ODISSI BUDDHIST TOUR

05 Nights & 06 Days

OVERVIEW

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.

HIGHTLIGHTS

Ancient Buddhist sites
Cave Exploration
Sanctuaries in Orissa
Local sightseeing

ITINERARY

Day 01: Arrival in Bhubaneswar

Upon Arrival at Bhubaneswar our representative/Tour Manager will Welcome you and Transfer to Hotel. Rest of the day free for own activities.

Day 02: Bhubaneswar Sightseeing

Full day city tour of Bhubaneswar Temples famous for beautiful architecture(One of the Most Important Temple, Mukteswar Temple, influenced by Buddhism) Later Odisha(Orissa) State Museum with lot of Buddhist Sculptors collected from different Buddhistarchaeological sites of Odisha(Orissa) and Khandagiri & Udaygiri Jain Caves of 2nd Century BC. Overnight at Hotel.

Day 03: Bhubaneswar local – Konark

Visit Dhauli Famous for Ashoka Rock Edicts and Place where battle of Kalinga was Fought which made a great change of Ashok mind so that he became Buddhist. Also Visit Peace Pagoda. Later visit Pipili applique works and World heritage site Sun Temple of Konark (Watch the Buddhist influence on this temple) & Famous Jagannath Temple and Back to Bhubaneswar. Overnight at Hotel.

Day 04: Excursion to Lalitigiri

Full day Excursion to Lalitigiri (Archaeological site of a Buddhist Monastery from 4th to 8th Century AD) with Monastery parts and many votive Stupas, all different Buddhist sculptors with Chaita hall and a hugestupa from where caskets of Buddha’s relic is available. Ratnagiri, the Largest Buddhist monastery we have till know, flourished from 4th to 14th century AD with most of sculptors of Vajrayanic sect, hundreds of Votive Stupa & brick Stupa and huge monastery. Later visit Udayagiri, Another huge Buddhist monastery which still under excavation. Then back to Bhubaneswar. Overnight at Hotel.

Day 05: Kayam Hill Buddhist cave and Langudi Giri

Full day visit Kayam Hill Buddhist cave and Langudi Giri which one of recent excavation with ruins of Monastery, Stupas and lot of Mahayanic sculptors, Five Dhyani Buddha’s. Back to Bhubaneswar. Overnight at Hotel.

Day 06: Departure

Breakfast at Hotel. Our Representative/Tour manager will give you departure transfer to Bhubaneswar Airport/Railway station for onward journey.

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INCLUSION

  • Accommodation in a standard hotel.
  • AC Vehicle for the above-mentioned Itinerary
  • All Breakfasts
  • Sightseeing as per itinerary
  • Entrance fees at various monuments and museums
  • Driver allowance

EXCLUSIONS

  • Flight / Train tickets 
  • Special activities if any as per itinerary
  • Items of personal nature like laundry, phone calls, tips to guides/drivers, etc
  • Camera / Video camera fees applicable at monuments
  • Travel / Health Insurance
  • GST

IMPORTANT INFORMATION

  • Customization of the tour can be done for solo, family, or group travel.
  • Rates are subject to availability
  • Given prices are based on minimum of 2 travelers traveling together

PAYMENT POLICY

  • 50% payment at the time of booking confirmation.
  • 30% payment of the balance amount 28 days prior to the travel date.
  • 20% payment of the balance amount 7 days prior to the travel date.

CANCELLATION POLICY

  • If cancellation is made 45 days prior to the departure, 10% of the tour amount will be chargeable.
  • If cancellation is made 30 days prior to the departure, 50% of the tour amount will be chargeable.
  • If cancellation is made 12 days prior to the departure, 75% of the tour amount will be chargeable.
  • If cancellation is made between 0-7 days prior to the departure, 100% of the tour amount will be chargeable.
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