New Delhi -Bhubaneswar – Gopalpur
Day 1: Arrive at Delhi
Upon your arrival at the airport, meet our representative awaiting just outside the arrival hall, past the customs area & currency shops. Later at the hotel our representative will brief you about tour starting day after.
Delhi, the national capital of India is an historic city and commercial centre of Northern India. Numerous dynasties ruled and flourished each bequeathing the city with different colours, shades and folds of civilisation as heritage. With a multi-ethnic society, Delhi welcomes all to witness a miniature of the vast Indian subcontinent.
Day 2: Delhi
A full day sightseeing tour of Delhi is planned for the day. Today Delhi will unleash its historic and cultural heritage as you are introduced to various awe inspiring monuments. Start exploring from the undulated lanes of Old Delhi. The attractions here worth visiting first include the magnificent UNESCO World Heritage Site of Red Fort and the Jama Masjid, the largest mosque in India. The day tour will also include visits to one of the largest brick minarets of the world- Qutab Minar, white lotus shaped Baha’i Temple- Lotus Temple, the stunning Humayun’s Tomb built in 1562 CE, and beauteous Laxmi Narayan Temple.
Visit the eclectic mix of modern and cosmopolitan worlds of India and take a sightseeing tour of New Delhi. Once called Lutyens’ Delhi, the area of New Delhi was designed by British architect, Sir Edward Lutyens. These glorious imitations of Victorian style architecture have always been an eye-candy for the connoisseurs of art and architecture. Enjoy a drive past monuments of national significance such as President’s House, Parliament House and later enjoy a night view of India Gate under starlit sky here.
Day 3: Delhi – Bhubaneswar
Take an early morning flight to ‘Bhubaneswar’. Commonly known as temple city, Bhubaneswar with a history of 3000 years, is a center of religious importance. The medieval temples of Bhubaneswar are known for their architectural beauty and wonderful sculptures. The city dotted with around 600 temples also happens to be a well planned IT hub and rapidly developing city of India. Thus a combination of age old architectural splendour and modern life is a fascinating mocktail for the travelers. Visit the ornate 7th century AD Mukteswara Temple. The sculpted gateway, decorated interiors and diamond shaped latticed windows and the intricate carvings make the temple a true eye-candy. Also visit the Parashurameshwara Temple; one of the best preserved temples out of a horde of stunning medieval age edifices is dedicated to Lord Shiva.
Day 4: Bhubaneswar – Puri Via Dhauli, Pipli Village & Konark
A visit to Dhauli, Pipli Village & Konark (Sun Temple) is planned in between the drive to Puri. In Dhauli visit Peace Pagoda also known as Shanti Stupa and have a glimpse of two ancient rock edicts, today eclipsed by the presence of the Pagoda. And then visit Pipli Village which is known for Orissa Handicrafts the town is renowned for exquisite appliqué craft in Orissa. You can shop for exquisite articles such as lampshades, handbags, cushion covers and others designed in appliqué patterns. Then there will be a visit to stunning Konark Temple dedicated to Sun God built by King Langula Narasimha Deva in the 13 century AD is well known for Orissa art. A UNESCO World Heritage Site, Konark Temple is formed in the form of chariot of Lord Surya (Sun) drawn by seven spirited horses. The exquisitely ornamented wheels and the intricate designing of the temple makes for one of the most sublime monuments of the country. The entire temple complex is dotted with sculptures of an unmatched beauty and grace. Post a sightseeing tour of the region you will resume the journey to Puri.
Day 5: Puri
You will be taken for a trip to Jagannath Temple crowned by ‘Srichakra’ (an eight spoked wheel) of Vishnu is dedicated to Krishna. The major attraction of this temple is its Rath Yatra or the Chariot festival which is held once a year. Later explore one of the India’s finest beach i.e. Puri beach.
Day 6: Puri – Gopalpur Via Chilka Lake
Visit to Chilka Lake while driving to Gopalpur. The lake has a good aquatic life as well as serves as home to native birds. Even many migratory birds visit this lake because of its natural beauty. After exploring the lake transfer to Gopalpur. O/n stay at the hotel in Gopalpur.
Day 7: Gopalpur
Day at leisure to explore the surroundings of Gopalpur.
Day 8: Gopalpur
This day is reserved for you to have some personal time of your own, to explore the beautiful surroundings.
Day 9: Gopalpur – Bhubaneswar – Delhi
Drive back to Bhubaneswar to board the flight to Delhi. Relax in the hotel at Delhi. Onward flight based on schedule and connectivity.
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