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  • 01Spiritual Walk Through Bhubaneswar

    Spiritual Walk Through Bhubaneswar
    • h2 Hours
    • lBhubaneswar
    • NNNNN36 ratings
    • Pulak Mohanty
      Pulak Mohanty

    About the Activity:

    On this guided walking tour, over two hours you’ll realize why Bhubaneswar, the ancient Kalinga Empire is a testimony of a glorious past marked with myriad religious streaks. 

    Your walk takes you through tree-lined avenues, stitched with traditional Hindu life in union with Buddhism and Jainism that complete your spiritual odyssey. You will also get to sip on local chai. Around 8am, you’ll start from Mukteshwar Temple, a seat of learning for Hindus also known for its ancient architecture and religious significance. This is one of the four major sacred places here. Head to Parsurameswar Temple, followed by a visit to Bindu Sagar, a holy water tank surrounded by several enchanting temples and ghats. From here you arrive at the last spot of the quadrant, Lingraja Temple. This temple is off-limits to non-Hindus, although thanks to British Viceroy Lord Curzon, foreign travellers can witness it from a specially erected viewing tower. Known for its famous Rath Yatra, this is where you’ll conclude your tour. 

    Duration: Around 2 hours

  • 02Rustic Puri Tour, Odisha

    Rustic Puri Tour, Odisha
    • h3 Hours
    • lPuri
    • NNNNN37 ratings
    • Pulak Mohanty
      Pulak Mohanty

    About the Activity:

    Over three hours, a guided tour will take you through a roller coaster of marvel, enchantment, and history. Explore Puri like never before. Catch its medieval by-lanes, zesty street food, spot the towering Jaganath Puri temple, and many historical evidences.

    Your authentic experience of Puri begins around 4pm with a quick overview by your guide. Discover the hidden rustic charm of this place as you brace yourself with short yet impressionable stopovers at meditation hub - Jatia Baba Ashram. This is followed by Narendra Tank, hosting Lord Jaganath’s Chandana Mandapaat its epicenter. Visit Akhara, an assembly point of Naga Babas. Along the way, explore Raghunandan Library, among Puri’s oldest libraries for a panoramic view of the rustic essence. Tantalise your taste buds at Chennopoda Shops at the tour end around 7pm. Complete your visit with local souvenirs purchases available at every stopover.

    Duration: Around 3 hours

  • 03Oriya Cooking Lesson in Puri

    Oriya Cooking Lesson in Puri
    • h4 Hours
    • lPuri
    • NNNNN38 ratings
    • Pulak Mohanty
      Pulak Mohanty

    About the Activity:

    Unravel secret family recipes that cook up a storm and end in a gastronomic feast that is beyond the regular. Unlock this experience over half-a-day of culinary yatra, where you’re a spectator and will double up as a chef to learn authentic Odiya vegetarian delicacies. This cooking tour of around 4 hours is available in the heartland of Orissa, Puri also known as a religious and cultural high seat.

    After an early start around 9am, you’ll begin with a cycle rickshaw ride that takes you through the city’s narrow lanes, finishing at local vegetable market. Oriya cooking is popular for its subtle flavours and delicate spice. Here you get to handpick basic ingredients, herbs, and spices needed for your cooking. A short walk to the spice market with a guide helps you choose the required ingredients to help bring out the real flavour and aroma of the cuisine.

    Once at the base kitchen, you’ll lend a hand with peeling, chopping, grinding, and all that’s needed to stir the cooking pot! Your guide for the class will toss up an entire spread made of some exquisite recipes that are sure to tantalize your palette. Alongside you’ll learn techniques and tips to bring out realistic flavours. Say bon appetite as you wrap up the course with a scrumptious meal prepared by you.

    Duration: Around 4 hours

  • 04Island Camping in Chilika Lake, Odisha

    Island Camping in Chilika Lake, Odisha
    • d2 Daysn1 Night
    • lSatapada
    • NNNNN39 ratings
    • Pulak Mohanty
      Pulak Mohanty

    About the Activity:

    The 2 days guided tour to Chilka Lake lets you experience the beauty of this place in an unconventional manner. Camp on a magnificent island in the lake, bask in the sun and feast on the succulent sea food while spending your time spotting the wonderful fauna in this area.

    After a quick rendezvous in your hotel lobby at around 9 am in the morning, you will be driven to Satapada. A boat cruise takes you to the magnificent island of the Chilka Lake. Once reaching the island, lunch will be provided and post-lunch you can relax in the camp. Admire the tranquillity of the water and witness the flocks of colourful, rare migratory birds which visit this lake. You may also get to spot the playful dolphins and other amphibians dwelling in the area.

    Get mesmerised by a magnificent view of the sunset while taking a boat cruise around the island. Enjoy the delightful seafood dinner and camp overnight. After your breakfast in the morning around 9 am, take a boat cruise to the fishing communities of the island. Bullock cart rides take you to the interiors of the villages. Return to the camp and leave for the mainland taking a local ferry.

    Duration: 2 days

  • 05Bicycle Tour to Painting Village, Puri

    Bicycle Tour to Painting Village, Puri
    • h8 Hours
    • lPuri
    • NNNNN40 ratings
    • Pulak Mohanty
      Pulak Mohanty

    Known as the painting village in India, Raghurajpur is said to be the birth place of a unique form of painting called ‘Patachitra’. The spellbinding 8 hour guided cycling tour of 10km takes you to this very place and offers a delightful experience. Meander through the charming hamlet and get to know more about its art and culture.

    Assembling near the starting point on the outskirts of Puri at around 9am, gear up with bicycles, helmets and other safety equipment for cycling. Ride through the country roads, explore the rustic settlements, interact with the local artists and know more about their indigenous art form.

    While on the tour, buy souvenirs, paintings and other handicrafts directly from the villagers and add to your cycling experience. A befitting end to the tour is the picnic lunch amidst the pleasant ambience of Raghurajpur. After which, you ride back to the assembling point of the tour.

    Duration: This 10km cycling tour would be completed within 8 hours


  • 06Orissa Wildlife Adventures

    Orissa Wildlife Adventures

    6N/7D : Bhubaneswar - Simlipal - Bhadrak - Bhitarkanika - Ekkakula Island - Garhimata - Bhubaneswar

    What will you see : Nandankanan Wildlife Sanctuary, Simlipal National Park, Bhimkund, Simlipal Sitakund, Temples, Olive Ridley Turtle Nesting Grounds.

    What will you do : Sightseeing Tour, Forest Tour, Motor Boat Cruise.

    The wildlife sanctuaries in Orissa showcase an endless list of exotic and opulent wildlife. These sanctuaries are the home to some of the rarest and endangered species of animals. Indian Elephants, Bengal Tigers and the Olive Ridley turtles are the dominating names in the list of Orissa’s wildlife.

    This tour will take the visitors to some of the wildlife sanctuaries in Orissa. Nandankanan Wildlife Sanctuary and Simlipal National Park are the dominant names in this adventure trip. The trip also offers the visitors to visit the nesting grounds of the rare Olive Ridley turtle, which are on extinction. This trip also helps in creating awareness towards the sanctuaries and their wildlife. 

  • 07Village tour through Orissa

    Village tour through Orissa
    • d20 Daysn19 Nights
    • NNNNN25 ratings

    19N/20D : - Bhubaneswar - Konark - Puri - Chilika lagoon - Chandragiri-Taptapani - Rayagadab - Koraput - Gupteswar - Jeypore - Kotapad Textile Village - Jagdalpur - Kanker Royal Farm - Raipur - Delhi/Mumbai/Hyderabad

    What will you do : Interact with Tribal People, Trekking, Tour Tribal Museums, Ferry Ride

    What will you see : Sun Temple, Jagannath Temple, Tribal Villages, Arts and Handicraft Villages, Caves

    The magnetic land of Orissa has many hidden beauties to be unravelled. Stepping beyond the regular holiday experience is our one of a kind tour that takes you on a fascinating journey. For over here, you will get to interact with welcoming tribal people dwelling in inaccessible green hill tops and in the heart of the jungles. Get a whiff of their rustic life, gorge on the flavourful food and revel in their dramatic tribal dances.

    It is in this tour that you will get to witness deft workmen engaging in their craft and handicrafts be it shawl making, traditional weaving, painting or metal working. Amble through ancient pathways of cities and seek blessings from temples more than a century old. Take an exhilarating drive through bountiful forests and twisting hill trails. 

  • 08Orissa Buddhism Tour

    Orissa Buddhism Tour
    • d4 Daysn3 Nights
    • NNNNN26 ratings
    • Gandhara Travels
      Gandhara Travels

    3N/4D : Bhubaneswar - Cuttack - Bhubaneswar

    What will you see : Khandagiri and Udaygiri Caves, Shanti Stupa, White Tigers, Barabati Fort, Chandi Mata Temple.

    What will you do : Cave Exploration, Religious Visit, Wildlife Tour.

    Orissa, the abode of some of the ancient Buddhist sites is very closely related with the mighty Indian ruler, Asoka-the Great. Shanti Stupa is the most popular among all the Buddhist remnants in Orissa. Though some of the sites in this state were discovered very lately, they still reflect the life and religious preaching of Ashoka as well as Lord Buddha.

    This tour has been designed in a way, which will take the visitors to most of the important Buddhist religious sites in Orissa. Along with the Buddhist sites, the tour also takes the visitors to some of the important sites related to Jainism, Hinduism and sanctuaries in Orissa.

    In a nutshell, this tour is the best tour to have the tenderness of spirituality alongside visiting other important. 

  • 09Orissa Tribal Tour

    Orissa Tribal Tour

    6N/7D : Bhubaneswar - Baliguda - Rayagada - Chatikona - Koraput - Jeypore -Ankadeli-Lamtaput-Jeypore - Kunduli - Nandapur - Jeypore - Taptapani - Bhubaneswar.

    What will you see : Hills, Villages, Kutia Khond Tribe, Tribal Marketplaces, Hot Water Springs, Colourful Birds.

    What will you do : Picnic Lunch, Countryside Road Trip, Interact with Tribal People, Boat Ride. 

    Some of the tranquil villages in Orissa serve as the permanent abode to ancient tribes. Most of these villages are jotted with lush green forests, scenic landscapes and an array of flora and fauna, which makes the villages, self-sufficient for the tribal people.

    This tour will take the visitors to some of the remote villages and will offer them the opportunity to know about their colourful life and cultures. Almost each of the days in this tour will be dedicated to different tribes so that the visitors can get to know them closely. 

  • 10Orissa Golden Triangle

    Orissa Golden Triangle
    • d5 Daysn4 Nights
    • NNNNN28 ratings
    • Sand Pebbles
      Sand Pebbles

    4N/5D : Bhubaneswar - Konark - Puri - Bhubaneswar

    What will you see : Ancient Temples, Caves, Sun Temple, Beaches, Chilika Lake, Irwadi Dolphins.

    What will you do : Temple Visits, Wildlife Tour, Beach Activities.

    Orissa is the abode of some of the sacred as well as popular temples in India. Among all the places to visit in Orissa, Bhubaneswar and Puri are considered as the most delightful places. Historical and ancient temples, stupas, wildlife parks and sanctuaries and lakesides are some of the major attractions of Orissa.

    Popularly called as ‘Orissa Golden Tour’, this tour will surely help the visitors in having a clear picture of the various traditions and cultures of Orissa. Thus, this tour is called as the golden tour. 

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