Cultural Tour to Odisha / Art & Craft of Odisha
8 nights & 9 days
Bhubaneswar- Dhauli Giri- Pipili – Konark Sun Temple- Puri - Raghurajpur Village- Mangalajodi Village- Brahmapur- Ganesh Nagar & Padmanavpur Textile Village- Taptapani- Gopalpur at sea -Bhubaneswar
Highlights of this Tour:
Village Tours, Art & Craft Of Odisha, Weavers village of Odisha, Hot Springs of Odisha, Temples of Odisha, Monuments of Odisha, Unesco World Heritage Site Konark Sun Temple, Puri Jagannath Temple, Raghurajpur heritage Craft Village, Heritage Tour of Odisha, Buddhist Tours of Odisha, Mangalazodi Eco Village, Birding tour of Odisha, Village Life of India, History of Buddhism & its teaching in Odisha, Local Festival of Odisha, Puri Rath Yatra, Konark Dance Festival, Mukteswar Dance Festival. Patachitra Paintings of Raghurajpur Heritage Village.
Day 01: Bhubaneswar
Arrival at Bhubaneswar airport/railway station and transfer to hotel. After lunch visit State Museum and Ekamra Haat.( Monday Closed). Over night at Bhubaneswar. (Total KM 40)
Day 02: Bhubaneswar
After breakfast visit of temples: Lingaraja, Parsurameswara,Mukteswara, Bramheswara.After lunch, visit Khandagiri & Udayagiri Cave. Raja-Rani temple in the evening. Overnight at Bhubaneswar. (Total KM 80)
Day 03: Bhubaneswar -Pipili- Konark-Puri
After breakfast drive to Dhauli (SantiStupa), Heerapur (64 Yogini temple), Pipili (Applique work village)local market & Konark Sun Temple, have lunch here and then visit Chandrabhaga Sea Beach. Overnight atPuri. (Total KM 135)
Day 04: Puri – Raghurajpur Heritage Village - Puri
After breakfast visit to Jagannath Temple, Puri Sea Beach and lunch at Puri King’s Palace. Then visit Raghurajpur(Painting village). On the way also enjoy the Chita--paintings on the walls of the houses. Situated on the bank of Bhargavi River with coconut,palm, mango and jack fruit, the Raghurajpur village has a special Design of house, two streets with over 120 houses, outer wall decorated with mural paintings, where the painters reside and practice their Pattachitra craft,besides many others that practices throughout the village, including traditional masks, stone idols, paper Mache, sculptures, and wooden toys. Overnight at Puri. (Total KM 60)
Day 05: Puri – Mangalajodi Village
Early morning transfer to Mangalajodi village, on the banks of the Chilika Lake, hosts more than 800000 birds particularly in winters. Visit nearest Brahmandi crafts village, watch the live transformation of clay to different form and make yourself involve in to the art form of pottery and keep what you have produced. Enjoy the delicious loca lPicnic lunch in the serene Dhani forest. Then visit the Grama Devi Ugratara Temple.Visit forests of Mangalajodi and while on the journey witness forest birds and once you get to the top of the mountain enjoy the beautiful view of the Chilika lagoon. Enjoy a good local dinner by the light of a bonfire. You sit around the bonfire for as long as you like. Overnight at Mangalajodi Village. ( Total KM 150)
Day 06: Mangalajodi Eco-Village
Early morning before sunrise start your journey through the wetlands of Mangalajodi on an indigenous boat, thousands of birds both resident and migratory in all their beauties and splendor. Your local leader will give you all inputs you need on the birds of Mangalajodi. Experience with the villagers of Mangalajodi; learn the basics of how to build a small fishing boat, stitching fishing net or bamboo basket making. You can also try your hands at pottery. On choice one can also visit ancient historical temples. Enjoy a good local dinner by the light of a bonfire with village sourandings. You sit aroundt he bon fire for as long as you like. Over night at Mangalajodi Village.( (No Vehicle Movement and only water ways)
DAY 07: Mangalajodi -Ganesh Nagar (Textile Village) - Taptapani
Early morning transfer to Taptapani. Breakfast at Brahmapur, on the way visit textile village Ganesh Nagar, Brahmapur. This village is famous for Silk Sarees, thousands of weavers of Odisha, clustered in small communities throughout the state, create silk and cotton Ikat fabric that have an individuality of their own and has earned reputation in the world. We will take you to visit this textile belt of South Odisha where you can meet the highly specialized weavers who work in their own distinct style. Then visit Taptapani, the name“Taptapani” refers to -“Tapta” means hot and “pani” means water. The hot water from the natural spring of Taptapani is attributed with medicinal properties and can be bathed in at the pond created next to the hot spring. The other attractions of Taptapani are its tribal communities and the beautiful landscape, Deer park maintained by the forest department is also very nearby. Overnight at Taptapani. (Total KM 200)
Day 08: Taptapani -Gopalpur At Sea
Early morning visit nearest textile village Padmanavpur, famous for cotton Sarees. Visit weaver’s house and experience the art of weavers and their traditions which can be seen in their work,here each house look like a small cottage of textile. Then visit Gopalpur at sea, Gopalpur also has an ancient, commercial port. It has a history, from a little fishing village; Gopalpur became a prominent trading port during the days of British East India Company. The East India Company built large warehouses and godowns because the trade with Burma had picked up and it had become a trading point for rice from Rangoon. The British and the wealthy Bengalis, who once made Gopalpura vibrant, happening place, have left. Gopalpur has reverted to being a quiet,relaxed place but with one major difference, it is one of India's most sought after beaches, with a distinct charm of its own. Overnight at Gopalpur. ( Total KM 90)
Day 09: Gopalpur Sea - Bhubaneswar
After breakfast transfer to Bhubaneswar Airport for onward journey. (Total KM 190)
- Bhubaneswar- 2 nights (3/4/5 stars, Plan MAP)
- Puri - 2 night (3/4/5 stars, Plan MAP)
- Mangalajodi Village- 2 nights (Village Accommodation,Non-a/c, Village Plan AP, Fixed Menu)
- Taptapani-1 night (cottage accommodation, Plan AP)
- Gopalpur-1 night (3/4/5 stars, Plan MAP)
- Hotel/Village stays – Twin sharing basis
- Transfer from Airport/Railway Station to hotel by car or similar and vice versa
- All major road transport by AC vehicle included in Itinerary
- Water boat in Mangalajodi Village
- Local Village leader
- Experienced Boatman to take you inside the Wetland, Chilika Lake.
- Entry fees at different sites with camera
- Tour guide
- Any personal expenses which is not mention itinerary will carry additional cost
- Gotipua Dance at Raghurajpur will attract additional cost.
- Cost doesn't include air fare or rail fare
- GST 9%
Contact for More Details...
- We are open to all cultural and craft workshop; kindly intimate us early to organize it efficiently.
- Cycle rickshaw tour also available at Puri local market and Old Bhubaneswar; Intimate us early to organize it nicely.
- We also arrange all Local Folk Dance form at Bhubaneswar including classical dance.
- Booking at mentioned hotel is based on availability on booking date, in case of unavailability we will book at alternative option.
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