6 Days • Bhubaneswar - Puri
Classic, timeless Odisha, thriving traditional cultures topped with tranquil natural beauty. Stand in awe at India’s earliest and most majestic temples. Delight in medieval towns where the past is very much part of today. Traverse palm fringed paddies and tap into the simple pleasures of rural India. Cruise along tranquil Chilika Lake, Asia’s largest salt lake lagoon and camp under a sparkling starlit sky. Meet extraordinary everyday people and learn the secret behind their enduring smiles!
Day 1 Arrive Bhubaneswar
Bhubaneswar, the lively capital of Odisha since the ancient ‘Kalinga’ empire boasts settlement stretching back 2000 years. Explore animated medieval temples and broad tree lined avenues to unearth the spirit behind the city.
Days 2 - 3 Puri
Marvel at ambitiously conceived, intricately carved ancient temples. Soak up the traditional cultures of Puri, wander through the old city, stroll along the beach and pick up local souvenirs at the lively night market. Meet village craftsmen skilled in the hereditary craft of traditional painting. Behold the famous UNESCO World Heritage Sun Temple at Konark. Conceived as a giant solar chariot, this is one of India’s most sublime monuments.
Day 4 Chilika Lake
Unwind on the tranquil waters of Chilika Lake, Asia’s largest brackish water lagoon and a Ramsar Wetland of International Importance. Spot rare migratory birds & playful dolphins. Bask in the tropical sun, feast on fresh seafood and camp under the stars.
Day 5 Puri
Glide through serene sun-kissed waters and return to the mainland. Traverse lush countryside and experience life in a charming rural village. Savour home cooked cuisine and delight in an extraordinary traditional dance performance.
Day 6 Depart Puri
You are free to depart or stay on and enjoy the relaxed ambience. We can provide Additional Accommodation and Departure Transfers for you, please let us know at the time of booking.
Accommodation: Hotel/guesthouse (4 Nights), Tent Camp (1 Night).
Meals: 1 Breakfast, 2 Lunches, 1 Dinner. Please allow approx. €10 per day for additional meals.
Transport: Private transport, cycle rickshaws, local ferry, bullock cart, pole boat.
Activities: Bhubaneswar Temple Sightseeing, Puri Old City by Cycle Rickshaw, Heritage Painting Village (Raghurajpur) Visit, UNESCO World Heritage Konark Sun Temple Entry, Temple Dancing (Gotipua) Village Visit, Chilika Lake Camping.
Support: Passionate Local Leader throughout
Arrival/Departure: Bhubaneswar, the capital of Odisha is well connected to the rest of India by Domestic Airlines and the Indian Railway network. Puri is only a 2 hour drive to the Airport at Bhubaneswar. See the Travel Essentials for more information.
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