Cycle Tour of Odisha
05 nights & 06 days
Bhubaneswar – Dhauli Giri - Pipili – Konark Sun Temple - Puri – Raghurajpur Village - Bhubaneswar
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A cycle tour is excellent for those who try to explore the destination in a local way, loves to meet people, engage with local & with their livelihood, loves to experiment with local food & most importantly for those who care for nature & its habitat. The visitors can experience distinctive characteristics of places, including its culture, landscape, history, and its diversities. They aspire to spend their holiday locally, make offbeat meaningful connections with locals, and explore some of the path which are normally not discovered by other tourists. Apart from these cycling is very beneficial for health.
Day 01: Bhubaneswar
Arrival at the Bhubaneswar Airport. Meet & greet with our representatives, transfer to Hotel, rest of the day free at leisure. Overnight stay at Bhubaneswar.
Day 02: Bhubaneswar by Cycle
After breakfast full day tour of Bhubaneswar by cycle, to see the magnificent temple architecture, lifestyle of Priests and their livelihood. The cycle ride 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 ride stretch is ranging from 5 km to 10 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. Evening back to Hotel, overnight stay at Bhubaneswar. The places covered by the cycle:
- Mukteshwar Temple
- Parashurameswar Temple
- Bindusagar Lake
- Ananta Basudev Temple
- Lingaraj Temple
- Chitrakarini Temple
- Sari Temple
- Baitala Temple
- Ekamravan Herbal Garden
Day 03: Bhubaneswar – Dhauli – 64 Yogini Temple (by Cycle)
After early breakfast cycle ride to Dhauli (Santi Stupa) & 64 Yogini Temple (It is believed to be built by the Queen Hiradevi of Bramha dynasty during the 9th century, It's built in a circular fashion, completely put together with blocks of sandstone, The inside of the circular wall has cavities, each housing the statue of a Goddess). Evening back to hotel, overnight stay at Bhubaneswar.
Day 04: Bhubaneswar – Konark Sun Temple
After breakfast drive to Pipili (Appliqué work village) local market & Konark Sun Temple here the guest can have the cycle ride, the cycles are provided by us. One extra vehicle running with the guests to carry the cycles if the guests are tired, then visit Chandrabhaga Sea Beach & Marine Drive. Overnight stay at resort/ hotel near to Konark.
Day 05: Konark – Jagannath Temple – Chilika Lake - Raghurajpur Heritage Village – Puri
Morning drive to Puri Jagannath Temple, then visit the Jagannath temple priest’s home by walk with our local village leader to know the culture of Jagannath temple & to experience their lifestyle. After lunch visit to Raghurajpur (Painting village) by cycle. On the way also enjoy the Chita-paintings on the walls of the houses. Situated amidst groves of coconut, palm, mango and jack fruit, the main village has two streets with over 120 houses, most 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. Explore the heritage village by walk, talk to the local crafts men, to know their culture & tradition at first hand experience the village cuisine and many more unplanned village activities. Evening visit to Puri beach to explore the local market & to enjoy the beach. Overnight stay at Puri.
Day 06: Bhubaneswar
After breakfast transfer to Bhubaneswar for your onward journey.
- Bhubaneswar – 3 nights
- Konark – 1 night
- Puri- 1 night
- Bicycles Types: Hybrid
- A cycle carry van & refreshments will run with the guests
- Meal plan- MAPAI
- Room: A/c Room
- Hotel– dbl sharing basis
- Tour Escort / Guide
- All sightseeing as per itinerary
- All major road transport A/c vehicle included in Itinerary
- All parking, road tax etc
- Driver allowances
- GST 5%
- Any flight or Train Fare
- Gotipua Dance at Raghurajpur will attract additional cost of Rs 7000
- Any personal expenses which is not mention in itinerary will carry additional cost
- Personal services in hotel like Body Massage, Ayurveda Therapy etc
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