Pilgrimage in Odisha is a worth thing to do as there are numerous Pilgrimage Sites in Odisha. Buddhist Tours in Odisha are getting famous among the tourists these days. Travellers are also taking much interest in Golden Triangle of Odisha.
DAY 01: ARRIVAL AT BHUBANESWAR
On arrival at Bhubaneswar airport / railway station check-in to hotel. Later if time permit half day sightseeing of tribal museum (closed on Monday), Khandagiri & Udaigiri Jain caves (oldest rock cut caves; the caves are reminiscent of influence of Buddhism and Jainism in Orissa). Overnight stay at Bhubaneswar.
DAY 02: BHUBANESWAR LOCAL SIGHTSEEING
Morning after breakfast visit to famous city temples including Lingaraj, Parsurameswar, Mukteswar (known as the ‘gem of Odishan architecture’) & Rajarani temple. After lunch break visit to Nandankanan Zoo (closed on Monday). This Zoo is famous for the white tiger safari and Botanical garden. Overnight stay at Bhubaneswar.
DAY 03: BHUBANESHWAR – ASOKAN ROCK – PIPLI – KONARK – BHUBANESWAR
Visit Dhauli Famous for Asokan Rock Edicts and Place where battle of Kalinga was Fought which made a great change of Ashok mind so that he became Buddhist. Also Visit Peace Pagada. Later visit Pipili appliqué works and World heritage site Sun Temple of Konark (Watch the Buddhist influence on this temple) & Famous Jagannath Temple and Back to Bhubaneswar. Overnight at Hotel.
DAY 04: EXCURSION TO DIAMOND TRIANGLE
After breakfast drive to the diamond triangle of Orissa – Ratnagiri (has a rich concentration of Buddhist antiquities), Lalitgiri (oldest Buddhist centre of Orissa) & Udaigiri (largest Buddhist complexes in Orissa). Return to Bhubaneswar. Overnight stay at Bhubaneswar.
DAY 05 : BHUBANESHWAR – KAYAM HILL BUDDIST CAVE – LANGUID GIRI – BHUBANESWAR
Full day visit Kayam Hill Buddhist cave and Langudi Giri which one of recent excavation with ruins of Monastery, Stupas and lot of Mahayanic sculptors, Five Dhyani Buddhas. Back to Bhubaneswar. Overnight at Hotel.
DAY 06: DEPARTURE FROM BHUBANESWAR
Morning transfer from hotel to airport for onwards journey.