Essence of North East
Kolkata – Guwahati – Shillong – Balipara – Kaziranga
This beautiful tour incorporate touring Kolkata along with savoring nature's opulence in Bhubaneswar, Konarak, Puri, and Gopalpur. Kolkata and Odisha tour package for the tourists in quest of exploring natural beauty, culture, temples, beaches and historical monuments.
Morning after breakfast transfer to Kolkata airport to board your schedule flight to Bhubaneswar. On arrival transfer to hotel for check-in. The lively capital of Odisha since the ancient 'Kalinga' empire boasts settlement stretching back 2000 years. Bhubaneswar today is a center of economic and religious importance in the region. It is often referred to as a Temple City of India. The city is surrounded by dense canopy of forests, picturesque Chandaka and the Nandankanan; this along with an abundance of greenery and an efficient civic body makes it one of the cleanest and greenest city of India today. Stay overnight at hotel in Bhubaneswar.
Mayfair Lagoon, Bhubaneswar: It is a marvelous property and one of the best luxury hotels in Bhubaneswar. This top hotel in Bhubaneswar offers lavish luxury as well as wonderful service. MAYFAIR Lagoon is a 5 Star Deluxe Hotel that is spread out across 10 acres in the heart of the capital city of Odisha. There are various categories of luxury accommodation available to suit everyone's needs from the opulent lagoon side villas to family friendly suites and cottages to comfortable well-appointed club rooms. There are state-of-the-art conference rooms, banquet halls and lush outdoor venues to host meetings, seminars and weddings.
Morning after breakfast temple tour of Bhubaneswar, Parasurameswar Temple (7th Century AD.), The exquisitely carved temple is dedicated to Lord Shiva. Intricate carvings of elephant and horse processions, floral motifs and human figures adorn the temple interiors. Also visit the other important temples like Mukteswar Temple (10th Century AD.), Rajarani Temple (11th Century AD.) and Lingaraj Temple (11th Century AD). Later visit the Orissa State Museum and the Museum of Tribal Arts and Artifacts. Both museums feature a great collection of Dress, ornaments, weapons, household implements and musical instruments used by the tribals of Orissa. Stay overnight at hotel in Bhubaneswar.
Morning after breakfast excursion to visit Udayagiti, Lalitgiti & Khandagiri. Lalitgiri, This ancient scenic village is a holy destination for a large number of Buddhist devotees. Visit the Chaitya hills where several Buddhist stupas can be found on this hillside. Do not miss the brilliant piece of Buddhist architecture found atop the Pushpagiri hill. Next, drive to Udaygiri and Ratnagiri sites. These sites which are also enriched with Buddhist monuments and ancient sculptures. Some of the finest specimens of rock cut architecture are found in the twin hills of Udayagiri and Ratnagiri. These ornately carved out caves were built for Jain monks and date back to 2nd century BC. Udayagiri has 18 caves while Ratnagiri has 15 caves. Several ancient inscriptions from the period have been found here, the most important being the Hathigumpha Inscription. Stay overnight at hotel in Bhubaneswar.
Morning after breakfast travel to Puri. On the way visiting 64 Yogini Temple (Only one of its type in India in best preserved condition) at Heerapur. With a rich historic heritage dating back to 3rd century BC, this temple town welcomes both the pilgrims and fun seekers with open arms, offering its splendid beaches to the latter. Also visit the Bell Metal Workers' village. Continue your journey stopping at Pipli (Appliqué-work village), Birpratappur (Brahmin village) & Raghurajpur (Artisans' village declared as Heritage village). After visit continue travel to Puri. On arrival check-in at hotel. Stay overnight at hotel in Puri.
Mayfair Waves, Puri: One of the lovely sea beach facing boutique luxury resort. The soothing sounds of the sea ushers you into the calmative environs of this sea facing hotel which is perfect for a romantic honeymoon, a family getaway, a corporate trip or a pilgrimage vacation. Luxury accommodation options at the hotel are divided between Premium Rooms and Premium Suites. Facilities include a beautiful pool with a generous sitting area around it. For brave souls who want to venture out into the sea itself, MAYFAIR provides lifeguards at the beach adjoining the hotel.
Morning after breakfast excursion to visit Konark, the mystical city is a home to the Konark Sun Temple, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Dating back to the 13th century, the colossal chariot shaped temple is an architectural marvel and is dedicated to the Sun God. The skills of artisans and the intricate carvings present a sight to behold. Thereafter, visit the Chandrabhaga beach. Earlier it was considered the place of natural cure for lepers. The scenic beach holds the Blue Flag certification. After visit return to city.
Later visit the Puri Jagannath temple and the Gundicha temple. The former of the two is one of the holy places for Hindus as it is reckoned as one of the divine Char Dhams. The temple houses three astounding idols of Lord Jagannath, his elder brother Balabhadra and their sister Subhadra. Subsequently, you will be taken to the Gundicha temple. The sacred shrine is the concluding point of the very popular Rath Yatra. Stay overnight at hotel in Puri.
Morning after breakfast travel to Gopalpur. En-route stop at Chilika Lake. It is Asia's largest brackish water lake spread over 1,100 square kilometers. It is home to thousands of migratory bird which includes Siberian Crane, grey legged geese, flamingos, purple moorhens, jacana and herons. Enjoy a boat ride on the lake. After visit continue your journey to Gopalpur famous for its virgin beaches. On arrival check-in at hotel. Rest of the evening will be spent at leisure exploring the beautiful beaches. Stay overnight at hotel in Gopalpur.
Mayfair Palm Beach Resort, Gopalpur Spread across 12 acres of a beautiful seaside sprawl, is one of the best luxury resorts in Gopalpur on the sea. This bastion of serene luxury is located in a tranquil part of the southern coast of Odisha. The exteriors of this top hotel in Odisha are bathed in pure white and a striking cerulean blue. Skylights let natural light into the corridors which are painted a beautiful pale teal. Seashells and other vestiges of the ocean placed attractively along the corridor give one a sense of being even closer to the sea. Glimpses of an elegant lighthouse, a tea shop on the beach and recurrent ambient motifs like seahorses and turtles add to the charm of the hotel. The luxury accommodation offered at the hotel include Spa Rooms with stunning views of the sea, Premium Suites with their own dip pools, spacious Family Suites and an exclusive Executive Suite in the Mermaid Wing.
Morning after breakfast excursion to Tibetian settlement at Chandragiri to explore the new world amidist of natural forest and SAORA villages. Chandragiri with rare scenic beauty, which presents a picturesque landscape, is a paradise for all nature lovers. Surrounded by luxuriant tropical forest, gurgling rivers, exquisite mountain slopes and roaring hilltops this exotic place of Orissa is widely known for the Tibetan refugee colony, where immigrants from Tibet have been rehabilitated. Bestowed with bounties of nature, this place is famous for seasonal fruits, Tibetan woollen garments, carpets and dogs of various breeds. The large scale horticulture plantations as well as cultural activities of the Tibetan refugees make this place more colourful and attractive. After visit return to city. Stay overnight at hotel in Gopalpur.
Morning after breakfast travel to Rayagada. Travel through Eastern Ghats, enjoy the beauty of landscape and visit some villages of Kumuti, Saora & Kondh. Stay overnight at hotel in Rayagada.
Hotel Sai International, Rayagada: This is the best hotel recognized in this area and provide most of the essential things required by the travelers. (As you know this area is situated near to tribes and has very minimal number of inventory. But this property is the best one at this place)
Morning after breakfast travel to Kotagarh market and visit some Kutia Kondh villages. Stay overnight at hotel in Rayagada.(Must be on Tuesday)
Morning after breakfast travel to Chatikona Market to see Dongria Kondh tribe, different from others with their distinct hair dresses & jewellery. After lunch drive to Jeypore, visiting Mali and Kondh tribal villages. Stay overnight at hotel in Jeypore. (Must be on Wednesday)
HOTEL LEMON CASTLE, Jeypore: Featuring an on-site restaurant, this hotel is located at a excellent location on the Semiliguda. This hotel has Deluxe A/C Rooms, Multi-cuisine restaurant, TV, Safe deposit locker, Telephone and other common amenities. (As you know this area is situated near to tribes and has very minimal number of inventory. But this property is the best one at this place)
Morning after breakfast excursion to Onukudeli Market to see one of the most primitive tribe of the world, The Bondas & Gadabas. Return back to Jeypore. Stay overnight at hotel in Jeypore.(Must be on Thursday)
Morning after breakfast travel to Vizag. Enroute visit Kunduli Tribal market, Kotpad weaving village and Dhurwa tribal market. On arrival check in at Hotel. Stay overnight at hotel in Vizag. (Must be on Friday)
The Gateway Hotel, Vizag : The Gateway Hotel Visakhapatnam is an ideal 5 star hotel for both business travellers and leisure seekers. Close to the industrial hub, The Gateway Hotel Visakhapatnam is also the perfect seaside retreat to unwind. Smart spacious rooms with modern amenities and panoramic views of the spectacular Bay of Bengal make The Gateway Hotel Visakhapatnam a sought-after business hotel in the city.
Morning after breakfast transfer to Vizag Airport for onward journey.
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