Mahendragiri Hill Trekking Tour
3 nights & 4 days
Bhubaneswar - Paralakhemundi Trekking- Mahendragiri Trekking - Bhubaneswar
Day 01: Bhubaneswar - Paralakhemundi
Morning arrival at Bhubaneswar Airport/ Railway Station, meet & greet then transfer to Paralakhemundi, is an ancient town and a Municipality in Gajapati district in the Indian state of Odisha. Overnight stay at Paralakhemundi. (Total- 285km)
Day 02: Paralakhemundi - Mahendragiri
Early morning move to Burakhat trekking point – the climb to the mountain starts from here. On arrival start Trekking to Mahendragiri, is a mountain peak at in the Paralakhemundi subdivision of the district of Gajapati, Odisha, India. The trekking starts at 6 am till 12 in the afternoon.
It is situated at Eastern Ghats at an elevation of 1,501 metres (4,925 ft). This is the second highest mountain peak of Odisha after Deomali in Koraput district. It has interesting archaeological remains. The hill is associated with mythological stories from the Ramayana as Mahendra Parvata (mountain) and the Mahabharata that Parashurama practiced penance for a long time on the Mahendra Mountain. Legend says that it is the place where lord Parashurama is staying eternally. We can see temples built by Pandavas. Main festival here is Shivaratri, the worship of Shiva as Lord Gokarneswar. The Mahendragiri is a place of great scenic beauty. The place is surrounded on three sides by hills and thick growth of wild trees. Reach at the Kunti Temple and ashram. The hill top is dotted with a couple of ashrams. The one near Kunti temple – run by Shri Bhaskar Baba- offers meals to tourists who venture to the top of the hill. Visit Kunti Temple, the temple where Kunti worshipped has been called as Kunti temple. Overnight stay ashram/camp side at Mahendragiri Mountain. (Total- 53 km)
Day 03: Mahendragiri Mountain Trekking
Morning after breakfast,Mountain trekking starts visit to Yudishtar temple, situated in the corner of the hill. Where you can see the grass lands and the flag is at the Parasuram statue near the temple. Inside temple there is Sivalingam. It is believed that these temples were built by Pandavas for worshiping lord Shiva and people use to call them after their names. It’s also believed that Lord Parasuram has lived on Mahendragiri. Then visit Bheema temple, a temple which is cracked. An interesting thing about this is that during Shivaratri people use to pass through the crack. Bheema temple is in clouds and from here we can see the beautiful valley behind the hill.
After that trek to Daru Brahma, is the top point and on the way you can see meeting place of Pandavas, where they use rocks to sit on, Then reached Daru Brahma and pradakshina around it. Return back to ashram/camp, on the way back you must visit place from where the stream Mahendratanaya River is originating. Water was oozing from under a rock layer which is transformed into a stream and is flowing down the hills. This is a kutcha road with regular hair pin bends. Except the road it’s all lush green everywhere. On the way back we have seen many varieties of trees, birds and butterflies are the main attraction in Mahendragiri and also enjoy the small Waterfall, after reach drive to Paralakhemundi and overnight stay. (Total- 53 km)
Day 04: Paralakhemundi - Bhubaneswar
Morning After breakfast, drive to Bhubaneswar. Later drop to Airport/Station for your onward journey. (Total- 285km).
- Paralakhemundi – 2 nights
- Mahendragiri – 1 night
- Hotel Plan: APAI
- All Road Transfer by A/c private basis
- All entry & permit GST 5%
- Trekking leader Escort
- Driver allowances
- All parking & Parking
- Any personal expenses which is not mention in itinerary will carry additional cost
- Personal services in hotel like Body Massage, Ayurveda Therapy etc
- Flight Tickets / Train Tickets
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