Day 1: Arrival at Bhubaneswar- Places covered: Tribal Museum, Khandagiri & Udayagiri, Dhauligiri, & Mukteswar Temple & Ekamra Haat
After arriving at Bhubaneswar railway station / airport, students will be whisked away to our hotel in a luxury coach. Get freshened up, savour hot and healthy breakfast. Breakfast will be followed by an ice breaking session, to help children get to know each other.
Next we will proceed towards Tribal Museum around 10 a.m, the museum is one of the top tourist attractions in Bhubaneswar and a must see place for the students. There you'll see the way of life of a tribal in the region which includes the tribal's unique attire, traditions, ornaments, food habits, replicas of Tribal dwellings and artifacts. The museum displays elements of anthropological interest and gives an insight on the different stages of evolution of tribal cultures. The library here is also a great source of information and documentation of tribal life. There are shops in the museum premises selling souvenirs too.
Around 11:30 a.m., we will proceed towards Khandagiri & Udayagiri caves where you'll get transported back to the bygone era. The two caves have a number of finely and ornately carved caves built during 2nd-century BCE and represent one of the earliest groups of Jain rock-cut architecture in eastern India in the fields of history, rock-cut architecture, art and religion.
Now it's time for a super hot and delicious lunch, so we will return back to Swosti Premium and have our lunch from 1:30 to 2:30 p.m.
From 2:30, we will proceed towards Dhauli or Peace Pagoda which is believed to be the land for the Kalinga War in the 3rd century B.C. between the Mauryan Empire led by Great Ashoka and Kalinga kingdom.
The war was so intense that it is said that river Daya's water had turned red with the bloodshed because of the massacre. This also led to significant change in the beliefs of King Ashoka and he eventually adopted Buddhism. His responses to this war were recorded in forms of Ashoka edicts, which are essentially rock structures with inscriptions on them.
In the evening around 5:30, we will proceed towards Mukteswar Temple - the Gem of Odishan Architecture, Botanical Garden, Kedargouri temple & Bindu Sagar. Behold the beautiful arched gateway and exquisite carvings of the temple and the captivating and enthralling sculptures. Overnight stay at Swosti Premium
Day 2 : Pipli - Puri Temple- Golden Beach- Konark
Day 2 is even more exciting for the students as we will be visiting the 13th century Konark Temple - the UNESCO World Heritage Site & proceed for the Lord Jagannath Darshan at Puri.
After having a super healthy breakfast at Swosti Premium, we proceed towards Pipli crafts village which is famous for its unique appliqué work. The craft, locally called Chandua, is related to the rituals and traditions of Lord Jagannath and his siblings Lord Balabhadra and Devi Subhadra. The handicrafts adorn each shop in varied patterns and sizes?from umbrellas to lanterns, cushion covers, bags, pillow covers to canopies and much more.
After Pipli, we will head towards Puri - The most famous tourist address of the State. The city is one of the Char Dham's (Four sacred places) of India. Offer your prayers to the Holy Trinity Lord Jagannath and his siblings Lord Balabhadra and Devi Subhadra and behold the architectural beauty of the 65-meter-high majestic temple of Lord Jagannath. Spend some quality time at the sparkling golden beach of Puri.
Now we will have our lunch and proceed towards Konark via Marine Drive.
Konark's Sun Temple is an architectural marvel and is one of the most beautiful monuments of India and a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Take a glimpse to the history and significance of world famous Sun Temple through light and sound show which simply amazing and enlightening.
Now we will return back to Swosti Premium & Overnight stay at Swosti Premium
Day 3 : Nandan Kanan, Botanical Garden, Kala Bhoomi Crafts Museum
After a healthy breakfast, students will be ready for the time of their life at Nandankanan that literally means 'The Garden of Heavens' Zoological Park which is one of the biggest and largest zoo parks in India.
Get a chance to see 67 varieties of mammals, 18 varieties of reptiles and 81 species of birds. The animals that are frequently seen in the park are Asiatic lion, lion-tailed macaque, Indian crocodiles, nilgiri langur, Indian pangolin, Himalayan black bear, mouse deer, rhesus macaque, black buck and more. White tiger is the prime attraction here.
The zoological park is also home to the state Botanical Garden which hosts variety of exotic flora and is spread over 173 acres. It is situated amidst picturesque rolling scenes of the surrounding landscape and is a paradise for nature enthusiasts.
Now get ready to experience and be wowed by the cultural heritage of Odisha at the Kala Bhoomi Odisha Crafts Museum The museum celebrates the craftsmanship of artisans by putting on display their breath-taking masterpieces.
Overnight stay at Swosti Premium
Day 4: Ekamra Haat-Depart
Well, our amazing tour comes to an end. After breakfast if time permits visit Ekamra Haat, then we will proceed for drop at railway station/airport as per scheduled itinerary.
Accommodation on quad sharing at hotel Swosti Premium, Bhubaneswar for 3 nights.
3 Breakfast, 3 lunch & 3 dinner included.
1 Ac transport for 4 days as per the program.(22 seater coach for 20pax)
Entry fees as per the program.
Air fare/Train fare.
Any type of personal expenses.
Terms & Conditions
This package is valid till 30th Sept. 2020
The booking is subject to availability and against advanced payment only