On arrival at Bhubaneswar airport/railway station met by our representative & transfer to the hotel. Later if time permits, half day sightseeing of famous city temples, i.e. like Lingaraj, Parsurameswar, Mukteswar (known as the ‘gem of Orissa architecture’) & Rajarani. Overnight stay at Bhubaneswar.
After breakfast drive to the diamond triangle of Orissa – Ratnagiri (has a rich concentration of Buddhist antiquities), Lalitgiri (oldest Buddhist center of Orissa) & Udaigiri (largest Buddhist complexes in Orissa). Overnight stay in a decent hotel at Ratnagiri.
Morning after breakfast drive to Puri en-route visit Dhauli hill, an important place for Buddhism. Visit the monastery, peace pagoda and Ashokan inscriptions and drive further Pipili the applique work village & Konark Sun temple. On arrival at Puri check in to the hotel. Later visit to Jagannath temple (non-Hindus are not allowed) / Relax on the golden beach of Puri. Overnight stay at Puri.
Morning drive to Chilika Lake at Barkul (the largest brackish water lake). At Chilika take the boat cruise to explore the bird’s Island & Nalabana Island. Then proceed to Gopalpur and check in to the hotel. Overnight stay at Gopalpur.
After breakfast drive to Chandragiri (situated in between the lush green forest – a unique destination for the Buddhist. meet Buddhist lama and attend their ritual in the monastery .Overnight stay in the tourist bungalow amidst the nature.
Morning drive back to Bhubaneswar en-route visit jaugad Buddhist antiquity, taratareni shakti peeth late afternoon arrival in Bhubaneswar , if time permit enjoy the light and sound show at Dhauli hill. Overnight stay in Bhubaneswar.
Morning transfer to airport / railway station for onwards journey.
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