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Puri Weekend Tour

Puri Weekend Tour

Rs.6800

per person

Situated on the Bay of Bengal, 60 kilometres south of the state capital of Bhubaneswar, Puri is the spiritual capital of Orissa.

This is mainly owing to its enormous number of temples that Puri is a major fulcrum of pilgrimage in India. As a tourism centre, Puri is famous for its historic antiquities, religious sanctuaries, architectural grandeur, seascape beauty and moderate climate. Its golden beaches are another attraction for tourists around the world. The city is successfully entered its name in the world map of tourism for its ancient Kalinga architecture and as a fourth Dham of Hindus. This hub of attractions includes unique monuments like those of Jagannath Temple and the Sun Temple at Konark. It has the Chilika Lake – one of the largest brackish water lakes in India. It offers an ideal resort for birds that migrate from different parts of the continent. By virtue of its geographical location, the climate of Puri and its safe beaches are welcoming throughout the year.

  • Departure
    Bhubaneswar
  • Dress Code
    Casual, comfortable cottons.
  • Include
    Breakfast
    Cost Is Per Person On A Twin Sharing Basis
    Transfers
    Standard Hotel Rooms
  • Available at an additional cost
    Tour Guide
    Hotel Room Upgrades to Deluxe, Premium and Elite Options
    Car Upgrades
    Entry Fees To Locations
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Day 01: Bhubaneswar - Puri (68 kms, 1.5 hrs approx.)

  • En-route visit Konark Sun temple which is a UNESCO world heritage site. Konark sun temple is in shape of a gigantic chariot, having elaborately carved stone wheels, pillars and walls and is dedicated to the Sun God. The wheels of the temple are sundials which can be used to calculate time accurately to a minute.
  • Check-in at the hotel on arrival in Puri.
  • In the evening visit the Jagannath Temple. The temple is one of the four great ‘Char Dham’ pilgrimage sites. It has 4 entrances in all directions. The temple is famous for its annual Rath Yatra, or chariot festival.
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Day 02: Puri – Chilika – Puri

Day trip to the famous Chilika Lake, a brackish water lagoon, flowing into the Bay of Bengal. It is the largest coastal lagoon in India and attracts over 160 species of birds in the peak migratory season. The lake is also home to a huge number of reptiles & amphibians. Visit Satpada which is home to the Irrawaddy dolphins. The famous Chilika dolphins can be seen in their natural best here.  It is one of the only 2 lagoons in the world where these dolphins can be seen.
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Day 03: Puri – Bhubaneswar

On the way to Bhubaneswar, visit the Dhauli Shanti Stupa which is also known as Peace Pagoda. Dhauli hills are located on the banks of the river Daya. It is the summit of this hill, where the Kalinga war was presumed to be fought after which Emperor Ashoka laid down the weapons and accepted Ahimsa in the form of Buddhism. Later drop at the Bhubaneswar airport/station for your onward journey.

Tour Location

Bhubaneswar - Puri - Chilka - Puri - Bhubaneswar