Bhubaneswar Heritage Walk
Old City of Bhubaneswar - Kala Boomi Craft Museum - Bhubaneswar
Best time to visit:
Around the Years ( Preferably Oct to April Every year)
Guided walking tours, Heritage tours of Odisha, Monuments & beyond, Temple Architecture The heritage walks of Bhubaneswar to see the magnificent temple architecture, lifestyle of Priests and their livelihood.
The walk takes place early morning from Mukteswar temple. The idea is to experience the richness of temples ranging from 6th century to 13 century. The total walk stretch is ranging from 3 km to 5 km depending upon temperature & interest of the visitors. The streets & bazaars around the temple are unique in their nature, the vegetable vendors with their fresh green vegetables, colorful flowers, local street foods, stalls selling religious books, picture frames, etc. There are also sacred tanks for prayers, numerous budget rest house (Local people call it Dhamasala), large scale temple kitchens, smoke coming out from the royal kitchen takes us to past page of human habitat. This tour is excellent for those interested in photographing important monuments as well as daily street life.
Bhubaneswar is the capital of the Indian state of Odisha. It is the largest city in Odisha and Major center of economic and cultural importance in Eastern India. The native name Bhubaneswar derived from the word Tribhubaneswar, which literally means the Lord of the Three Worlds, which refers to Shiva, the deity of the Lingaraj Temple. The heritage walks to the old city of Bhubaneswar, to see the magnificent temple architecture, history and culture.
We have 3 walking trails to show case the heritage of Odisha in this day tour:
Trail 1: Heritage Walk: Old City Bhubaneswar
Trail 2: Hand-loom Walk: Kala Bhoomi
Trail 3: Craft Museum Walk: Kala Bhoomi
Trail 1: Heritage Walk; Old City Bhubaneswar
Timing - 06:00 am -09:30 am
The walk is organized every day. The total walk stretch is 3 km. The heritage walk includes the following trails:
- Mukteshwar Temple
- Parashurameswar Temple
- Bindusagar Lake
- Ananta Basudev Temple
- Lingaraj Temple
- Chitrakarini Temple
- Sari Temple
- Baitala Temple
- Ekamravan Herbal Garden
- Odissi Dance (only on Sunday)
Start Point: 6 Am: Mukteswar Temple
Ending Point: 9:30 Am: Ekamravan Herbal Garden
Category: Heritage walking tours
Breakfast: Packed Breakfast Timing: 09:30 to 10:30 am
After breakfast transfer to Kala Boomi Museum.
Trail 2: Hand-loom Walk @ Kala bhoomi Craft Museum
Timing - 11:30 am -12:30 pm
The Hand-looms galleries display unique and antique raw materials and equipment as well as variety of Hand looms from across the state. The textiles of Odisha have gained worldwide acclaim and reputation for design and quality. And it is a reflection of its cultural ethos with intricate weaves giving it a distinct personality. The thread work, motifs and vibrant colors make them rich and desirable that can turn heads, make an unmistakable style statement and also be passed down for generations, making it a prized heirloom. The typical design motifs include rows of birds and animals, fish, seashells, rudraksh beads and temple spires etc are make the Odia textile products very beautiful. Thousands of weavers are inhabited in remote villages living with age old traditions, creating superb workmanship on silk, cotton, tusser fabrics.
The weavers of each region work in their own distinctive style. Odisha saris are made using all these beautiful textiles and techniques and are consequently some of the most pretty and unique saris in India. They are greatly influence by the Jagannath (Hindu deity worshiped in Odisha) culture and frequently display temple borders, mythological designs and the traditional colors of Jagannath.
Trail 3: Craft Museum Walk: Kala Bhoomi
Timing - 01:30 am -05:30 pm
Museum walk are an important activity to create awareness among people about the history and culture of Odisha. It motivates tourists, and local population to visit rich cultural/ archaeological/ architectural sites. Museum walk are the mediums to initiate community based efforts for conservation and preservation of heritage, art and crafts.
Museum Walk: Daily Guided Tours
In English: 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
In Hindi: 12:30 pm - 01:30 pm
In Odia: 03:00 pm - 04:00 pm
Lunch time: 01:30 pm to 02:30 pm
Museum Special Event: Guided Walk | Pottery Demonstration Classical Music | Cultural Performance in Amphitheater Every Sunday - 03:30 pm - 05:30 pm
Museum walk Closed on following days 2019
26th January: Republic Day
4th March: Maha Shivaratri
22nd March: Holi
4th July: Ratha Yatra
15th August: Independence Day
6th October: Maha Ashtami
8th October: Vijaya Dasami
27th October: Diwali / Kali Puja
All transfer A/c vehicle
Pick up & drop at hotel: Bhubaneswar
Heritage Guide / Escort
Breakfast & Lunch ( Fixed Vej Menu)
Odissi Dance (only Sunday)
Rs 3000 per person
Group Size: 4 to 30Contact for More Details...