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Cultural Tour Of East India

Duration: 12 Nights / 13 Days

Cover:- Bhubaneswar - Puri - Konark - Chilika Lake - Puri - Bhubaneswar - Gaya - Rajgir - Nalanda - Bodhgaya - Vaishali – Patna - Kolkata

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Tour Description

Overview

‘Cultural Tour Of East India’ is one of the best itinerary to visit some major destinations of Odisha and Bihar. One can visit the famous destinations of Odisha such as Puri, Konark, Bhubaneshwar etc. The major places of Bihar to be visted during this tour are Vaishali a small village in Bihar and is famous for historical importance as it is believed that it is one the first democratic republic of the world. You will also be visiting Nalanda and Rajgir. Famous for Buddhist learning centre. You will also visit Mahabodhi Temple, which is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Apart from this you will also get an opportunity to visit the major attractions of Kolkata as well. The time period of the tour is 12 nights and 13 days.

Tour Highlights

Tour Highlights:

  • Explore Lingaraj Temple, Parashurameswar Temple, Dhauli, Nadankanan zoo
  • Explore Lalitgiri, Udaigiri, Ratnagiri
  • Visit Buddha Stupas, Ashoka Pillar, Peace Pagoda or Shanti Stupa, Fort of King Vishal
  • Visit Shree JagannathPuri Temple, Puri beach
  • Explore Chilika Lake, Kalijai Temple
  • Explore Mahabodhi Temple, Bodhi Tree, Buddha Statue, Chankramana and Lotus Tank
  • Explore Konark Sun Temple
  • Visit Peace Pagoda, Venuvana, Griddhakuta Hill, Ruins of Nalanda University
  • Explore major attractions of Kolkata including Victoria Memorial Hall, Howrah Bridge and Dakshineswar Kali Temple.
  • Visit Kali ghat, Maidan, Town Hall, Eden gardens.

Tour Itinerary

Day 1 Arrival in Bhubaneswar

Arrival at Bhubaneshwar Airport / Railway Station, and transfer to your pre booked hotel. After freshen up go for sightseeing tour of Bhubaneshwar including Lingaraj Temple, Parashurameshwar Temple, Dhauli, Nadankanan zoo. Return back to your hotel in the evening after sightseeing.

Overnight stay at Bhubaneswar

Day 2 Bhubaneswar (Excursion Tour of Diamond Triangle of Odisha)

Today after breakfast, go for an excursion tour of Diamond Triangle which includes Lalitgiri, Udaigiri and Ratnagiri. These are famous Buddhist sites and is now a part of Pushpagiri University situated on a hilltop. The tour to these three complexes is known as Diamond Triangle of Odisha. Many important relics related to Buddha have been found here and Tantric Buddhism is also observed to be practiced at this site. Return to your hotel after the visit and relax. Evening is free for Leisure

Overnight stay at Bhubaneswar

Day 3 Bhubaneswar – Puri (Distance Approx 100 Kms)

Today after breakfast check-out from the hotel and drive to Puri, also known as Jagannath Puri Check-in at your pre-reserved hotel on arrival at Puri. After freshen up go for Puri sightseeing tour by visiting the famous Shree Jagannath Puri Temple and later proceed to Puri beach and experience the fine white sand and observe the devotees taking a holy dip for the purification. The beach sustained to be a revered place for numerous pilgrims who visit here to pay reverence to Lord Jagannath. Return to the hotel after the visit and relax.

Overnight stay at Puri

Day 4 Puri – Konark Sun Temple (Excursion Tour)

Today after breakfast go for an excursion tour of Konark Sun Temple, which is one of the most astonishing monuments and with a religious significance. It was built in 13th century by King Narsimhadeva and is designed in the shape of huge Chariot with twelve Wheels and seven horses hauling Lord Sun across heaven. Return to your hotel in the evening after the sightseeing.

Overnight stay at Puri

Day 5 Puri – Chilika Lake (Excursion Tour)

Today after breakfast go for an excursion tour of Chilika Lake, one of the most important wetlands in the world and a home to exceptional varieties of Birds. Chilika Lake attracts a large number of migratory birds such as ospreys, flamingos, sea eagles, golden plovers, shovellers and pelicans etc from distant countries. Also visit the holy Kalijai Temple dedicated to Goddess Kali and is situated on an island in Chilika Lake. Return back to your hotel in the evening after sightseeing.

Overnight stay at Puri

Day 6 Puri – Bhubaneswar - Gaya (Bodhgaya) (By flight)

Today after breakfast check-out from the hotel transfer to Bhubaneswar. Airport for your flight to Gaya (Bodhgaya). Arrival at Gaya Airport, and transfer to your pre booked hotel. Rest of the day is free at leisure or explore the surrounding places.

Overnight stay at Gaya

Day 7 Gaya (Bodhgaya)

Today after breakfast, go for sightseeing tour of Bodhgaya. including the famous Mahabodhi Temple, which is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and famous as Gautam Buddha attained enlightenment. It has the sacred Bodhi tree, Vajrasana and six holy sites of enlightenment of Buddha. After a visit to this temple, you can explore some more attractions of the place, if time permits. Return back to the hotel in the evening after the visit.

Overnight stay at Gaya

Day 8 Gaya – Rajgir – Nalanda - Bodhgaya (Excursion Tour)

Today after breakfast, go for an excursion tour of Rajgir and Nalanda. It is to be the flourished capital of Magadha Empire in the 6th Century B.C. and is associated with Gautama Buddha and Lord Mahavira Rajgir is a hill town and is located amidst the by seven beautiful hills and is also popular for numerous Hot Springs. After that visit Nalanda which has the ruins of world’s largest and the oldest university also considered as the first Residential University of the world with around 2000 teachers and around 10,000 monks who lived and studied here. Return to your hotel in the evening after the sighseeing. Evening is free for Leisure

Overnight stay at Gaya

Day 9 Gaya – Vaishali - Patna (About 175 Kilometres)

Today after breakfast check-out from the hotel and drive to Patna, the capital city of the Indian state of Bihar. On the way visit Vaishali, Vaishali a small village in Bihar and is famous for historical importance as it is believed that it is one the first democratic republic of the world. Visit the popular sites such as Buddha Stupas, Ashoka Pillar, Peace Pagoda or Shanti Stupa and the Fort of King Vishal. After the visit drive to Patna. Check-in at your pre-booked hotel on arrival at Patna. Rest of day is free for Leisure

Overnight stay at Patna

Day 10 Patna - Kolkata (By flight)

Today after breakfast check out from the hotel and transfer to Patna Airport for your flight to Kolkata. Arrival at Kolkata Airport, and transfer to your pre booked hotel. Rest of the day is free at leisure. You may explore the market and test the street food.

Overnight stay at Kolkata.

Day 11 Kolkata

Today after breakfast, go for the sightseeing tour of Kolkata including Dakshineswar Temple, Indian Museum, Howrah Bridge, Marble Palace and St. Paul’s Cathedral. Return to your Hotel in the evening after the sightseeing and relax. Evening is free for Leisure.

Overnight stay at Kolkata.

Day 12 Kolkata

Today after breakfast, visit the Historical city of Kolkata also known as The City of Joy. One can visit the other popular places such as Victoria Memorial, Belur Math, Dalhousie Square, Vidyasagar Setu, Princep Ghat, Shovabazar Rajbari, and Park Street. The old tall buildings located on Dalhousie Street or the royal architecture such as Victoria Memorial loudly speaks of the rich cultural heritage of the State of West Bengal. At the end of the Tour, return to your Hotel and relax. Evening free for Leisure

Overnight stay at Kolkata.

Day 13 Kolkata (Departure)

Today after breakfast check out from the hotel and transfer to the airport to board flight for return/onward journey. We hope you have enjoyed your trip and look forward to organizing your next tour with us and wish you for a safe journey.

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Inclusions

1. Accommodation for 12 Nights on twin / double sharing basis.
2. Daily buffet breakfast at all hotels.
3. Transportation by private air-conditioned car with driver for all arrivals, Departures, sightseeing and inter-city drives as per the itinerary.
4. Services of English speaking guide at the major destinations.
5. Services of Trip India Representative on all arrivals and departures.
6. Fuel charges, toll tax, state tax & parking charge
7. All presently applicable luxury taxes.

Exclusions

1. Entrance fees at monuments/parks/museums.
2. Items of personal nature like drinks on table, laundry, telephone bills etc.
3. Meals other than mentioned above.
4. Indian visa fees or international airfare / domestic flight fare / train ticket
5. Still Camera or video charges levied by some monuments.
6. Any other shopping and personal purchase.
7. Medical Requirements on request.
8. Service Tax as per government.
9. Any other services not mentioned in the inclusions.

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