$2002


*per person on twin sharing

  • Overview
  • Itinerary
  • Hotels & Pricing
  • Terms

Overview


Orissa is the land of vivid culture, numerous splendid temples and grand monuments, mesmerizing beaches, fantastic wildlife sanctuaries and mind-blowing natural panorama. Millions of tourists from all over the world each year come here to experience this unique beauty. Orissa, the state known for its deep history and geographical locations has many different tourist destinations.

Highlights


  • Astonishing visit to Golden and diamond triangle
  • Experience the wild life of Orissa
  • Guided Tour to Orissa
  • Visit to Bhubaneswar, Ratnagiri, Lalitagiri, Udayagiri and Puri

DETAILED ITINERARY


Day 01: Bhubaneswar Arrival

On your arrival at Bhubaneswar Airport, our representative would take you to the hotel. Check-in to the hotel and after having some rest you will drive to full day sightseeing tour. Visit the Lingaraj Temple of Shiva, Mukteswara temple, the Rajarani temple, Parasurameswara temple and more. After having your lunch visit to Nandan Kanan Zoo and white tiger safari-Amidst the lush green Chandka forest along the banks of the Kanjia Lake lies Nandankanan, a beautiful park that got its name from Nandan Van meaning- the Garden of the Gods. Unlike conventional or regular zoos, this zoo spreads over a large expanse of undulating topography, where the natural moist deciduous forest is still intact. Most of the animals, birds and reptiles live in open, large moated areas surrounded by vegetation and the undulating terrain. The park is located 20kms from Bhubaneswar and closed on Mondays. Return back to the hotel for dinner and overnight stay.


(Dinner)


Day 02: Full day sightseeing tour

After the breakfast visit to Jain Caves- Khandagiri and Udaygiri hills were carved and tunnelled, to create this multi-storied ancient apartment residence for Jain monks. They were the work of the first known Orissan ruler, King Kharavela, and probably begun in the first century BC. Kharavela was a king of the Mahameghavahana dynasty, who is known for expansion of the Kalinga Empire and his installation of public improvements, such as canal systems. His queen was evidently quite a patron of the arts, and probably had much to do with the impressive sculptural decoration of the caves. In the afternoon, visit the State Museum and Tribal Museum and Regional Science Center. Return back to the hotel for dinner and overnight stay. Note: State Museum and Tribal Museum closed on Mondays.


(Breakfast and Dinner)


Day 03: Ratnagiri–Lalitagiri–Udayagiri

After the breakfast, depart for Ratnagiri, recently discovered by archaeologists as an ancient Buddhist center of learning dating from the early 5th century. Here we will meet with archaeologists as they excavate the ruined tomb of the Chinese pilgrim and chronicler, Huen T'sang, who visited Ratnagiri in the mid-6th century and reported that the university was home to scholars from Greece, Persia and China studying philosophy, astronomy and mathematics. After a picnic lunch at the excavation site we will visit the local museum and meet with the curator before exploring the nearby sites of Udayagiri and Lalitagiri, where recent excavations have unearthed a huge complex of ancient brick monasteries housing exquisite rock carvings and inscriptions, priceless Buddhist sculptures and statuary, and a number of stupas. Lalitagiri is considered by some to be one of the oldest Buddhist sites in the world, dating back to the 1st century. Return back to the hotel for dinner and overnight stay.


(Breakfast and Dinner)


Day 04: Bhubaneswar – Puri

After the breakfast, leave for Puri, en-route visit to Dhauli Pipli appliqué village and Konarak Sun Temple, Pilpi half hour drive from Hotel and one hour drive from Pipli village to Puri. Dhauli is the battleground of Kalinga war during 3rd century BC, which transformed Emperor Ashoka into Dharmashoka. Buddhist Peace Pagoda, built in 1970s, famous for Ashokan Rock Edict and the Dhabaleswar Temple. Appliqué work- The brilliant appliqué work of Pipli village is known for its folk character and vitality. Konarak- world heritage site, the temple chariot of the Sun God on the sands of Bay of Bengal is a 13th century architectural marvel. After visit proceed for Puri, on arrival and check-in and then proceed to visit Puri by the sea. Adi Shankara founded one of the peethas here. The 12th century temple is known for its annual Car Festival. Dinner and overnight stay at Hotel.


(Breakfast and Dinner)


Day 05: Full Day Sightseeing Tour

After the breakfast, visit to Satpada – Chilka Lake. Studded with small islands- including the picturesquely-named Honeymoon Island and Breakfast Island - the lake is separated from the Bay of Bengal by a sandy ridge. Chilka is one of the best places in India for a bit of satisfying bird-watching. White bellied sea eagles, greylag geese, purple moorhen, jacana, herons and flamingos are among the many species which make the lake a bird watcher's delight. Chilka is home to one of the world's largest breeding colonies of flamingos and blackbuck, spotted deer, golden jackals and hyenas, and the lake is rich in aquatic life- its waters harbour around 160 species of fish, crustaceans and other marine creatures, including the famous Chilka dolphin. The Nilgiri Biosphere Reserve harbours India’s second largest pachyderm population, and the chances of seeing elephant herds is pretty high, especially during the dry season. Dinner and overnight stay at the Hotel.


(Breakfast and Dinner)


Day 06: Departure from Puri

After Breakfast at the hotel, you will be transferred to Bhubaneswar Airport to board your flight for your onward journey.


(Breakfast)


HOTELS & PRICING


  Validity : Till 13th Nov 2015



  Hotels Included In Package

Hotel Name

Location

Hotel Class

Hotel New Marrion Bhubaneswar 3 STAR
Hotel Ananya Resort Puri3 STAR


  Price Details In Package

No of Person @ Price

Hotel Class

Transport

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Per Person on twin sharing @2002AUD3 STARINDIGOEnquiry

Cost Includes

  • Return Trip Airfare in Economy Class from Melbourne, Australia – Bhubaneswar, India – Melbourne, Australia (including taxes).
  • Transportation and sightseeing as per the group Size (Air conditioned)
  • Hotel Class as mentioned in the program
  • English Speaking Guide
  • 01 Bottle Mineral water per day per person
  • All Applicable Taxes


Cost Excludes

  • Any insurance
  • Any tip, such as, at hotel/resort/restaurants, at restaurants outside, to the guides, to the Drivers/assistants, and to the mahouts.
  • Entrance ticket/fee to the monuments
  • Any item of personal nature, such as drinks (alcoholic/non-alcoholic), laundry, the telephone calls etcetera.
  • Any still camera, digital camera and video camera fee. (To be paid on the spot.)


Terms



  • All Prices given are in Australian Dollar (AUD).
  • Your Australian departure tax is included in the cost of your ticket. Return economy class airfare from ex Melbourne, Australia – Bhubaneswar, India -Melbourne, Australia including taxes.
  • Service Confirmations are subject to availability at the time of reservations. Prices can vary depending on actual availability of the service and change in the number of passengers.
  • Any change in quotation will be communicated to you and only after your confirmation, we will proceed further.
  • Surcharges may be applicable over and above the tour price for the quoted period. At the time of booking or prior to confirmation, the same will be advised. Once you confirm the reservation, we will need advance payment for the reservation of your tour package and rest payment within 30 days prior to the departure of the tour.
  • All activities, sightseeing, and other optional tour/ services/rides, if left unutilized or partially utilized by choice or due to other uncontrollable situations /weather / time constraint, any other circumstances are not subject to any refund.
  • Prices or rates quoted to you in the itinerary are calculated at the prevailing prices and are subject to change without any prior notice in the case of the currency fluctuation increase in the cost of fuel charges, sudden change in any related hotel tariff, air/ rail/ bus/ entry ticket cost increase or transport cost increase due to change of route, change in any related government tax structure, alteration of itinerary program or change in the number of the tour members necessitated by factors beyond our control before the date of departure or even during the tour. Whatever applicable all such increases must be paid in full before departure.
  • We will require 10% and balance payment prior 45 days, before departure of the tour.

Child Policy

  • Children below 5 years are complimentary in parents’ room without extra bed.
  • Milk/Food for infant or Children below 5 years chargeable on direct payment at hotel


Baggage Allowances

Ensure to confirm your Baggage Allowance at the time of booking.

General Baggage Allowance on International Flights excluding low cost carrier.

  • First Class: 40 kg free baggage allowance per person.
  • Business Class: 30 kg free baggage allowance per person.
  • Economy Class: 20 kg free baggage allowance per person.


Cancellation Policy

  • For whatever reasons, if you want to cancel the booking, make sure to intimate us in writing. We are constrained to levy the following cancellation charges as per the company policy.


Cancellation Charges Per Person

  • 30 days or more prior to the departure of the holiday/ tour, taken non-refundable advance will be charged.
  • Tickets bought on promotion may be 100 % non changeable and non refundable. The validity of the ticket will be restrictive.
  • 30 to 15 days prior to the departure of the holiday/ tour, 50% of the package cost.
  • 14 to 07 days prior to the departure of the holiday/ tour 75% of the package cost.
  • 07 to 01 days prior to the departure of the holiday/ tour 100% of the package cost.
  • In case of no information 100% of the package cost.


Reconfirmations

  • We recommend you to confirm your flight with the local airline office at least 72 hours prior to departure. Failure to reconfirm may result in the cancellation of some reservations. For Special request (hotel confirmation, meal and seat preference, special assistance, wheel chair request) are subject to airline confirmation and need to reconfirm from agency at least 72 hours prior to the departure.


Travel Insurance

  • We strongly recommend Travel Insurance. The premium is calculated on the number of days you will be away, however it is important that the policy be taken out when the booking is made, to cover any cancellation penalties that may apply from that time. If the insurance is not with us, a charge of $50 will be applicable for any paperwork requested.


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