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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.
Khandagiri and Udaygiri Caves
Upon your arrival at the Bhubaneswar Airport, you will be transferred to the hotel. Check-in into the hotel and relax till afternoon, when you will be taken for a sightseeing tour to the Khandagiri and Udaygiri Caves; the nearby suburbs will also be visited. These two caves have high religious value among the Jains and have several inscriptions on their walls.
Both the caves are located close by and can be visited simultaneously. After completing the visit, by the evening, you will be taken back to the hotel.
Overnight stay at the hotel.
Buddhist sacred place, Shanti Stupa, Nandankanan National Park.
Breakfast will be served at the hotel. After having breakfast, you will be taken for Dhauli sightseeing tour; Dhauli Hills is located 8 km away from Bhubaneswar.
Dhauli Hills is one of the holiest places for the Buddhist. The hilltop is the abode of the ‘Shanti Stupa’ or the ‘Peace Pagoda’ and is visited by thousands of visitors from all religious background. Around Dhauli Hills, several edicts of ‘Ashoka the Great’ can be found.
Tranquil and serene environment and the high cultural values of Shanti Stupa make it an ideal place to have a glance on Buddhism in India.
Following the visit to Dhauli Hills, you will be taken to Nandankanan Wildlife Sanctuary. This sanctuary is the ideal home to some of the exotic wildlife including the majestic White Tigers. After an enchanting tour of the sanctuary, return to the hotel.
Dinner and overnight stay will be arranged at the hotel.
Buddhist sites, Barabati Fort, Chandi Mata Temple.
Upon checking-out from the Bhubaneswar hotel, you will be driven to the Lalitgiri and Ratnagiri Buddhist complex.
Located on the bank of Keluo River, Ratnagiri is one of the important sites that have ancient Buddhist remains. Intricate rock carvings, stupas, temples and images of Lord Buddha add to the spirituality of Ratnagiri Complex. Lalitgiri is located 3 km away from Bandareswar village and can be easily reached from Bhubaneswar. Stone carvings in this complex depict the life and teachings of Lord Buddha. Ratnagiri is considered as the gem of this complex. After visiting this complex, you will be taken towards Cutack, en route visit Barabati Fort and the Chandi Mata Temlpe.
Upon reaching Cuttack, you will be transferred to a hotel. Overnight stay at the hotel.
Drop at Bhubaneswar – trip ends here.
After having breakfast in the hotel, you will be driven to Bhubaneswar airport/railway station. With the approaching of the airport/railway station, the tour will come to an end.
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