Explore the Odisha Culture & Orissa Cultural tour
Uncover the Culture of Odisha with rich cultural heritage tour. From regal palaces, ancient ruins.
Orissa Land of Myths & Legends, Exotic and Unexplored, washed through the depth of the Bay of Bengal, cradled through the Eastern Ghats. See the land of the exciting blend of aesthetics and religion.Witness rural craftsmen and artists carving traditional stone and wood sculptures, etching palm leaves with intricate sacred designs, painting elaborate canvaces with scenes in the ancient Indian epics.
Culture of Odisha (Orissa)
The sacred environs of Lord Jagannath temple, the eroticism of Konark’s Sun temple, the wondrous caves of Jainism, the mystical monasteries of Buddhism, the paintings of folklore and also the weaver’s magic; all stand as meek evidences of the eloquent past and continuing golden present of Odisha (Orissa).
Expressions from the soul find way in the type of indigenous theatres namely ‘Prahalad-Nataka’ or even the ‘Dhanuyatra’ here. Dance and music form an inseparable area of the rich culture of the state. The exotic classical dance from the region evolved from the cult from the ‘devadasis’ or female temple dancers. Folk dances like ‘Chhow’ and ‘Sambalpuri’ together with tribal dances like ‘Ghumura’ & ‘Paraja’ leave every spirit truly elated. There are fairs like ‘Bali Jatra’ that come remember of an ancient maritime links with Bali. And also to crown it all is the universally-acclaimed ‘Rathyatra’ of Lord Jagannath that has become an absolute synonym to Orissan culture.
Orissa Cultural tour
See artisans casting images in bronze, potters making eggshell-thin brass vessels, or sculpting figurines in clay. Satisfy the real people of Orissa and savour their hospitality; even consume a delicious meal prepared carefully and safely inside a traditional home. Learn about the thoughts, beliefs and about the local people. Visit their shrines and temples and experience their rituals and ceremonies. Complement your village adventures using the tours of the beautiful monuments and also the temples of Puri, Bhubaneswar and Konark.
Day 1: Kolkatta/Bhubanewswar
Arrive at Bhubaneswar.Transfer to Hotel for fresh up. Later go to the temples of Bhubaneswar like, Lingaraja Temples, Mukteswara temple, Rajarani Temple, Parasurameswara Temple, Mukteswara Temple, Brahmeswara Temple and Bindu Sorovar certainly one of four sacred Lake asia for Hindus. Evening back to Hotel
Day 2: Bhubaneswar
Morning after breakfast drive to Hirapur to determine one of the four 64 Yogini temples asia, 15 kms from Bhubaneswar city inside a typical bell metal village. Afternoon proceeds to Khandagiri and Udayagiri Jain caves dated to 2nd century B.C. Later go to the bazaars of Bhubaneswar for typical Orissan Sarees and handicrafts. Overnight Hotel in Bhubaneswar.
Day 3: Bhubaneswar/Konark/Puri
Proceeds to Puri, among the Dhams for the Hindus called Swarga Dwar or Door to Heaven, enroute visiting Korark Suntemple of 13th Century A.D. The magnificent Sun Temple at Konark may be the culmination of Orissan temple architecture, and something of the most stunning monuments of spiritual architecture in the world. The poet Rabindranath Tagore said of Konark that ‘here the word what of stone surpasses the word what of man’, and it is true that the expertise of Konark is impossible to translate into words.After Konark sightseeing with experienced guide, drive to Puri enroute visiting Chandrabhaga beach and river. It’s believed that Samba the son of Lord Krishna, cured from leprosy after having a shower in the river. Later arrive Puri and checked in at Hotel Hans Coco Palm. (total 120 kms drive + visiting time).
Day 4: Puri/Chilika Lagoon
Morning go to the Puri jagarnath Temple and see the morning Aarti and Puja. The temple of Lord Jagannath (‘Lord from the Universe’) at Puri is one of the most sacred pilgrimage spots in India, among the four abodes (dhamas) of the divine that lie around the four directions of the compass. The current temple structure was built-in the twelfth century through the Ganga king, Chodagangadeva, replacing an earlier structure which probably dated towards the tenth century.After spending great time, you can have the famous Prasad (meal) of temple kitchen, because the temple have the largest kitchen around the globe. Later proceeds to Satapada a part of Chilika lake to see Irawaddy Dolphins and drive to Puri. (Satapada is 50 kms from Puri). Evening visit bazaars of Puri. Overnight Hotel in Puri.
Day 5: Puri/Bhubaneswar
Drive to Bhubaneswar for flight to Kolkatta enroute visiting painting village Raghurajpur , patchwork village Pipili and also the famous Rock Edict of Mourya Emperor Ashoka, who following the war converted to Buddhism and spread Buddhism around the globe. Arrive at Kolkatta and transfer to Hotel or onward journey.