12 Days/11 Nights
02 Nights at Puri
02 Nights at Gopalpur on Sea
01 Night at Bhubaneswar
01 Night at Dhenkanal Palace
01 Night at Sambalpur
01 Night at Bolangir
01 Night at Jeypore
01 Night at Similiguda
01 Night at Vishakapatnam
Day 01 : Arrive Bhubaneswar - Puri
Hirapur- Dhauli – Pipili - Konark
On arrival drive to Hirapur which enshrines 64 Yogini temple of 9th Century. This Hypaethral temple is an archeological wonder til today. Visit Dhauli, on the banks of the River Daya, houses the marvelous Edicts of Ashoka imprinted on a mass of rock & a grand Shanti Stupa or Peace Pagoda built in 1972 by the Japan Buddha Sangha and the Kalinga Nippon Buddha Sangha. Enroute visit Pipli -The Appliqué Village, Best known for the gorgeous appliqué work. Later proceed to the famous temple at Konark. This beautiful Sun temple built in the 13th century in honour of the Sun God is a UNESCO World Heritage site. Its exquisite carvings testify to the high standard of
Day 02 : Puri
Jagannath Temple, Sri Lokanath Temple, Gundicha Temple, Sakhi Gopal
Morning visit the most awaited Lord Jagannath temple is one of the holy dham of India known for its annual Rathayatra or car festival.
Visit Sri Lokanath Temple One of the most important Shaiva shrines of Odisa. The linga in the temple is visible to the devotees once in every year. The sanctum including the linga is filled with water throughout the year by a natural fountain. In the night of Pankoddhar Ekadashi (3 days before the famous Shivaratri festival) all the water is bailed out and the Shiva Linga becomes visible and thousands of devotees enable to worship the Lord.
Proceed to Gundicha temple, one of the most renowned temples in Puri & the key segment of the well known Rath Yatra festival of Puri.
Later visitSakhigopal a village of historical importance which is situated 19 kms. north of Puri. The singular national importance of the place is the famous Sakhigopal temple. It is one of the top calibre Krishna temple of the country. It is a saying that unless Sakhigopal is visited the pilgrimage to Puri is not complete. Visit Raghurajpur a Heritage Craft village where the entire community is involved in making Patta Chitra-miniature painting which is executed on a small strip of cotton cloth using artistic engraved Palm Leafs driven by religious themes.
Day 03 : Puri to Gopalpur
Parikud Palace-Chlika – Kalijai-Narayani
Drive to Gopalpur on Sea, a quiet and charming sea resort along the Bay of Bengal. Enroute experience the beauty of Sprawling Chilika Lake. Take a Boatride to Famours Kalijai Temple enshrined on a small Island. Take Lunch at a Royala heritage palace at Parikud. Drive to Gopalpur. Enroute visit Narayani Temple in a picturesque forested hillside. On arrival stroll in the pristine beach of Gopalpur.
Day 04 : In Gopalpur
Siddha Vairabi- Taratarini – Thakurani Temple
Visit the Famous Shakti Shrine Maa Siddha Vairabi situated at Mantridi. The idol is featured in a crude fashion with one leg and four hands.The temple was enshrined in a newly adorned temple in the year 1937 and is said that the idol of the goddess was excavated from a ploughed field . Later visit the temple of Taratarini. Here the twin Goddesses, is situated on the top of a blue capped hill. The beauty of the place is enhanced by the encircling river Rushikulya. Evening visit Maa Thakurani Temple situated in Old Berhampur. Budhi Thakurani is considered as presiding deity of the Silk city of Berhampur & worshipped with great reverence, devotion, love and affection.
Day 05 : Gopalpur to Bhubaneswar
Drive to the temple city of Bhubaneswar, where legacies of Utkalian temple architecture catching eye of visitors since centuries. Visit Lingaraj Temple-the masterpiece, Mukteswar Temple, Rajarani Temple & Brahmeswar temple, Iskon & Sri Ram Temple
Day 06 : Bhubaneswar to Dhenkanal Palace
Biraja –Cuttack Chandi -Joronda
Start your day visiting Jajpur to have darshan of the great mother Goddess Biraja. Being the presiding deity of the great Pitṛu-Tirtha, Birajah-Tirtha beside the sacred river Vaitaraṇī is also known Navi Gaya. Come to Cuttack for darshan of Goddess Chandi, the presiding deity of Cuttack. Visit Kapilas hill to have darshan of Lord Shiva Chandrasekhar. Later visit a famous religious headquarters of ‘Mahima’ cult, Joranda houses the samadhi of Mahima Gosain, the preacher propounder of the Mahima Cult, The other sacred temples are the ‘Sunya Mandira’, ‘Dhuni Mandira’ and ‘Gadi Mandira’ Pilgrims in large numbers pour forth to Joranda fair held on full moon day of Magha which falls in January-February every year. Experience the royal treat in Dhenkanal palace.The royal family are friendly and help you understand the local culture
Day 07 : Dhenkanal to Sambalpur
Hirakud Dam - Samaleswari Temple
Drive to Sambalpur. Visit Hirakud, one of the longest Dam in the Asia stands in its lone majesty across the great river Mahanadi. From horizon to horizon the reservoir forms the largest artificial lake in Asia with an area of 746 Sq.km having a shore line over 640 km. A twenty-one kilometres drive on the dyke affords a unique experience of calm serenity and majesty of nature. As the largest multipurpose river valley project of the world, it is a real gift to the nation-"all for happiness and prosperity". Later visit Maa Samaleswari temple,a famous Shakti Peetha in Sambalpur. The Goddess is famous known as 'Shree Shree Samalai Devi' or 'Maa Samalai'. Local people have a strong believe on 'Maa Samaleswari'.
Day 08 : Sambalpur to Bolangir
Morning visit Huma famous as the abode of Lord Siva, Huma contains the lone Leaning Temple of the World and also famous as a scenic spot of great excellence. Later visit Nrusimhanath. The temple of Vidala-Nrusimha stands at the foot of the picturesque Gandhamardan hills. Thers is a gorgeous waterfall and the place is profound with excellent scenic beauty.
Day 09 : Bolangir to Jeypore
Goddess Manikeswari is the prominent presiding deity & a major shakti pitha of Kalahandi district. The temple of the goddess is situated in the premises of the ex-Rulers of Kalahandi used to observe the Saradiya Puja of the goddess known as Chhatra yatra(vijaya utsav) with much pomp and gaiety. At Papadahandi pay tribute at Sahid Stamba where 19 freedom fighters were massacred by Britisher during Quit India Movement on August 24, 1942
Day 10 : Jeypore to Similiguda
Gupteswar –Sabar Srikhetra-Tribal Museum
Morning visit Gupteswar a cave shrine with gigantic Shiva linga on the bank of river Kolab(Shabari), believed to be found by a Sabara wondering for a Deer. Later this place was public at the patronage of the king of Jeypore. Today Gupteswar is not only a holy place of pilgrimage importance but of natural beauty with varied landscape, floras & faunas & thronged by hundred of pilgrims from Odisha, Chattishgarh & Andhrapradesh.
Afternoon drive to Koraput to visit famour Jagannath temple on a hilltop also known as Sabara Srikhetra. The unique identity of the Koraput temple is because of the fact that no section of the society is barred entry & the worship is being performed by Sabari mantra. Visit Tribal Museum, one of the most informative and interesting store houses for the people who want to know about the Tribes of Dandakaranya. The Museum is filled with exotic artefacts on display with the sections of Anthropological Natural History, Forest Species and Products, Mining & Geology, Library, Food Habits & Way of Life, Rituals, Habitations, Dimensions Geographical Structure & a Small Zoo.
Day 11 : Similiguda to Vishakapatnam
Deomali- Kunduli Tribal market(Friday) – Simhachalam
Chase a short distance ascending approx 1672 metres above sea level, Deomali is the highest peak in Odisha. A deviation from NH43 takes you on a beautiful journey to Deomalipeak through villages, ghat road and splendid scenary.The top of the mountain has flat surface to explore the beauty of the hill and its picturesque scenary. Rare plants, rich flora, endangered medicinal plants will definitely spell bind you. Drive to the tribal weekly market of Sanaparoja & Mali tribes in Kunduli . It is a very colorful market along the National highway side. Later drive to visit village of Sanaparoja tribes. Later proceed to Simhachalam - the hill of the lion located enroute at a distance of 18 km from Vishakapatnam. This temple combines the Odishan and Chalukyan features of temple construction, and it attracts scores of pilgrims from both Andhra Pradesh and Odisha. The presiding deity here is Varaha Lakshminarasimha, combining the iconographic features of Varaha and Narasimha. The image resembles a Shivalingam covered with sandal paste.
Day 12 : Departure
Time to bid farewell with sweet memories of your experiences. Tour Ends.
What We Include:
Meet & greet on arrival
Accommodation on Twin Sharing basis
Chauffer driven AC Vehicle on Disposal
Parking, Toll & Driver allowance & all Taxes
1 Litre water bottle per person per day
Every day Breakfast & Dinner
Lunch at Parikud Palace
Boating at Chilika to Kalijai Temple
Service of local Hindi/English speaking Interpreter at each destinations