Beaches of Puri
Duration : 07 Nights / 08
Places Covered : Kolkata - Bhubaneshwar - Gopalpur - Konark -
offers some of the finest white sand beaches in the world. In Orissa one can
tour the Puri Beach and Gopalpur Sea Beach with Puri beaches tour. During
the Beaches of Puri Tour you will visit beaches of Orissa. Puri Beach is
also known as one of India's finest beaches. This beach attracts millions of
travellers to India with its strategic setting and religious importance.
Gopalpur-on-Sea is one of the most beautiful and unspoiled beaches which we
will definitely visit, while taking the Beaches of Puri Tour.
Day 01 : Arrive Kolkata (Calcutta)
Arrive at Kolkata (formerly known as Calcutta). The cosmopolitan city and
capital of West Bengal is the main gateway for the travellers to India. Upon
arrival, you will be met by our representative and transferred to the hotel.
Day 02 : Kolkata - Bhubaneshwar (by air)
In the morning, after having our breakfast we drive to the airport for a
flight to Bhubaneshwar (1 hr.). Bhubaneshwar is considered the most sacred
city in Orissa. Bhubaneshwar (The Lord of the universe) is now the modern
capital city of the Indian State Orissa. Upon arrival at Bhubaneshwar, you
will be transferred to the hotel. Bhubaneshwar had once 7000 temples that
were built between 8th and 13th centuries. Today we visit some of the finest
examples of the classical temple architecture including Lingraj, Rajrani and
Day 03 : Bhubaneshwar - Gopalpur on Sea - Bhubaneshwar
Orissa affords many splendid beaches that offer a perfect scope for sailing
and surfing. Today in the morning after having our breakfast we drive to
visit the beach known as Gopalpur-on-Sea (170 kms. / 3 hrs.). The exotic
Gopalpur Beach confers us the opportunity to spend some precious moments
away from the hustle and bustle of city life. Originally it was a small
fishing village on the coast of Orissa. Now, this beach has been discovered
as a perfect winter resort in India. We will spend whole day at this beach
and drive back to hotel.
Day 04 : Bhubaneshwar - Konark - Puri
Today we drive through the tropical coastal area to the famous temples of
Konark. (56 kms. / 1½ hrs.)Konark was once the centre of Buddhism in
India. Now it is famous for the Hindu temples. The world famous Surya Temple
is dedicated to God Surya (Sun). The King Langula Narasimha Deva built this
temple in the 13th century AD. Surya temple of Konark represents the
complete development of Orissian style and architecture that is the only one
time example in India being the most beautiful without any counterpiece.
After visiting this temple we drive to Puri (60 kms. / 1½ hrs.). Late
evening arrival in Puri and transferred to the hotel.
Day 05 : Puri
Puri is one of the four most important pilgrimage centre for Hindus. The
temple of Lord Jagannath (God Vishnu), who is considered the preserver of
the world in Hinduism, attracts thousands on feast every day, particularly
at the time of 'Rath Yatra' (the car festival). The Jagannath temple is also
referred as the white Pagoda and it accommodates 5000 priests in its
premises. It's an experience to observe the activities of the pilgrims
visiting this unique temple. It is one of the most sacred temples in India.
Today we will visit this temple of Lord Jagannath. In the afternoon we visit
various other temples of Puri. Evening free for leisure.
Day 06 : Puri
The beaches of Puri are considered among the best in India. Today we visit
the Puri Beach after having our breakfast. Puri Beach is also known as one
of India's finest beaches. Puri Beach attracts millions of travellers to
India with its strategic setting and religious importance whereas the beach
lovers love holidaying in Puri beach. Puri affords an exciting haunting
opportunity with its wild sea waves and widespread waters. Puri Beach is an
exciting place for viewing romantic sunsets and sunrises. We can easily
locate scores of hatted fishermen navigating the tourists through the
magnificent breakers rolling from the Bay of Bengal. The beach is also an
ideal place to watch dance and music festival that is held every year at
Puri Beach. We spent whole day at Puri beach.
Day 07 : Puri
Full day free to relax on the beach.
08 : Puri - Bhubaneshwar - Kolkata (by air)
In the morning after having our breakfast we will drive to Bhubaneshwar
Airport (60 kms 2 Hrs) to connect flight to Kolkata. In Kolkata we have rest
of the day at leisure. Evening transfer to airport to connect flight for