Puri golden beach. Find the time to visit Aarti Sahib Gurudwara and enjoy an evening stroll. There is a market too.

Day 6. A day with nature at Chilka

A day with nature at Chilka
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Wake up early and complete the 25 km journey to the dolphin point in Chilka. Treat yourself to sightings of the endangered dolphin specie. Take a cruise on Chilka and admire the biodiversity especially the bird life. At the local food stalls try the locally grown shrimp. Head back to Puri in the evening.

Day 7. Spirituality and great architecture at Konark

Spirituality and great architecture at Konark
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40 km drive from Puri through the Balukandh Reserve forest is the sun temple. An architectural marvel, attracts tourist from around the world. The temple is dedicated to the sun, the union of man and woman and general cultural aspects. Make your way back to Puri by evening and prepare to depart.

Day 8. Get back via Bhubneshwar

Get back via Bhubneshwar
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Get back to Bhubneshwar after a refreshing and memorable trip. Bhubneshwar is well-conneted to the rest of India. The journey from Puri is about 70 km and should not take more than a couple of hours.

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