Caves Heritage Walk

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Caves & Monuments Heritage Walk
Day tours

Route: Bhubaneswar- Udayagiri & Khandagiri Caves - Tribal Museum - Ekamra Haat- Dhauligiri- Bhubaneswar
Best time to visit: Around the Years
Activities: Caves & Monument Walk of Bhubaneswar to see the natural & artificial caves of archaeological, historical, religious importance, lifestyle of tribal & their Livelihood, hand loom & handicraft. This day 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 centre of economic and cultural importance in Eastern India. The Caves & Monument walks of Bhubaneswar, to see the architecture, history and culture.

We have Fours walking trails to show case the heritage of Odisha in this day tour:

1.Udayagiri & Khandagiri Caves Trail
2.Tribal Arts & Artifacts Museum Trail
3.Ekamra Haat Trail
4.Dhauligiri Buddhist Trail


01: Udayagiri & Khandagiri Caves Trail
6 AM reporting at Udayagiri and Khandagiri Caves, formerly called Kataka Caves or Cuttack Caves, are partly natural and partly artificial caves of archaeological, historical and religious importance near the city of Bhubaneswar in Odisha, India. The caves are situated on two adjacent hills, Udayagiri and Khandagiri. Udayagiri means "Sunrise Hill" and has 18 caves while Khandagiri has 15 caves. Caves at Udayagiri: Udayagiri offers more beautiful and better maintained cave shrines.
There are 18 caves in Udayagiri:
  • Rani Gumpha "Cave of the Queen"
  • Bajaghara Gumpha
  • Chota Hathi Gumpha
  • Alakapuri Gumpha
  • Jaya Vijaya Gumpha
  • Panasa Gumpha
  • Thakurani Gumpha
  • Patalapuri Gumpha
  • Mancapuri and Swargapuri Gumpha
  • Ganesha Gumpha
  • Jambesvara Gumpha
  • Vyaghra Gumpha
  • Sarpa Gumpha
  • Hati Gumpha
  • Dhanaghara Gumpha
  • Haridasa Gumpha
  • Jagannatha Gumpha
  • Rasui Gumpha
There are 15 caves in Khandagiri:
  • Tatowa Gumpha
  • Ananta Gumpha
  • Tentuli Gumpha
  • Khandagiri Gumpha
  • Dhyana Gumpha
  • Navamuni Gumpha
  • Barabhuji Gumpha
  • Trisula Gumpha
  • Ambika Gumpha
  • Lalatendukesari Gumpha
  • Ekadasi Gumpha
  • 4 unnamed caves

 02: Tribal Museum Trail
10 Am transfer to Tribal Arts & Artifacts Museum. It opens window into the tribal life & culture of Odisha. It was established in the year 1953. In 1986, 5 tribal huts, representing Santal, Juang, Gadaba, Saora and Kandha communities, were constructed and the tribal artifacts were displayed here for visitors. On 5th March 2001, the new museum building was inaugurated. Also known as Tribal Research Institute Museum, it is must visit place which showcases Arts, Handicrafts, Jewelleries, Weaponries of The 62 Tribes of Odisha. There are 5 halls in the museum and the displays are categorized the following way:

Hall I - Personal Adornments
Hall II - Personal Belongings, Arts, Paintings & Photographs
Hall III - Hunting & Fishing Implements & Weapons of Offence and Defence
Hall IV - Household Objects and Agricultural Implements
Hall V - Dance, Musical Instruments and Dhokra Items

Informations:
Museum remains close on Mondays, Government Holidays
Lunch break: 1PM to 3 pm every day


03: Ekamra Haat Trail
Ekamra Haat is situated in the heart of Bhubaneswar, the capital city of Odisha. It is a popular place for purchasing handicraft and hand looms products. Due to its well maintained environment and comfortable location, it has attracted large number of tourists and local people recently. It has 42 hand looms and handicraft shops and 8 open display corners which provide consumers with natural and original artisan products. The architectural structure is unique and the shops are created like huts and there are big grass mounds which give the visitors a feel of rural Odisha. These include Stone carving, Wood carving, Applique wall hangings and lamp shades (Pipili Chandua), Pattachitra paintings, Cane & Bamboo crafts from Western Odisha and Mayurbhanj, Dhokra art, Terracotta, Palm leaf paintings and popular Odia handloom fabrics like Ikat, Bandha and Bomkai from Sambalpur, Sonepur and Ganjam.


04: Dhauligiri Trail: Buddhist walk at Odisha ( Evening Sound & Light show)
After that transfer to Dhauligiri Dhauli hills are located on the banks of the river Daya, 8 km south of Bhubaneswar in Odisha, India. Shanti Stupa of Dhauligiri is also known as the Peace Pagda. The word 'shanti' in the name itself suggests peace. Since King Ashoka adopted the path of peace and tranquility and resorted to Buddhism, he laid the foundation of Dhauligiri Shanti Stupa at a place which is known for the end of Kalinga War. On the top of the hill, a dazzling white peace pagoda has been built by the Japan Buddha Sangha and the Kalinga Nippon Buddha Sangha in the 1970s.

Light and sound show: The show is conducted in Odia,Hindi and English. It is a great show depicting the life and struggles of King Ashok and the Kalinga war which led to his transformation from Chandasoka to Dharamasoka.
Timing: Light and sound show every evening:
Summer: 7.00 pm to 7.45 pm
Winters 6.00 pm To 6.45 pm

Tour Includes:
  • Pax- Max group Size is 30
  • All major road transport by Ac Vehicle
  • All sightseeing’s as per the itinerary
  • Local Tour guide
  • All parking and toll taxes
  • Driver allowances
  • GST 5%
  • Meal: Breakfast & Launch

Tours Excludes:
Any personal expenses which is not mentioned in itinerary will carry additional cost
Cost of other activities which is not included in itinerary

Costing per person: Rs. 3500
Group size: 4 to 30


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