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Odisha – Most Popular Destination in Eastern India 

Odisha: Number 1 & most popular destination in eastern India
Annual Rath Yatra, Puri, Odisha

If you wish to enjoy the best of Odisha, it is best to choose our all-inclusive Odisha Tour packages.

With an amazing combination of lush green mountains, unique wildlife, vibrant bird population, sparkling rivers, stunning beaches, architectural wonders, shimmering lakes and beautiful waterfalls, Odisha is the best and most popular destination in eastern India.

Planning a vacation to this magical land is certainly going to be a soothing time in  anyone’s life. Be it a honeymoon tour, a family vacation or a trip with friends – our affordable Odisha Tour programs are ideally designed to maximize your experiences.

Think no more and opt our incredible Odisha holiday package and be assured of a cherished trip!

No. of Days: 6 nights/7 days

Places Covered: Bhubaneswar – Bhitarkanika (2 nights) – Lalitgiri – Bhubaneswar (1 night) – Puri (3 nights) – Bhubaneswar

Detailed Itinerary:

Odisha: Number 1 & most popular destination in eastern India
A salt water crocodile basking on the bank in Bhitarkanika, Odisha

Day 1: Bhubaneshwar – Bhitarkanika: Arrive in Bhubaneswar and drive straight to Bhitarkanika, a wildlife sanctuary and national park in Odisha. Check into Estuarine Village Resort. Have a nice dinner. Overnight in Bhitarkanika.

Day 2 : Bhitarkanika: Set out to explore Bhitarkanika National Park and Wildlife Sanctuary after an early breakfast. Safari is done on boat in Bhitarkanika.

Keep an eye on large estuarine crocodiles which may be basking in sun on the banks of the river channels. You can also spot a large number of birds. Of particular interest are different varieties of kingfisher birds, darters, cormorants, mangrove Petta, parakeets, lapwings, godwits, and a number of stork birds.

Take the permitted trek inside the forest. There are good chances of sighting wild pigs and deer on this trek. There are outside chances of even sighting pythons and snake varieties like a king cobra and banded viper. Visit Interpretation-cum-Museum at Dangamal.

Village Resort Bhitarkanika
Village Resort, Bhitarkanika, Odisha

Have your lunch in the afternoon set out to visit different villages and look at how people live in these rural areas. Look at the village temples, schools and markets. You can also visit some rural houses and understand how village economies function in the interior villages.

Have a nice relaxing dinner. Overnight at Estuarine Village Resort Bhitarkanika.

Day 3 : Bhitarkanika – Pentha – Lalitgiri – Bhubaneshwar: Check out after breakfast. First of all, visit Pentha beach, a small detour of around 10km from the main route to Bhubaneswar. Have fun and frolic on the beach, which forms a small part of Gahirmata Marine Sanctuary.

Resume the journey back on the highway towards Bhubaneswar. Visit Lalitgiri Buddhist site, another detour of around 5km from the main highway. Chaitayas and Viharas, along with stupas, as recovered by archeologists at the site is a testimony of the heights Buddhism reached in this area.

The remnants are from a period between 3rd Century BC to 7th Century AD. The importance of these Buddhist universities declined after the ascendency of Muslim rulers in India.

Check into a hotel on arrival in Bhubaneswar. Overnight in Bhubaneswar.

Day 4: Bhubaneshwar – Lingaraj – Nandankanan – Khandagiri – Dhauli – Konark – Puri: Start the day after an early breakfast. Visit the famous Lingaraj Temple. Afterwards, you can go on to visit Nandankanan Zoo, one of the most famous Zoo in India. A visit to Khandagiri caves will give you glimpses of the glorious past of Odisha.

Start the journey towards Konark afterwards. On the way, pay a quick visit to Dhauli. This is said to be the site where the Great Mauryan Emperor Ashoka defeated Kalinga. It is said that seeing bloodshed he was full of remorse and reverted to Buddhism. He erected rock edicts here as well.

Odisha: Number 1 & most popular destination in eastern India
Rock Edict of Ashoka, Dhauli, Bhubaneswar

Resume the journey to Konark, famous for the Sun Temple. It is on the list of UNESCO World Heritage. Have an elaborate sightseeing of the Temple with a knowledgeable monument guide.

After a tiring day, drive to Puri in the end and check into Cherry’s Puri. Overnight in Puri.

Day 5 : Puri: Take a leisure day in Puri. You can chill out on the beach. You can visit the famous Jagannath Temple. You can also visit some other temples for religious reasons. Enjoy some nice sea food staff and relax. Overnight in Puri.

Day 6 : Puri – Chilika – Puri: After a sumptuous breakfast go to Satpada to explore the beauty of Chilika Lake, largest lagoon in India.

Stapada is a drive of a little more than an hour from Puri. Take a boat and go and see dolphins, birds and also the beach. You are free to taste some delicious seafood.

Return to Puri. Rest of the day at leisure. You can enjoy strolls on the beach or go and visit a few temples. Savour some nice food in dinner. Overnight in Puri.

Day 7 : Puri – Bhubaneshwar (Departure): After breakfast check out from the hotel. Drive to Bhubaneswar and catch flight for your onward desired destination.