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$38 Cultural & Theme Tours

Half-Day Caves and Temples Tour in Bhubaneswar

Udayagiri & Khandagiri Jain Caves: One of the earliest groups of Jain rock-cut shelters, the caves of Udayagiri (Hill of Sunrise) and Khandagiri (Broken Hills) command a unique position in the field of history, rock-cut architecture, art and religion. The two hills rise abruptly from the coastal plain, about six km west of Bhubaneswar, separated by a highway. Lingaraja Shiva Temple: It is a Hindu temple dedicated to Shiva and is one of the oldest temples in Bhubaneswar, the capital of the East Indian state of Odisha. The temple is the most prominent landmark of Bhubaneswar city and one of the major tourist attractions of the state.Mukteswar Temple: It is a 10th-century Hindu temple of Lord Shiva. The stylistic development the Mukteswar marks the culmination of all earlier developments and it is one of the prominent tourist attractions of Bhubaneswar city.

$70 Cultural & Theme Tours

Om Leisure full-day tour of temple city Bhubaneswar in Odisha

ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productStop At: Lingaraja Temple, Bhubaneswar, Khurda District, OdishaONE DAY Bhubaneswar sightseeing places which covers following tourist attraction of Bhubaneswar city…After pick-up proceed to .... • Famous Lingaraj temple (Non Hindus are not allowed),Duration: 30 minutesPass By: Bindu Sarovara, Bhubaneswar, Khurda District, Odisha• Bindu Sagar Lake.Stop At: Kedargauri Temple, Bhubaneswar, Khurda District, OdishaKedar Gouri temple.Duration: 10 minutesStop At: Mukteswara Temple, Bhubaneswar, Khurda District, OdishaMukteswar templeDuration: 20 minutesStop At: Brahmeshwara Temple, Bhubaneswar, Khurda District, OdishaBrahmeswar templeDuration: 20 minutesStop At: Bhaskaresvara Temple, Bhubaneswar, Khurda District, OdishaBhaskareswar templeDuration: 20 minutesStop At: Dhauli Giri Hills, Bhubaneswar, Khurda District, Odisha• Dhauli Buddhist Hills (Shanti Stupa) - Buddhist peace pagoda. Duration: 1 hourStop At: Khandagiri Caves, Bhubaneswar, Khurda District, Odisha• Khandagiri and Udayagiri Jain Caves,Duration: 1 hour 20 minutesStop At: Regional Museum of Natural History, Bhubaneswar, Khurda District, Odisha• Regional Museum of Natural HistoryDuration: 1 hourStop At: Pathani Samanta Planetarium, Bhubaneswar, Khurda District, Odisha• Pathani Samanta PlanetariumDuration: 1 hourStop At: Odisha State Museum, Bhubaneswar, Khurda District, Odisha• Odisha State MuseumDuration: 1 hourStop At: Nicco Park, Bhubaneswar, Khurda District, Odisha• Nicco Park.Duration: 1 hour

$2500 Cultural & Theme Tours

TEMPLES TRIBES AND TEXTILES OF ODISHA

Trip starts on MONDAY only to show the best of the trip on this routing. Visit to the Villages of Odisha will be covered in this program. Heritage sites, Beach area as well as art & craft villages are covered where you can really experience the Real India.  Very knowledgeable, experienced Guides will be provided in this program who understand the sentiment of the Tribal communities & behave with sensitive way. All meals included. Hotel Transfers are included. Entrance fees to the monuments included. In the small cities we will provide mostly the Home stays provided by the local people, some places Royal Home stay as well as Eco camps provided in this program to have the best experience. Local cuisine testing is also a major attraction of this trip. 

$65 Private & Custom Tours

The Bhubaneswar Experience

You will be picked up by your guide and separate driver at your local hotel in Bhubaneswar in the morning around 09:00. You will be taken by a private, air-conditioned vehicle to the first destination which is the Lingaraja Temple. The temple is one of the most sacred and religious sites in India and is dedicated to Lord Shiva. It is one of the oldest temples in Bhubaneswar. Non-Hindus are not allowed to enter the temple so you will be allowed to admire the temple's impressive structure from the outside, which is almost fully viewable. This temple is also the biggest temple in Bhubaneswar and its structure is so ancient that a lot of myths and legends are shared by the locals about its conception.After viewing the famous Lingaraja Temple, you will continue with your guide and driver to your next stop, the Mukteshwar Temple. Located at a hilltop, this temple was built in the 10th Century and is another temple dedicated to Lord Shiva. The unique structure offers a mix between modern and ancient. At this temple you will see the extraordinary carvings with intricate details, stunning interior, and impressive structural design.The next place to visit is the ancient Parsurama Temple, believed to have been built during the 12th and 13th century. This temple is the only temple in Kerala dedicated to Lord Parusarama. Lord Parusama was the sixth incarnation of Lord Vishnu and known in the ancient scripts as a warrior. The temple is an important location for many people to come and worship their ancestors and offer prayers.After visiting the Parsurama Temple you will continue to the Rajarani Temple. This temple is believed to have been constructed between the 11th to 12th century and has many similar details to the famous Khajuraho Temples, due to its intricate details of erotic carvings. The name of the temple originates from the local sandstone which was used to build the temple. Inside the temple are many beautiful sculptures depicting different ancient legends such as guards, Varuna, and scenes from Shiva's marriage.After visiting the temples, you will be taken to the hills on the edges of the city to see Khandagiri and Udaygiri caves. These famous caves were carved by Jain monks during 2nd century BCE. There are more than 30 caves on this location with all unique details of sculptures and myths. One of the caves, the Snake Cave, got its name from the two serpents clinging to the arch of the entrance of this cave. Inside the cave are carvings telling the story of a boy chasing wild animals.The last stop of the trip is at the Museum of Tribal Arts and Artifacts which offers an unique experience to get to know the Orissan tribal culture. The museum is showcasing the ancient tribal clothing, artifacts, jewelry, hunting weapons, and many other things. This will be a delightful visit to finish off the tour. After the museum visit you will return to your hotel and conclude the tour.

$200 Multi-day & Extended Tours

Best of Odisha in 48 hours

ItineraryDay 1: Dhauli & KonarkPass By: 5 Senses Tours, Bhubaneswar, Khurda District, OdishaOrientationStop At: Dhauligiri Shanti Stupa, Bhubaneswar, Khurda District, Odisha8 AM- Our first destination is Dhauli. This is the venue of the ancient battle which was fought in 260 BC. Emperor Ashoka, the great Mauryan King won the battle but upon seeing the bloodbath had a change of heart. He became a propagator of peace and had a big role in the spread of Buddhism in India. We will get to see edicts of Ashoka embossed on rocks using the ancient Brahmi script and Prakrit language. The rock cut Elephant sculpture is one of the oldest in India.Another highlight of Dhauli is the Shanti Stupa or Peace Pagoda. The current structure was built by an Indo-Japanese collaboration in 1972 by the Japan Buddha Sangh and the Kalinga Nippon Buddha Sangh.Duration: 1 hourStop At: Konark Sun Temple, Konark, Puri District, OdishaWe will drive to Konark to experience one of the greatest architectural masterpieces of India. Built in 13th century by King Narasimhadeva, the temple is designed in the shape of a colossal chariot with seven horses and twelve wheels, carrying the sun god, Surya, across heavens. The most interesting aspect of the architecture lies in the wheels of the chariot. The twelve pairs of wheels located at the base of the temple are no ordinary wheels. They create a sundial and tell time!Duration: 1 hourStop At: Ramchandi TempleWe will visit Ramachandi temple besides the Bay of Bengal. The temple is surrounded by casurina plantations, and is dedicated to Goddess Chandi who is seen seated on a lotus.Duration: 30 minutesStop At: Jagannath Temple6PM- We arrive at beachside town of Puri. We will also see famous temple of Lord Jagannath, from outside as non-Hindus are not allowed inside. The temple is famous for its annual chariot festival. During the chariot festival, the three principal deities are pulled on gigantic chariot. In-fact this chariot festival is the origin for the English term Juggernaut!Duration: 1 hourNo meals included on this day.Accommodation included: Overnight in Puri hotelDay 2: Chilika LakeStop At: Chilika Lake, Puri, Puri District, Odisha630 AM- We drive for an hour to reach the magnificent Chilka lake. At Satapada we will take a boat ride on the lake. If we are lucky we can spot dolphins of Irrawady.Duration: 1 hourStop At: Raghurajpur Artist Village, Puri, Puri District, OdishaThe state of Odisha is very famous for its handicrafts. We will visit a village market at Raghurajpur. This village is home to the immensely talented Pattachitra painters whose traditional style goes back to the 5th century BC. The artists use gum and chalk and their canvas is the dried palm leaf.Duration: 1 hourStop At: Khandagiri Caves, Bhubaneswar, Khurda District, OdishaKhandagiri caves are dwelling retreats or cells of ancient Jain ascetics. These were built in the second century BC during the reign of King Kharavela of the Kalinga Kingdom. At the top there is a 18th century Jain temple as well.Duration: 1 hourStop At: Rajarani Temple, Bhubaneswar, Khurda District, OdishaRaja rani temple is a temple constructed in the 11th century from reddish and yellow sandstone. This material was called Rajarani in the local dialect and hence the temple got its name. The temple is famous for its unique sculptures of women. Women are in poses performing Odissi the traditional dance form as well as in every day life moments.6 PM– End of TourDuration: 1 hourMeals included: • BreakfastNo accommodation included on this day.

$75 Day Trips & Excursions

Bhubaneswar tour in a day including Konark Sun Temple

ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productPass By: 5 Senses Tours, Bhubaneswar, Khurda District, OdishaOrientationStop At: Dhauli Giri Hills, Bhubaneswar, Khurda District, Odisha8 AM- Our first destination is Dhauli. This is the venue of the ancient battle which was fought in 260 BC. Emperor Ashoka, the great Mauryan King won the battle but upon seeing the bloodbath had a change of heart. He became a propagator of peace and had a big role in the spread of Buddhism in India. We will get to see edicts of Ashoka embossed on rocks using the ancient Brahmi script and Prakrit language.The rock cut Elephant sculpture is one of the oldest in India.Duration: 45 minutesStop At: Dhauli Peace Pagoda, Bhubaneswar, Khurda District, OdishaAnother highlight of Dhauli is the Shanti Stupa or Peace Pagoda. The current structure was built by an Indo-Japanese collaboration in 1972 by the Japan Buddha Sangh and the Kalinga Nippon Buddha Sangh.Duration: 45 minutesStop At: Konark Sun Temple, Konark, Puri District, OdishaWe will drive to Konark to experience one of the greatest architectural masterpieces of India. Built in 13th century by King Narasimhadeva, the temple is designed in the shape of a colossal chariot with seven horses and twelve wheels, carrying the sun god, Surya, across heavens. The Sun temple was known as ‘The Black Pagoda’ among early European sailors to the East.The most interesting aspect of the architecture lies in the wheels of the chariot. The twelve pairs of wheels located at the base of the temple are no ordinary wheels. They create a sundial and tell time!Duration: 1 hourStop At: Khandagiri Caves, Bhubaneswar, Khurda District, OdishaKhandagiri & Udayagiri caves are dwelling retreats or cells of ancient Jain ascetics. These were built in the second century BC during the reign of King Kharavela of the Kalinga Kingdom. At the top there is a 18th century Jain temple as well.Duration: 1 hourStop At: Rajarani Temple, BhubaneswarRaja rani temple is a temple constructed in the 11th century from reddish and yellow sandstone. This material was called Rajarani in the local dialect and hence the temple got its name. The temple is famous for its unique sculptures of women. Women are in poses performing Odissi the traditional dance form as well as in every day life moments.630 PM– End of TourDuration: 1 hour